Shelby Eckenberg is the 19-year-old daughter of Jim and Janet Eckenberg from Mattawa, Washington. She graduated from Royal High School in 2018 and is currently attending Columbia Basin Community College and plans on obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing.
Shelby grew up riding horses; competing on the American Quarter Horse Association show circuit, American Buckskin Registry Association show circuit, the Washington State High School Equestrian Team, and junior rodeo. Currently, Shelby has two horses, “Salina” and “Poco” which she enjoys riding at rodeos and at home. Any chance that Shelby gets, she enjoys attending the many rodeos and rodeo queen events; not just for the pure enjoyment and friendly support, but also to learn from the different events to enhance and strengthen her mindset to her personal goals. One of Shelby’s favorite quotes that she tries to live by is, “ Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” – Les Brown. Being involved in the sport of rodeo has given Shelby the ability to make many connections and lifelong friends. As a way to show how thankful she is for the opportunities, Shelby, being a rodeo queen, focuses on being a positive role model for the younger generation that would like to get involved in the sport of rodeo.
Shelby is honored to be the 2019 Miss Moses Lake Roundup because “Being crowned Miss Moses Lake Roundup gives me the opportunity to serve as an ambassador for the Moses Lake Roundup and the Columbia Basin Rodeo Association. By being Miss Moses Lake Roundup, I am able to represent the community that has guided and supported me so much throughout my life. I am also able to promote the values and tradition of rodeo while also being part of the Moses Lake Roundup’s legacy as we strive for another Seventy-Five years of excellence”.
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