Selected for that prestigious cowgirl service role during pageantry at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, official coronation is February 2. After the official crowning at Concordia with a supper program and dance, Emma will continue scheduling activities. I would like to thank all of my sponsors who made this great year possible. Thank you for everything.
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Aug7 After the Saturday night Prescott Rodeo performance, I rushed home, unpacked, repacked and left for the airport. I was headed to Calgary, Canada for the Calgary Stampede. The Stampede experience starts as soon as you set foot on Canadian ground. I am not going to lie— I have heard so much about the Calgary Stampede, I thought there was no way it could live up to the expectations I had for it. Could it really be the greatest outdoor show on earth? I can now excitedly proclaim that it lived up to all of my expectations. I chose to have my dad come along and we sure had a blast.
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The year-old from Learned, Mississippi represented her home state at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant as the Miss Rodeo Mississippi, becoming the third from her state to hold the coveted national title. She also received the Sherry Smith Memorial Scholarship, third place for her scrapbook and was the winner of the Chap Award. This year, twenty-eight contestants represented their states in the week long national pageant consisting of a horsemanship competition, a written test on equine science and rodeo knowledge, extensive interviews, extemporaneous speaking, and a fashion show.
She calls Merriman home, where she lives with her parents Chuck and Stacie Oliver. When Eva was announced as the new Miss Rodeo Nebraska, she was overcome with emotion, but felt blessed to have accomplished her life-long dream. Along with the title of Miss Rodeo Nebraska, she captured the horsemanship, personality and photogenic categories.