Kingstown's Hayley Wisemantle will represent Australia in Rock Springs Wyoming, Arizona, at the International High School Rodeo Finals later this month.
Haley has qualified in group 13 to 17-year-old student riders, which will have nearly 30 other competitors.
But to get there she has started fundraising, which includes a fundraising day at Kingstown Public School this week.
Hayley, started roping on her 13th birthday, in November 2016, has qualified for breakaway, roping, pole bending and team roping.
"I am aiming for the my highest and will do our country proud," Hayley said.
Her ongoing costs for the USA trip are for hiring horses, feeding them, stable hire, car hire, and accommodation. Hayley is looking for some financial help.
A cowgirl fundraiser day is being held at the school where broom horses are being prepared and rodeo outfits organised for a day of competitive riding on Wednesday.
Horse race games with barrels will be set up and everyone, is welcome, to come an share any skills such as who can crack the best whip!
The day commences at 9.15am with a rodeo parade, then at 10am there will be a video presentation about Hayley, followed by country music and line dancing, especially for visitors.
There will be morning tea, a photo booth, a horse shoe throwing competition and a round up - barbecue lunch, to wrap up the charity drive.
In the USA, Hayley will be competing for the Australian High School Rodeo Association. She will fly out with her mum, Kelly, on Monday, June 24, to join 16 Australian team members and their coach Lana Carney-Wicks.
Among other fundraising efforts, Horse Land in Armidale is running a raffle and Haley has a sponsor - Hidez Australia in Scone. Kingstown store is also accepting cash donations.