Don’t give up on your dreams.
Keep on keepin' on.
The best is yet to come.
All in good time.
Hard work pays off.
Just be patient.
We’ve all heard these sayings many times. As cliche as they may be, truth lies within each. After 20 years I am thankful than I didn’t let my dream diminish. Because of it, I found many pieces of the puzzle that makes me feel complete.
It is hard for me to believe that it’s been 20 years since I was Miss Rodeo Wyoming. I remember everything, I could swear it was only a few years ago. But, the reality is, I am now in my forties and married with three boys two of whom are teenagers. There may be more years than I would like since I wore that gold and jade crown, but those years of experiences are full of lessons that molded me.
Mentally Preparing Yourself For Your Next Pageant
Attention Miss Rodeo Wyoming Contestants and Sponsors!
Changes are coming to the annual pageant program book. Miss Rodeo Wyoming sponsor, Boots and Cleats Marketing, LLC, will be designing the pageant book this year and some changes have been made for the new layout. For additional information on the pageant program book, please visit the pageant information downloads.
Below is a little back ground information on "Rhino" to help you better understand this specific virus.
New to the clinic this year were the one-on-one sessions held on Friday night. The girls were given 50 minutes to work with our clinicians independently on any topic they chose. Saturday morning, horses were brought in for the girls to ride during the horsemanship rotations. They worked on elements of patterns to prepare them for upcoming pageants. Saturday afternoon was focused on clothing, rodeo knowledge, public speaking, and equine knowledge. The night wrapped up with a causal "mixer" for the girls to get to know each other and the clinicians better. The clinic continued Sunday with PRCA knowledge, modeling, clothing colors, and interview and application tips. Before the girls headed home, they were given a final opportunity to ask the former titleholders questions during the Queen panel. At that time, the parents attended a Parent Panel where they were able to talk more with the parents of former titleholders.
Here is what some of the girls had to say about the clinic:
“The multiple horse clinics were great. I liked getting multiple perspectives.”
“So informative, have been to many clinics this is the BEST!”
“Fantastic quality horses! “
“Mixer was great fun.”
“It was an amazing clinic! I learned so much!”
“I liked the one on one sessions it really helped us to learn quicker.”
“Everyone was so warm and welcoming and it made all of the girls participating feel comfortable. It was the best clinic I have attended.”
Thank you to the sponsors and individuals who hauled in horses for the clinic!
Abby Hayduk | Abbey Shelton | Albany County Farm Bureau | Hayduk Ranch | Jerry Arnold | Katherine Merck
Kathy Austin | Kristine Hayduk | Mark Karlstrom | Nik Kennedy, Kennedy Ranch | Morgan Flitner, Flitner Ranch
The Bent & Rusty | University of Wyoming
What a Difference a Day Makes!! How about 61 years?
It’s your movie--you are the producer, director and star.
In those days the title was Miss Wyo Rodeo. There was no crown, chaps, buckle, saddle, trophy, wardrobe, or sponsors, however, I did receive a bouquet of red roses. I was thrilled and my parents were over the moon! Let me assure you that memories made are more precious than any awards and have become more so as the years go flying by.
Being an advocate for the sport of rodeo and our western lifestyle
“If you don’t share your story, then somebody else will share it for you and it won’t be your story.”