Contestants will receive the horsemanship pattern with their speech topic which will be distributed via email after registration is closed. We will begin horsemanship by doing a coronation run-through. This allows all contestants to be prepared for a clean and confident run of show on Saturday.
The current Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks will set the pattern. Contestants will complete the pattern in their numbered order. After their pattern, girls will dismount, approach the judges, and be asked a set of horsemanship-related questions for a short 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.