The Evergreen Rodeo Royalty consists of our Queen, Princess and Jr. Princess. They are our official ambassadors for the Evergreen Rodeo Association. They recognize the importance of educating, promoting and preserving our Rodeo and the western heritage. The Evergreen Rodeo Royalty represents our community with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

This Royalty Program runs from June through the following June, starting with our own parade and PRCA Rodeo Father’s Day Weekend. During their reign, the ladies attend various functions and activities throughout the state of Colorado. They volunteer hundreds of hours to help promote our community and rodeos, including the National Western Stock Show.


Contestant Information

Contestants compete during the month before the rodeo and are crowned during the rodeo performance on Father’s Day.

Queen and Princess Pageant

TBD May at the El Pinal Rodeo Grounds in Evergreen, CO. Contestant applications are due by May 1, 2023.

Contestants for Queen and Princess are judged in categories such as: personality, fashion and appearance, poise, etiquette, public speaking, personal interview, horsemanship skill, knowledge of rodeo and the submitted application and essay. This year’s competition will be held in May at the El Pinal Rodeo Grounds in Evergreen, CO. The contestants will also be judged at a pre-rodeo event and at the parade on the day of the rodeo.

Junior Princess Pageant

The Junior Princess title is designed to introduce young girls to the world of rodeo and to give them the confidence to pursue their future dreams of achieving a rodeo royalty title. During this 1-day pageant the young ladies are required to prepare and deliver a small essay to include who they are and why they want to be a rodeo princess. They will answer an impromptu questions on rodeo knowledge.

Community Relations

If you would like more information on the Evergreen Rodeo Royalty Program, or to have our Queen and Princess speak or volunteer for your school, business or community event please contact:

Evergreen Rodeo Royalty Coordinator
[email protected]

Visiting Royalty: Please contact [email protected] for information regarding visiting royalty.

Miss Evergreen Rodeo 2023 – Amanda Cook

Amanda Cook – 2023 Miss Evergreen Rodeo

Howdy y’all! My name is Amanda Cook, and I am your 2023 Miss Evergreen Rodeo. It is such an extreme honor and responsibility to represent not only the beautiful community of Evergreen, but also my hometown.

I am 21 years old and was born and raised in Evergreen under the roof of my amazing parents Shane and Theresa Cook, alongside my 6 other siblings! I have been riding horses since I was 6 months old, and made that love grow by competing for Evergreen Rodeo Junior Princess in 2011. After finishing my reign as Junior Princess, I joined the Westernaires at the age of 11 with my entire family. We performed all over, traveling with the Westernaires not only in-state but out-of-state as well. I graduated Westernaires at the age of 19 off Varsity Big Red at the National Western Stock Show, as well as 6 other Varsity level performance teams including trick and fancy riding.

I now am a sophomore in college at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology studying veterinary technician certifications as well as other specialties.

When I’m not working for my family paving company or going to school, you’ll most likely find me hunting or fishing with my big ol’ German Shepard, Max, who helps me with all my barn chores and loves his big horse friends just as much as I do, if not more!

Growing up I can always remember my favorite part of the summer being the Evergreen Rodeo and Parade. I can’t remember a year of not attending and watching the royalty ride through the arena presenting the rodeo with such grace, beauty, and honor. I can remember telling my parents that would be me one day with a horse of my own.

When my family welcomed our first horses Copper and Trooper, they taught me everything I needed know about riding and sometimes falling, but most importantly how to get back up dust yourself off and get right back on after you fall. I was little and had no idea that my horses were teaching me a much bigger life lesson. The 4-legged family of 2 rapidly grew to 9.  Now, our pasture contains all sorts of breeds, from Mustangs to Quarter Horses to our beloved Trooper’s full sister Miss “Silver Fire”, or as we call her, “Fancie”, a foundation Morgan. Our family has never been more complete.

Now that Copper and Trooper are watching over me from up above, guiding me through the training of my horses, I am very proud to say that I am fulfilling my dream as Miss Evergreen Rodeo with my trusty black and white steed, “Pepe-le-pew”, or better known as “Mr. Stinker”, representing our hometown of Evergreen.

As I place this crown on my hat and sash on my shoulder, I look forward to continuing traveling all over Colorado, furthering my education as well as educating fans not only about the great sport we call rodeo, but also about the western way of life.

I am honored to be your 2023 Miss Evergreen Rodeo; see y’all Father’s Day weekend in Evergreen!

2023 Evergreen Rodeo Princess – Hannah Norris

Hello everyone, my name is Hannah Norris and I’m your 2023 Evergreen Rodeo Princess! I am fourteen years old, and a freshman at Conifer High School.

I am involved in many activities. I ride horses and have since I was five. I also show cattle in 4-H and the American Highland Cattle Association. Outside of animals, I also play music. I sing and I play viola and guitar.

My favorite thing about Evergreen is its unique geography. The mountains, forests, and creeks make the area unique and beautiful, creating the perfect place to have events. That’s why I love the Evergreen Rodeo! Not only has it been a host for many of my memories, but it’s beautiful landscape and exciting sport have always made it one of my favorites. I would love for you to come to see for yourselves why the Evergreen Rodeo is the best, and to meet the Evergreen Rodeo Royalty!

2023 Evergreen Rodeo Jr. Princess – Josie Sandifer

Hey there everyone! My name is Josie Sandifer, and I am your 2023 Evergreen Rodeo Junior Princess. I am so grateful that I get to represent not just the Evergreen Rodeo, but my hometown as well. This year will be a blast and I cannot wait to see what it all holds!

I am happy that I call Greystone Ranch my home. This is where my love for horses came to life. I had my first ride when I was one and a half years old. Now I have an amazing 18-year-old quarter horse named Smokey. He enjoys playing in the lake and loves eating grass. Doing anything that involves being with animals and the outdoors is my thing. Some of my favorite things to do are hunting, paddle boarding, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and of course, riding horses.

My family and I have been going to the Evergreen Rodeo and Parade ever since I was born. Rodeo has always been a big part of my life, and now getting the honor of representing the Evergreen Rodeo and helping people learn more about the Western way of life, is a dream come true!

I can’t wait to learn more and be able to give people knowledge about one of the toughest sports out there and learn new things every day! Come on out to the Evergreen Rodeo this Father’s Day Weekend to celebrate the beautiful Western tradition of rodeo!

Past Evergreen Rodeo Queens

1947 Marjorie Snyder (Evergreen)
1948 Betty Thorne (Evergreen)
1949 Nancy Perry (Evergreen)
1950 Pat Fellows Crawfod (Harper) (Evergreen)
1951 Sharon Critchfield (Morrison)
1952 Pat Melton (Kittredge)
1967 Ann Anderson Peterson
1968 Judy Ann Wood (Warner)
1969 Pat Walke (Schneider)
1970 Sue Butler
1971 Pat Bell
1972 Nancy Pratt (Perkins)
1973 Kerrie Clark (Guy)
1974 Sandy Mellane
1975 Beth Ann Howard
1976 Martie MacDougall
1977 Cindy Hiett, Ann Hobbs
1978 Nancy Shelley Deans
1979 Kathleen Mack
1980 Stacie Rider
1981 Donna Brunton
Mrs. Nancy Hladik
1982 Leona Nolan Mayo
Mrs. Sandy Nolan
1983 Laurie Longo
Mrs. Laurie Miller
1984 Allison Braun
Mrs. Millie Axtell
1985 Michelle LeVar
1987 Lori Knapp
1988 Meghan Eaves
1990 Jami Quayl
1991 Frances Lawrence
1992 Sherri Lynn Smith
1993 Holly Jean Terry
1994 Gretchen Plumhoff
1995 Tammy Gunnerson
1996 Heather Puls
1997 Dianna Renee Smith
1998 Shannon Crapnell
1999 Aislynne Buchanan
2000 Shannon Acklin
2001 Rachel Morgan
2002 Sarah Galbraith
2003 Melissa Pfaff
2004 Jolene Mohr
2005 Tara Spiegel
2006 Andrea Osmond
2007 Whitney McDaniel
2008 Amanda Bodkin
2009 Emily Bowers
2010 Kari Reasoner (Peterson)
2011 Kailee Reddy (Morton)
2012 Rachael Patinella (Cravens)
2013 Kelly Arbogast
2014 Kirsten Peterson
2015 Sierra Knodle
2016 Lauren Hladik
2017 Sarah Vangi
2018 Bobbie Marshall
2019 Taylor Cave
2020-2022 Abbie Halley

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their continued support of the Evergreen Rodeo Royalty!

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