2020 El Paso County Fair Queen
Sydney Nicole Nelson is the 2020 El Paso County Fair Queen. She is the 19-year old daughter of Bill and Emily Nelson of the Black Forest. Sydney is a 2019 graduate of Pine Creek High School. She just completed her Freshman year of college at UCCS, where she is majoring in Geography and Environmental Studies. She is working on becoming a certified Sign Language Interpreter.
Sydney was born at Eglin AFB in Florida and grew up in a military community. She became more involved in horse activities since moving to Colorado, competing in gymkhanas, horse shows and equestrian drill teams. Her high school activities included member of the Arts and ASL Honor Society, Leader in Sources of Strength, a community building and suicide prevention club, Manager of the 2018-19 JV and Varsity Hockey teams, Secretary of the Table Top Gaming Club, Member of the Tennis team and Captain of the JV Tennis team her senior year. Sydney graduated Cum Laude from Pine Creek HS with a 4.0 GPA, getting all A’s her senior year. She earned the 2018-19 Western Pleasure buckle at the Latigo Winter Buckle Series, and 1st Place Amateur Art at the 2012 Colorado State Fair
Sydney was a member of the Pikes Peak Rangerettes for 6 years, and is captain of the Top Hands Drill Team. She was the 2019 Ute Trail Stampede Queen. She has 2 American Quarter horses, named Thor and Rango.