Ashley Baller is the 25-year-old daughter of Cheryl Sena and Chris Baller. A proud Colorado native, Ashley grew up in Parker, Colorado where she was an active 4-H member and spent her time showing in all-around and ranch events. In May 2018, she graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in equine science and minors in business administration and Spanish. During her time at CSU, she was a member of the American Quarter Horse Judging Team, Equine Science Steward's and was heavily involved with the CSU Legends of Ranching program.
Former Manager of Multilingual Resources and Communication for the American Quarter Horse Association International Department, Ashley assisted with the management of programs that are committed to improving the international AQHA member experience and growing the breed globally. Soon, she hopes to pursue a Master of Business Administration. Ashley is thrilled to represent Colorado’s rich western traditions by promoting the Greeley Stampede’s 100th year anniversary as the 66th Miss Rodeo Colorado!
As the first predominantly Latina Miss Rodeo Colorado, she is eager to exercise her Spanish to create stronger connections among English and Spanish speakers alike. A city-girl turned cowgirl, she can’t wait give back to the equine and agricultural industries that have fostered her personal and professional growth. Through this platform, she will showcase kindness and faith while passionately promoting and educating others about agriculture and the sport of rodeo. Ashley is excited to serve, inspire and educate people from all walks of life in her community, state and beyond. As a first-generation cowgirl, graduate and bilingual Spanish speaker, she can’t wait to inspire youth and to celebrate rodeo and our western heritage with new and seasoned fans and supporters.
Beyond the crown, you can find Ashley traveling, riding horses, enjoying Colorado’s outdoors, or spending time with friends and family.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12