Juliana Cojo

Ramah Navajo Chapter

Hello my name is Juliana Cojo and I am from Ramah, New Mexico and am an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. I am of the Salt People Clan, born for the Tangle People; my maternal grandparents are the Green Meadow People, and my paternal grandparents are the Bitter Water Clan. I am the Office Manager for the Ramah Navajo Chapter Department of Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, and Forestry. I live in the beautiful Ramah Valley with my 4 dogs, 4 cats, and 4 horses. I started my journey with horses as soon as I could walk being given my first horse from my paternal grandmother when I was 5 years old.  I started participating in horse shows thru the 4H program when I was 12 years old; a year later I started competing in junior rodeos in the roping and timed events. I continued to compete in horse shows and rodeos through my high school and college years. After attending Colorado State University and New Mexico State University studying equine science and entering the work force I set horses aside for 8 years. I began competing again in 2000 I have been a 4H Club Leader for the last 15 years in addition to being a project leader for the following projects: horsemanship, rodeo, market lamb, market swine, market steer, archery, and shotgun. I also give presentations on Basic Horsemanship, Barrel Racing, and Bits for the Navajo Nation Equine Expo, Dine College Equine Workshop, Ralph Johnson Memorial Equine Expo, Twin Willows Youth Equine Camp, and Ramah Ag Day. Today I am able to continue working with the 4H program as the coordinator for the Ramah Navajo Chapter’s Ponderosa 4H club. I also am the educational outreach coordinator for my department here at the Chapter; I arrange and plan free workshops in the areas of Natural Resources for the Ramah Navajo Community. Served on the board of directors for the New Mexico Horse Council 2016-2018, Vice President 2018.

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