is a 16-year-old junior at Walla Walla High School. Her, dad, Chris Worden and her brother Cody Worden both work as paramedic/firemen at the City of Walla Walla Fire Department. Her mom, Jodi Worden, is in the mortgage industry at Academy Mortgage and her other brother Drew Worden just started on the rodeo team at the College of Southern Idaho.
Madison has a long history of showing and attending Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days. She started off with showing dairy goats. She bought her first goats in June 2016 and showed them in 4-H showmanship classes at the Fair, winning multiple grand champion titles. She then decided she wanted to show pigs and started with her first pig in 2018. She showed pigs and goats that year and then chose to continue with pigs for 2019. Starting in 2020, for her first year of high school and FFA she wanted to show a steer. Now she is showing her 2nd steer with FFA and plans to continue with market animals for the rest of high school.
Throughout her showing career, Madison also became interested in working with horses. In 2017, she was working after school at Maxon-Box Stables as an assistant barn manager in exchange for horse lessons. The reason for saying horse lessons instead of riding lessons is because Madison didn’t just learn how to ride…she learned how to clip, wash, feed, groom and do in-hand work before she ever even got on the horses. She kept working at the stables for the next 4 years including learning how to compete in show, trail and ranch riding. In 2018, Madison started getting interested in the rodeo world. She started attending Pioneer Posse and trying out barrel racing with one of her friend’s horses. She got so excited about barrel racing that she started working with Nicole Aichele-Kallstrom and ended up buying a beginners barrel horse. She continued to run at Pioneer Posse while also starting to run at VGBRA barrel races at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds indoor arena.
Since then, she has joined Washington State High School Rodeo Association, qualified in pole bending to attend Silver State International Rodeo in Nevada, and has remained an active member of FFA. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, slow-pitch softball at Wa-Hi, family BBQs and baking. She is excited to represent the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days.