Having selected the first Miss Rodeo Oregon in 1957, the organization has continued over the years to be comprised of hardworking volunteers that help to ensure the success and expansion of the organization and its programs. Information about the program in its early years is scarce, but in recent years Miss Rodeo Oregon, Inc. Foundation has taken great strides in becoming a strong and successful youth oriented organization, providing a program for Oregon horsewomen that encourages positive growth in strength of character and personality, healthy attitudes, self-fulfillment and self-respect. Miss Rodeo Oregon, Inc. Foundation is organized and conducted to select the most qualified young Oregon horsewoman to promote the sport of professional rodeo in Oregon, and to represent the state of Oregon at the annual Miss Rodeo America Pageant.
MRO Sweetheart Lynlee Jo Perini rode in the Florence Rhodendron Festival parade this weekend!
Fun fact: The Florence Rhododendron Festival is the second-oldest flower festival in Oregon, one year younger than the Portland Rose Festival, and third oldest on the West Coast behind the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California!
Zoe Brooks was crowned 2022 Miss NPRA in August 2021 after competing in a 3-day pageant held during the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo in Redmond, Oregon. She will spend this year traveling throughout Oregon, Washington and Western Idaho, not only promoting the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association but also representing her hometown of Eagle Point. She is looking forward to attending many legendary rodeos, meeting new friends and making an impact on her community.
Zoe is the twenty-one-year-old daughter of Ryan Brooks and calls Southern Oregon home, living in the small town of Eagle Point. She is a 2018 Crater Lake Charter Academy Graduate and now a student at Rogue Community College pursuing a degree in Nursing.
Zoe started her riding career when she was just eight years old. She spent time at Hunter/Jumper shows, showing in the jumper ring. Although she didn’t start her career in a rodeo arena, she was introduced to the sport at seventeen years old and was instantly hooked.
Zoe would like to invite you all to the 2022 NPRA Finals held September 23rd-24th in Salem, Oregon at the Oregon State Fairgrounds!