Contestants compete to represent Mandan Rodeo as Queen, Princess |

Contestants compete to represent Mandan Rodeo as Queen, Princess

Brianna Horner, 11, will be a sixth grader in the fall at Apple Creek Elementary near Bismarck. Her hobbies include barrel racing, roping, pole bending, playing alto saxophone, drawing, working with and training horses that her family raises. Brianna is a member of the N.D. Junior High School Rodeo Association, National Barrel Horse Association and Mandan Horse and Saddle Club. Her parents are Lonnie and Vonda Horner, Bismarck, N.D.

Six young cowgirls are vying for the opportunity to represent Mandan Rodeo Days as an ambassador for 2013-14. Queen contestants are Megan Haag, Fredonia, N.D., and Jessica Pfliger and Danielle Taylor, both of Mandan, N.D. Princess contestants are Lakyn Bruhn, Berthold, N.D.; Mckenzy Dean, Tioga, N.D.; and Brianna Horner, Bismarck, N.D.

A pageant luncheon will be held July 3, at 11:30 a.m. at the Seven Seas Inn and will feature princess and queen contestant speeches, modeling and impromptu questions. The luncheon is sponsored by Leggette, Brashears, and Graham. Registration is requested. Contact Pageant Coordinator Pierette Johnson, phone 527-4324, e-mail The cost is $15 in advance of June 28, or $17 at the door.

Horsemanship competition will be held July 3, at 8 a.m. at the rodeo arena at Dacotah Centennial Park. The activity is free and open to the public.

New royalty will be crowned at the July 4, rodeo performance by Miss Rodeo Mandan Codi Miller of Amidon, N.D., and Miss Rodeo Mandan Princess Kimberly Bauer of Mandan.

Among the many prizes awarded are trophy saddles, with the queen’s sponsored by Express Yourself Salon and Spa, Mandan, and the princess saddle sponsored by Western Unlimited, Bismarck. Trophy buckles are sponsored by Great Plains Technical Services and Bianco real estate agent Lori Doerr. The queen will also receive a $1,000 scholarship from the BSC Foundation.

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–Miss Mandan Rodeo


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