Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben
The Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben Contest is open to young ladies ages 18-24 who reside within Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, Illinois and Missouri. Selection of the queen is decided by judges and is based on Horsemanship, Personality and Appearance. Shianna Frye, Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben 2013, will be awarded a $750 scholarship following her reign. The Ak-Sar-Ben Rodeo Queen Committee also pays $300 towards Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben's travel expense. The Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben 2014 pageant will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 prior to the Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show.
2014 Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben Entry Form
2014 Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben Rule Book
2014 Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben Pageant Flyer
2013 Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben Shianna Frye
Hey there! My name is Shianna Frye, and for the next year, I have the honor of representing the Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo and Stock Show (ARCR) as your 2013 Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben! I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to represent, not only ARCR, but also the world’s second largest rodeo, the Justin Boots Championship Rodeo! WOW!! J
I am the 22 year old daughter of Greg and Jenna Frye from Harrisburg, Nebraska. I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to grow up on a ranch. Ranch life and the trials and hard work that comes with it, have helped make me who I am today. Over the years, I have learned that with a little faith, trust, love, and dedication, you can make it through anything!! In May of 2012, I graduated from Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) with an associate’s degree in Farm and Ranch Management and a Beef Production Certificate. During my time at EWC, I was a two year member of the Livestock Judging Team, as well as the Block and Bridle Club. I now reside in the beautiful Heart of the Sandhills, or maybe better known as Valentine, Nebraska. When not traveling or working at the bank or sale barn, I enjoy playing guitar and piano, singing, reading a good book, riding colts, roping, country swing dancing and spending time with family and friends!
I would like to personally invite you and your family to come out to next year’s Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo and Stock Show, and encourage you to mark your calendars so you can be sure to enjoy the Justin Boots Championship Rodeo and all that Ak-Sar-Ben has to offer, September 26 – 29, 2013! God Bless!! J
Little Miss and Little Mister ARCR
The Little Miss and Mister RCR will reign over Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show, serving as good will ambassadors. Helping distribute awards ribbons and even getting to ride in the parade will highlight their week! The 2012 contest will be held in conjunction with the Miss Rodeo Ak-Sar-Ben contest on Saturday, September 22nd at the Bass Pro Shop, Council Bluffs, IA. Children age 6-9 as of September 22, 2013 who reside in Nebraska or Western Iowa are eligible to participate. No experience or western background is needed.
Each contestant will be judged on a written essay question, and appearance and personality when on stage. Click here to download the 2013 Contest Rules and Application Form .
Hold on tight! Mutton Bustin, presented by Wells Fargo is a crowd favorite, and proves little cowboys and cowgirls can hold on for eight seconds, just like the real ones! Mutton Bustin is a fun-filled competition where a few lucky youngsters have the chance to ride on the back of a running sheep for six seconds. Children ages 5-7 and under 55 pounds are eligible to participate in the contest which will take place during all three rodeo performances.
Want to be crowned the regional Mutton Bustin Champion? Qualifying events will take place at five different rodeos throughout the 2013 summer. One winner from each rodeo will qualify for the tour finals, which will take place during the Saturday, Sept. 28th performance at ARCR.
The Qualifying Rodeos include:1 ) Wahoo, NE 2) Sidney, IA 3) Carson, IA 4) Dayton, IA 5) Sept. 27th Rodeo at ARCR 6) Sept. 28th Rodeo at ARCR
For full rules and regulations and how to be entered in one of the qualifying tour stops, please contact the participating rodeo.
To be entered in either the Thurs., Sept 26th or Fri., Sept. 27th rodeo at ARCR, a sign-up will take place and a drawing will be held on September 1, 2013 from all names entered. Twenty-four will be selected at random to participate. Parents and guardians will be contacted after this date to inform them if their child was selected to participate and which night they will assigned.Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to enter their child in the drawing from June 1, 2013- August 30, 2013. Click here for application form.
Stick Horse Rodeo
How much more fun can it get than barrel racing or riding your stick horse in the same arena the world champions do? The Stick Horse rodeo is a fun competition where kids, ages 3-8, have the opportunity to race around barrels, untie ribbon from a goat tail and participate in other modified rodeo events all in the same dirt arena as the professional cowboys! The Stick Horse Rodeo takes place Thursday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m. prior to the start of the Justin Boots Championships.
To be entered in the Stick Horse Rodeo,a sign-up will take place and a drawing will be held on September 1, 2013 from all names entered. Twenty-four will be selected at random to participate. Parents and guardians will be contacted after this date to inform them if their child was selected to participate and which night they will assigned.Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to enter their child in the drawing from June 1, 2013 - August 30, 2013. Click here for application form.
Rough N Ready Challenge Rodeo
The Rough N Ready Rodeo takes place on Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the CenturyLink Center rodeo arena. Justin Boots Championship Rodeo contestants are paired with special needs children in various rodeo-type events such as stick horse races, dummy roping and barrel riding. Special needs children under age 18 are eligible to participate. In addition to rodeo participation, the day also includes a luncheon with a motivational speaker. The event is free of charge and limited to the first 70 children with special needs that register.
A drawing is held during the event for a giveaway of a one-year lease on a Honda Odyssey minivan donated by O'Daniel Honda and Merrill Lynch of Omaha, Neb. The van prize includes the lease, taxes, insurance, and licensing. The winner will be selected through a drawing that takes place during the Rough N Ready luncheon. Parents of registered and participating special needs youth are required to be present at the luncheon in order to win the van. Other supporting sponsors and partners of the program are Fast Trac Freight Services, Inc. of Omaha and Batten Trailer Leasing of Omaha.
The goal of the Rough N Ready Rodeo is to put a smile on every child's and raise money and awareness for area Heartland organizations that serve families with special needs.
Rough N Ready Welcome Letter
Please print off and submit EACH of these listed below if you wish to enter.
Contestant Release Waiver
Van Giveaway Entry Form