I grew up in Minnesota where I enjoyed spending my time at both of my grandparents’ farms. Fortunate enough for me, both sets of grandparents had horses. On the back of a horse was my favorite place to be.Growing up I participated in 4H, Little Britches Rodeos, High School Rodeos and went on to attend college at South Dakota State University. I college rodeoed for the SDSU Jackrabbits. During my college years, I also got my Women’s Professional Rodeo Association cardand competed in rodeos in the Badlands circuit. After college, I moved out to western South Dakota with my husband to pursuemy teaching career, rodeo, and raising performance horses, cattle, and our two awesomechildren. I feel fortunate to be able to raise my children here where we live in SouthDakota and immersed in the western lifestyle. Alisha and her husband Jobie, own the Dryden Ranch outside of Hot Springs, South Dakota.
alisha dryden was on-boarded into the line-up as American Cowgirl #18 on July 12, 2016PHOTOSHOOT DATESLOCATIONS August 1, 2016 maternity shoot - dryden ranch - hot springs, south dakota JULY 29, 30, 31, 2017 dryden ranch - hot springs, south dakota september 22, 2019 maternity shoot - dryden ranch - hot springs south dakota The actual image which was THE inspiration for alisha ’s painting was taken at the dryden ranch, hot springs south dakota
WHY I BELIEVE
The NHSRA promotes the sport of rodeo for our young aspiring cowboys and cowgirls and delivers a positiveimage alonge with family bonding. They are a group that works hard to preserve the Western heritage. They alsohave the highest regard for livestock and continuing education for our young folk.
Our Ranch is located near Oelrichs and just south of Hot Springs. We raise our prize horses and will continue to build our herd of cattle.
alisha and her favorite horse, mouse
I have got to say that my most favorite horse that I’ve ever had the privilege of competing on is my mare, Mouse. When I first got her in high school , she was what you could call an extremely dangerous, gate sour, pole bending horse who would never make a competitive barrel horse. A long story short, Mouse and I formed a very strong and special bond that led to some of my most favorite memories and accomplishments. Mouse and I won the High School State Championship in both barrels and poles, had a successful college rodeo career. Mouse went on to carry me to a couple of my first WPRA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Asssociation) wins. Mouse is now 25 years old. She is happily retired here at our ranch where I am raising and training a few of her offspring.