Four contestants are vying for titles in this year’s Airdrie Pro Rodeo Royalty Competition in an effort to promote the Airdrie Pro Rodeo as princess and queen. This year’s rodeo will take place June 28 to July 1.
Though the royalty competition officially begins the end of May, you will likely see Logan Berreth, 20, Brook Derouin, 19, Brooke Fielding, 19, and Haley Hartwell, 19, around Airdrie at local events before their first public, judged event – the Annual Fashion Show May 25.
At 5 p.m. in the Overtime Lounge at the Rob Ebbesen Twin Arena in east Airdrie, the Royalty Program has partnered with The Store Upstairs to showcase several fashion-forward pieces suitable for all ages, with the royalty contestants featured and evaluated throughout the event.
The fashion show acts as a fundraiser for the Royalty Program and helps provide funds for the royalty duo to attend local and provincial events during the year of their reign. This year’s evening will be glitz-and-glam themed, and attendees are encouraged to dust off their fancy wear and make it a night out. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10, or RSVP in advance by emailing, ARRevents@gmail.com to ensure your seat as tickets are limited.
Following the fashion show, constants will show their skills in the Horsemanship Competition May 27 and the Public Speaking Competition June 6. Both of these events are open to the public.
In the Horsemanship Competition contestants will be judged on their balance, hand positioning, feet, seat and ability to control their horse. There will be mounting, dismounting, rail work, two reining patterns, a flag pattern and a presentation ride, which is called a wave lap.
This year’s Public Speaking Competition will take place at the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie starting at 6 p.m. Contestants will present a three- to four-minute prepared speech, and be required to answer impromptu questions. They will be judged on their ability to present the prepared speech and answer questions.To follow the contestants' journey through the competition, visit the @airdrie.royalty Facebook page.