Rodeo Queens and Princesses? Help please :)
I have always been fascinated by the Rodeo Queen and Drill Teams. I am only an intermediate rider so I won’t be ready for this year but I would like to try out the following year. I am in Canada and read that Miss Rodeo Canada must be between the ages 18 - 25 and I'm 20 this year so I am running out of time! I have been doing research for quite some time and can't find how to actually become a Rodeo Queen or Princess. I've found all the requirements but how to I represent my town? I know the Rodeo Queen must be a Rodeo Princess before she can apply so I'm hoping to work my way into the system this year.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
I can't help you with Canada's rules, sorry! Here you have to compete at your County Fair and if you win then you go on to Compete State-Wide in the State Fair as a representative of your County.
Also you have 5 years so you have plenty of time! I don't know about the rules where you are but here they don't let you compete if you get married.
Sorry I couldn't be more useful!
Roux thank you! Every little bit helps, even if the info is for the USA. I'm new to rodeo so it's great to hear about other rules and regulations. Thank you for your input :)
So then your goal is to be Miss Rodeo Canada?
Excellent goal. :wink: You've just got to develop a plan of action to get yourself there.
I'm in the United States, so how it work here:
-Win local title associated with a PRCA rodeo to run for state (you can run for state as many times as you wish).
-Win state pageant (you can only win once per state)
-Win Miss Rodeo America
So you have to have a state title in order to compete at MRA.
I check the Miss Rodeo Canada website
Miss Rodeo Canada-
And it does seems to work much different.
It doesn't look like you have to have a Province title. Looks like you just simply have to have a rodeo title.
However, I could be wrong on that.
You're best bet is to contact the Miss Rodeo Canada pageant board. Let them know you are interested, and ask what you need to do in order to run.
And go watch the pageant! Always watch the pageant the year before you plan on entering. It's coming up at the end of November.
A great resource you can check out is Rodeo Ambassadors - Promoting and Preserving America's Sport - Home
If you have Facebook, look up the "Queens in Jeans - News, Education and Clinics" page.
And you can check out the Miss Rodeo America page too. Sure, the rules will be different but you can explore other states websites to see the current trends in rodeo queens.
Miss Rodeo America Official Website
I just posted some advice recently about rodeo queen'ing. You can check it out here: (because I'm too lazy to retype it at the moment)
There's more to being a rodeo queen than being able to ride a horse. But it is important that you are a very good rider because you will get put on lots of strange horses during your rodeo queen reign and you need to be able to handle it.
Any other questions, just fire away!
Thanks for your input Beau!
I am planning on going to the pageant to get a feel for it this year and won’t be applying for another two years. I am new to the horse world but have always loved rodeo. I do have a lot of work to do between studying for the exam and horsemanship section of the pageant so I have given myself two years. I found the application for a local pro rodeo royalty which gave me lots of helpful insight as well. That'll be my first step!
I have looked at most of the resources you posted and really enjoyed your write up on the other forum. It does seem like a ton of work but the fact that it didn't discourage after reading about it must mean I am serious about this! In the mean time I am going to try to get in with my local Drill Team to increase my riding skills and get my mare used to big scenes.
One thing I am nervous about is the fact that I did not grow up in the country, in fact I just bought my first horse this year. Like I said, I've always loved rodeo and have done my best to get involved over the years but I do not have a family background in it. Have you ever known of a Rodeo Queen that was not raised in the rodeo scene?
I am so excited to continue on this path, thank you for taking the time to help me :)
It's not the norm, but it is certainly not impossible as long as you are willing to work hard.
To be Miss Rodeo Canada, you have to be Miss Rodeo something else first. You are in Alberta, so Miss Calgary Stampede is a place to start, there's your competition.
I don't know a lot about Canada's rodeo queen rules. I assume it will be like the US. You must first entire a competition to be Miss. Rodeo then go on from there.
So, I'll be applying for Miss Rodeo Airdrie next year. That's the closet one to me and then I'll be able to apply for MRC the following year! Oh how exciting :)
I have been referred to a fantastic western instructor that will be helping both my horse and I prepped for the competition.
Thank you everyone for your tips.
Now, I just want to add that positive confident thinking is good.... but do not make the mistake of walking in there and assuming you are going to win Miss Rodeo Airdrie. I've seen girls have that attitude and mentality, and it shows through to the judges. Needless to say, you don't win if you walk in there acting like you own the show.
I'm sure you didn't mean it in that way, but just remember there is a difference between exuding confidence and exuding self-entitlement.
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