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Queen Pageant2024-06-23T17:29:57+00:00

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. This year, we will host a 2-day pageant that will serve as the official rodeo kick-off on June 25th and 26th. Rodeo of the Ozarks in Springdale, AR. Who will carry on the tradition?Our committee is dedicated to hosting a fair, encouraging pageant! We believe that rodeo pageantry can help girls develop lifelong skills such as public speaking, improving horsemanship, organization, and more. It’s truly our pleasure to get to know and encourage these young ladies. We strive for a positive, uplifting pageant experience every year! Feel free to reach out!

Pageant Director – Kelsey Smith 479-426-7542

2024 Pageant Schedule
Download Pageant Rules

Visiting Royalty

Please RSVP by May 15! Local and state titleholders is invited to participate in any pageant events. Local royalty is invited to participate in the grand entry each nigh. We will provide rooms for state titleholders only and will have a schedule of sponsor visits, tv and radio spots, and events throughout the week. You can email or call our visiting royalty coordinator Sarah Avey. 479-957-3791 or ksavey09@gmail.com

Visiting Royalty Schedule

Pageant Qualifications & FAQ

  • Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks (ages 18 – 24. Age as of June 25, 2024)
  • Jr. Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks (ages 14-17. Age as of June 25, 2024)
  • Must be a resident of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, or Oklahoma
  • Must be unmarried and not have had a child
  • Contestants must ride the same horse during all events of the pageant
  • All candidates should assess their availability June 2024 – June 2025 to serve as an ambassador for Rodeo of the Ozarks. We ask that ladies make at least 12 rodeo or event appearances during their reign.
Can you provide more details about the modeling and speeches?2024-05-17T02:44:47+00:00

This is a newer pageant addition in 2022. This is a highlight of our pageant and will include an opportunity to model a formal western dress and present your speech. Speeches will be 3-5 minutes long. Points will be deducted for going under or over this time. The speech will be provided to all contestants after the deadline.

What should I expect for the horsemanship portion of the contest?2024-05-17T02:45:59+00:00

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.

During the horsemanship portion of the competition, girls will also do a queen run AND a flag run. They will be judged on both.

Is there a prize list available?2023-03-03T17:15:53+00:00

We are still finishing our 2023 prize list but the current list is available here!

Do I need an equine/ ranch sponsor?2023-04-10T19:54:58+00:00

No. 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.

Meet 2022 Jr. Miss

Rodeo of the Ozarks

Faith Roten is the 15 year-old-daughter of Seth and Crystal Roten of Goshen, Arkansas. She attends Fayetteville High School and is active in the FFA Chapter. Faith has a variety of equine experiences and interests. She rides English, has shown jumper horses and competes in AQHA western pleasure. Faith owns 8 horses and enjoys competing in barrels, poles, and has even ridden ranch saddle broncs. After graduation, she aspires to attend college at Oklahoma State University with a major in Animal Science to become a large animal veterinarian. Faith has attended Rodeo of the Ozarks since she was 4 years old and always looked up to the cowgirls with a crown! Since then, she knew she one day wanted to be a rodeo queen.

Faith Roten is excited to represent her hometown rodeo for her first rodeo queen title and the first ever Jr. Queen title holder at Rodeo of the Ozarks.

2022 Jr. Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks

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