North Dakota: Prospective rodeo queen seminar April 8-10 in Bismarck |

North Dakota: Prospective rodeo queen seminar April 8-10 in Bismarck

Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant Association will host a rodeo queen seminar April 8 to 10 in Bismarck, ND for prospective rodeo queen and princess participants ages 8 to 25.

The primary instructors are Ashley Andrews-Alderson, Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2006 and Miss Rodeo America 2007; Martina Wardle, Miss Rodeo Utah 2010 and second runner-up to Miss Rodeo America 2011; and Kasie Pigg, Miss Rodeo Colorado 2010 and fourth runner-up to Miss Rodeo America 2011.

The 2011 seminar will feature a panel discussion with representatives of various sectors that rodeo queens work with including a rodeo committee member, rodeo judges and stock contractor panel. Other portions will focus on horsemanship, speech, interview skills, impromptu questions, stage presence, manners and etiquette, and appearance including fitness, wardrobe selection, modeling, hair and makeup.

There will be special sessions for parents of prospective contestants and pageant coordinators on Saturday, April 9. Sessions will include how to secure rodeo queen clothing on a budget, parenting support and a queen pageant coordinators’ discussion.

The Friday and Saturday sessions will take place at Grace Lutheran Brethren Church, 503 N 24th Street. The seminar banquet and a mock pageant will be held Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Kelly Inn. Horsemanship training on Sunday, April 10, will be held at the Missouri Ledge Equine Center, located about 10 miles north of Bismarck.

Cost of the seminar varies by age of the participant: $150 for those ages 8 to 12; $175 for ages 13 to 18; and $200 for those ages 19 to 25. For more information or to register, contact Sue Wardner, 701-460-1361 or e-mail

A brochure with the detailed seminar schedule will be posted on the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant Association Web site at

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