Southwest Iowa cowgirl Amanda Eason traveled to the opposite side of the state in September to compete in the four-day Miss Rodeo Iowa Pageant. Competing against two other contestants, she was awarded the Horsemanship, speech and photogenics awards along with the title. For her efforts she received a tooled trophy saddle, belt buckle, clothing, horse supplies and many other awards. At the end of her reign she is eligible for a $1200 educational scholarship.
Amanda previously held the titles of Miss Sidney, Iowa Rodeo and Miss Rodeo Iowa State University. She is a pre-vet major and has applied for admittance in the College of Veterinary Science. Her goal is to not only have a successful large animal practice, but to also write about her experiences and become a published author.
On January 6 Amanda will receive the official crown and banner of Miss Rodeo Iowa at a Coronation Celebration held in her honor. This event is her major fundraiser to help cover her travel expenses and preparations for the 2008 Miss Rodeo America Pageant. During her reign she will make appearances at numerous functions within Iowa, including the Iowa State Fair, Iowa Horse Fair and rodeos in Sidney, Cherokee, Edgewood, Decorah and Fort Madison. She will travel to Cheyenne Frontier Days, the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo in Louisville, Kentucky.
To learn more about the Miss Rodeo Iowa program, visit our homepage at RodeoRoyalty.com. Requests for apearances and potential sponsorships of Amanda can be requested by contacting National Director Bobbie Hinds at firstname.lastname@example.org.