MRO Spring Clinic

The Miss Rodeo Oregon, Inc. Foundation Spirit Award

The Miss Rodeo Oregon Spirit Award is designed to be awarded to a pageant participant who demonstrates the true Miss Rodeo Oregon spirit of dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, leadership and true cowgirl determination. The MROI Spirit Award consists of a tuition scholarship to the annual Miss Rodeo Oregon Clinic.

AWARD GUIDELINES:  (1)  One award per pageant held within the State of Oregon may be given annually.  (2) MRO members in good standing must be in attendance to be eligible to vote. (3) Award recipient is determined by the MRO members in attendance of said pageant. One or more MRO Members is required. (4) Award must be requested from the MRO Secretary prior to pageant date for presentation approval. (5) The Spirit Award IS NOT to be considered a consolation award.

REDEMPTION GUIDELINES:  (1) Spirit Award Scholarship must be redeemed during the following 12 months after the pageant date in which it was awarded. (2) Spirit Awards are non transferable to another person. If the recipient declines the award, it may be returned to the contest/pageant committee to be re-awarded to the second place recipient. (3) Spirit Awards are for attendance at an MRO Clinic and cannot be redeemed for the cash value of the clinic in a monetary payout. (4) If recipient is unable to attend the award is forfeited. (5) If multiple clinics are offered in the calendar year, recipient may choose which clinic they wish to attend.

PROCESS:  Download the Request for Spirit Award form and email it to the Miss Rodeo Oregon Secretary Carol at least thirty days prior to the pageant in which you intend to present the Spirit Award.


Miss Rodeo Oregon, Inc. produces a yearly spring clinic in Madras, Oregon.  The 2018 clinic featured Staci Trehern who was 2016 Miss Rodeo New Mexico and 2nd Runner-Up at Miss Rodeo America.  The 2019 clinic featured Keri Sheffield, 2017 Miss Rodeo Florida and 2018 Miss Rodeo America!

Some of the comments from attendees included the following:

"The level of instruction was tailored to our specific group’ needs. Pre assessments were complete and all points addressed during presentation."

"Would definitely attend again and recommend."

"By having the Friday session it helped to develop a sense of community which allows the girls to feel comfortable and take risks as they learn."

"I’ve been to many professional development conferences and clinics. This is by far the best one I’ve attended. Well planned and excellent execution!"

"The meals and snacks were great. Best I have had at a clinic."

"I appreciate all of the support and kindness over the weekend! Awesome board."

"Thank you for making me feel welcome. They were amazing and answered all my questions. I did not feel like I was asking a dumb question with them."

"Exceptional! Detailed insight mixed with real life application. Not a single wasted moment."

"It was a lot, mostly because I have never been exposed to rodeo queening, but I learned so much more than I could ever imagine and I feel more prepared."

"The schedule kept everyone engaged but not exhausted. Love the facilities; Queen’s closet helped tremendously.  Parent Session answered so many questions. Hair and Makeup was very helpful. Clinician was friendly yet confident."

"The meals were amazing! It was completely beyond expectations."

"Very likely to personally come back and possibly bring an aspiring queen to attend."

2018 MRO Clinic with Staci Trehern

2019 MRO Clinic with Keri Sheffield