2017 Miss Reno Rodeo Pageant Registration Deadline Closes April 14

RENO, Nev. (March 30, 2017) — The Miss Reno Rodeo Pageant is seeking candidates interested in becoming the next Miss Reno Rodeo. The pageant is an annual event where contestants compete for the coveted position of goodwill ambassador of the Reno Rodeo and Reno Rodeo Foundation. Registration is now open to women between the ages of 18-24 with a passion for horsemanship, travel and rodeo culture. Application deadline is April 14.

The pageant will take place Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9, at various locations throughout Reno. Contestants will be judged on public speaking, horsemanship skills and equine and rodeo knowledge. The final coronation ceremony will be held at the Peppermill Friday evening, June 9 at 6 p.m., where the winner will be crowned Miss Reno Rodeo 2018.

Reigning Miss Reno Rodeo, Alexandra Rayppy, is currently a junior at the University of Nevada, Reno, working towards a degree in kinesiology with intentions to pursue physical therapy after graduation. Rayppy’s passion for horses began at the age of six when she started riding and has since served as a member of 4-H for eight years and the Reno Rodeo Glad and Drill Team for five years. On behalf of Reno Rodeo, she travels to various rodeos and events all over the country, including the National Finals Rodeo, as well as engages in various community outreach efforts.

According to the Reno Rodeo, strong candidates for Miss Reno Rodeo are poised and elegant, but aren’t afraid to have fun and get their boots dirty. Miss Reno Rodeo carries herself with integrity and is always honest and reliable. The Miss Reno Rodeo pageant reflects decades of Nevada and Reno Rodeo history, with Miss Reno Rodeo playing an important part of that legacy.

For more information or to apply, please contact the Reno Rodeo office or email

About the Reno Rodeo
The Reno Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned sporting event, and one of the top five rodeos in North America. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up of over 500 volunteers. This year’s Reno Rodeo is scheduled for June 15-24, 2017. Competition includes bareback, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. Like Reno Rodeo on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or for more information on the Reno Rodeo, visit