2017 Potter Valley Rodeo Queen

Jodie Nelson

Hello, my name is Jodie Nelson and I am the 2017 Potter Valley Rodeo Queen. I am 18 years old and a senior at Ukiah Independent Study Academy. I was born and raised in Potter Valley where I grew up around horses. My whole life I have been competing in rodeos competing in barrels, poles and breakaway.

This year I plan on getting my CCA card and continuing to rodeo. I am a member of the Redwood Valley Calpella 4-H group where I participate in showing cattle, sheep and goats. After I graduate high school, I plan on working towards attending the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Academy to fulfill my dreams of becoming a sheriff deputy.

It has been an honor representing the community I grew up in as the 2017 Potter Valley Rodeo Queen. Being the Potter Valley Rodeo Queen has taught me many lifelong skills and gave me the opportunity to meet many new people. I enjoyed traveling to many rodeos to represent Potter Valley. I hope to see everyone at the 2018 Potter Valley Memorial Day Weekend Rodeo and wish everyone a safe and fun time.