Hello and welcome back to another edition of On the Road with Miss Rodeo America! I feel like I blinked and April is almost over. It’s probably a result of having a pretty busy month in comparison to others, so if that any indication of how fast my summer will go I better hold on… but more on that later, let’s get into it!
Back to The Most Magical Place on Earth and no I don’t mean Disney world, but just south about 30 minutes in Kissimmee! My April started out at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, where the 2021 National Circuit Champions were crowned. It was a jammed-packed few days with rodeo performances, but it’s not really a Florida trip unless you spend some time in the water! The Sheffield family graciously invited all the rodeo queens to their home on the lake for a fun day of water activities. Of course, I had to try it all and yes got dumped on the tube. I officially became the second Miss Rodeo America Scott Sheffield was able to throw off the tube (the first was his daughter Keri Sheffield Smith). Florida never disappoints and always leaves me with the best memories to cherish in years to come. It was also so great to see the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo back in Kissimmee for the 2021 championships!
In a matter of a week I went from east coast to west coast, well I got close to the west coast. I had the privilege of attending the Red Bluff Round-Up in California! It was my first time in California as Miss Rodeo America and my first time in Northern California, which completely blew me away! From the views to the people, to the top-notch rodeo! When I told my mom it was on my schedule and I was going to get to stay with the Millers, she totally fangirled when I clarified that was Nellie Miller and her family. Thank you for the hospitality James, Nellie and girls! If you have never been to the Red Bluff Round-Up I highly recommend putting it on your bucket list. It has all the elements and never lacks entertainment. From wild horse races, mule races, top PRCA cowboys, and WPRA cowgirls battling it out and of course the iconic Wild Ride to round out the whole weekend. Hats off to James Miller and the whole crew there in Red Bluff for putting on a great rodeo and restoring my hope for rodeo as we get into the heat of the 2021 rodeo season!
While in California I got the honor to see our wrangler family for the first time in a long time and it was glorious. Mostly because Cassie didn’t stop making me laugh with her jokes from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. We had a photoshoot for new products coming out later this year and all I can say is be on the lookout because you will want it all! Whenever I get to shoot with Wrangler I know it’s going to fun and most importantly western! Thank you Wrangler for including me and I missed you all so much!
My month rounded out with my last rodeo queen clinic of the spring and although I have enjoyed the convenience of the virtual clinics it was so great to be in person again having the opportunity to instruct! Thank you to Eva Oliver and Brooke Wallace the minds behind the clinic “Punchy but Pretty”! Eva, Brooke, and I were all state queens together; all placed in the top five at Miss Rodeo America together and became great friends throughout our journeys. Getting to teach on rodeo queening with two of the most wonderful women that I have ever known, really was the cherry on top of my April!
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed hearing about my April adventures. Until next time!
Miss Rodeo America 2021
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