There might not be anyone more recognizable than a Texas rodeo queen. Spend just a few moments with one of these women, and it quickly becomes clear why their articulation, knowledge of the sport, beauty, work ethic, and equine skills have made them staple representatives of the sport of rodeo.
Thirteen-year-old Kate Dill of Lindsay, Texas is no exception. The seventh grader was crowned in June 2021 as the very first to represent North Texas as Miss Rodeo Texas Princess. She has braved 20-degree temperatures with snow on the ground, horseback for 12 hours straight. She has also endured the opposite, withstanding 100-degree temperatures in full rodeo queen wear while presenting flags in rodeo parades.
She can rattle off American Quarter Horse Association rules, present a speech in front of a panel of judges and ride a horse better than most. She has balanced her title, extracurriculars, schoolwork, family, and household chores while on the road almost every weekend of the year, all for the purpose of promoting not only her rodeo title but the agricultural industry itself.
“It’s an honor to represent the sport of rodeo, and I hope to ensure the sport is around far in the future,” Kate said. “I believe in giving 100 percent, and I am passionate about representing our town, state and
country through rodeos and rodeo queen pageants.”