The Oregon Queen–June 2019

The Oregon Queen–June 2019

June 16, 2019 Off By Lois Forester

Miss Rodeo Oregon Taylor Ann Skramstad!


May was a great month, and I got to spend all of it at events in Oregon!

I started the month staying local in Pendleton at the Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend which was so much fun, and so rewarding. Their purpose is to raise money for scholarships for local college students studying agriculture. I was so honored to receive one of their scholarships as well as the Protect The Harvest Scholarship. Protect The Harvest’s mission is to advocate for and protect agriculture and the western way of life, which is exactly why I decided to strive for a law degree. I was so honored to be selected for their 2019 scholarship. While I was there, I also got to see many old friends, help with the ranch horse and working dog auction, as well as present awards. However, carrying the American flag for both of the rodeo performances was the highlight of my weekend. Thank you to the Thackereys for letting me borrow Sanjo for the rodeo. So thankful for my experience while there.

All three of us Oregon titleholders were able to get together to have a joint photo shoot with Robert McLean! We got some amazing pictures and Meredith, Rowdy and I are all so thankful for his time!  After that, I went to my National Director Lynn Haynes' hometown of Sherwood to attend their third annual fundraiser gala to benefit the Sherwood Police Department. I was able to help when needed, and showcase a few of the live auction items. This was a special event to me also, with my dad being a law enforcement officer. I thoroughly enjoyed my time while I was there.

I finalized my month by traveling just about as far south in Oregon you can get. I spent the weekend in Central Point for the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo. It was so much fun spending time with their royalty, and we were treated to front row at the LoCash concert, as well as a day at the Family Fun Center. I was introduced all three nights of the rodeo, and helped push cattle as well. I can definitely say I made several stops at the 24 Hour Dutch Bros, and ate my weight in hospitality room pizza and pie. I would really like to thank Carolyn and Dave for opening their home to me for the weekend, and I was lucky to ride three different horses over the weekend. I thoroughly enjoy riding as many different horses as possible; it is so much fun!

Until next month!

Cheerfully, Taylor Ann Skramstad

Miss Rodeo Oregon 2019








My favorite photo by Robert McLean.

Brenna Bare, the Oregon High School Rodeo Queen, and I at the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo.

Helping push cattle at the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo while riding Miss Kitty.

Playing some mini golf with the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo Queen Kendra and Princess DJ at the Family Fun Center.

Rowdy, Meredith and I presenting the award for Top Working Dog.

Presenting the American Flag at the Pendleton Cattle Barons Ranch Rodeo on Sanjo!

Receiving my Protect The Harvest Scholarship presented by Dave Duquette.


The first Robert McLean photo released of the three of us, taken at Weston in Eastern Oregon.

Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Meredith Moore!


What a month! I had the wonderful opportunity to go to the Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend where I got to hand out awards and scholarships, help with the working ranch dog and ranch horse auction, sell raffle tickets, sell rodeo tickets for their spectacular ranch rodeo, and work the crowd while throwing T-Shirts. I even got to help judge the BBQ competition!

The following weekend I switched gears and got to show and sell my market hog at the Milton-Freewater Junior Livestock Show where I helped hand out awards as Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon.

I also had my very first parade this month in the cute little town of Waitsburg, Washington, followed by my very first luncheon of the year. I wrapped up the month in May at my first rodeo of the season in Spray, Oregon! I got to ride in their parade and make an appearance during their rodeo performances by running in the grand entry followed by pushing cows. What a great way to kick off rodeo season with a bang!

Can’t wait for what June has in store--Meredith

At the Spray Rodeo!

Run-in at the Spray Rodeo

Showing a market hog at the Milton-Freewater Junior Livestock Show

Queens Luncheon after the Waitsburg parade.

At the Waitsburg parade

Spray Rodeo parade

Following the Waitsburg parade

Garner's Sporting Goods -- Outwest Printing & Design

Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon Rowdy Israel!


Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon Rowdy Israel with Miss Rodeo Oregon Taylor Ann Skramstad at the Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend in Pendleton on May 3rd, 2019.





May has been so much fun! The Pendleton Cattle Barons weekend in Pendleton featured a great trade show, great shopping, a wonderful BBQ championship cook off, working dog trials, ranch rodeo and ranch bronc championship, along with the horse and dog auction. It was a fun filled, event packed Friday & Saturday! Meeting a bunch of super cool people and getting to help out in several different events kept me, Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Meredith Moore and Miss Rodeo Oregon Taylor Ann Skramstad very busy. Then it was off to a photo shoot for the three of us with photographer Robert McLean for the day. Despite a little wind, the weather was amazing and some great shots were taken, with plenty of laughter. We even did a promotional video for the Junior & Teen Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant happening in June in Tillamook.

Getting my autograph sheets and sponsor jacket done and ready to go was also a big highlight this month. They all turned out great and I am so grateful to have such an amazing list of supporting sponsors who help me get down the rodeo road.

The first rodeo on the list for May was the one and only Jordan Valley Big Loop in Jordan Valley, Oregon.  Jordan Valley always features a great trade show and lots of rodeo action; this year's rodeo action was in mud and standing water but it was still a great time! Then it was off to the Spray Rodeo in Spray, Oregon. The parade always draws a bunch of rodeo royalty and since the town of Spray is so small the parade circles the town twice! Spray Rodeo also does a quarter mile horse race, in which I participated in both days and came in second both days… it was SO much FUN! I am looking forward to June as my schedule is very busy and there is a different event every weekend! Stay tuned for more excitement & adventures!

Thank You to my sponsors and supporters!  Rowdy Israel

Game face on as JJ Harrison held my crown so I could race the quarter mile race at Spray Rodeo on day two. Photo credit to Michael T. Photography

JJ Harrison placing my crown on my hat after the quarter mile race at the Spray Rodeo day one. Photo credit to Lindsey Wyllie Photography


Brittany Miller from the RIDE TV series featuring Ranch Bronc Cowgirls with Jr Miss Rodeo Oregon Rowdy Israel at the Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend. Brittany was a competitor in the Ranch Bronc event at the Pendleton Cattle Barons


Spray Rodeo Grand Entry Run In


Laughter and lots of it at the photo shoot with Robert McLean. Watch for more amazing photos to come from this shoot!


The Pendleton Cattle Barons staff was incredible to work with and showed us all great hospitality. Thank you for having us!


Spray, Oregon Parade. First parade as Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon!


Signing autographs at Jordan Valley Big Loop


Jordan Valley Big Loop, Jordan Valley, Oregon

President's Message




Calving is over and all moms and babies are doing well. I just wish the grass in my pasture was as lush as in my yard!!! Summer is on its way with sun and warmer days.  As I write this, Rose Parade is next weekend and let’s hope the rain is only Friday and not Saturday morning. We will be getting MROI Queen Taylor ready Saturday morning to represent us with gorgeous flowers prepared by Kacee Joiner. Kacee is the BEST.

The rodeo season is here and watch for our titleholders at one near you. Cheer them on as they represent MROI with grace, big smiles, and lots of energy. The 2020 MROI Junior and Teen Queen Pageant will be held during the Tillamook County Rodeo, June 21 and 22, 2019.   It is great to be back in Tillamook and working with their staff.

Remember our MROI general meeting in Canby, Oregon on Sunday July 14, 2019 before our 2020 Miss Rodeo Oregon orientation. Hope to see everyone there. Stay safe and enjoy the many MROI activities.

Until next month--Julie Singer, President MROI

Meet our three judges for the Junior Miss and Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Pageant!

Jessi Cornforth, Oregon City, Oregon

Baylee Crawford, Aberdeen, Washington

Shalaina Williams, Castle Rock, Washington

Miss Rodeo Oregon Sweetheart Contestants!

Shelby Huffman, Tillamook

Gracyn Bond, Eugene

Emma Stoneberg, Shedd

Paisley Gibson, Junction City

2020 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon Contestants

Morgan Brownell, Stayton

Penelope Swan, Lebanon

Hannah Blackwell, Sandy

2020 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Contestants

Kendra Pinnell, Eagle Point

Lacy Singhose, Burns

Ainsley Goughnour, St. Paul

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!