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.
⭐️ St. Paul Rodeo Queen Kearsten Friedrich, from Newberg OR, the daughter of Todd & Kari Friedrich is a graduate of Newberg High School. After completing prerequisites at Portland Community College, she transferred to Montana State University where she will graduate in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a minor in business. She plans to continue studies as a student of Veterinary Medicine. She has completed specialized training for starting colts, has excelled scholastically, and has received various awards for outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship. Queen Kearsten’s goal is to own a facility that rehabilitates and enhances equine athletes to allow them to reach their peak performance. Her rodeo “partner” is Stormy, a buckskin quarter horse.
⭐️ St. Paul Rodeo Princess Monica Eichler is the daughter of Leon and Terri Eichler of McMinnville. Monica grew up on the family farm in Amity and graduated from Amity High School where she was involved in 4-H, FFA (served as Chapter President), and was captain of Amity's volleyball team. She plans to pursue a career in the agricultural industry and is studying Ag Business Management at Oregon State University where she plans to graduate 2020. Monica’s trusty steed is a Quarter Horse named “Yogi”.
⭐️ St. Paul Rodeo Princess Saige Johns, the daughter of Brian and Dea-Anna Johns of Newberg, is completing studies in a Chemeketa Community College program. She has studied equine rehabilitation and body mechanics from the basics of building a proper foundation to continuing the growth and connection of horse and rider. Saige has diverse interests, including becoming a New Technology Diesel Mechanic and mastering American Sign Language to become an interpreter. “Lilly”, Saige’s trusty mount, is a triple registered Grulla Kiger Mustang.
ANNOUNCEMENT! Miss Rodeo America Inc. will be extending the age limit by one year to accommodate those who would not be able to try out next year due to age. Miss Rodeo Oregon will follow suit for the 2022 pageant as well. If you were intending to submit an application before the deadline (but had not yet mailed it to our pageant director), please get in touch with us because age extensions will be offered to those who meet the July 1, 2020 application deadline. Contact either Tanya Cloutier (541 977-2100) or Lynn Haynes (503 502-6319). You may also contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).