Samantha Cayton is the 2018 Miss Rodeo Texas from Lufkin, Texas. She is currently a junior at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Production. Samantha plans to use her degree to open an equine rehabilitation center for injured performance horses. In her free time she enjoys barrel racing, roping, and working out. She hopes to spread her love of agriculture and rodeo to as many places as she can during her year as Miss Rodeo Texas.