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Yeti Ambassador

Hannah
Ballantyne

McDermitt
,
Nevada
Ranch & Rodeo
YETI Ambassador Hannah Ballantyne
Hannah Ballantyne has deep roots in the ranching world. Born to a cowboy father and artist mother, she grew up on ranches and embodies everything that’s cowgirl while maintaining a creative eye in everything she does. Hannah’s passion for the western way of life is clearly shown through her ability to make a living on the ranch while creating her successful business, Ballantyne Leather, making amazing leather pieces for those within the same lifestyle, and those that are not.

Q:

What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning?

A:

How fortunate I am to live the way I do. Even with its challenges, ranching is such a vital and rewarding life. It’s the challenges that make it rewarding.

Q:

Where is your favorite place to ride?

A:

In the wide-open spaces of Nevada, and also Wyoming.

Q:

How do you up your game year after year?

A:

By always being open to growth. Never stop learning and never think you have it all figured out.

Q:

Who are your heroes? Who do you look up to?

A:

My parents and brother. Beryl Markham and Jackie Hobbs Crawford.

Q:

What haven’t you accomplished that you aspire to in your lifetime?

A:

Raise and show my own horses. Travel across New Zealand and Scotland by motorbike.

Q:

What part of you, or what you do, reflects a spirit of restlessness?

A:

The American West is a place where true restlessness still lives. I am born to it and proud of it.

Q:

If there is any love-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?

A:

When Mother Nature is harsh and the industry and livestock suffer as a result, there can be a sense of helplessness.

Q:

What sound or noise do you love?

A:

Horses trotting and the laughter of my loved ones.

Q:

I am happiest when I am _______.

A:

On horseback with a rope.

Q:

What would be your day job if you weren’t doing what you currently doing?

A:

I’d like to think I’d be a stuntwoman.

Q:

If you could bring anybody in the world with you to do what you love (dead or alive), who would it be?

A:

Beryl Markham, I know she’d love it!

Q:

What does YETI mean to you?

A:

“Tools to be adventurous”.

Q:

What does it mean to be built for the wild?

A:

“To be tough and prepared”.

Q:

What is the YETI that you cannot do without?

A:

The Hopper® M30 Soft Cooler so far!

Q:

How do you use a specific YETI product in your market?

A:

Branding season is much easier with the Hard Coolers and LoadOut® GoBox™.

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