2012 Warwick Rodeo Queen Ella Waugh.
2012 Warwick Rodeo Queen Ella Waugh. Contributed

Meet our Rodeo Queen

ELLA Waugh will always remember the moment her name was called out as Warwick Rodeo Queen at Saturday night's cabaret presentation at Douglas Feez Pavilion.

The 22-year-old works as a hairdresser in Tamworth and in Warwick at Ooh La La Beaute.

She said the feeling of being Rodeo Queen was hard to compare with representing Queensland in the polocrosse nationals at Morgan Park in April.

"Rodeo Queen is more of an individual achievement. It is very exciting," Ella said.

Despite her experience as a horsewoman, Ella said the horsemanship judging was nerve-racking.

"I rode my horse from the nationals, Glenrae Indigo, for the judging and I trust him. Having Indigo made it a bit easier," Ella said.

"Everyone tells me the rodeo will be a massive job but will be a rewarding experience."

She has already organised a week off for the rodeo.

"I will be encouraging all Rodeo Queen entrants to be involved in the event," Ella said.

While she has competed in campdrafting, Ella said she wasn't yet ready for a major draft in Warwick.

She was sponsored by her Warwick employer, Shearing Shed Hairdresser in Manilla and Waugh's Pumping.

Quest committee chairman Kate Christensen said about 300 people attended the evening.

"It was a fantastic night with a great atmosphere," Mrs Christensen said.

"We had many donations from our sponsors and each of the entrants raised a significant amount of money.

"All the entrants have been invited to participate in the rodeo, school and aged care facility visits."

OTHER WINNERS

  •  Mr Tiny Tot - Mitchell Muller
  •  Miss Tiny Tot - Elizah Feltham
  •  Junior Cowgirl - Brittany Keogh
  •  Princess - Jade Davies


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