It’s time to reveal our first featured “Cowgirl of the Month” Our March Cowgirl is Scout Yochum from Lewiston, Idaho.
We sat down for an interview with Scout to learn more about her and her cowgirl lifestyle.
1. How long have you been a cowgirl?
I have been around horses and competing for as long as I can remember. I took my first ride when I was 3 days old and entered my first rodeo when I was 3 years old. I have been competing as much as possible ever since, coming up through the Jr. Rodeo, Jr. high rodeo and high school rodeo ranks. I have entered quite a few amateur rodeos the past 4 years and have also competed in several all-girl competitions.
- Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho, and I still live here today. It's a small town, but I love it. I am 17 years old and am a Senior in High School.
- What events do you compete in?
I compete in the breakaway roping, goat tying, team roping, barrel racing and pole bending. I enjoy roping and tying goats the most!
- How many rodeos do you enter (approx.) every year?
Hard to say! As many as possible!
- What is your horse (s) name?
I compete on several horses; I use a little palomino mare, who I call "Mare" or "Lil Mama" (very original I know) to goat tie and sometimes rope on. I usually breakaway rope on a brown gelding, we call "Deuce." Both of these horses run the barrels as well. I have been borrowing a head horse and really appreciate everyone who has let me borrow horses in the last year.
- Why do you love the Cowgirl Lifestyle?
I love the Cowgirl lifestyle for many reasons. There truly isn't a better way to live in my eyes. I love meeting so many great people throughout my rodeo career, getting to compete with the best of the best, the feeling of accomplishment after hours and hours of hard work paying off, traveling and seeing new country, and most of all the unforgettable memories made along the way.
- What’s your go to fashion look outside the arena?
Simple but classy! I love to get dolled up as much as the next girl, but I would have to say a pair of bell bottoms, a cute western graphic tee, along with some fringe and turquoise would be my go to!
- What kind of role model do you look up too?
I look up to the positive, go-getters who aren't afraid to take risks and be bold. I love the role models who strive to be the best, never too good to learn something new and who are humble yet confident. People I like to follow and look up to are Trevor Brazile and Jackie Crawford.
- What are your future goals for competing?
I am a senior this year, so I will finish up my high school rodeo career this spring and summer, which will entail competing at the remaining district rodeos, the Idaho State Finals in Pocatello and hopefully the National High School Finals in Gillette, Wyoming in July. I will be attending college next fall in Powell, Wyoming, and will be a member of the Northwest College Rodeo Team so I am Iooking forward to competing in college rodeos as well. This summer I plan to enter amateur rodeos in the breakaway roping and enter some jackpots also.
- What is your motto?
"Failure defeats losers, but inspires winners." This really speaks to me because I feel like it's really easy to fear failure in the rodeo world, but you have to let it motivate you. I always tell myself to just keep moving forward and keep working hard because I know it'll pay off eventually. I've come to realize that what's meant to happen is in God’s hands and all I need to do is trust Him.
We are so excited to have Scout Yochum join the ranks as a Frosted Cowgirl. She is doing amazing things in the rodeo arena and will continue to inspire those around her.
Scout receives a shirt from our Competition Cowgirl line, a gift basket and gift certificate. Her name will also go into the drawing for an American 40X felt.
It's not too late--get your applications submitted. We will choose a new Cowgirl each month! Here is the link www.frostedcowgirls.com