The Oregon Queen–July 2019July 20, 2019 Off By Lois Forester
Taylor Ann Skramstad, Miss Rodeo Oregon 2019!
June was an incredibly busy month!
I started really close to home attending the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show in Union, Oregon for their Xtreme Bulls on Thursday, and their parade, queens luncheon, and their first PRCA rodeo performance. Right after that I drove straight home and loaded everything up to leave for the Portland Rose Parade! My parents and I left around midnight, and drove overnight to arrive at the staging area around 5:30am. Despite accidentally leaving some necessity items behind, I got to debut my custom parade outfit which included my new Hamleys serape, and an Oregon-themed custom shirt made by Queenies Custom Creations to match my handcrafted Oregon themed chaps made by Chase’N’Cutters! It was such a fun parade, with perfect temperatures and no rain! I also was selected first place in the State/Association Queen Category! I then finished the weekend at the Sisters Rodeo where I got to help push cattle and carry flags as well as be introduced during their grand entry! It was such a fun rodeo!
I then headed over to Tillamook for the 2020 Junior Miss and Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon pageant. I got to emcee the orientation, announce the horsemanship competition and co-emcee the speech competition with Miss NPRA! I can now officially say I’m the best auctioneer that money didn’t buy! Also, thank you to Tillamook Queen Britney for letting me borrow her horse Huckleberry for the grand entry and cattle pushing both nights! Rowdy, Meredith and I wrapped up the weekend with a visit to the Tillamook Cheese Factory!
I concluded my month in Prineville, Oregon at the Crooked River Round Up. Three nights of action packed PRCA rodeo, one morning of sponsor visits, a parade, queens luncheon, and one terrifying summer storm during the last rodeo performance made for quite the weekend! I can now say I know how to clean about 10 pounds of mud out of fringe.
‘Til next month!
Taylor Ann Skramstad, Miss Rodeo Oregon 2019
Meredith Moore, Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon 2019!
Wow has June flown by! I kicked off the month of June in the beautiful eastern town of Union, OR for their parade, luncheon and rodeo. From there, I high-tailed it over to Sisters for their parade, rodeo and luncheon. After Sisters, I came home to the Walla Walla Rodeo Bible Camp where I worked on my walk with God and my team roping. I carried the American Flag at the camp rodeo as Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon, before competing in team roping and break away roping.
After the RBC Rodeo, I loaded up and headed straight to Tillamook for their parade, luncheon, rodeos, and of course our 2020 JMRO and MTRO Pageant! I ended the wonderful month of June in Prineville, where I attended the parade, luncheon and rodeo performances for the Crooked River Round-Up.
What a fun month, right?? Can’t wait for what July has in store!
Rowdy Israel, Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon 2019!
June was here before I knew it and I was off to attend the Joe Wolter Clinic in John Day, Oregon. This is the second year that I have been so graciously sponsored and able to attend this event. Joe is a great horseman and has helped me grow in my horsemanship skills. On Saturday night I attended the clinic social as Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon, signing autographs and sharing my experiences of my year. Everyone was so encouraging and supportive. Just a couple days after that I was headed to Union Oregon for the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show & Rodeo. While getting ready for the parade we all got pelleted with jawbreaker size hail but thankfully, after of course we were all drenched, the sky cleared and the sun came out for the parade and rodeo. Getting to run on the track for a fly by was definitely a highlight at Eastern Oregon Livestock Show! Signing just a few autographs after grand entry, I loaded up and headed for Sisters Oregon that night. I attended the Parade & Rodeo in Sisters on Saturday & Sunday. Many miles were put on during this little weekend adventure, that’s for sure! The very next Friday I joined other local rodeo kids at our local Grant County Ranch & Rodeo Museum for their open house event, trying to help bring awareness to this nice museum that is full of rodeo history for our county. If you have not stopped by to take it all in, you really should take the time to come visit the museum.
The next day was our local Cinnabar Mountain Playday Kids Rodeo series, first double header event Saturday and Sunday. I helped with the grand entry both days and then I also competed in the other 7 events offered. My favorite event is goat tying and I was very happy to win first place both days in this event. Getting back home to turn around and leave for the Tillamook Fair, Rodeo & Junior/Teen Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant. Yes, it feels a little crazy that the selection of the next Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon is taking place but I know that Morgan Brownell, your new 2020 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon, will do a great job! Congratulations Morgan, you're going to have the time of your life (I know I am)! Tillamook had a great rodeo and the second longest parade in Oregon (with the Rose Parade being the longest Oregon Parade). I think we went 7 miles! A visit to the Tillamook Cheese factory with Teen Miss Rodeo Oregon Meredith Moore and Miss Rodeo Oregon Taylor Skramstad turned out to be exceptional; the cheese and ice cream were amazingly good!!!
Crooked River Round Up in Prineville, Oregon was next on the agenda and it did not disappoint. Two great rodeo performances, a parade, a nice luncheon and another bbq social event made for busy times. A slight thunder, lightning and minor flash flood rain downpour was experienced on Saturday but I was very blessed to have it hold out till after the grand entry... but I felt bad for all the cowboys and cowgirls that were out competing in the standing water while I was in the covered grandstands signing autographs and visiting the fans of this grand sport of rodeo. As all of my travels have kept me very busy and on the go, I have to give all credit to my wonderful long list of sponsors that have supported me along my journey this year. I could not do all of this without the support of my sponsors and family. THANK YOU for allowing me to live out my dream and help promote the western way of life and the greatest show on earth, in the dirt that we all call R-O-D-E-O!
Introducing Ainsley Goughnour, MTRO 2020 and Morgan Brownell, JMRO 2020!
Welcome to the Miss Rodeo Oregon family!
(See all pageant results and awards on this website under "Pageants")