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.
Tanner Lockhart is the 17-year-old son of Destri Lockhart of Mancos, Colorado. A junior at Dolores High School, Tanner currently maintains a 4.0 grade average. He is a member of the National High School Rodeo Association and qualified for their national finals in saddle bronc riding during both his freshman and sophomore years. He has also qualified for the National Little Britches Finals in saddle bronc riding. In 2012, competing in saddle bronc riding at the Colorado State Finals, he won all three rounds and the average. A member of both his local 4-H and FFA chapters, Tanner has shown the reserve champion steer at the Montezuma County Fair and has won both the horse and swine production awards.
Ryley Gilbertson is the 20-year-old son of Brenda and Bill Gilbertson of Hughenden,
Alberta, Canada. At age 16, Ryley decided he wanted to pursue his dream of riding bucking horses and enrolled in his first bareback riding school. Showing a natural ability and a strong will to improve, Ryley’s career began to take shape. In 2010, he qualified for the Canadian High School Finals and the National High School Finals in Gillette, Wyoming. Since then, he has competed in various amateur rodeo associations across Canada, winning buckles and saddles in bareback riding. A true gentleman in and out of the arena, Ryley is always willing to help and mentor younger riders as he pursues his dream of someday qualifying for the Canadian Finals Rodeo.