“While I was not privileged to grow up in a rodeo family, I did grow up in a household where values of hard work, dedication and perseverance were always upheld. As 2015 Miss Rodeo Arkansas I aspire to be a testimony that regardless of your social background, financial status or personal obstacles if you dream big, work hard and put your faith in God nothing is impossible. This title is more than a crown; it is a true honor to represent my beautiful state, the professional sport of rodeo and the characteristics it symbolizes. I look forward to a year of serving our Arkansas communities and being an ambassador for the western way of life! Ride with passion and rope your dreams! God Bless!”
Kelsey D’Ann Parmenter is proud to call Pea Ridge, Arkansas her hometown. Kelsey is the 21 year old daughter of Christy Brown and Brian and Allison Parmenter. She is pursuing her degree in Agricultural Business; Marketing and Management at the University of Arkansas. Her aspirations include continuingher education in Agricultural Law to become an agricultural attorney and opening a non-profit therapeutic riding facility. Her job as the recreational manager at Rush Springs Ranch in Pineville, MO keeps her busy. When time allows, Kelsey enjoyskayaking, hiking and spending time outdoors with her Australian Collie, Shiloh. She believes that a life of service is a life with genuine purpose so she tries to centralize her rodeo queen duties around community service. Kelsey strives to volunteer at least 10 hours a month at local charities and non-profit organizations such as Horses for Healing, animal shelters,community library readings, and helping coordinate area fundraisers.