BY DEBI MCLENDON
GeORGIA AGRICul TuRAl Commodity Commission for equine is partnering with Sunbelt
Ag expo to bring top horsemanship clinician
Julie Goodnight for the entire three-day show.
And the Miss Sunbelt expo Rodeo Queen and
princesses will be there, too.
henry and Cindy Wynn of 5 Wynn horse
Company at Pavo, Ga., will showcase their
horses, along with members of the Georgia
Ranch horse Association. GRhA is an affiliate
of the American Ranch horse Association,
which strives to promote the balance and
versatility of the ranch horse.
ARhA world championships were held in
July at Cloverdale, Ind. Cindy and her 10-year-
old AQhA gelding, CD in the endzone, won
the world championship in Select Ranch
Trail. The pair also won two reserve championships, numerous Top 10s, and were named
the high Point All-Around in Select.
Joining the Wynn family at Sunbelt Ag
expo will be their oldest son, J. T., owner of
Wynn Custom leather, who will display his
custom leather goods. The Wynn family use
their own products on a daily basis, and
understand the importance of show-ready
tack, as well as leather products that are high
quality and durable. Their diverse product line
ranges from saddles and chaps to wallets and
handbags. They also have a complete line of
awards, and do custom embroidery as well.
Visit their website at
established a con-
nection with horses
at a young age and
after a successful
run as a youth rider
on jumping horses,
she galloped her
way through college
riding race horses.
For nearly four decades, she’s been at home
in the Colorado Rockies, pursuing wilderness
sports and riding cow horses. Founding her
training business in 1985, Julie’s reputation
as a horse trainer grew far and wide. In 2008,
she began producing horse Master with Julie
Goodnight, a popular how-to horse training
series that has aired weekly on RFD-TV for
more than a decade, with 260 episodes. She
now travels the world to produce compelling
horse TV and educates horse owners every-
where through her online training programs
This year, six Georgia 4-h members will
have a chance to win a clinic with Julie
Goodnight. The Commodity Commission
for equine is creating this once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity for students. Members will write
essay on why they should be chosen for the
instructive clinic with one of the top horse-
women in the country. The six lucky winners
will participate in the clinic Oct. 17 during the
Winners of this year’s Miss Sunbelt expo
Rodeo Queen Contest are:
• Miss Sunbelt Expo Rodeo Queen: Jolye
Durrett, Alpine, Ala.
• Miss Sunbelt Expo Rodeo Princess: Allie Ann
Wheeler, Coolidge, Ga.
• Miss Spirit of Sunbelt Rodeo: Sarah Larson,
• Junior Miss Sunbelt Expo Rodeo Princess:
Tarabeth looney, Chickamauga, Ga.
• Little Miss Sunbelt Expo Rodeo Princess: Ava
lynn Cravey, eastman, Ga.
• Tiny Miss Sunbelt Expo Rodeo Princess:
Kayma Jenkins, leesburg, Ga.
• Teeny Miss Sunbelt Expo Rodeo Princess:
Chanlynn McPhail, norman Park, Ga.
For equine fans: expert horsemanship…and rodeo queens
Miss Sunbelt Rodeo queen and princesses are, front row — Chanlynn
McPhail, Kayma Jenkin, and Ava Lynn Cravey; back row —- Cindy
Wynn, Tarabeth Looney, Allie Ann Wheeler, Jolye Durrett, and Sarah
Larson. With them is Wendell Brown.