Amateur Athlete: Fallon Myers

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CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –¬†Fallon Myers won all-around cowgirl honors in district competition in April. She earned that honor by finishing in the top five in six different events, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, team roping and ribbon roping.

“It’s pretty important because we work so hard throughout the year,” said Myers. “It just kind of means a lot to be able to win it.”

Fallon’s love for the sport began at an early age. Her mother has been a part of it her entire life and that’s something she passed on to Fallon. Since she could pretty much walk, Fallon took care of the horses. That’s led to a special bond with the horses, and she’s views them not so much as an animal.

“Like with your friends, you trust them by being with them all the time,” said Myers. “That’s like with our horses. We’re with them all the time so you just kind of learn to trust them.”

Six events, six top-five finishes and a life-long friendship, that’s what makes Myers an all-around cowgirl.