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Queen Pageant2022-05-25T20:04:16+00:00

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The Rodeo of the Ozarks Queen Pageant is a 60-year tradition featuring title-holders and contestants from the four-state area during four days of professional rodeo queen pageantry. Contestants compete in horsemanship, speech, interviews, appearance, and personality categories. For the first time in our rich history, there will now be a Jr. Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks title and awards for young ladies ages 14 – 17. The Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks category is for young ladies ages 18-24. Contestants may be residents of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, or Missouri! The pageant is held in conjunction with the rodeo. Who will carry on the tradition of Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks? Who will make history as the first-ever Jr. Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks? Let’s find out!

Rodeo of the Ozarks Luncheon & Style Show

Our 1st Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks Pageant Luncheon & Style show will feature model and speech for the twelve contestants vying for the titles 2022 Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks and 2022 Jr. Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks! Contestants will model a western dress and give their speech. This semi-formal event will be emceed by rodeo announcer, Jeff Lee, and include the farewell speech by outgoing 2021 Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks, Alexis Arnold. The event will include an Italian lunch with options of lasagna or alfredo served with garlic bread and salad. The event will be held at noon at Friday, June 24 at the Rodeo of the Ozarks Community Building at Parsons Stadium.


Meet 2021 Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks

Alexis Arnold is the 19 year old daughter of Mike and Amanda Arnold of Canehill, Arkansas. Alexis is currently attending Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, pursuing a career in Agriculture Education.

Alexis’s love for horses and the western way of life started at a very young age and has grown throughout the years. She enjoys riding Reining Cow Horses, running barrels, casually learning how to throw a rope and a good book. She loves God, her country, and the sport of rodeo.

As a long time rodeo fan, it is a dream come true for her to represent and serve as a spokesperson as your 2021 Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks.

2021 Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks

Pageant Details & FAQ

Pageant attendees and contestants can expect a number of changes in 2022 compared to past years.

We are excited about these shifts and think that you will be too!
The tentative Schedule is available for download and is subject to change. The speech topic and details will be sent to all contestants via email in after the entry deadline (May 15, 2022). The horsemanship pattern will be provided at orientation.

What is considered arena attire?2022-05-03T16:43:23+00:00

Our pageant is unique in that we get to have the pageant in conjunction with the Rodeo of the Ozarks! Contestants will be introduced during the grand entry and during a queen run (generally after saddle bronc riding in the run of the show). Arena attire can consist of a western shirt, vest, monochromatic outfit, or blue jeans. Everyone who enters the gates MUST be in a western button-down, hat, and belt. Out Dash Em’ Photography has been the rodeo photographer for the past few years, you can search through archives to find images of previous years’ contestants for examples of rodeo arena attire. Click to view

Do I need an equine/ ranch sponsor?2022-05-03T17:10:56+00:00

In the past, we had entries fees sponsored by an equine/ ranch sponsor. This business would receive mention during the rodeo and the contestant would wear a sash throughout the pageant. The sashes themselves take up over half of the entry fee, therefore we will not be having equine/ ranch sponsors for contestants. Contestants will be assigned a number. Ladies may decide to have a sponsor but must promote them on their platforms or by methods which they decide independently.

Is there a prize list available?2022-05-03T17:14:56+00:00

The full list of prizes is available HERE! 

What should I expect for the horsemanship portion of the contest?2022-05-03T17:25:46+00:00

Contestants will receive the horsemanship pattern at orientation and have the opportunity to ask questions about it. The same pattern has been utilized at the Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks pageant for many years. This year, there will be a new pattern. The current Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks will set the pattern. During horsemanship, girls will also do a judged flag run. Please be sure that the horse you use for the contest is comfortable with flags. After their pattern, girls will dismount, approach the judges, and be asked a set of horsemanship-related questions for a mini horsemanship interview.

Contestants will also be judged on their queens run each night of the rodeo. This score will be factored into the overall horsemanship points.

What is the super cowboy/ cowgirl rodeo?2022-05-03T19:26:30+00:00

This is a really fun event where we host kids who have special needs for a morning of equine/rodeo-related activities. The attendees will get to learn how to rope, ride a horse, and participate in other similar events. Visiting royalty, contestants, and reining queens will engage with attendees, sign autograph, and helps at booths as needed. This is an outdoor activity and is usually warm so you may avoid leather tops and other thick materials! We like to recommend fun, youthful-colored attire for this event as the kids really enjoy the bright colors!

Can you provide more details about the luncheon and style show?2022-05-05T21:30:45+00:00

We are so excited about this year’s luncheon and style show on Friday, June 24! This will be a ticketed event open to the public. Contestants will model a western dress and then give their speech. Jr. Miss contestants will give a 3-minute speech while Miss contestants will give a 5-minute speech. The topic will be provided via email after the May 15 entry deadline. Lunch will be served – menu provided closer to the time of the event.

Download the 2022 Tentative Schedule
Download the 2022 Pageant Rules
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