Warwick cowgirl competes nationally for a cause
LAST year's Warwick Rodeo Queen, Ashleigh Grant, will take on the best cowgirls in Australia when she heads to the Miss Rodeo Australia Quest in January.
Ashleigh started fundraising for the quest as soon as she handed over her crown this year and is choosing to support a cause close to her heart.
When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, breast care nurses from Blush Cancer Care Inc were with her every step of the way.
Ashleigh said many charities worked on finding a cure but current patients also required support.
"They were such a big help. She could call them at any time - even if it was midnight they were there,” she said.
"I think it's good that we're supporting the patients through that toughtime until we can find a cure and we don't have it any more.”
Ashleigh is also hoping to encourage young competitors and teach them that "no matter what happens they can give anything a go”.
The 24-year-old will take on five other entrants from around the country.
Her major sponsor is Thompson Longhorn but she is also running a Christmas raffle with winners to be drawn on December 16.
The crowning of Miss Rodeo Australia will take place at the Douglas Feez Pavilion at Warwick Showgrounds on Saturday, January 20.