Mandan Rodeo seeks contestants for queen, princess |

Mandan Rodeo seeks contestants for queen, princess

Miss Rodeo Mandan Princess, Halle Rivinius of Carson. Photo by Sharon Teeples
Sharon Teeples |

The Mandan Rodeo Committee is seeking contestants for the Miss Rodeo Mandan queen and princess pageants. The queen and princess serve as ambassadors for the Mandan Rodeo Days, the community and the sport of rodeo,

Miss Rodeo Mandan contestants must be residents of the state and between the ages of 17 to 23 as of Dec. 31, 2016, to assure eligibility for the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant in 2017. Princess contestants must be between the ages of 8 and 12 as of July 1 and be from Mandan or within an approximate 125-mile-radius.

Contestants in both divisions need to be available July 2 to 4 for participation in pageant competition and rodeo activities. Contestants are judged on horsemanship, speech, personal interview, appearance and modeling.

Complete rules and entry forms will be downloadable at or by contacting Pierette Johnson of the Mandan Rodeo Pageant Committee at 701-527-4324 or

May 2 is the deadline for contestant entries to assure photos will appear in the Mandan Rodeo Days publication issued in June. Contestant entries will remain open through June 10.

New royalty will be crowned during the July 4 rodeo performance by 2016 Miss Rodeo Mandan, Ashley Bateman of New Salem and Miss Rodeo Mandan Princess, Halle Rivinius of Carson. Mandan Rodeo Days is celebrating its 137th anniversary in 2016.

–Mandan Rodeo Days

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