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Become the next Miss Rodeo Illinois

Miss Rodeo Illinois Pageant Association works to select a Miss and a Teen Ambassador of Good Will with horsemanship skills who will promote a positive image of Professional Rodeo (PRCA) and the western way of life, keeping education, leadership and personal growth in the forefront and doing so with the highest level of integrity. 

The pageant is held during the Pioneer City Rodeo in Palestine, Illinois. The first Pioneer City Rodeo was held fifty-three years ago on a baseball field in Leaverton Park. The old wooden seats purchased then held only about 3,000 spectators and the ball field lights provided illumination for the night performances.

Today, The Pioneer City Rodeo is one of the premier PRCA Rodeos in Illinois. Welcoming 4,500 rodeo fans every year on Labor Day Weekend. 


Miss Rodeo Illinois

Cowgirls ages 19-26  who are single, never been married nor have dependents are eligible to compete for Miss Rodeo Illinois.

Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois

Young ladies ages 13-18 with horsemanship skills are eligible to compete for the Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois.


Mail all entry forms to: 


Rosemary Cooper, President MRIA 

18000 W State Route 90 

Princeville, IL 61559 

Postmarked by July 15, 2021 and accompanied by: 

  • $200 Entry Fee (checks payable to Miss Rodeo Illinois Association)

  • Copy of birth certificate or registration of birth

  • Copy of health and/or medical insurance

  • Proof of residency

  • One (1) 8 x 10 vertical color head-and-shoulders photograph 

  • Entry form including

    • Photograph Copyright Release

    • Equine Activity Waiver

    • Release of Liability 

    • Contestant Eligibility

2022 Contestants

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Charlee Stewart

Miss Rodeo Illinois 2022 Contestant

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Eliza Engelhart

Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois 2022 Contestant

Kara Reider

Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois 2022 Contestant

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