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Heartland Twisters

Meet The Ladies of  Chanute Bit and Spur Saddle Clubs 


Rilee Jordan & Robin 

Rilee Jordan, a 23-year-old Galesburg, Kansas cowgirl, is a veteran member of the Chanute Bit & Spur Saddle Club Heartland Twisters Drill team. Rilee, the daughter of Doug and Mara Jordan she is an aspiring Vet Technician, Graphic Design Artist for the equine industry, as well as a professional horse trainer and barrel racer. Rilee is a graduate of Coffeyville community college where she competed on the Red Ravens Rodeo Team and earned a Associates degree in arts. Rilee is also president of the Chanute Saddle Club & The clubs Event Coordinator. While holding many Volunteer titles Rilee also holds a full time job as Productions Assistant at Farm Talk newspaper In Parsons and a part time side hustle of training horses. When Rilee is not riding with the Heartland Twisters  or working she is an American Cowboys Rodeo Association Cowgirl Competing at rodeos in the Barrel racing as well as competing in Mounted Shooting, Western Pleasure, Reining, and several other events. Rilee is also attempting to learn Breakaway roping.  Rilee is riding her 14 year old Roping horse Robin. Robin is a palomino gelding who loves treats and to chase cows. Robin has been a drill team horse for three years, been competing in mounted shooting, and ran pens at the sale barn.  

Julia Arnold  & Zach  

Julia Arnold is a 34-year-old Humboldt, KS cowgirl.  She is a veteran member and current leader of the Chanute Bit and Spur Saddle Club, Heartland Twister’s Drill Team.  Julia is the daughter of Wayne Wright and Linda Gant. She is married to Douglas Arnold and together they have three onery, handsome cowboys: Ryan, Kale, and Emmett Arnold.  Julia is a stay-at-home mom and helps take care of their farm. Julia is riding her 18-year-old paint horse Zach.  Zach was trained for western pleasure, horsemanship, and showmanship. The last three years Zach has been a member of the Chanute Bit and Spur Heartland Twister’s Drill Team.  Zach also performs in mounted shooting and fun shows with Julia and her boys.

Mara Jordan  & Cherokee

Mara Jordan is the Eldest member of the team at 57 years old. She is a Galesburg, Kansas cowgirl, she is a veteran member of the Chanute Bit & Spur Heartland Twisters Drill team. Mara joined the team with her Daughter Rilee. Mara is the daughter of Jean Friend and Richard and Jerry Michael. Mara works at Tioga Territory in Chanute, Kansas where she helps design and create custom jackets and clothing merchandise & prizes for several national & world horse shows. Mara is the Chanute Bit & Spur Saddle Club Rodeo Committee Chair as well as the Neosho County Willing Workers 4-H Club Leader. When Mara is not riding with the Heartland Twisters she competes in local MEK Horse shows and Mounted shooting. Mara hopes to help her daughter achieve a family ranch where they can raise and train ranch and rodeo horses. Mara is riding her 21 year old all around babysitter horse Cherokee. Cherokee  is a registered paint Mare who excels in performance classes including Western Pleasure, Horsemanship and Showmanship. She also competes in Mounted Shooting, 4-H events, and has formerly competed in Dressage and Jumping. Cherokee has been a member of the Heartland Twisters for 6 years.

Melody Wallace  & Dixie 

Melody is an "old enough to know better, too young to care" wannabe cowgirl from around Chanute, KS. She is a wife, mother of 4 boys and daycare provider. When she's not chasing after kids, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and being outdoors in general. She serves as the treasurer for the Chanute Bit & Spur saddle club. She has been with the drill team for 2 years now, first as a rider, now behind the scenes as our technical assistant. She rode her 19 year old paint mare, Dixie, in the drill team last year. Dixie is mostly used for pleasure riding and play days. 

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