Reigning rodeo queen Kate Christensen (nee Skinner) will hand over the title in October.
Reigning rodeo queen Kate Christensen (nee Skinner) will hand over the title in October. Kenyon Sport Photos

Quest starts for Rodeo Queen

WHEN Wendy Eisentrager took out the tiara for Warwick Rodeo Queen (and then Australian Rodeo Queen) in 1987, she had no idea she would be co-ordinating the quest more than 20 years later.

Miss Eisentrager said she took on the task to keep the quest going because it was an important part of the history of the Warwick Rodeo.

"The entrants can learn a lot from it. It does put you in the community and opens up doors down the track - business see these young ones and their commitment and responsibility," she said.

Miss Eisentrager said there were great prizes to be won including a holiday and she would support entrants in the lead-up to the winner announcement on October 15.

2010 Rodeo Queen Kate Christensen said she was inspired to be a part of the quest by working on a cattle ranch and grain farm in Montana, USA.

"When I came back after two years away, I was keen to show the skills I'd learnt over there, I just knew I had to enter the quest here again and give it my best shot," she said.

Kate enjoyed every part of being the rodeo queen, from the judging through to promoting the rodeo and presenting the prestigious Black Toyota Warwick Gold Cup.

"My favourite memories would have to be leading out the winner of the Gold Cup last year, Ben Hall, and sharing in the moment with the champion and finalists. I also loved presenting the winners and leading them on their lap of honour carrying the Australian Flag. It doesn't get much better than that."

Categories include:

  • Rodeo Queen, 18-30 years, entrance fee of $80.
  • Rodeo Princess, 14-17 years, entrance fee $60.
  • Junior Cowgirl, 8-13 years, entrance fee $40.
  • Tiny Tot Boy and Girl, 5-7 years, entrance $20.

Call the show office on 4661 9060 to nominate.



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