Episode 012 - The First Lady of Rodeo, Miss Rodeo America

In this episode of the Kick Your Boots Up podcast, we welcome Miss Rodeo America 2023, Kennadee Riggs, as our special guest. She shares her journey of becoming a rodeo queen and the challenges she faced along the way. She shares her passion for the sport of rodeo and how she uses her platform, Kicking Up Kindness, to spread kindness. She shares a sneak peek look into the 2024 Miss Rodeo America Pageant . Join us as we kick our boots up and chat with Miss Rodeo America.

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Taylor McAdams:You're listening to the kick your boots up podcast where we swap stories of the West. Whether you're just waking up or getting in for the day, come on in and kick your boots up. Joining us today on the kicker boots up podcast is the Queen herself. She resides in Queen Creek, Arizona. She was the former Miss Rodeo Arizona and this year everyone gets to call her Miss Rodeo America 2023 Kennedee, Riggs Kennedee. It's so awesome to have you on the podcast. I could talk for hours and hours and hours about how cool you are you served an 18 month mission for your church in Brazil and Oklahoma, Arizona. I can't wait to talk to you about that. But most importantly, your your platform is kicking up kindness and that goes a long ways. But anyways, Kennedee, thank you for being here.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Oh, thank you so much for having me. This is such a special opportunity for me to talk about things that are special to me, including my Justin boots. So very cool. meaning behind this podcast. I'm happy to be here.

Taylor McAdams: Without a doubt and I can't help but jump right into it because your story is so unique across the rodeo Queen world and I think rodeo in general general you're a fourth-generation cowgirl. So let's talk about your background there and your upbringing having so much history in rodeo cleaning alone.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Absolutely. So yeah, like you said, I'm a fourth-generation rodeo queen. So my great-grandmother was the Reno Rodeo Queen In 1950. Way back when rodeo queens were just getting started. And that's where a lot of my rodeo routes began was in the road, Reno Rodeo with my family up there in Nevada, near a family ranch. But my actual cowgirl bloodlines date back to before the West was even one on both sides of my family. I have rich roots in the horse world. And so I'm very lucky. I would say I know what it means to be rich. That is like my biggest blessing I would say is my family heritage. And I try to live that and show it in everything that I do. 

Taylor McAdams: And speaking of that week, you can't help but talk about the amount of support that you feel on your shoulder is having the love of not only your mom and your three aunts but also the angel wings that you have kind of riding with you every single day. So let's talk about your you're famous in my mind. Julie, what do you call her?

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Nana I call her Nana.

Taylor McAdams: Yeah, talk about her a little bit. She's so inspirational. 

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Oh, one of my very favorite topics to talk about. And truly the root of why I'm here is Miss Rodeo America right now. Ever since I was little, my cute Nana was very close to me. I'm the oldest granddaughter. And she knew from the time I was little, she wanted to bring me up in this wonderful rich world of good morals, the Western industry. And so she did, she was almost like a second mother more than a Nana. And she and my mom did a really good job along with my dad of raising me up in the rodeo Queen world. And so I was already I was always around it. But my first pageant actually was running for Miss Rodeo Arizona. So when I look back at my childhood, my Nana had always been preparing me would look at clothes and kind of dream up little designs in our heads of things that we would do throughout our year as I was missing at Arizona. But when the time finally came, my Nana had recently passed away unexpectedly. And so I didn't think that I was going to go through with it, I thought I might back out because, you know, being in this world where she was so heavily involved in my life, it's hard sometimes. And I didn't know if I would want to do that without her. But I felt almost as if she was nudging me through the veil as an angel to still do it. And I felt that very strongly. So I knew that she would walk me through the veil if I didn't do it. So I went through with it. I ran for Miss Rodeo Arizona, and I won. And I was surprised that I had one because I felt like I wasn't as prepared as I could have been. And I still did my best. And I won. I served my whole year with this platform of kicking up kindness. And that's the most special part about it, I think is that there's so much purpose behind the crown. And when you think about my Nana, she was so influential in the rodeo world, especially with cowgirls and woamen is very well known to many for her kindness. And back in the 90s, she had come up with this little platform on her own called Kicking Up Kindness. She wanted to bring a little bit of light to the negative media and news headlines. So she wrote in her local newspaper, a little column about kindness that she saw in her community and she recruited county detectives that would report back to her on good acts of service and she would write about them. So now fast forward 30 years. And here I am as her granddaughter with so many more forms of technology where I can share the same types of stories. And that's exactly what I do. So now I Miss Rodeo America. I know she's just jumping for joy in heaven that I'm using her clothes as majority all America my ultimate dream and hers too, and carrying on her legacy of kicking out kindness. It's just such a special opportunity.

Taylor McAdams: It really is a special opportunity. But what's even more special is your mom and her three sisters. Also, being rodeo queens. I know my first memory of a rodeo queen was Marjon Brady when she was Miss Rodeo USA, and she herself was the kindest human, let alone the kindest rodeo Queen being, so I don't I can't even tell you my age five six. And she took the time she was busy, you understand the schedule, took the time to stop and ask me how I was doing and I'll never ever ever forget that and the impact that she made, so I think it runs the bloodline of kindness runs really really deep in your in your blood but also to give a shout out to Nana for that one, too. That's so awesome. But along those same lines, were they able to help you prepare for Miss Rodeo America? You know in terms of like, did they give you some insider advice? Did they help you with training? Talk about that

Kennadee Riggs (MRA):1,000% You know, in the rodeo Queen world, pageants especially the Miss Rodeo America Pageant require a lot of preparation. So girls will go out and get coaches. They spent extensive time studying to prepare for those written tests and those interviews, and I didn't ever get a coach, but I didn't because I didn't need one. Since I had my family right there with me. I had the best sources right there. And so yes, each of my aunts and my mother had all rodeo Queen like you said, Marjon was Miss Rodeo USA. My aunt Taryn was Miss Rodeo Arizona, and my mom and my other aunt had rodeo queen as well. And so all four of them would band together. And they are moms. They have busy schedules. But they would carve time out just to help me prepare and make sure that I felt the best that I could going into this pageant. So some things that we would do is we had this app called Marco Marco Polo, where were you in video chat each other and they would ask me questions on there and just share little tidbits of advice. And we had little mock pageant nights where I would put my full outfits on, they would interview me and I'd give my speeches in front of them. And they would be hard on me, but they were kind, too and that totally helped me feel prepared. As I went in and ran for Miss Rodeo America.

Taylor McAdams: Oh, yes, you had the home advantage, I might say the home field home court advantage. But truly they were they were able to help you at home. And that goes far beyond the rodeo arena as well. But kind of along those same lines. Did they get to help? I know that you mentioned wearing clothing from your grandma. But did they get to help you design any of your newer pieces? And if so, tell us some meaning behind those?

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Yes, I'm glad you asked that. Because leading up to this year as Miss Rodeo Arizona, you know, rodeo queening is expensive when it comes to wardrobe because you have to not only look sharp, but you need to have functional clothing for when you're at a rodeo. So it can be quite pricey. But I was so lucky to be able to have a closet that had been collected accumulated cumulatively throughout the years of my family. So I use my aunt clothes, my mom's clothes, my grandma's clothes, my great grandma's clothes, some outfits that my great great grandmother had designed and I still get to wear those today. But also as Miss Rodeo America have wonderful designers and sponsors that are providing me new opportunities to add to that closet. So I am designing a couple special pieces. One of them is a kicking up kindness outfit. And those fans of mine and my mother are all helping me design that, but I'm really excited. I'll keep that under the wraps a little bit. But you can know that there's kicking out kindness outfit coming soon.

Taylor McAdams: I can't wait. And I know everyone out there is just waiting patiently to or maybe not so patiently for all of that. But we kind of got to move on just a little bit to talk about your life and your day-to-day is Miss Rodeo America. What an honor it is to have 365 days of Miss Rodeo America. So kinda talk us through your day-to-day even though every day is different.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Absolutely. Every day is so different. But I'd say some things that stay consistent are busy schedule, and you're always on the road. So that's one part about me being Miss Rodeo America. That's very fun. But also grueling is you're on the road full time, you're not home maybe even two or three weeks out of the year. And I think we've calculated that I'll have six weekends free this whole entire year. So the rest of those weekends are piled up with busy jobs. And it's just so fun. So I'd say a day to day life of Miss Rodeo America looks different. But I get to go to school visits and teach about agriculture and rodeo and its ties to those kids whether or not they realize that they have them. I'll do radio interviews, podcasts like this, television appearances, and sponsor visits, but I especially get to go to rodeos and interact with those fans, whether new or old, and be able to hopefully instill in them more passion for the rodeo world itself.

Taylor McAdams: Oh, yes, you definitely well, I can tell you your passion, or you're passionate and your passion runs through. But even today, we got to kind of walk around the Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth. And we got to see you as a model. Talk to us about what it's like being able to be a model as well as a rodeo queen.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Man, it is so fun being able to model that's what I'm very fun aspect of being Miss Rodeo America. But in that sense, I can find an analogy in it that I have to be able to prepare and present my best self as a model for the sponsors and brands that I care so much about because there's special people behind those names. But even more than that, not just modeling those clothes, but modeling the values that they hold just like Justin, it's the standard of the West. But what do we see as the standard of the West kindness, hard work, integrity, and those are the very things that I need to live as Miss Rodeo America in order to represent that brand. And that goes for all of my sponsors as well. It means more than people realize representing such big names that have so much history to them.

Taylor McAdams: Well said I love your outlook on that. That's absolutely right. I'm sure a lot of people will agree with you there too. But you mentioned a little bit earlier, you'll you'll have days like like this whenever you're modeling and you're doing the fun stuff. And then you'll also have times where you're in the in the heat getting ready for a rodeo and all all the things do you have a routine that you stick with that kind of keeps it consistent for you? I know you mentioned you kind of still have a consistent schedule of traveling but talk to us a little bit a little bit about routines that you have.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Absolutely, yeah, my schedule varies no matter where I booked out at So having a consistent schedule is very important to me when I can control it. And that's one thing that I learned as a missionary that we can talk about a little bit later is my day would look different, just like a missionary. But what I could control was my am and my PM. So having perfect mornings and perfect evenings changes everything. So I try and have something faith-based every morning, like living reading a scripture or a passage or listening to a spiritual podcast. Same thing as at night, I tried to start and end my day with a prayer for help to do whatever I do that day that to the best of my ability, but I also bring vitamins with me that I take every day to stay healthy while I'm on the road. And of course, I like to listen to Western Sports Roundup to stay in tune and up to date on Western sports.

Taylor McAdams: You mentioned that you bring vitamins are there also some fun things that you get to bring with you along the rodeo road that maybe people don't realize? What are some fun things about you that you pack with you?

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Oh, yeah, well, I am an advocate for crystal energy. Maybe I shouldn't be, but I'm not a big coffee drinker. And Crystal Light energy keeps me going on those days. It gives me an extra little kick. So I have that everywhere I go. And I was telling some people today I bring a luggage weight everywhere I go too because I'm always flying. I don't get to drive very often. And man, I can't even tell you how hard it is to pack light as a rodeo queen, especially when you want to bring all your favorite pairs of Justin Boots. So that luggage weight keeps me in check.

Taylor McAdams: Oh, yes, I so wish they had that. Or maybe they did have that when I was cleaning and I just didn't realize it. But that is so handy. That's a trick. Do you hear that out there? Girls, if you're listening rodeo queens out there, or travelers, like you guys need to invest in a suitcase where where what's it called? Luggage weight? I don't know, look it up on Amazon. They have billions of options. Mind blowing, game changing. Kind of going along the same line. So what's it like for you? I don't know if we can't even get this into words. But try your best to explain what it's like to wake up as Miss Rodeo America. Like, are you still I mean, it's June now are you still in shock?

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Oh my heck. It never gets old. And I was telling someone today to I still sometimes look in the mirror and see this crowd on my head, and it hits me, and my body just feels like a rush with goosebumps, and my eyes filled with tears. I just still cannot believe it. But even more than that, it that feeling comes quite often when I meet people on the road because I meet people have so many different types of backgrounds. Yesterday, I was talking to a gal in the airport from Memphis who had never experienced a rodeo but loved my outfit. And I was like girl, you need to get yourself a pair Justin boots because they go with everything. But she also liked the meaning behind that that I'm carrying on the legacy of my family that I got to talk about. So that's the coolest experience of all and it is surreal. And that'll never be old.

Taylor McAdams: No, it won't. And you mentioned airports. So I've got to ask you what's your favorite airport story? Because every rodeo queen out that every state clean at least has a great airport story.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA):Oh my heck well. Do you want the good one or the bad one?

Taylor McAdams: Good, bad, ugly everything in between? Let's hear it.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Oh my gosh, well as Miss Rodeo America, of course a part of my uniform is I always have a hat and a crown. I have a full face of makeup. And outfit that includes my sponsor, so I'm always wearing Justin Boots, Wrangler®Jeans, and I always have my stash or my Montana silversmiths buckle. So quite the Getup. It's a little bit heavy and kind of complicated to go through TSA PreCheck® works. I've had multiple encounters of you know, like, struggling to put my belt back on in a rush to get to my gate or people asking questions about why in the world, I'm wearing all of this at 3 am Catching a red-eye flight, you know, but I think some of the cooler experiences are I ended up sitting next to someone that I need to sit next to seemingly every time I go on a plane and I am flying a lot. So that's saying something. And just this week, the last time I was on a plane, I was next to a really cute girl who's trying to get into the Western world. And I was able to give her some connections. And she filled my heart and she gave me some experience that she had just had with losing her mom and I'm dealing with grief myself. So it's always something that I and the other person benefit from. And I'm just in awe of how often that happens. So it's really it's stressful going through airports, but it's really worth it being able to meet people from all over.

Taylor McAdams: What a beautiful story to I'm sure the amount of people at the airports and at rodeos all across the United States, Canada, Australia everywhere. What is the most impactful situation that you've had? That's that's pretty impactful. But has there been a time with a young girl or something that really just touched your heart the most?

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): You know, I'd say I'd have I've had too many, which is a blessing. I've had so many of these experiences. I can't really pinpoint one. But I know one that has benefited me is I met a really darling little rodeo queen. It's very young at an event this year. And she ended up telling me that she had recognized me because she had met my angel Nana a couple of years ago the last time that she was at the NFR with our group, the Cowgirls Historical Foundation and that was the year that I was on my mission trips. I wasn't with her. And I regretted not being with her almost everyday sense because I wished I had experienced that with her but in return, it almost made up for that meeting this little girl because she said that she had met her and being able to give that little girl a hug it almost felt like I was hugging right now. Again, so I'm just, there's I'm so full of gratitude for all these little stories. It almost feels like God makes every day just for me. And it's almost like I'm the only person in the world who makes me feel like that. So, as Miss Rodeo America, especially being on the road away from my family, I really appreciate those experiences.

Taylor McAdams: Wow, Kennedee, I just got chills. What a beautiful story. I'm so thankful that you share it. And I want to say thank you for being vulnerable there too. That was a very, very, very neat situation. But let's kind of brighten it up a little bit. Let's dance away and kind of move on to the future of rodeo cleaning, and more specifically, the what's about to happen for you. I mean, you're about you're in the thick of things about to happen about to go to Cowboy Christmas. So talk about the busyness that you're about to experience over the next couple of weeks.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): There are so many cool experiences here to come soon. This summer, I'm going to hit 13 states just on my summer run and a different country. I'm going to Brazil in August, which I'm very excited about, to visit the people that I served on my mission and some of our family and friends there and I'm gonna be able to make some connections for Justin, Wrangler®, all of the wonderful sponsors that I get to represent so very excited about that it's going to be tightly packed. I won't go home at all. But man, I feel right at home when I have all these people in my rodeo family around me too.

Taylor McAdams: And since you mentioned it we've got to have you say some things in Portuguese. Will you say maybe introduce yourself and tell us about your day or really anything you want and then we'll have you translate it.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Okay sure thing okay. All Lamb eunomia Kennedee Hey, easy Stosur Lima commies with the America. You some way to get at the pillars oportunidad de Havilland entire thought is koi that is especially ice. Yamamoto only got to do cowboy in your spare to continue it. So when we dishonest, poor French, French. But I guess in English, that just meant I introduced myself as Kennedee Riggs industrial America. And so that I'm so thankful to stand in this position where I get to represent such a wonderful, rich history of the cowboy that I hope continues for years to come. 

Taylor McAdams: Wow, I'd love to know the history of the amount of Miss rodeo America’s that are also fluent in another language, but probably not very many. Wow, that will suit you so well, especially when you get to go to Brazil for rodeo there as well. So thanks for doing that little fun. Little translation for us. That's so awesome. And shout out to all of our Brazilian cowboys out there, the ones that are making their way and paving their way and rodeo over here in America even. That's so incredible. And I noticed earlier that your phone is also in Portuguese. It's hard for you to see your phone constantly in Portuguese and then look at things in English does it ever get confusing?

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Well, luckily enough, the time that I spent in Brazil gave me a foundation that I could have built on and I had a little bit of a foundation since I was a little girl of Portuguese and Brazilian culture too. So I'm fluent enough to where it's really it's not my first language, but it's not hard to have my phone in Portuguese and it helps me stay in the fluency to so that when I run into those Brazilians, I'm not rusty.

Taylor McAdams: Wow, man that you're a jack of all trades for sure. Right there. So pass the rodeo a little bit. Let's talk more about the future of Miss Rodeo America and Miss Rodeo America Pageant that's right around the corner. I know it's it's June, the the the month of July is probably going to be just a whirlwind. But soon you're going to start preparing for the pageant and the girls back home at their states are also going to start preparing. So what are some juicy secrets or some tidbits that you could share with us about the pageant to look forward to?

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Well, I do know that horsemanship is going to look a little bit different this year. I'm really excited about what's to come. So keep your eyes peeled for that it's going to be streamed on The Wrangler® Network, so you can catch it whether you're there in person or at home. But we're really excited to be back at the South Point once again for the Miss Rodeo America Pageant. It's a grueling time for those girls that are running, and I can say that from experience truly. But it is so much fun watching from the outside. So you have to go and buy your tickets online. It's June right now it's the perfect time to go and secure your spot because they sell out quick and I promise you you do not want to miss the fashion show this year either.

Taylor McAdams: That's a little wink there fashion show. That's personally I'm sure there's gonna be dancing who knows there could even be singing You just never know. So there's all kinds of things but besides a fashion show, what is do you think the most influential part of the pageant maybe a moment for you last year that you realized okay, I can really do this or, or maybe that you really couldn't you know what was a pivotal moment.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): I think for every girl, this is sort of the case, the night before the last day of the pageant when they are to announce the winner. It kind of hits everybody like a ton of bricks reality does. And you realize you're either gonna walk away with that crown or you're gonna walk away with a different dream in front of you. And that's hard to accept. It's a hard reality and especially in a world where people are handed participation ribbons. We in the rodeo world still represent hierarchy. We really do love awarding winners even if everybody there deserves it. So that last night I remember personally it was a little bit scary for me, because I remember thinking man, this this piece of information tomorrow is gonna change my life. And it's still gonna be forgotten no matter what, but I'm gonna go in one direction or the other, and I Remember praying for comfort because I was filled with a little bit of anxiety, just knowing what was in front of me. And I know all those girls experienced the same thing. But one really special little thing that I experienced at the pageant was a little kind deed that my family had done for me, one of my aunts, Marjon, who was Miss Rodeo USA, wrote me a little card to open every morning of the pageant to give me a little bit of encouragement. But the special part about it was she wrote me a handwritten card for each morning. And she also included a copied strip of paper that had a little piece of something that my Nana had written on her own journal. So there were different quotes, experiences, scriptures, all these things that I ended up meeting those very things that very day and that last morning, the morning of coordination, I opened my card, and the quote that she had put in there from my Nana said, A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight. And when the time came for me to answer my question in the top five, which is very pivotal moment for the judges to decide who the winner will be, that quote popped into my mind, and it was perfectly relative to the question that I was asked. And I just felt like my Nana had answered the question for me. So just special little moments like that. Make all of the stress and stress and pressure go away and swallow them up in gratitude and joy. And that was my experience. And so I'm very excited for these girls up and coming to prepare and have their own experiences like that, too. In Las Vegas. 

Taylor McAdams: You are such a graceful woman. And I remember Darla Fisher and I got to sit kind of close to the front row for coronation and watch and no wonder that it was such an emotional experience for you. I know at that point. Personally, I'm speaking from opinions, you're you're from doing it you're so stressed out, you're tired, you're sleep deprived all of it. So the emotions easily roll but I feel like that was just an emotional day all the way around. And what a cool thing to hold on to for the rest of your life. Even after your year as Miss Rodeo America. There's going to be so many things that you're gonna look back on the pageant and think wow, that was that was really cool. So thank you for sharing that my mine wasn't as emotional mine was definitely kind of a funny Oh, crap moment. The first night I was so excited for the Miss Rodeo America Pageant to get started. And I was taking vitamins you know how you do you gotta get with it. Took vitamin B 12. Right before bed. And for those that don't know its energy. Alright, maybe got a total of two hours of sleep the first night of the pageant. But yeah, it was fun. It made it all worth it. And you're exactly right memories to last a lifetime. So thank you for sharing your special memory too. Before we go, though, I want to kind of talk about fashion a little bit. I know we got to touch briefly on your fun surprise Kickin Up Kindness outfit. But in terms of fashion in general, what are some of the things that you're looking forward to seeing at the pageant? Are you looking to see looking forward to seeing fringe rhinestones talk about it?

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Well, one thing that I'm very excited about when we talk about our partners, Wrangler® has some very exciting things to come. And if you're at market this year in Dallas, you're able to see that they're coming out with a Barbie line. This year, they did a collaboration with Mattel, who's releasing the Barbie live-action movie this summer, and Oh my heck, I can't even tell you how cute that line is. I'm so excited. I'm sure that some of that will be incorporated into the fashion show. But I know that for sure we'll be seeing some fun fringe. Of course, as always, that's a classic cowboy look. But there will be a little bit more sparkle this year in color. So just keep your eyes peeled. Stay tuned and make sure that you do not miss your chance to watch that fashion show.

Taylor McAdams: I agree. That's one of my favorite parts. But before we go, we're almost out of time, I've got to ask what's your one piece of advice for the girls that are preparing for the pageant? What could you tell them to do better? And then also another thing? What could you What would you tell the people that want to get involved in rodeo or just even want to become a rodeo queen that in the hole itself?

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Absolutely. Well, the first part of your question to any state girl who might be listening to this in the future running for Miss Rodeo America. It is a crazy experience. And it's a whirlwind. But the best way you can prepare yourself is develop yourself as your personality, if that makes sense. And I think a lot of girls get caught up in the fact that yes, you need to study you need to practice writing different horses need to be prepared for those things temporarily. But I think that the best form of preparation that I had that really prepared me for the Michigan American pageant was my spirituality, I made sure that I was enlightened no matter what your belief is, make sure that you feel good about the way that you're living, you serve others, that is the best way to feel happy. And when you're happy your nerves are swallowed up, and you will perform the best. And another thing that really helps with that too is you know, when you focus on we talked about focusing on what matters. Think about what makes you feel most comfortable, what makes you feel at home when you're on the road. For me, that's my faith. And when you can connect with other people, that's the best part of it. So when you're at that pageant connect with those girls around you, I'm not just your competition, they're your friends. And that will so help all of you guys. Just get rid of the nerves and perform your best I would say that's my biggest piece of advice prepare the most you can but that's the best form of preparation. And to anyone out there that wants to get involved in the western industry. We welcome you with open arms. I love the diversity of backgrounds and the Western History and, you know, you look at Wrangler, and Justin and all these big names that represent Western fashion and culture. And we have people feeding in from all different sorts of backgrounds and upbringings to help us get into different industries and we're seeing exactly that. So please come and bring your talents and gifts and use them for good because that's exactly what we are as a Western industry. We represent good, wholesome values of the past that we want to bring to the future.

Taylor McAdams: And the future is bright for rodeo, rodeo queening in general lately. Yes, thank you Kennedee for taking the time to talk with us today. And before we go, let's allow you to have give yourself a shout out where can people follow along your journey. Websites? We want to we want to be able to have people follow you and support you after during Miss Rodeo America and after and beyond. So tell us your socials.

Kennadee Riggs (MRA): Well, thank you so much. Yeah, you can follow the Miss Rodeo America social media pages on Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok, Tik Tok, excuse me. And of course we post YouTube videos here and there are tutorials. But along with that we're also on The Cowgirl Channel. We're so excited about that this year. And I have now a weekly segment every Wednesday, during the Women's Western Sports Roundup where you can catch one of my interviews of Kicking Up Kindness, and another place you can find picking up kindness not just this year but beyond is my own personal social media. So Kennedee Riggs but especially the Kicking Up Kindness podcast, you can find on Spotify, Apple podcasts. And then of course, we have social media for that too, where we post a lot of our interviews and clips from that so you can find the kindness journal or kicking up kindness on Instagram. 

Taylor McAdams: Wow,you got a lot going for you Your future's so bright. I'm so honored to have been able to spend a little bit of time with you. I wish you the very best in your endeavors during your year as Miss Rodeo America and beyond. And girl, I'm going to be praying for you. I know there's a lot of people out there that will I'm just so so excited for everything that you're doing, not only as a person, but in the industry as well. You're definitely picking up kindness. So thank you for keeping up kindness on the kick Your Boots Up podcast.

Taylor McAdams: 

Kennadee Riggs (MRA):  Thank you, Taylor. And I have to say I have to give a shout out to Taylor too, because she has been one of my inspirations of kindness. Even just seeing a glimpse of her on the Rodeo Queen series, which you can catch on The Cowboy and Cowgirl Channel too. I remember thinking that girl is sweet. She's got a cute, kind personality. And you've totally been an inspiration to me too. So let's keep kicking up kindness altogether, of course, that’s what is all about.

Taylor McAdams: I love that Kennedee. Yes, thank you so much, and good luck with the rest of your year. Thanks for joining us on kick your boots up. I'm your host Taylor McAdams and we can't wait to share the next story of the West. Until then, feel free to like subscribe and leave us a review. Follow us on social media at Justin Boots to keep up with our next episode. And we'll see you the next time you Kick Your Boots Up.