Miss Rodeo Canada Ali Mullin, Miss Rodeo Warwick Meg Stewart and Miss Rodeo Australia Emma Deicke.
Miss Rodeo Canada Ali Mullin, Miss Rodeo Warwick Meg Stewart and Miss Rodeo Australia Emma Deicke. Deanna Millard

Rodeo Queen trades crown for riding boots

SHE may be the reigning queen, but she will be getting her hands dirty and pulling double duty tomorrow.

Warwick Rodeo Queen Meg Stewart is gearing up for the New Year's Eve Rodeo and Fireworks at the Warwick Showgrounds, where she will compete in the ladies open barrel race, as well as participate in the grand entry.

Barrel racing has been a part of Miss Stewart's life for almost a decade now, and she said she looks forward to the chance to compete in the event.

"I did a bit of everything with horses throughout my life, and when I came to Warwick, I got into barrel racing at Warwick High,” she said.

"That was about eight years ago, and it has stuck with me ever since.

"This will be my third time in the New Year's Eve event, so I'm taking the opportunity to compete in this year's again.

"It's a good all-round atmosphere, and is a great event for families to go to.”

Miss Stewart said she is looking forward to the spectacle moreso than the competition on the night.

"I'm just there to have a good time. If my horse can have a good run, that's all I ask, and anything else is a bonus,” she said.

The Steele's Bakery New Year's Eve Rodeo and Fireworks commences at 2pm, with tickets available on the door at the Warwick Showgrounds.



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