Six contestants vying for Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2015 |

Six contestants vying for Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2015

Six young women will compete to become Miss Rodeo North Dakota during the 60th Annual Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant to be held Oct. 9-12 in Minot. The annual pageant is held in conjunction with the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo for the top professional contestants from North Dakota and South Dakota.

Pageant contestants are Miss Rodeo Minot Y’s Men Deann Berntson, 21, Kulm; Miss Rodeo Prairie Rose Megan Haag, 20, Fredonia; Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show Sarah Hass, 24, Valley City; White Earth Valley Saddle Club Queen Shelby Hennessy, 18, Berthold; Miss Silver Creek Rodeo Brittany Schock, 24, Mandan; and Miss Rodeo Mandan Danielle Taylor, 21, Mandan.

Contestants compete in the areas of personality, appearance and horsemanship. Several pageant activities are open to the public. Contestants will present platform speeches, model western clothing, answer impromptu questions and participate in an interview during a brunch scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Grand Hotel. The cost to attend is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Horsemanship will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the State Fair Center arena. Admission is free.

Contestants will present speeches about North Dakota, model fur coats and clothing from western merchandisers, and answer more impromptu questions about current events and the sport of rodeo during a lunch on Saturday, Oct. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Grand Hotel. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Register for activities in advance by contacting Jane Hammer at or by calling 701-840-1880.

Major prizes include a trophy saddle sponsored Northern Plains Steel; a trophy buckle sponsored by Milt’s Building Supply, Elgin; a jacket from Hensen’s Fur and Leather, Minot, and autograph sheets and print material by Image Printing, Bismarck.

The winner begins her term of service in January 2015 and will compete in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in December 2015 during the Nationals Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

The new queen will be crowned by Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2014 Codi Miller, Amidon. She will compete in the Miss Rodeo American Pageant this December in Las Vegas.

Miss Rodeo North Dakota promotes and assists with rodeos and other events throughout North Dakota and serves as an ambassador at numerous rodeos throughout the country.

A 60th anniversary celebration for former Miss Rodeo North Dakota titleholders, former state pageant contestants and other friends of the state pageant association is planned for Saturday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Grand Hotel.

For more information, visit

–Miss Rodeo N.D. Pageant

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