Queen of Rodeo: Emily Prince has been Crowned.
An interview with Emily about the honour and the privilege.
Inspired by Hannah Munford who was crowned from 2017-2018 who was welcoming and brought appropriate representation of the league, Emily wants to use Hannah's influence as well as craft out a path of her own. When Emily was asked if she could considering running, she thought: "Well you know I’d like to be queen. I'm a senior, I want to go out with a bang, and that's what i did. I want to graduate reassured that I have impacted the rodeo and made it more universal and accessible."
Although Emily is very enthused to be apart of this opportunity, she finds that with her responsibility and platform, she is able to speak on a few things. "No one sits down to reach out to younger rodeo girls and show them that this is what it is and this what you have to do, it’s a great opportunity and it’s exciting. Being able to be awarded on something like this is truly honoring to have that title, it’s a little nerve-wracking because I have eyes on me at all times. People have a lot to say. I’m trying to be an example." Emily is serious when it comes to this title, stating that it's a lot of work putting into this industry, it’s not just a title, one meets people and friends and there’s a lot of respect in this. It’s a honour to represent your state. There is no room for bias nor holding people on different grounds. Everyone is equal and holds the same opportunities. "What is rodeo? Horsemanship and friendship. Horsemanship is the bond between your horse and you and if you don’t love your horse and you don’t need to be here. Friendship is passion, fun and fellowship."