The Oregon Queen — February 2019

The Oregon Queen — February 2019

February 12, 2019 Off By Lois Forester

2019 Miss Rodeo Oregon Taylor Ann Skramstad!

Carrying the American flag at the Columbia River Circuit Finals. It always means the world to me when I am allowed to present the colors of our great nation!

I cannot believe my first month as Miss Rodeo Oregon is already over, but time sure flies when you are having fun (and are extremely busy)! I loved being able to attend all the performances at the Columbia River Circuit Finals. Jessi Cornforth (2018 MRO) and I had the honor of carrying the American Flag at the Friday night performance. Cheering on our Oregon cowboys and cowgirls was so fun, and I’m so fortunate to call some of them past college rodeo teammates and friends. I was also invited to attend the Committee Meeting with Miss Wilderness Circuit, Jayna Scadden. I got to hear first hand of the hard work and effort that all of our PRCA Rodeo Committees put into making our Circuit the best it can be for our contestants and communities.

I then was able to attend the 2019 Milton Freewater Pioneer Posse Annual Meeting and Coronation! It was such an amazing experience being back where I held my first title, and see my grandpa Wayne Skramstad be inducted into the Hall of Fame. This organization has built the foundation for my rodeo career, both queen and contestant! I cannot wait to see the impact that Queen Kylee and Princess Alexis make as they represent this year.

The next morning I flew out to Denver, Colorado for the National Western Stock Show. I was there for three action- packed days and several rodeo performances! I got to carry flags for two of the rodeo performances on the Cervi Championship Rodeo Company horses, Miami and Magic. I was not ready to go back to school, and wish I could have stayed there for the rest of the rodeo! The NWSS hospitality is absolutely amazing.

The rest of the month was dedicated to preparing for my formal Coronation Gala and Fundraiser. I have received so much support from my local businesses and am so grateful for each and every one of them. Thank you so much to Basel Cellars Winery, Humbert Asphalt, Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days, Bobbie and Virginia Conner, Pendleton Round Up and Happy Canyon, Richartz Brothers, and a special thank you to Noble Panels and Gates Inc, Wildhorse Resort and Casino, and Pendleton Hat Company!


Always so grateful for Perk at Pendleton Hat Company; he takes such amazing care of me and stay tuned for some of my custom colored Pendleton Hat Company hats!

First stop after returning from Circuit Finals and getting fitted for my custom chaps by Holly Jones. Can’t wait to see them!

Thank you Noble Panels Crew!

Miss Rodeo Kansas, Miss Rodeo California, Miss Rodeo Canada, and I helped with the Mutton Busting at the National Western Stock Show.


Miss Rodeo Colorado, me, and Miss Rodeo California getting ready to carry flags at the National Western Stock Show. I was riding Miami!


Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Meredith and I supporting the 2019 Milton Freewater Pioneer Posse Court! Did you know Meredith and I are both past princesses? Her in 2018, and me in 2010.

2019 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Meredith Moore!

What a month! I kicked off the New Year with my first event as the official Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon 2019, which was the 2018 Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo in Yakima.  I had an amazing time making new friends, helping some special needs cowboys and cowgirls get their rodeo on at the Rascal Rodeo, something I love to do.  I also helped raise money to stomp domestic violence, by selling purple feathers to those in attendance. It was a great weekend where I was able to watch some of the best rodeo athletes around compete in one of the toughest sports around.  It was also a special time because it was the very final performance for Rowdy Barry and Ryan Wilson, who took off their cleats one final time as they head into retirement.

I also helped crown the incoming Milton Freewater Pioneer Posse Court at their coronation. It was a special night filled with a lot of wonderful people.

Next, was the 2019 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Court coronation. There, I met new friends and saw some familiar faces, and of course I got to watch the next generation of young women taking on the task of representing the great sport of rodeo as well as their awesome county.

Currently, I am getting ready for Taylor's upcoming coronation for Miss Rodeo Oregon, which will kick off the month of February! In between the events I've been attending, I've been gaining some exciting new sponsorships and donation items for my coronation coming up February 23rd! I'm really looking forward to it, as it should be a fun night. Hope to see you guys there!

A special thank you goes out to Noble Panels as they join my sponsorship team. I greatly appreciate your support!

At the Columbia River Circuit Finals with Taylor Ann.

At Rascal Rodeo.

At the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Court Coronation with Rowdy.

Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Coronation

At the Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse coronation with the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days court and Taylor Ann.

Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Coronation!

                                                                                GARNER'S SPORTING GOODS

2019 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon Rowdy Israel!

Posters are hung from Vale to Portland, Oregon!


Wow! January really flew by fast! After attending the New Years Eve Hoof n Holler Rodeo in Albany Oregon, I headed back home to start promoting my upcoming coronation--hanging posters, handing out invitations, and visiting with friends, sponsors and donors to make sure they all knew they were invited to my coronation and appreciated for their support.

A visit to the Chamber of Commerce in John Day and an appearance at our local Grant County Fair Board meeting were just a couple things that got incorporated into my schedule in the first couple weeks of January. My travels took me to Central Oregon for three weekends in a row, with the last weekend attending the Jefferson County Coronation in Madras. Such a fun night!  I'm now looking forward to February, attending the Miss Rodeo Oregon and the Miss Teen Rodeo coronations, along with finalizing the last details of my coronation.

Mark your calendars to attend my coronation party and fundraiser on March 2 at 6 pm in John Day Oregon. Come one, come all and let's “Taco About a Party” with a full taco and beverage bar and silent and live auctions that include some very unique one-of-a-kind handcrafted items. My family and sponsors are amazing and I want you all to meet them! See you all there!!

Rowdy Israel, Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon

Getting fitted for my custom chaps at Shasta Leatherworks in Prineville, Oregon. Make sure to come to my coronation March 2 for the big debut of my cactus chaps!

Recording my radio ad for my coronation at the KJDY studio in John Day, Oregon. The Elkhorn Media Group is one of my Premier sponsors and will run my radio ad all across eastern Oregon from now till my coronation. Thank you Elkhorn Media for your support!

Super excited for the support from my Sponsor Bar WB Western Wear in Prairie City, Oregon! Come check out the limited edition Stetson Hat that was donated for my auction and make sure to visit Bar WB when you are here for my coronation!

Coronation Invitation!

Just one of the many unique, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items that will be in the auction at my coronation March 2nd. This is a custom gardening potting bench made by my grandfather.

Such a pretty day! Enjoying the winter weather in my hometown of Dayville, Oregon.

Prairie Springs Fish Farm--Canyon City Mobile Market
John Day Auto Parts

President's Message

Greetings from the snow-covered West Salem hills!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Snow Year and hope you will be able to attend our 2019 Titleholder's coronations this month and next.  Details are on our web site.  I am so excited about our 2019 Clinic and having 2018 Miss Rodeo America Keri Sheffield as our guest clinician!!  This should be our best clinic yet.  See all the details on Facebook and our web site.  Please current MROI members let us know where you would like to have our quarterly meetings.  Send comments to our secretary Carol Schull or myself.   Safe travels to all while attending MROI functions.

Until next month--Julie Singer, President MROI

Miss Rodeo America Fashions!

Thank you, Jessi, for sharing your Sherry Smith Photography portraits with us!

My horsemanship outfit with shirt by Melloworks.

Horsemanship Interview with jacket created by Bridle to Bridal

Coronation dress created by Linda Wheeler-Crain

Banner Presentation--Belt created by Shasta Leatherworks

Western Trend outfit with jacket created by Linda Wheeler-Crain and belt by Canby Rodeo Director Dan Mickelson

Speech dress created by Jael's Creations and train made by Cheri Cornforth

Wrangler outfit and Justin boots--shirt embellished by Linda Wheeler-Crain and boots painted by Cheri Cornforth

Personal Interview suit created by Linda Wheeler-Crain with last-minute adjustments made by Shasta Leatherworks

PRCA Luncheon--shirt created by Sew Beautiful Designs and chaps by Bob Roy

Justin Boot Parade--dress was a $20 thrift find, embroidered by Stitch 'n Embroidery

Back Number Ceremony--shirt by Kristi Q, belt by Queenie's Custom Creations, Dan Post Boots

2019 Queen Clinic!

We are extremely honored to host Keri Sheffield in Madras, Oregon as our guest clinician at the 18th Miss Rodeo Oregon Queen Clinic!!  If you are looking for the classic rodeo queen clinic covering the range of knowledge needed to compete in a local or state level pageant, then we can offer you a personalized, professional clinic.  Check out the clinic page of this website for comments from 2018 attendees, along with some photos.  Registration and payment is easy.  All the information you need about camping, stalls, deadline, etc. is on the clinic page.  We look forward to meeting you!!  (For the first time, we are also giving parents and court advisors their own manuals!)





Thank you to our generous sponsors!

If you are interested in partnering with Miss Rodeo Oregon, Inc., please check out our sponsorship prospectus on this website!