EDMOND — Kaylee Rampey, of Edmond, was crowned 2014 ’89er princess for Guthrie’s ’89er Days celebration, which got underway Tuesday and continues through Saturday.
Kaylee, 13, is a seventh-grader at Oklahoma Christian School and joins fellow Edmond resident Dracyn Taylor, who was named ’89er queen.
Kaylee is involved in a variety of school activities including cheerleading, cross country, yearbook staff and band.
She has been riding horses since she was 3 and began competing at age 5. She shows American quarter horses in all-around events and won her first world championship in 2013.
She has served on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Youth Association for the past four years. She has won multiple state awards and has been top five at the All American Quarter Horse Congress twice. She is the daughter of Kyle and Kelley Rampey.
Guthrie Mayor Mark Spradlin said the crowning of the queen and princess has long been part of the ’89er Day event, which is marking its 84th celebration in Guthrie. This year also marks the 125th anniversary of the Oklahoma Territory Land Run.
“The city is opening its doors and welcoming everybody, and hopefully people will see what a nice place this is,” Spradlin said. “We spend a whole week celebrating ’89ers Day and reliving that part of history.”
A family-focused carnival comes to town Wednesday through Saturday with more than 80 craft and food vendors lining the streets.
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