The Oregon Queen — All the News from March, 2024

The Oregon Queen — All the News from March, 2024

April 5, 2024 Off By Lois Forester

2024 Miss Rodeo Oregon Abby Torgerson!

The month of March kept me in our great state of Oregon. My first event of the month took me to Canby for the coronation of the 2024 Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo Court. The support their court received that night was absolutely incredible. The Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo are close to our organization’s heart due to the years of support they have given the MRO program.

Next up was my own coronation. If you have never planned a coronation, it’s exactly like planning a wedding, plus getting auction items! I had an absolute blast at my coronation and I am blown away by the amount of people that traveled down to Southern Oregon to support me. I am so thankful for each and every person that made my coronation possible.

With a weekend at home this month, I even had time to show my horse at a local schooling show, before heading to the Southern OHSET Meet to judge the 2024 senior scholarships. I won this scholarship as a high school senior, so it was a great experience to be on the other side of things. I am so thankful for every opportunity like this to help with my preparation for America!

The month of April is looking full of new adventures! Stay tuned to see where I go next.


Abby Torgerson

2024 Miss Rodeo Oregon

JMRO Kayla, MTRO Hallie, and I at the Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo coronation.

MTRO Hallie and I at the Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo coronation.

The newly crowned Canby Rodeo court and past queen Alexis at their coronation.

All the visiting royalty that traveled from near and far to attend my coronation.

JRMO Kayla, MTRO Hallie, and I at my coronation. I am so excited for my year with these two girls!

Our 2023 Miss Rodeo Oregon Zoe and I. I have so much love and appreciation for her!

Sam, our 2020-21 MRO, and I at the OHSET scholarship interviews.

Lady and I enjoying our weekend at the local schooling show. I think we overcame our fear of green pool noodles!

The Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant -- August 14-17, 2024

Applications for the titles of Miss Rodeo Oregon Sweetheart, 2025 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon, 2025 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon, and 2025 Miss Rodeo Oregon are now available by emailing  Age requirements are listed on the website and we have also published a "What to Expect" document that gives answers to the most frequently asked questions.  Check out what our organization offers to contestants in return--dinners every night in the Canby Rodeo VIP tent, a hotel room for Junior and Teen families (3 nights), and the chance to be a part of an historic rodeo which is in its 13th year of hosting our Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2024.

We are inviting everyone to the Miss Rodeo Oregon Fashion Show, to be held on Saturday, August 17 at The Grove Christian Camp in Canby.  The Sweetheart Pageant will be held in conjunction with the Fashion Show!

We especially want to invite all royalty to come and participate in the Chap Parade!  You will have an opportunity to model your chaps and tell the audience about some of the chap details and their maker.  We have given royalty a special price at only $15!!

2024 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Hallie Haslebacher!

March was another exciting month!

March might not have been as busy as February but that doesn't mean it wasn't as fun! This month I had a blast going to the 2024 Miss NPRA coronation, 2024 Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo Court Coronation, 2024 Miss Rodeo Oregon Coronation, and the 2024 Cottage Grove Rodeo Court Coronation. I had an absolute blast at each and every one of these events, but the best part is, having the chance to recognize and celebrate the amazing ladies that have worked so hard for the crowns on their heads!

The first event of March was all the way in Washington for the 2024 Miss NPRA Jessica Sayward's coronation! I had so much fun celebrating Jessica, meeting new faces and catching up with friends!

The next weekend I was closer to home for the Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo Court Coronation celebrating Princess Madison Bailey and Queen Olivia Rees! Another beautiful coronation and I especially loved seeing a community band together to support these stunning ladies!

The next weekend I hopped over to Southern Oregon for the 2024 Miss Rodeo Oregon Abby Torgerson’s coronation! It might have been a long drive but it was definitely worth it! I would first like to congratulate Zoe on an amazing year! Can't wait to see where life takes you! And of course I would like to send a HUGE congratulations to Abby! I’m excited to travel the state of Oregon with you and make unforgettable memories!

And the last event of March was the celebration of the 2024 Cottage Grove Rodeo Court Queen Allie Nuhring and Junior Miss Lynlee Jo Perini! This was such a fun event with amazing people and good food! Can't wait to get to know these two more down the rodeo road!

With love your,
2024 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon
Hallie Haslebacher

So happy to call these girls my sash sisters!

Jessica and I after her big moment!

So excited to travel down the rodeo road with these girls!

Got to catch up with my favorite Idaho queen Ainsley!

So excited for Abby and her adventures ahead!

Reegan and I with our giant cotton candy!

Spotted Zoë at the Cottage Grove coronation!

Katie and I making the best of every moment!

Meet New Board Member, Cindy Granger!

Cindy Granger is excited to be a part of the Miss Rodeo Oregon board and helping to empower our wonderful young ladies of Royalty.

Cindy Granger and her husband reside in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Their family is completed by their daughter Brittney, her husband, and two amazing grandchildren RaeLynn & Granger. RaeLynn had the fun experience of being a Sweetheart last year and is looking forward to participating again this year.

Cindy’s royalty experience comes from her daughter being a Princess & Queen on the Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse, Princess of the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days, and a Princess on the Pendleton Round-Up Court. When Brittney was finished with her Royalty career Cindy was still having too much fun and was asked to be a co-advisor for the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days. She continued from 2011 through 2023 as an advisor. Believing in the future of our Royalty programs and loving to help young ladies be the best they can be, Cindy has been part of the group putting on the “Now You Have the Crown Clinic” to help advisors, parents, and titleholders be prepared for their year ahead.  Missing the royalty world when Cindy was asked to be the Treasurer for the MROIF, something told her she had to say yes!!

Outside of Royalty, Cindy loves to stay busy doing anything with her family!  Soccer, t-ball, basketball, barrel racing, playing in the mountains, and traveling!!

Scholarship Fundraiser




2024 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon Kayla Hunt!

Hello everyone!
My month of March started off with a fun filled night in Vancouver for Miss NPRA's coronation.  It was great getting to see everyone get to come together in support of each other all while having fun with the Little Miss NPRA's as we danced and talked about horses. Congratulations Jessica.  It will be fun getting to know you better this year.
My second stop was to the Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo grounds for Canby's coronation and man it was a great time getting to see some familiar faces from last year and this year's new title holders as well. There was definitely great support shown by the community for the ladies.
My third stop was by far the farthest south I have gotten to travel for the Miss Rodeo Oregon coronation of Abby Torgerson and that was a lot of fun getting to see Zoe and thank her in person for her hat donation. The stories told during the slide show was great and inspiring to see for me. The fun games played in the beaded necklaces was definitely a highlight to see how much others knew about the sport of rodeo. But to be in the hometown rodeo grounds where Wade Leslie rode the first and only 100 point bull ride was awesome.
Sincerely yours,
Kayla Hunt, JR Miss Rodeo Oregon












Two Scholarships for Miss, Teen, and Junior Contestants!


Thank you to the Horsemanship sponsor R & R Ranch, Home of the Triple R!

Feathers & Arrows Earrings

Jodi Willis of Feathers & Arrows created beautiful leather earrings for Abby this year which we are also providing for sale.  They will be available in the boutique at the Miss Rodeo Oregon Clinic beginning on April 12 and if we have any remaining, they will be sold on the website.  The ones which match Abby's Stringfellow chaps are priced at $34 and the red/white/blue are $38.  Jodi provides earrings for the Pendleton Round-Up Court!