Rodeo queens have been reigning over rodeos for many years. Their role has evolved from a pretty girl on horseback to a "total package" public relations ambassador for the sport. Entering a pageant and holding a title can provide many life skill experiences for today's young cowgirl. The Rodeo Queen represents her rodeo, association, or region for a standard time of usually 12 months and is usually required to wear a cowboy hat, crown, and banner with her title on it. Being a rodeo queen requires skills in western style horse riding, public speaking, rodeo knowledge, appearance, and personality. Rodeo Queens spend their time professionally representing their title at various rodeos, parades, public events, television interviews, radio interviews, school events, and charity events.
"Coordinating the Rodeo Queen Pageant". Rodeo Royalty. Retrieved 2013-02-04.