Mandan Rodeo seeks pageant entrants

The Mandan Rodeo Committee announces an opportunity for young cowgirls to compete in 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, 2014, to assure eligibility for the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant in 2015. 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 are 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 9.

New royalty will be crowned at the July 4 rodeo performance by 2014 Miss Rodeo Mandan Danielle Taylor of Mandan and Miss Rodeo Mandan Princess Brianna Horner of Bismarck. Mandan Rodeo Days is celebrating its 135th anniversary in 2014.

–Mandan Rodeo Committee