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Cowgirl with a mission

Lylan Corey takes her horse Lulu for its daily workout in the family’s riding shed. - Photo by Sean Lamphere
Lylan Corey takes her horse Lulu for its daily workout in the family’s riding shed.
— image credit: Photo by Sean Lamphere

Lylan Corey was born to ride horses. A third-generation rodeo competitor and niece to Rodeo Hall of Fame member Clint Corey, Lylan has been competing since the ripe old age of 4.

“I just wanted to be like my brother Cody and do what he did,” she said. “I was happy as long as I was following him around. He was never happy with that though.”

And while Cody now competes professionally, his sister, 19, has gone her own way by choosing to go off this coming August to Howard College in Western Texas to study nursing and ride for the school’s rodeo team.

“I’m looking forward to the things she can bring to our program,” coach Greg Kernick said. “She’s going to be an asset in the team roping and breakaway and she’ll be a competitior in barrel racing as well.”

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