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AG woman of February

By Submitted , 02/10/20 10:01 PM

For our AG woman of February the Hempstead County Women’s Farm Bureau Committee has choose Lacey Jo singleton.
Lacey Jo Singleton is a 2013 graduate of Hope High School, upon graduation she received a Rodeo Scholarship to attend Cossatot Community College and compete on the Rodeo Team. Lacey Jo is a member of the Rafter J Cowboy Church in Hope. Her hobbies include Team Roping, Breakaway, and Barrel Racing.
She has been the leader of the Hempstead County Rowdy Young Riders 4-H Horse club for the past four years building the membership in the club from 0 to over 50 amazing wonderful kids.
For the last four years she has successfully made the Hempstead County Rowdy Young Riders 4-H horse club one of the largest in the State. During the year she schedules playdays with rodeo events such as barrel racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying and other equine events. There are four age groups that compete. Lead line where kids as young as two years old are led on horseback by a parent or older 4-H member. Clover bud ages 6 to 8 that can ride by themselves, Junior’s ages 9-14, and Senior’s ages 10-18. Each person pays an entry fee to compete. Each contestant earns points throughout the year and at the end of a 10 playday series awards are given to the contestants based on how many points they have. During the first-year awards totaling $18,000.00 were given to the competing contestants in the form of saddles, buckles, bridles, horse blankets and equine care products. This past year over $20,000.00 dollars in prizes were given to all age groups.
Lacey Jo has always had a passion for animals, especially Horses she began riding at the tender age of two years old and began competing at the age of 4. She started her competition career in the Hempstead County with 4-H Horse club where she learned the basics of equine and livestock care. At that time Hempstead County had the largest 4-H horse club in Arkansas. She helps with the Premium sale during the district fair by taking photographs of the contestants and their animals. She also volunteers and provides horses for kids to compete on in the annual FFA rodeo’s at Spring Hill and Hope. She Helped organize a Ranch Rodeo to Benefit the Sheriff’s Office Operation Christmas program which raised over $12,000.00 to help buy Christmas presents for Hempstead County Kids. At the current time she has several young students from Hempstead and Nevada county that she instructs horseback riding to also. Those students are now competing in youth rodeos around the state.
Lacey Jo competed for 13 years in the Southwest Arkansas High School Rodeo Association winning numerous buckles and saddles. She then continued that love all the way through High School and College. While attending High School she began working with the physically and mentally challenged students at the cottage on the HHS Campus. In 2014 she received a rodeo scholarship to compete on the rodeo team at Cossatot, and for the next two years she traveled the college rodeo circuit.
Lacey Jo and her mother currently have a small heard of cattle that they take care of on the family farm. Lacey Jo is employed at Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope in materials management.
She continues to give riding lessons to local young people and transports the kids and their horses to Equine events in Southwest Arkansas.
Lacey Jo started her own business in November of 2019, DBA / E. O’s Performance Therapy LLC., Lacey Jo is a certified PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy) practitioner. And can treat people, Horses, Show and Bucking stock, and pets. For people the therapy PEMF therapy energizes and normalizes cells, creating the perfect environment for the body’s natural healing to take place. Oxygen in the blood can increase by as much as 200%, improving cell metabolism and decreasing inflammation. Your body makes better use of nutrients and recovers faster from training.
Academic and clinical studies of PEMF therapy have found that PEMF accelerates bone healing, is beneficial for wound healing, increases bone density, and assists with overall health and wellbeing. PEMF therapy is painless and non-invasive. It can help with pain management, allowing users to avoid or reduce their use of pain medications.
For Horses the therapy PEMF therapy is the top equestrian therapy option for horses and riders. A 40-minute therapy session can reduce soreness, swelling, stiffness, and injury. Recovery time for equine competitors can improve by 70%. What’s more, the treatment is not stressful at all – horses LOVE it!
PEMF therapy is non-invasive, painless, and drug-free.
We are proud to have Lacey Jo as our highlighted AG woman for the month of February and if you need a local horse whisperer be sure to contact her.
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