Monday, March 12, 2007

Rodeo Queen loot

I was tickeled at the order in which the prizes were listed. I'm pretty sure a 13-year old would be more enthused about the tiara, buckle and queen sash, but since it'll be the folks who are paying for everything, they gotta get that horse trailer first in the queue.

Does one have to know how to ride a horse to be a rodeo queen?


MyBestInvest said...

Is a "cash incentive" different than cash itself, you think?

~ Amy ~ said...

I've actually judged a Rodeo Queen Contest for five years in a row now and you'd be suprised at how excited a 13 year old is about a horse trailer. These girls travel all summer at different events all over the state and they'd rather have a nice trailer to haul their horse in than the sparkles on their head/hat.

OKDad said...

Ah, an expert. So, then, do the girls really have to know how to ride a horse to win?

No poseur / ringer can come in with some seasoned beauty pageant skills, talk a good talk and steal the crown-- even though she has no horse sense/skills at all?

~ Amy ~ said...

Part of the competition (in our contest anyway) is a "riding pattern", which means the girls have to ride their horse in the arena following certain directions and guidelines. Sometimes there is actually a test over the many rules and regulations of the rodeo and over the care they give to their horse and the equipment they use. So, hopefully a real Cowgirl is crowned and not a poser. It really is a lot of fun and a lot of work for these girls. It's not a beauty pageant to say the least.