Meet Miss Rodeo 2010
A CAPACITY crowd at the Douglas Feez Pavilion made for an exciting and eventful Warwick Rodeo Queen presentation evening on Saturday night.
Winner of the coveted Warwick Rodeo Queen title was Warwick paralegal and horsewoman Kate Skinner who almost broke down when asked to speak after being awarded the crown.
Widely travelled and with many years of rodeo and quest involvement, Miss Skinner was a popular winner among the audience of campdraft and rodeo fans.
The section winners of the Rodeo Queen were announced by businessman and rodeo competitor Bob Armitage, co-principal with his wife Debbie of Brigalow Country Clothing.
Mr Armitage said he was more than pleased to make the presentation as he had been a friend of the Skinner family for almost 30 years and often competed around the country with Kate's father, John.
The quest is held not only to select a winner to represent the Warwick Rodeo around Australia and in the re-formed Miss Rodeo Australia quest, but also to support the rodeo financially, so fundraising by the entrants is an important part of the quest.
This year's Overall Fundraiser was Emma Degoumois who took away a swag of trophies for her effort.
The presentations were highlighted by the huge number of trophies awarded to section winners, thanks mainly to quest co-ordinator Tanya Weir, major sponsors Brigalow Country Clothing and to a large number of sponsors who return to support the quest year after year.
Section winners of the Rodeo Queen quest were Warwick Rodeo stalwart Courtney Darragh (Horsemanship), Georgia Wells (Personality), and Courtney McGheegan (Appearance).
Another popular winner on the night was Ella Tregurtha, who was crowned Warwick Rodeo Princess.
Rodeo Princess section winners were Hilary Thrift (Personality), Meg Stewart (Horsemanship) and Alexandra Leech (Appearance).
Nine young ladies vied for the title of Warwick Rodeo Junior Cowgirl with Allora-based Darcy Leisegang taking away the major award.
Section winners were Amy Magan (Appearance), Jade Davies (Horsemanship) and Hayley Milne (Personality).
The two Tiny Tot quests were both supported by five entrants.
Clay Hodder was awarded Mr Tiny Tot and section winners were Huon Johnson (Personality), Morgan Byrne (Horsemanship), Hayden Luck and Noah White (Encouragement).
Winner of the Miss Tiny Tot quest was Keira Holmes and section winners were Anna Hegarty (Personality), Hannah McIvor (Horsemanship), Layla Wilson (Appearance) and Gabrielle Skinner (Encouragement).