COWGIRL 30 Under 30 2022: Hannah Miller
Professional Title: Special Events & Sponsorship Manager, Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA)
Home: Franktown, Colorado
Hannah Miller was raised on a 340-acre ranch in Franktown, CO, and was passionate about animals and the western lifestyle from the get-go. She grew up barrel racing and showing rabbits, pigs, cattle, and throughout high school she was part of the Douglas County FFA Chapter where she competed in horse judging and farm and agribusiness management.
Hannah attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO to further her education in the equine industry. While attending CSU she competed in horse judging, was part of the equine science sales class, and was an intern at Royal Vista Colorado Equine Breeding Facility.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Science and minor in Business Administration she moved back home and began working for the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) in Colorado Springs, CO in September of 2014.
In the last 7 years, Hannah has blossomed into her career in the rodeo industry as the Special Events & Sponsorship Manager for the WPRA. She oversees the production of the WPRA World Finals Rodeo, WPRA Star Celebration as well as other WPRA events taking place during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. During this time she has also been able to build and manage lasting relationships with key partners within the western industry.
Hannah is married to Daniel Miller and together they train barrel racing and reining horses at Miller Family Performance Horses. Hannah competes in WPRA Professional rodeos and is a WPRA card holder.
Vision for the future of women in the Western industry: “If there was ever a time to be a woman in the western industry, it’s now! I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work with strong women every day all the way from WPRA Directors to the office staff that keeps everything in motion to the pro rodeo athletes going down the road. A girl needs strong role models to look up to and right now we have more than ever before. Today, young women have been shown that they can win futurities, they can lead a membership organization, they can be powerful figures and entrepreneurs and that’s just the beginning! It’s a never-ending cycle of tenacious women making their mark on the world and inspiring the next generation and each time the glass ceiling is lifted higher and higher until it no longer exists.”