The Role of Royalty
The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty are representatives of Sheridan, advocates for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, and spokeswomen for keeping our western heritage alive. Throughout the year the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty are required to attend many events and rodeos in the Sheridan area and encouraged to attend other events throughout the state. As the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Queen, Sr. Princess, Princess, and Jr. Princess travel, attending various events and rodeos, they are representing where they come from, and promoting what Sheridan, Wyoming has to offer.
Our Sheridan WYO Rodeo Queen is a role model for the younger generation. The Rodeo Princess and Jr. Princess look up to her, and follow her example at all functions they attend together. At the many events that the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Queen attends throughout her reign, she is looked upon as a role model to young children.
About the Competition
The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Queen Pageant will be held each July in Sheridan, Wyoming before the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. Young ladies can compete in the competition which has three categories: Queen (ages 19-24), Sr. Princess (ages 16-18), Princess (ages 14-16), and Jr. Princess (ages 10-13). The contestants are judged on horsemanship, personality, and appearance. Throughout the competition the contestants complete a reining pattern on horseback and participate in personal interviews with judges. The contestants are also required to give a speech, answer impromptu questions, model western clothing and possess knowledge regarding rodeo, horse health and current events, etc. The contestants must score at least a 70% in every category to be considered for Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty. The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Queen will then represent Sheridan the following year at the Miss Rodeo Wyoming pageant held during the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas.
Pageant application: Sheridan WYO Rodeo Application