You can find her lips painted red and a contagious smile lighting up her face. Since she was a young girl, she knew one day she’d call herself a cowgirl. At a week old, she was hauled to ropings around California. At the age of three, her parents set her in a play pen to haze cattle while they practiced. Now, nineteen years young, the Christian cowgirl has qualified as a freshman in the short-round of the breakaway roping at the College National Finals. Brittany Dias is a fun and classy faith-driven rodeo athlete on a mission with God at her side.
A first year member of the West Coast Region in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, Dias competed in breakaway roping, goat tying and team roping. Ending the year, Dias was crowned All-Around Rookie of the Year for the West Coast Region, along with placing 7th in goat tying, and winning the breakaway championship, qualifying her to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyoming.
As team roping has been embedded into her DNA by her parents Kevin and Karen Dias, it wasn’t until her teen years, that Dias found a liking for roping. Raised on the Mussel Slough Ranch in Hanford, California, as a five-year old, her rodeo career began in junior rodeo taking a liking to barrel racing.
In the summer of 2010 her dislike for roping diminished as mother and daughter, Karen and Brittany, traveled to 80 jackpots to chase points for the West Coast Roping Association. As that summer changed her life, Dias has been successful in roping, winning and placing in numerous team ropings, qualifying three times to the National High School Rodeo Finals, Reserve California High School Rodeo Association (CHSRA) All-Around Champion – State Final, Challenge of Champions Breakaway Champion and Reserve All-Around, along with CHSRA District 6 Rodeo Queen – sophomore and senior year.
“Team roping is a family affair. It isn’t just a sport we do to pass the time. But rather, a lifestyle we do to spend time together. Rodeo has been such a big part of my life and it is God’s way of using me to share his word and his promise with others.”
Currently attending Fresno State, majoring in Ag Communications, this fashionista plans to earn her masters and one day become a rodeo coach. As breakaway is her favorite rodeo event, her horse, 15 year old APHA black and white stallion – Plain and Snap E, aka Bo, has helped contribute to her accomplishments. As Bo was originally her father Kevin’s heel horse, Dias quickly recruited him to be on her team. Along with Bo, Cin is her buckskin head horse who has taken Dias to many short-rounds and helped contribute to many wins.
Founder of My Cause Apparel, Dias is on a quest for something more. Inspired by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, starting My Cause Apparel gave her the opportunity to become an ambassador for Jesus Christ. After looking at her buckle case one day, a higher voice lead her down a path to fashion. Instead of asking for victory, Dias asked for contentment. Slowly after this moment, ball caps, t-shirts, patches and bracelets began to be decorated with her company logo, a red rose perched on a cross and worn by rodeo athletes and horse lovers from all over.
“Whether you are an adult, child, female, athlete, artist, musician, employee, business, owner or student, etc., God loves us all the same. My Cause Apparel was designed for everyone. Let’s direct our cause to honoring God, one success, and one failure at a time.”
Brittany Dias is a down-to-earth cowgirl who possesses a heart of gold. Her faith and passion for people, rodeo and God is beyond inspiring and can be recognized by any individual who comes into contact with her. My Cause Apparel is just an ounce of what this cowgirl is capable of. Not to mention, Brittany Dias is your 2016 Reserve Champion CNFR Breakaway Roper! Way to represent California, we are all proud of you!
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