Amanda Thompson, Miss Rodeo New Jersey


Amanda Thompson (New Jersey)

Amanda Thompson is from Jackson, New Jersey and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and hopes to one day obtain a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology. She also plans to open a therapeutic riding center for children and adults with special needs and/or disabilities.

Amanda’s favorite sport is rodeo and competes in barrel racing, ranch sorting and amateur bull riding. When not riding, she enjoys catching an occasional hockey game with her dad, country line dancing and singing. She has also been known to sing the National Anthem at several events and rodeos and held lead roles in plays and musicals such as Cabaret, Grease and Godspell. Amanda lead children with multiple disabilities in musical exercises for Read Across America, has visited Give Kids the World, Frances Foundation, Cheyenne Hospice Center, and several other community charities.

“Miss Rodeo America is a woman who represents the sport she holds dear to her heart. She is a product of the values of her western heritage and fulfills the duty of being a positive role model. She is focused on building the knowledge and love of the PRCA for the younger generations. She stays loyal to her sponsors and leaves a kind impression on everyone she meets. She is a woman who is remembered for sharing her passion of rodeo and her western way of life. She is a true advocate for animal welfare and the rodeo enthusiast who educates the public that rodeo is everywhere, coast to coast. She is an inspiration for young women and an example that dreams do come true. Therefore, it would be my honor and privilege to be crowned Miss Rodeo America and be the woman who represents all these qualities.”