2017 Missouri High School Rodeo Association Queen Competition

Dear Queen Contestant,

We are excited that you have decided to join us for the 2017 Missouri High School Rodeo Queen Pageant, June 3rd in Carthage MO! It will be a fun and exciting competition where one lucky young lady will have the opportunity to represent her state at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming! The schedule is attached along with descriptions and requirements for each category of the pageant.

The competition will begin the early morning of Saturday, June 3rd. All of the pageant will be held on the rodeo grounds at Lucky J Arena, Carthage, MO. Also attached is the horsemanship pattern and helpful examples. You can download the packet here!!


Please make sure you read the NHSRA rulebook very carefully to learn the different parts of the pageant and overall rules. Two important rules to keep in mind: 1) Your speech should be no more than two minutes in length and can be about your state, your country or anything with a western theme. 2)Attire for the Missouri State Pageant does not REQUIRE a dress for speech and modeling; therefore be very careful when you choose your attire that it meets the guidelines set in this letter for the MISSOURI STATE PAGEANT. A girl that wears attire, other than that outlined in these guidelines, will be penalized five points from each judge in that part of the competition.

There are a lot of details within this packet, but everything you need should be in here. Please be sure to read all the information under each category so you don’t miss pageant details such as a description for your modeling outfit, horsemanship pattern, etc. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate at all to contact myself, Alicia Gatz. All of my contact information is in the packet as well. Again, thank you so much for choosing to participate in this year’s pageant. There will be some wonderful prizes and it will be a great experience for you to develop your public speaking and interview skills. We look forward to seeing you in Carthage!


Alicia Gatz, MHSR Queen Coordinator

2016-2017 MHSR QUEEN!


2016-2017 MHSR Queen

Danyel Filkins is the 15 year old daughter of Ron and Deanna Filkins.  She is the youngest of 5 siblings and lives in Nevada, Missouri.

Danyel is homeschooled through the accredited Midwest Christian Academy where she is not only receiving an excellent education, but she has the flexibility to pursue her rodeo dreams.  She discovered her love for rodeo in 2012 when she had the opportunity to compete in several area youth rodeos and Queen competitions.  She enjoys barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying and is hoping to stick a toe into roping this year.  Her previous Queen titles include: Saint Jo Jr. Queen and Miss Jim Bowie Days Queen.  She was first runner up in North Texas Fair and Rodeo and UPRA in 2015.

Danyel is both excited and honored to be the 2016 Miss Missouri High School Rodeo Queen. 

“I had so much fun competing at Nationals.  The long hours of curling hair, applying make-up and wearing all the bling was completely worth it.  I made so many new friends and met people from tons of places.  To me the best part of being a rodeo queen is seeing all the young people looking up to me in awe.”

“It is my goal as the MHSR Queen to promote our association as well as rodeo as a whole.  If I can help one girl or boy discover their love for the sport, I will have succeeded.  One of my favorite quotes is Throw me to the wolves, and I will return leading the pack.  To me this means Life.  Life is full of challenges and disappointments, but when we meet those challenges and learn from the disappointments; we become leaders.

Thank you MHSR for honoring me with the opportunity to be your Queen.  We have some amazing athletes in Missouri and it is my desire to promote our association and bring new members to keep the spirit alive in our state.  GO TEAM MISSOURI!!


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