JoLynn Reyling of Glasgow, the 18-year-old daughter of Joseph and Gina Reyling and a 2014 GHS graduate, has won the Angela Bauer Youth Scholarship Cutting and $450 in scholarships.
JoLynn's grandparents are Floyd and Deanna Nelson, of Glasgow, who ranch with Donald and Sheila Nelson. JoLynn had the opportunity to help on the ranch during her childhood – that's what sparked her interest in horses.
Her great-grandma, Bertha, was the Tampico Boys 4-H leader, and as a result, JoLynn participated in the 4-H programs. Through 4-H, JoLynn took the horse project "Colt to Maturity" and sold her 5 year old in 2013 and has another 5 year old project that she will market this year.
JoLynn had an interest in cutting, but never really had the opportunity to cut. Her aunt, Theresa Nelson, helped JoLynn get connected with Montana Cutting Horse Association trainers Tim Stryker, of Billings, and Tom Campbell, of Twin Bridges.
Theresa mounted JoLynn on her horse – one that she had raised – "Color T A Colonel" and away they went. It was JoLynn's first time cutting and showing – right there in Livingston at NCHA Days – and cut she did! JoLynn marked a 73 the first day to win the Senior Cutting and on day two, JoLynn rode "Smooth As A Hawk" owned by Jim Van Dyke to mark a 71.
Fresh cattle provided by Jonathan and Kathy Foote made her first cutting experience first class. JoLynn was grateful to them for making that happen as well as the members of the Montana Cutting Horse Association for making a new member feel so welcome.
JoLynn's future plans include attending Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., this fall, pursuing an electrical engineering degree with a minor in business management.