Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo


2018 Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo Royalty from left to right: Kenna Morris (Miss Uintah), Korbyn Snyder (Miss Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo), Kelsee Ireland (Miss Vernal)


Miss Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo – Korbyn Snyder

Korbyn is 21 years old and from Vernal.  Korbyn graduated in February from the Uintah Basin Technical College in the Truck Driving Program.  She has her Commercial Drivers License and wants to find employment doing short haul trucking here in the Uintah Basin.

Korbyn has always been in the horse business “so to speak”.  Even at a young age she had a passion for training young horses.  She has competed in and trained mustangs in the Extreme Mustang Makeover.  She was in the 4-H Program for 7 years and excelled in the two-handed classes for horses ages 4 and under.  She also starts colts and trains horses locally for other horse owners.

Korbyn would like to represent the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo as their Queen to help educate people on the ethics of rodeo and the cowboy way of life the rodeo industry thrives upon.  It would also develop and refine her “Annie Oakley” cowgirl style and be one last “Whoo-raah” before joining the ranks of adult life.

Miss Vernal – Kelsee Ireland

Kelsee is the 17-year old daughter of David and Neyca Ireland and is currently a junior at Uintah High School. She believes you can do anything you set your mind to by setting goals and striving to meet those goals.  After graduation she plans on pursuing either a career in cosmetology or as an RN in the OB Department.

From the time Kelsee could sit up on her own, she has been riding a horse.  She has always loved horses and has never had a fear of them.  At the age of 3 she started competing in Rising Star Riders.  When she became old enough she started competing in 4-H and won the Utah State Two-Handed competition her third year.  In her second year of competing in the APHA, she won the reserve world title in Hunter Under Saddle at the Youth World Paint Horse Show. Kelsee has also competed in barrel racing and Little Britches Rodeo.

Her first royalty title was 1st Attendant to the Neola Princess.  She has also held the titles of Neola Princess and Altamont Princess. Last year, Kelsee was the Dinosaur Roundup Jr. Queen.  She said it was amazing to be part of the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo last year and would love to be a part of the rodeo again this year.

Miss Uintah – Kenna Morris

Kenna enjoys doing farm and ranch work all year round including watering and chasing cows all over rough mountain country in the summer, feeding in the winter, and taking care of newborn calves in the spring.  She also enjoys playing tennis and has been playing on the varsity team since her sophomore year.  She lettered in academics her freshman year for her high scores on the state administered tests in the areas of Math, Science and English. Neither tennis nor academics compare to the love she has for all animals and her riding.

Kenna would like to represent the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo and the wonderful community we are in.  She does not wish to be just a crown and a smile but to be interactive with the people in the Basin and be a face for the strong people of the town and the tough cowboys and cowgirls in the rodeo.  She would love to have the opportunity to give back in any way she can.  Kenna has always enjoyed interacting with people from learning stories with those before to teaching those who will come after.  It’s a never ending cycle that keeps moving.  She would like the opportunity to represent these outstanding people wise to small and everywhere in between, each with a story to be told and a heart full of gold.