I am excited to reach out to all of you as your 2016 Miss Rodeo Oregon! It is such an honor to accept this responsibility and I know I have big shoes to fill as we have been blessed with many talented and accomplished young women. Before we get started with my exciting travels and adventures this year promoting Oregon, agriculture, rodeo, the western way of life, Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant Inc., and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, I would like to share a little bit about myself with you!
Known as the “Country Girl” of Oregon State Athletics, I used my status as a student-athlete with Oregon State women’s basketball team to promote rodeo, agriculture, and the western way of life to an athletic fan base unaccustomed to the rigors of today’s professional cowboys and cowgirls. I will be graduating from Oregon State University with a double major in Agriculture Business Management and New Media Communications, with aspirations to continue promoting my passions to a broader public.
Prior to Oregon State, I was an active 4H participant in horse, beef, rabbit, rifle, wildlife stewards, and 4H Horse Court, as well as my Oregon High School Equestrian Team. My High School Equestrian Team was four-time district champions, placing top three in state for drill for three years. My love of drill and the equestrian camaraderie that it brings led me to form the Rock’n’Roll Cowgirls Drill Team, who have been a top specialty act of the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association.
I also enjoy trying new disciplines with my horses such as cowboy mounted shooting, gymkhana, dressage, and even driving! I believe that a true cowgirl is not only well spoken, well versed, and strong in her beliefs but also has the open mind to try new things. In my free time I coach high school basketball, volunteer with youth organizations like 4H, High School Equestrian Teams, and humane societies. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending as much time as possible exploring this beautiful country with my family and friends.
I am truly blessed to be given this amazing opportunity to work with the Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant Inc. board through 2016, continuing my promotions for the sport of rodeo and the western way of life. Throughout my year I will travel thousands of miles across the country with a focus on the Pacific North West as I look to bring a new audience to the sport of rodeo through my connections with more mainstream sports.
If you would like to book myself as the 2016 Miss Rodeo Oregon for your next event, visit to your job or school, or become a part of the sponsor family contact Lynn Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fan mail, donations, and sponsorships can be sent to Katie Schrock at P.O. Box 2096, Corvallis, OR, 97339.
Find out more about the 2017 Miss Rodeo Oregon try-outs, becoming a Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant Inc. sponsor or donor, and more at www.missrodeooregon.com.
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