The Oregon Queen — All the News from June 2024!

The Oregon Queen — All the News from June 2024!

July 3, 2024 Off By Lois Forester

2024 Miss Rodeo Oregon Abby Torgerson!

Summer has officially hit, which means it must be June and the start of the summer run!

I started June with an adventure to Idaho for a photoshoot with the one and only Art of Aperture. I am so excited to get these photos back and share them with all of you. After my photoshoot, I headed to Union for the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. We started the day with a queen's luncheon, parade, and a performance! I had the pleasure of riding ‘Gus’ during my time in Union. After Union, I hit the road to make it to Sisters in time for the parade and the last three performances. I had the opportunity to help fly sponsors flags and push cows while in Sisters. Did I mention this all happened in the span of four days?! What a weekend!

My next stop was the Crooked River Roundup. I started the week off with an autograph signing with Queen Mary and a cattle drive through downtown Prineville! Miss Rodeo America, Emma, was in attendance, so it was extra special catching up with her and hearing about her travels. The rest of the week brought three rodeo performances, a queen luncheon, and a parade! This was my very first time attending the Crooked River Roundup and I was blown away by the committee’s kindness and hospitality I was shown.

My final stop in June was the Reno Rodeo! During the performances of the rodeo, my fellow state queens and I had the opportunity to help with the mutton busting and interview the round winners and champions. I had the opportunity to interview 4x world champion Hailey Kinsel and the #1 man in the bull riding, Creek Young! I am super thankful for the opportunity to grow and learn from the media interviews. In our free time, we visited Virginia City and had a little leather making class with a local Reno leather worker.

I am gearing up for Cowboy Christmas and a very busy July! Stay tuned for my July travels.


Abby Torgerson

2024 Miss Rodeo Oregon

The Eastern Oregon Livestock Show court and I at the queen's luncheon.

Gus and I gearing up for the EOLS parade. We placed third in the Queen category!

The 2024 Oregon state titleholders before the Sisters parade.

Lady and I during the Sisters parade. She has become quite the rockstar during parades!

Miss Rodeo Nevada, Annemarie, made it to Oregon for the Sisters Rodeo!

Crooked River Roundup Queen Mary and I kicking off the week with an autograph signing.

Nothing says summer rodeos like a vintage Wrangler button down!

Miss Rodeo America, Emma, and I at the Crooked River Roundup queens luncheon.

Bull rider, Creek Young, and I after his winners circle media interview.

Miss Rodeo Alabama, Brooklyn, and I interviewing Hailey Kinsel after her Reno Rodeo win.

Getting ready for the mutton busting at the Reno Rodeo!

Practicing some basic leather tooling. I would love to start getting into leather work after my time as Miss Rodeo Oregon!

2024 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Hallie Haslebacher!

Sisters Rodeo, Crooked River Round-Up, and a photoshoot! The first month of summer is in the books and I'm sad to see it go!

I started off my month at Sisters, Oregon for the one and only Sisters Rodeo. I started the weekend off on Friday by attending the queens luncheon held at the Ski Inn and Tap House and then I was off to my first performance of the weekend! On Saturday I rode in the parade and participated in two more run-ins ending the absolute blast of a rodeo! I had so much fun and I cannot thank the Sisters Rodeo board enough for making all of us feel so welcome and appreciated!

Then I went off to Prineville for the Crooked River Round-Up. I had the honor of carrying the Crooked River Roundup flag in a well-orchestrated serpentine and then I joined my fellow queens in a grand entry run in. Signing autographs in the stands brought a smile to my face because there were so many excited kiddos in the crowds, lots of future rodeo queens! The parade on Saturday was also such an amazing experience seeing the community come together to support this rodeo! It was an honor to meet and hang out with Miss Rodeo America Emma Cameron. I enjoyed her sense of humor and watching her professionally interact with everyone she came in contact with.  Crooked River Roundup was a win!

To finish off my month I had the privilege of having a photoshoot with Amy Winsor Photography, and let's just say the pictures do not disappoint! If you are looking for a photographer, Amy is the way to go! She is an absolute joy and such an amazing person you will not be disappointed!

Now we are headed into Cowboy Christmas! Will I see you at the Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo, Eugene Pro Rodeo, or the one and only St. Paul Rodeo?

With love your,
2024 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon
Hallie Haslebacher

Roo and I are walking into Cowboy Christmas with this amazing shot by Amy!

My best friend Roo and I enjoying every minute of this amazing title!

Thank you, Bob Roy, for such an amazing saddle!

My first professional picture with my furry rescue!

My fellow queens and I catching up at the Sisters Luncheon!

Abby and I are parade ready!

Queens luncheon in Prineville with the one and only 2023 Miss Rodeo Oregon Zoe Brooks!

Lindsay and I having a blast at Sisters!

The one and only Miss Rodeo America Emma Cameron and I!

My sash sisters and I watching the first night of the Sisters Rodeo!

2024 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon Kayla Hunt!

The month of June started off with a long drive down to Sisters for the queens luncheon and four rodeo performances where I was able to get JJ to sign the back of my chaps, and a fun parade. The grounds were very beautiful with the mountains in the background.

My next outing was the Kiwanis parade in my hometown where there was a pretty good turn-out for a rainy day.
My next event was Tillamook Rodeo for 2 performances and the parade.  During the first night there I got the pleasure to help with a stick horse race and boy that was fun and the kids had a blast. While in Tillamook I got to stop by the factory and meet some new people and show a fellow sash sister the factory as she had never been there before.
Joyfully yours,







JJ autographing my chaps.


With Emma Brandau.

Meet a new Sponsor, Sparks Leather!

Steve Park has been flying a wee bit under our radar.  He has produced multiple leather items for titleholders, and they were always notable for their quality of workmanship.  We are absolutely thrilled that he has come on board because Sparks Leather will sponsor a signature briefcase for 2025 Miss Rodeo Oregon!

2025 Miss Rodeo Oregon Contestants!

Linnea Roeder, Wamic

Katie Skramstad, Milton-Freewater

Mary Olney, Molalla

Miss Rodeo Alaska!




Also attending the Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant is 2024 Miss Rodeo Alaska Codi Clemmons.  One of the requirements for earning her title is to compete in another state's pageant.  We welcome Codi to our pageant!!

2025 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Contestants!

Jadeyn Perin, Enterprise

Makaila Tolman, Myrtle Creek

Adeline Kuenzi, Sublimity

Katie Kilcullen, Elmira

Paytyn Hayda, Hermiston

2025 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon Contestants!

Kieran Sutherlin, Prineville

Fallyn Plume, Pendleton

Miss Rodeo Oregon Sweethearts will appear at Swan Island Dahlias (995 NW 22nd Avenue, Canby) at 9:30 am Saturday, August 17!  They will model, answer questions, and receive their buckle, sash, and crown.  They will also be a part of the Miss Rodeo Oregon Fashion Show on Saturday afternoon at The Grove Christian Center.  Doors open at 12:30 for this ticketed event.

Meet a new sponsor, the Human Bean of Hermiston!



Thank you also to the Human Bean of Hermiston for their sponsorship!  (Hint: in addition to being a sponsor, they are providing coffee cards at the Pageant Parent Social!!)

2025 Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant Raffle

All contestants are selling raffle tickets!  Priced at only $5 each, they are having no difficulty selling tickets because of the high quality of all the items.  The drawing for these eight items will be held during the Fashion Show on August 17!

Thank you, Miss Rodeo Oregon Inc. Foundation Sponsors!!