Amherst Little Britches Rodeo Queen
My name is Rylee Bevan, and I am 16 years old. I am from Bellevue, Iowa and I live with my parents, brother, and grandma on a small horse farm. My love of horses started when I was very young from my grandma and my mom. I started riding as soon as my mom could get me on a horse and I have been riding on my own since I was 2 years old. I started competing at a very young age and when I was 12 I bought my Junior WPRA card and rodeoed with my mom and have continued to rodeo since. I have now joined Little Britches of Wisconsin Rodeo and have expanded my events into pole bending, goat tying, and breakaway roping.
Outside of rodeo, I am also very involved in school. I have been playing varsity volleyball for 3 years, and shooting archery for 7. I am in FFA, National Honor Society, and I’m the secretary of the Little Britches of Wisconsin student board. I am also a Rodeokids.com Ambassador and a Red Shirt Team member with Slidin’ R Western Outlet. Being involved in my school and community through these organizations is very important to me. In my free time I also enjoy giving riding lessons, training horses, and hanging out with my friends.
Being a rodeo queen is something that I have thought about doing since I was young, and now being able to run for Amherst Little Britches Rodeo Queen is giving me that opportunity. I have always looked up to rodeo queens because they have always made me feel important by saying hi, and taking the time time to talk to me. I’ll never forget when I was little and I was trying to video my mom’s barrel run and I couldn’t see over the fence and a rodeo queen knelt down to help me. She made me feel so special. My mom was also Miss Rodeo, Pennsylvania and when I was young she would always tell me stories about her queen experience. Running for Amherst Little Britches Rodeo Queen would be a way that I could bring that same feeling I had to others, and be a role model the way previous queens have been for me.
Rodeo Queen Information
Any Cowgirl who is eligible and in good standing with the Little Britches of Wisconsin (LBW) shall be eligible to run as Queen of the Amherst LBW.
Any Cowgirl interested in participating as a LBW of Amherst Rodeo Queen contestant will contact Jenny Blenker to get the application (contact information listed below). Rules and application will be sent to potential contestant, once the application is received back and accepted, the contestant will be contacted regarding Pageant eligibility and rules.
Contestants will be judged in 3 categories and must participate in all 3 to be eligible to be crowned Queen: poise and personality, horsemanship, and speech.
- $1,000.00 Queen
- $500.00 1st runner up
- $250.00 2nd runner up
Other prizes may include:
- Queen: Saddle, Crown and Belt buckle.
- 1st runner up: Tack item
- 2nd runner up: Tack item
Contestants participating in the Amherst LBW Rodeo Queen contest will need to sell 400 tickets for the Amherst Rodeo and be available for Queen activities at the Amherst LBW Rodeo (the 3rd weekend in August).
Because participants are under 18 years old, communication concerning Pageant activities will include the parents or guardian of each contestant.