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Fountain Riding and Roping Club Announces 2019 Royalty


February 20, 2019

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the left are: Amanda Eastlake, Elizabeth Settle and Heather Eastlake

Submitted by Karen Ager

Congratulations to the Fountain Riding and Roping Club Royalty for 2019.

Queen Amanda Eastlake, Aide Elizabeth Settle, and Princess Heather Eastlake were recently chosen to represent the club. Competition was based on poise, personality, written essay, and horsemanship. The queen and princess received buckles and all three girls received crowns.

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Amanda is an eighth-generation Colorado native. She is the daughter of Vince and Rene Eastlake and paternal granddaughter of Sparky and Netty Eastlake. Her younger sister is Heather Eastlake and her maternal grandfather is Vito Colletti of Pueblo.

Amanda is 14 and attends Ellicott Middle School where she is an honor roll student. Along with her many different interests in horses (including team sorting), Amanda loves to travel, both locally and internationally. She also enjoys camping, hiking, snow and water skiing and has been very competitive in gymnastics.

Elizabeth Settle is the daughter of Dave and Melissa Settle of Fountain. Elizabeth is 16 and a junior at Mesa Ridge High School where she has all AP classes and is an honor roll student. She is an avid reader, enjoys video creation and editing for the school news and is interested in photography and drawing.

Elizabeth and her parents are big ice hockey fans. Very busy with school, Elizabeth still finds time to play the piano, ice skates and spends a lot of time with her horse and dog. Elizabeth won her age division at the Riding Club in 2018 and received a buckle.

Like her older sister, Heather was born and raised in Colorado and is also an eighth-generation Colorado native. Heather, who is almost 12, attends Ellicott Middle School and is an honor roll student. She will be going out for track this spring; long distances are her specialty.

In addition to traveling, skiing, gymnastics, and working cattle, Heather enjoys singing and sings the National Anthem at the horse shows from time-to- time. Last year Heather and her sister won championship buckles for their respective age divisions for competitions at the Riding Club in Metcalfe Park. When time permits, the two sisters really treasure their time spent hunting with their dad and granddad.

During the year, all three of these pretty, talented, and energetic ladies will be representing and promoting Fountain Riding and Roping Club at parades, fairs and rodeos, community events, luncheons and, of course, over 30 events and activities at their own riding club. This year marks the 50th anniversary for the Fountain Riding and Roping Club at Metcalfe Park.


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