Friday, June 15, 2007

More candidates needed for rodeo royalty

Deadline approaches for final signups

More contestants are needed for the annual Hailey Miss Days of the Old West Rodeo Queen competition. Final signup is Friday, June 22.

Crowns will be awarded in three divisions—Senior Queen (must be 18 years old by Jan. 1, 2008), Teen Queen (13 years old by the same date) and Junior Queen (8 years old by the same date).

Sponsored by the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club, the 2007 Days Of The Old West Rodeo will be held starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 2, 3 and 4, at Hailey Rodeo Grounds.

Tickets can be purchased at all three Atkinsons' Markets in the Wood River Valley.

A Corriente saddle will be awarded to the Miss Days of the Old West high point winner in several categories. Buckles will be awarded to winners in three age groups.

Contestants will perform in a freestyle reining and horsemanship program as pre-rodeo entertainment.

The Poise and Personality competition, in Western dress or prairie skirt, will be held at the Hailey Grange Hall at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3.

Horsemanship will be held at the Rodeo Grounds at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. Contestants will also be a part of the Fourth of July parade in Hailey on Wednesday, July 4.

For more information, call Mary Ann Knight at 788-2722.

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