Nikki Burraston is in the running to be crowned Junior Cowgirl in the Warwick Rodeo Queen Quest.
Nikki Burraston is in the running to be crowned Junior Cowgirl in the Warwick Rodeo Queen Quest. Georja Ryan

Cowgirl eyes off fresh title

NIKKI Burraston is no stranger to a pair of Ariats and Akubra hat, and when it comes to dressing up, she feels just as comfortable in a tiara.

This year, Nikki will go up against a host of other girls in the Warwick Rodeo Junior Cowgirl Quest.

"I just want to go in it and have a go and have fun," 11-year-old Nikki said.

In 2009, she claimed the tiny tots crown and said she was ready to take it to the next level.

She was most excited about the mounted routine come judging day, and based on her recent achievements at Pony Club last week - second in mounted games and a commendable performance in the formal gymkhana - she will be a force to be reckoned with.

"I just love it - riding my horse and competing against others," Nikki said.

"I will get to see people I don't normally see. And I love the dressing up too."

When she's not up in the saddle on her roan pony Bobby, which is not all that often, Nikki also enjoys gymnastics and swimming.



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