Rodeo Quest princess entrant, Lilygrace Robinson is hoping she'll claim victory in her first competition.
Rodeo Quest princess entrant, Lilygrace Robinson is hoping she'll claim victory in her first competition.

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.



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