During my last full month as Miss Rodeo America, I began by traveling to Oklahoma for the National Finals Steer Roping. I spent the weekend with my chauffer, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Kallie Sue Baker. We had such a great time both at the NFSR and sightseeing around her home state. I really enjoyed getting to watch the steer roping each night. In Oregon, the only rodeo that holds steer roping during the performance is Pendleton, the rest take place during slack. It was nice to be able to see such a high level of competition and so many runs in one setting. I also had the honor of presenting the go-round winner and World Champion Steer Roping buckles to the cowboys. Congratulations to Rocky Patterson on his third Steer Roping World Title. Other than my official duties at the NFSR, Kallie took me to get the whole Okie experience. We visited POPS Convenient Store on Route 66, had an ice cream cone at Braum’s, and visited a round barn. Thank you again to both the NFSR Committee and Miss Rodeo Oklahoma for a fun trip.
My last trip prior to heading to Las Vegas was over to Connecticut for the Equine Affair horse expo. Here I worked with Absorbine, promoting their great products, signing autographs, and educating those who aren’t familiar with the Western Industry. Getting to know the family and the employees of Absorbine was wonderful. It is nice to know that such a well-known business is still family owned and run. Thank you again to Lynn Larabee and the rest of the Absorbine crew for all of their kindness toward me and support of the Miss Rodeo America Inc. program.
-Mackenzie Carr, Miss Rodeo America 2012