Rodeo royalty contestants announced

Sentinel Staff

Seven Kansas cowgirls will be competing this year for prizes and titles in the 2020 McPherson County Fair Association Rodeo Royalty Pageant held in conjunction with the McPherson County Fair in Canton.

Princess contestants this year include Kinsey Harold, Marquette; Karlyn Ryan, Canton; and Cindee Werth, Munjor. Queen contestants this year include Cadence Dickey, Mujor; Katie Farney, Arlington; Kendall Hackerott, Canton; and Madeline Towns, Palco.

The pageant will take place on July 16 and 17. The 2020 Queen and Princess winners will be crowned by the outgoing 2019 MCFA Queen Emma Krase and MCFA Princess Katy Prieb before the CPRA rodeo the evening of July 17 in Canton.

Girls ages 8-12 can compete in the Princess category. This is only the third year for this category in the pageant’s history. There are three contestants for Princess: Kinsey Harold, Marquette; Karlyn Ryan, Canton; and Cidnee Werth, Munjor. The Queen category for girls ages 13-17 has four contestants: Cadence Dickey, Munjor; Katie Farney, Arlington; Kendall Hackerott, Canton; and Madeline Towns, Palco.

Competition events for each category include horsemanship, written test, personal interview, and impromptu questions. The winning Queen and Princess will receive custom belt buckles, crowns, and a sash to wear while making appearances to represent the McPherson County Fair and McPherson County. Prizes will also be awarded to category winners and to the girls with top sales in tickets to fair events.

A large group of visiting royalty will be attending this year: Miss Rodeo Kansas Tiffany McCaffrey, Phillipsburg Rodeo Queen Danielle Forster, Oregon Trail Rodeo Queen Maceyn Howard, Kansas Junior High School Rodeo Princess Cheyenne Johnson, Newton Saddle Club Queen Maggie Matz, Newton Saddle Club Princess Juliene Wald, El-Kan Little Miss Faith McMannis, and more.

The public can meet contestants and the visiting queens by attending the CPRA rodeo events in Canton at 8 p.m. July 17 and 18, the parade in Canton at 6 p.m. July 18, and at an autograph session at at 10 July 18 A5 Western, 102 N Main St, McPherson.