It was great to be back in Oklahoma the past couple of weeks. The Miss Rodeo USA clinic was a blast. Thanks to Eli Swenson, Miss Rodeo USA 2014, for putting together such an awesome clinic. We had 10 lovely ladies from across the United States and Canada, and an additional 10 Committee participants. During our 3 days at Oklahoma City, the participants heard from a great panel of presenters on all aspects of competition, all the way from completing the application through how to choose that perfect pageant wardrobe. A special thanks to Faith and Patrick Pinkerton of 5 Star Quarter Horses for once again supplying a great group of horses for the horsemanship portion of our pageant.
My next stop was Henryetta, Oklahoma for another great rodeo by Hampton Rodeo Company. Although Henryetta is a small town, we had a huge turnout. The entire town is very supportive of the rodeo. I was honored to meet Tammi Hiatt who has put on the rodeo for several years. She and her husband do an awesome job. It was great to spend my Labor Day weekend in the host home of Amy Duvall and her wonderful family. Amy was 1995 Miss Rodeo USA and currently serves as the treasurer of the Miss Rodeo Association. It is great to see so many “formers” still so supportive of our great organization.
I have spent a much needed week at home to recharge, and now I am off to St-Tite Canada for Festival Western de St-Tite. I have heard so many great things about this great rodeo in Canada. I can’t wait for my next blog to fill you in on the fun times there!
Until then…Enjoy the Ride!
Follow Miss Rodeo USA 2018, Summer Weldon on her adventures representing the IPRA and the MRUSA Association!