2022 '89er QUEEN, ASHLYN MCHONE
Past '89er Celebration Royalty
The 2022 '89er Celebration Royalty was selected by a panel of judges consisting of former queens and queen coordinator Carrie Dennis Fryar (1994 Queen). The next four months will be busy for the queen and princess as multiple public appearances will be made including the Chamber Coffee, and the 2022 '89er Parade.
Delaney Edwards is in the 7th grade at Cheyenne Middle School. Miss Edwards has been riding horses since she was seven years old and owns one horse named Mercy Me. Miss Edwards and Mercy Me have competed in numerous events that include both rodeo and jumping.
She is a member of the Edmond Junior Round Up Club, the Piedmont Round Up Club, and the National POAC, where she and Mercy Me won two 2021 National Congress Grand Champion Awards. Miss Edwards was also a member of the JMG Stables IEA Competition Team in 2020 and helped lead the middle school team to a 2020 High Point Championship.
When she is not riding, Miss Edwards enjoys snow boarding, skate boarding, hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers, and spending time with friends.
Delaney Edwards is a resident of Edmond and the daughter of Erik and Berkly Edwards.
2022 Oklahoma '89er Queen and Princess!
2022 '89er PRINCESS, DELANEY EDWARDS
Ashlyn wasn’t born into the horse world, but for every birthday, Christmas, and Easter she would ask for a pony. Jeremiah’s (father) time was cut short when Ashlyn was just 8 years old, and this was devastating to Ashlyn and her family. At the age of 13 Ashlyn started helping at a horse ranch where she found herself, just shortly after, starting to take lessons. She began showing in Western Pleasure, English classes, and then found herself in love with the rodeo world; all while doing this she was also a part of her school's FFA program.
As a freshman, she was in speech, winning at the Shawnee Regional. As a sophomore she participated on the Dairy Cattle Show Judging Team and studied Equine Science. Her junior year, she studied Animal Science.
Ashlyn’s love for animals was amplified at the age of 16, when Ashlyn was able to buy herself her first horse, Annie. She had no idea of all the lessons Annie would teach her like patience, teamwork, trust, and self determination. Ashlyn’s responsibility and love for Annie shows, rain or shine, as she is always at the barn working with or checking on Annie. This determined team has won many classes for jumping, English showmanship, and barrels. Ashlyn and Annie are now 18 and 10, both still winning many classes as a team and continuing to learn a lot from each other everyday. Ashlyn looks forward to her year as the 2022 89er Celebration Queen. She hopes to be an ambassador for the city of Guthrie and help spread the word of all the activities Guthrie will have in April as she speaks at events and special appearances around the state. She wants to thank the 89er Queen Committee, the 89er Celebration Committee, and her family for all the support she has had leading up to the competition.
Ashlyn McHone is the daughter of Jeremiah McHone (deceased) and Menecca Gibbs, who resides with her grandparents Tammie and George McHone in Guthrie, Oklahoma.