Geoff Cowles/News Bellville resident Raelyn Todd, 12, rides her horse around her yard. Todd is heading to the Junior High National Rodeo in Lebanon, Tennessee, which runs next week.

BELLVILLE — Raelyn Todd is no ordinary 12-year-old. The bright and articulate Bellville resident is a Mansfield Christian Middle School honor student. One would not neccessrily guess that she is a rodeo rider.

Todd, along with her younger sister, Reese, and their parents have horses, goats, pigs, dogs and other animals to care for. Living on a farm that the family moved to from Knox County about a year and a half ago, has been a dream come true for Todd, but also a lot of work. Add on basketball and Knox County 4H to her list of activities and, one might think that was enough. Rodeo, however, has a special attraction for her.


Geoff Cowles: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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