Parker County Today April 2016 - Page 87

PARKER COUNTY AG WINNER – SIX-YEAR-OLD COMPETES WITH SUPERHERO STEERS BRAYDEN STEINBERG BY JOSH HAYES B rayden Steinberg is no stranger to winning. At the age of 6 he has won the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Pre-Junior Grand Champion Miniature Hereford Market Steer not once, but twice. Brayden’s win at Houston this year was with Spiderman, who is just one of his steers named after a superhero, including Batman, Superman and Flash. A kindergartner at Austin Elementary and member of the Spring Creek 4-H, he has shown at 15 events the past two years with wins at the Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals in Chickasaw, Nebraska, and the Texas State Fair. The unique thing about Brayden is he takes the steer out in to the show ring on his own, versus having a parent assist him. “His dad told him if you are going to do this, you have to go at it on your own,” said Brayden’s mom Amber Steinberg. “Most have a parent out there to help the kids; he handles it all on his own.” When asked, the young Steinberg did have some advice for those who may want to show animals. “Get ready to work, a lot,” the always-smiling young man said. “The hardest part of showing is making them keep their heads up in the show ring.” Brayden really enjoys the events coming up to the show. “My favorite part is getting them ready for the show,” he said. Brayden aspires to be a superhero himself, as either a fireman or a police officer. SPONSORED BY FOR ALL YOUR FARM & RANCH, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE NEEDS Specializing in Parker County Commercial Real Estate PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY 817-538-6846 APRIL 2016 JIM MARTIN 85