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Red Ryder Royalty tryouts

Calling all cowgirls!

If you have ever dreamed of being a rodeo queen or princess, here’s your chance!

There will be an organizational meeting for girls who are interested in becoming the 2013 Red Ryder Rodeo Queen or Princess at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, at the Extension Office.

The princess contest is open to girls ages 8-13, and the queen contest is open to girls ages 14-21, who are not married and do not have children.

The princess will receive a breast collar and head stall (sponsored by Boot Hill) and the queen will be awarded a beautiful saddle (sponsored by A&M Construction and Weber Sand and Gravel). In addition, this year as long as we have three qualifying contestants, the Queen will also receive a $1,000 savings bond.

Participants will have several practices during the month of June, at which time they will be given the opportunity to run through what the actual contest will entail. The written test, personality and horsemanship contest will be held Saturday, June 30, starting at 9 a.m.

The girls will be required to ride in this year’s rodeos on July 4, 6 and 7, in the grand entry each day. The 2013 queen and princess will be crowned on July 7.

If chosen to be the 2013 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 in our local St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

If you have any questions about the contest, or are unable to attend the organizational meeting, please contact either Pennie DeClark at (970) 903-3242 or Linda Moulton at (970) 264-0492.

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