Monthly competitors saluted by Justin Boots receive a pair of Justin AQHA Q-Crepe Series boots. To nominate your favorite top performance by a young Western rider, log on to justinboots.com/salutes for contest rules and details.
Zach Henry is the 15-year-old son of Toni and Brent Henry of Tomah, Wisconsin. Now a sophomore, Zach was a three-time qualifier for the National High School Rodeo Association’s junior high finals in five events and qualified for the NHSRA finals in bareback riding as a freshman. Zach, who won his first awards at age 6, competes in calf roping, team roping, breakaway roping and bareback riding. When he’s not competing, Zach volunteers for Horses for Heroes at the local veteran’s hospital. The Horses for Heroes program uses horses in therapy for armed forces veterans. During the school year, Zach plays hockey and is involved with the local FFA chapter. He also enjoys taking care of Barbie, Badger, Timmy and Sam, his stable of roping horses.
Mikaela Miller is the 16-year-old daughter of Natalie and William Miller of Bismarck, North Dakota. Currently a junior at Century High School in Bismarck, Mikaela was awarded the Presidential Academic Award as a freshman and was inducted into the National Honor Society as a sophomore. She competes in girls cutting in the North Dakota High School Rodeo Association and has qualified for the National High School Rodeo Association finals in that event. She also shows in the North Dakota Cutting Horse Association, where she was 2011 youth reserve champion, and in the Bismarck Horse Club, where she has been the all-around champion twice. Outside of the arena, Mikaela is involved activities including 4-H, hippology, horse quiz bowl, rifle and trap shooting, Latin club and many others.