Melissa Taylee Ballard | Lakota Young Professionals

Melissa Taylee Ballard

Melissa Taylee BallardHometown: Moven, GA
Specific Styles: Barrel Racing
Primary Horse’s Name: “Lucky”


My name is Melissa Ballard. I am 15 years old and was born and raised in South GA. I have been riding before I could walk and have been competing since 2014 on a little paint mare I am blessed to call mine. Lucky is my main mount for competition, and us two have quite the history together. I first got her about 5 years ago and she was nothing short of a bronc. After a tremendous amount of work we clicked and bonded together, and I trained her on barrels and poles. Our achievements this past season at GFYR include: Pole bending champion, Barrel racing reserve champion, and Rodeo queen. Outside of competing I enjoy riding bareback and bridleless. It would be an honor to be a part of the Lakota Young Professionals team.

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