There will be a mandatory meeting for girls interested in becoming the 2012 Red Ryder Rodeo Queen and Princess. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday June 9, at the Extension Office.
The Princess contest is open to girls ages 8 to 13. The Queen contest is open to girls ages 14 to 21 who are not married and do not have children.
The participants will have several practices during the month of June, at which time they will be coached in horsemanship and be given an opportunity to run through what the actual contest will entail. The written test, personality and horsemanship contest will be held Saturday, June 25.
The girls will be required to ride in this year’s rodeos on July 2, 3 and 4, in the grand entry each day. The 2012 queen and princess will be crowned July 4.
If chosen to be the 2012 Red Ryder Royalty, the girls are required to ride in the Little Beaver Parade in Dulce, N.M., as well as the Fiesta Days Parade in Durango, the Chama Days Parade and our local St. Patrick’s Day Parade.