The mission of MKSR is to select young ladies to serve as promoters for the sport of rodeo in the state of Pennsylvania. These young ladies, known as "rodeo queens", are passionate about rodeo, horses, agriculture, and the western way of life; but, being a rodeo queen goes far beyond what meets the eye.
Each year the reigning Miss titleholder has the privilege and opportunity to compete in the national Miss Rodeo USA
(MRUSA) pageant held concurrently with the International Finals Rodeo (IFR). The IFR is the International Professional Rodeo
Association's (IPRA) season-ending championship rodeo. Both the MRUSA Pageant and the IFR occur every January in
Oklahoma. The Miss Rodeo USA pageant is open to reigning rodeo queens from across the nation.
What does the MKSR queen program do?
Besides providing a platform for young ladies to be advocates for the sport of rodeo and positive role models for younger generations, the MKSR queen program allows the opportunity for young ladies to build self-confidence, enhance public speaking skills, network with other people in the industry, make new friends, and gain leadership skills to be prepared for the future.
MKSR State Pageant
MKSR hosts a yearly pageant to select upcoming titleholders for the year ahead. During the pageant, contestants are scored by a panel of judges on their appearance, personality, and public speaking skills, in addition to their riding ability. Contestants also take an exam to test their knowledge of equine science and rodeo knowledge.