Confidence blossoms in aspiring country princess
THE thought of entering this year’s Rodeo Quest was initially daunting for 16-year-old Lilygrace Robinson, but the confidence-boosting activity is one she doesn’t regret.
As someone who is normally shy, Robinson said the princess competition was a completely new experience.
“This is my first year doing this, and it will just put me out of my comfort zone because I’m shy and I don’t really talk to many new people,” Lilygrace said.
“It will be a good experience, because I get to meet new people and I’m being more social with different types of people.”
“I had to talk to a lot of new people, and at the Senior Citizens morning tea, we had to go out in front of them and tell them about ourselves, and I was pretty nervous about that.”
Having spent the majority of her childhood around horses, Lilygrace is confident her horsemanship skills will go a long way during the judging tomorrow night.
Even if she isn’t fortunate enough to be crowned Rodeo Princess, the Scots PGC students said her exprience as an entrant had been a positive experience.
“I’ll still be happy because it’s been a good experience either way,” she said.
But if success were to go her way, Lilygrace looks forward to being a role model for young entrants in the competition, she said.
“I would look forward to representing rodeo and campdraft — it would be really good and it would open heaps of experiences for me,” she said.