It sure has been a busy summer with the Ozark Rodeo Association traveling up and down the road to many different rodeos and even the events our titleholders have been representing the ORA at outside of our rodeos. Keep reading to see what Haley, Alexis, and Jacie have been doing since our last blog update!
Five more rodeos to go before finals! This year is just flying by.
Since my last post, I've traveled to Arizona, started a new job, added to my ever grow herd of animals and headed down the rodeo road. Outside ORA rodeos, I was able to represent the association in June at the Auxvasse Rodeo with my good friend and fellow queen, Victoria Wilson. We were able to help in the crowning of the new Auxvasse Royalty. Congratulations to former Jr Miss ORA, Jessica Barnes on taking home the Miss title!
My parents and sister came to visit and stopped by to see the rodeo in Dixon. They had a great time, especially watching that intense round of barrels on Saturday night. With each rodeo, the ORA members continue to impress me with outstanding performances - its going to be a great remainder of the season as we get closer to finals. Don't forget that the finals date was moved to November 9 &10!
Speaking of upcoming events, the Miss ORA pageant application deadline is LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY! I cannot believe how quickly this pageant is approaching. It's going to be an AMAZING one. It's hard to keep all the surprises a secret because they're just so exciting! Girls, be sure to get those applications in!
As for the remainder of the month, I will be working hard at my new job as a study coordinator at a biomedical research company. Jacie and I will be traveling to our neighboring state down south, Arkansas, for a photo shoot with the incredibly talented, Sherry Smith. I cannot wait to see how beautiful these pictures will be! Our next upcoming rodeo is in Versailles.
Hope to see you there!
Miss ORA 2019
I have been crazy busy since June! My life basically revolves around work, my horses and rodeo! I had recently gotten the opportunity to travel to Texas with the Southern Sweethearts Performance team to drill with them in a national drill competition, we were in Athens, Texas for a week. The team ended up placing in four of our divisions, all of us girls riding were stoked. A few months ago I purchased a little filly with great bloodline so with all of my spare time I have spent it trying to break her! When I’m not playing with my horses or traveling to rodeos I work at a Marina as a waitress to help with my extracurriculars!
Miss Teen ORA 2019
Where the summer has gone?? I can’t believe that it is already time for me to go back to school. I am
excited to go back to school to see my friends, but I am sad to see summer coming to an end. Since the last
post I have been very busy with rodeos and helping my family with our pony ride business. OH! I also
got a new horse named Feather and if you have seen me at rodeos you will notice I have changed horses.
Feather and I learning a lot together this summer I love her and can’t wait for you to see her if you
Desloge was fun for me was fun for me because I was able to take one of my friends and show her what being a
Rodeo Queen was like. I was able to carry the American Flag, which I love to do! I also made a goal to sell
all our lollipops that night and I did! Have you tried a lollipop yet?? If not we will have them at the rest
of the rodeos and you should really try one!
Before our rodeo in Gerald, I was busy that week promoting the Ozark Rodeo Association. I rode in the Gasconade County Fair Parade and took home the Doc Blackwell award for best appearance and horse! Then that Friday, I was able to represent the ORA at Camp Rhythm before heading to the rodeo that night.
Have you ever heard of Camp Rhythm? Camp Rhythm is an amazing camp for kids with congenital hear defects. The provide a residential camping experience for area children with congenital or acquired heart defects, provide a safe environment where campers will learn they are not alone in disease, create an environment where it is normal to be sick, tired, have scars and take medication, and also allow children to feel accepted, build confidence and make lifelong friends. The heart camp also includes a day camp for younger children (ages 5-7) born with a heart
defect. These children will attend camp for three days during the week.
I was able to work with the mini campers the day I went. They rode the ponies and we talked all about
rodeos and horses. The mini campers all loved the ponies and wore cowboy hats with red hearts on
them. I loved their hats! After camp, I headed to Gerald for the rodeo performance that night. We celebrated the National Day of the Cowboy and I was able to carry the American Flag while we did a tribute to the Cowboys and the late Mason Lowe. This is the first Rodeo I used Feather I was very
nervous but we did great together!
See you SOON!!!
JR MISS ORA 2019
Yep you read those posts right, we are only FIVE rodeos away from finals and let me tell you the competition is getting tough with all of the contestants in the Ozark Rodeo Association. It will definitely come down to our finals rodeo to see who will be our year end champions for the 2019 season!
Also, this summer has flown by as we are only 28 days away from our application deadline! We have such an exciting pageant planned this year and we will be celebrating my 5th year as Pageant Director for the Miss ORA Pageant! We also have many special guests this year that haven't been announced just yet, but Miss Rodeo Oklahoma 2019, Kodi Smalygo will be with us this year!
We hope to see you there!
Miss ORA Pageant