Miss URA 2016

Hello!  My name is Jillian Albrecht, and I am so excited to be representing the United Rodeo Association as Miss URA 2016! I am 16 years old and from Green City, Missouri.  As a sophomore at Green City R-1 High School, I am a member of the marching band, academic team, FBLA, track team, and on the ‘A’ Honor Roll.  I’m also very active in 4-H, FFA, and the Winigan Youth Group. After graduating high school, I plan to study Chemical Engineering, which will allow me to have a career in the ag and animal health field. 

This year I will be promoting the United Rodeo Association and the western way of life at rodeos, equine festivals, parades, schools, and civic groups.  I am fortunate to be able to live the life represented by our sport, and I’m proud to be a part of the hard work required to make a living on the farm and on the rodeo circuit. 

My passion for horses began before I could walk, and when I was five my mom helped me buy a pony with birthday and Christmas money I had been saving. 


At 10, I bought my ranch horse, the one and only Cheater, who has REALLY taught me to ride. He has helped me get where I am today, and he’s my world. I also have a four year old filly that I’ve started, Zee, and I’ll be hauling her along to rodeos this year – keep your eyes open…you may see a little extra saddle bronc action!  

My rodeo queen career began in 2010, when I earned the title of Little Miss Rodeo Missouri 2011.  I then won Junior Miss Rodeo Missouri the following year, and most recently reigned as Miss Teen Rodeo Missouri 2015. From the National Western Stock Show in Denver to the AQHA World Show, to working the Ft. Scott PRCA rodeo in Florida and riding horseback in the ocean..I’ve been blessed to travel across the United States. The Cheater and I have been all over the Midwest, carrying our country’s flag and that of the associations we represent, pushing stock, and promoting the sport of rodeo while being a positive role model for our youth to look up to. 

I’ve met so many people in the rodeo industry and formed lasting personal and professional relationships.  I have learned so much from my horses, my ranch and rodeo friends, and my experiences as a rodeo queen.  I’ve learned to believe in myself, trust in my horse, think on my feet, and go for my dreams.  I cannot imagine any better life than the one I am living!