Beth is the 22-year old daughter of Steve and Mozell Snider from Shelton, Washington. She currently resides in Ellensburg, where she has lived for over two years. A 2017 graduate from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Beth’s life-long ambition is to conduct research in the agricultural industry to aid in the increased production of food, while protecting and preserving the natural environment.
Spending time outdoors, riding her bike or unicycle, hiking, taking in the scenery, and identifying a few plants along the way are activities that Beth simply can’t get enough of! Beth volunteers her time with the Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council Early Detection Rapid Response, to keep invasive species of plants away from our natural lands, as well as our agriculture land.
Horses have been a huge part of Beth’s life from a young age. She grew up competing in 4-H, junior rodeo, the Washington State High School Equestrian Team and college rodeo. She enjoys spending as much time as possible atop of her two horses, “Pink” and “Ginger.” She competes in both breakaway roping and barrel racing. Beth likes to attend as many queen coronations or fundraisers as possible to support all of the friends that she has made along the years. It is also a desire of Beth’s to always encourage, support and help her friends, as well as acquaintances in all that they strive to achieve. Beth is a beacon for young girls who dream of someday being a part of rodeo. She is the bridge that connects rodeo and the history it brings to the public.
Beth says that the reason she is so honored to be the 2018 Miss Rodeo Washington is because, “Miss Rodeo Washington represents the great sport of rodeo, its athletes, the PRCA, its contractors, and livestock, countless volunteers and of course the western way of life that I cherish so much. The sport of rodeo itself embodies traditional values, is rich in heritage, and encourages greatness for all who wish to achieve it. I believe in the values and traditions of rodeo and I wish to use the title of Miss Rodeo Washington as a platform to encourage and teach youth about those values, having confidence in one’s self, pursuing happiness and following their dreams. Miss Rodeo Washington will also allow me the opportunity to share with the public the rich heritage of our sport, and how they can be a part of its continuing legacy.”