Bismarck to host rodeo queen seminar in April

The Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant Association will host a rodeo queen seminar Apr. 5-7, in Bismarck for prospective rodeo queen and princess participants ages 8 to 25.

A featured instructor is Kimberly Kuhn, fourth runner-up at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant and Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2012. Kuhn is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business with a minor in finance. Her platform through high school and college was “Be Your Best Self.” Kuhn competes in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association barrel racing while also enjoying breakaway and team roping.

Other seminar instructors will include former Miss Rodeo North Dakota titleholders.

The 2013 seminar will focus on horsemanship, speech, interview skills, impromptu questions, stage presence, manners and etiquette, and appearance including fitness, wardrobe selection, modeling, hair and makeup. Special sessions include a panel discussion with representatives from various facets of rodeo production and tips for creating a rodeo queen wardrobe on a budget.

The Friday and Saturday sessions will take place at Grace Lutheran Brethren Church, 503 N 24th Street. Horsemanship training on Sunday, Apr. 7, will be held at the Missouri Ledge Equine Center, approximately 10 miles north of Bismarck.

Cost of the seminar varies by age of the participant: $125 for those ages 8 to 12; $150 for ages 13 to 18; and $175 for those ages 19 to 25.

The state rodeo pageant association is offering a $50 scholarship in each age division. Applicants are asked to respond to questions about why they wish to attend the seminar and their financial need. The application deadline for the scholarships is March 23.

For more information, contact seminar coordinator Sue Wardner, phone 701-460-1361 or e-mail Registration and application forms are available at F

–Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant