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Kyla Lightfoot is 20 years old and has spent the last 15 years in wild rose country, which has given her a great appreciation for life in the West and all that it has to offer, especially horses and rodeo! Kyla began riding at two years old and has been involved and competed in many disciplines, including 4H Alberta, extreme cowboy racing, gymkhana, and reining. Kyla currently competes in the American Quarter Horse Association show circuit, where she has earned numerous National Championship titles.

 

In addition to her passion for the Western way of life, Kyla is currently attending MacEwan University with the goal of obtaining her Bachelor of Communications with a major in journalism. She plans to use her journalism degree to share Western heritage and the exhilarating sport of rodeo with audiences worldwide. Having attended the Airdrie Pro Rodeo numerous times, Kyla can attest to its success and the welcoming atmosphere.

 

She is excited to be crowned the 2024 Miss Rodeo Airdrie and have the opportunity to welcome residents and visitors alike while sharing her love for the sport of rodeo.

2024 Miss Rodeo Airdrie

Kyla Lightfoot

Airdrie Rodeo Royalty Program

Royalty Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Every July 1st weekend, we bestow the titles of Miss Rodeo Airdrie and Airdrie Pro Rodeo Princess upon two exceptional young women. Our Royalty assumes the role of ambassadors, not only for the Airdrie Pro Rodeo but also for the vibrant community of Airdrie, throughout the ensuing twelve months.

Throughout their reign, these remarkable individuals embark on a whirlwind journey, attending over 100 events. They fervently advocate for the sport of rodeo, embody the spirit of Airdrie at various community gatherings, and acquire invaluable skills through engagements with both business and non-profit entities across the province. In essence, we are fostering the next generation of female leaders within our community. The tireless dedication and achievements of our Royalty fill us with immense pride.

 

We extend an invitation to young women aged 19-26 (*as per eligibility criteria) to participate in our Royalty competition.

 

This multifaceted event includes challenges such as public speaking, written examinations, showcasing horsemanship skills, personal interviews, and gracing the runway at our annual Fashion Show Fundraiser.

*Be a female who is a minimum of 19 years of age as of November 30th of her application submission year and not over the age of 26 as of the concluding November 30th of her reign.

*A minimum of 3 applications are required for the Airdrie Rodeo Royalty competition to commence.

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Schedule of Events

May 3, 2024 – Written Exam​

May 4, 2024 – Interviews

May 5, 2024 – Horsemanship

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May 25, 2024 - Wild West Fashion Show 
Doors Open at 5pm, Show starts at 6pm 

Location: Airdrie Town and Country Centre

275 Jensen Dr NE #103, Airdrie, AB T4B 0G2

 

Tickets - $40 presale ticket needed. (Deadline May 21, 2024 at midnight)

Event is 18+ and no minors are allowed (due to insurance and liability.)
 

Volunteers, sponsors, family and friends and people of Airdrie are to join us for a Dinner served by Chief Scotian.

 

Silent Auction, Live auction, 50/50, Sponsor recognition, and a Fashion Show featuring The Store Upstairs with our current Royalty, as well as the 2024 Royalty contestants.

 

The contestants will be broadcasting their public speaking portion of the competition, as well as crowning our new 2024 Miss Rodeo Airdrie.

 

This is our night to celebrate, socialize and give thanks to all the hard working committee members, sponsors, and supporting fans. 

Interested in Donating a silent auction item to our fundraising event? Please email Royalty Director at: AirdrieProRodeoRoyalty@gmail.com

May 25, 2024 – Crowning Ceremony​

June 28, 29, July 1, 2024

 Airdrie Pro Rodeo Performances

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Airdrie Rodeo Royalty Farewell

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As a born and raised Calgarian, 21 year old Hannah Braun has always had a passion for horses, rodeo and Alberta. Currently Hannah is finishing her final year in the Bachelor of Art for Psychology at Mount Royal University. Upon completion of her schooling Hannah hopes to use her formal education in combination with the equine industry to promote mental health awareness among the rodeo community and support those with trauma and disabilities.

 

Hannah chose to run for the Airdrie Royalty program because she believes that Airdrie embodies the values of a true community and that she will be able to represent the town and rodeo with grace while pulling forward to make new strides.

2023 Airdrie Pro Rodeo Princess

Hannah Braun

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Royalty Sponsors

Our Partners and Sponsors are vital to the success

of our Rodeo Royalty Program and we are so proud

of what we accomplish together.

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OFFICIAL ROYALTY PHOTOGRAPHY

OFFICIAL NAIL SPONSOR

OFFICIAL FLOWER SPONSOR

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2024 QUEEN SADDLE SPONSOR

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2024 SKIN CARE & MAKEUP SPONSOR

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2024 QUEEN HAT SPONSOR

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Royalty Partnerships

2024  Fashion Show Fundraiser Donators

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Airdrie Registry

Carstairs Golf Course

Angela Pitt - MLA for Airdrie-East

Young Living by Katie Van Hienen

Roper Stetson Tinhaul

The Store Upstairs

Hiushak Welding

Tumbleweed Brand

Maid Pro Airdrie

Trailblazher Co

Little Farm on Wall Street

Rebecca Shuttleworth

Afire Hat Burning

K.A. Designs by Katelyn

Bonfire Shades

Jack's Nails and Spa

Realm Atelier Salan YYC

Leanne Grenier

Airdrie Pro Rodeo

Peach Clove Boudoir

Monat by Jessica Justinick

Interested in Donating a Silent Auction item?

 Email AirdrieProRodeoRoyalty@gmail.com

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 Airdrie Rodeo  Royalty Alumni

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2022 Princess - Hannah Braun

Photograph Courtesy of Kaycee Ann Photography

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2022  Royalty

Queen (L) Kelcey Moore

Princess (R) Hannah Braun

Photograph Courtesy of Kaycee Ann Photography

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2020-2021   Royalty

2019 Queen (L) Brooke Fielding

2019 Princess (R) Haley Hartwell

Photograph Courtesy of Kaycee Ann Photography

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2018 Princess  - Ashley Hygaard

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2019   Royalty

Queen (L) Brooke Fielding

Princess (R) Haley Hartwell

Photograph Courtesy of Kaycee Ann Photography

Photograph Courtesy of covymoore.com

2017  Royalty

Queen (R) Sarah Pack

Princess (L) Ashley Hygaard

2016   Royalty

Queen (L) Emily Marston

Princess (R) Katie Van Hienen (Hiushak)

Photograph Courtesy of covymoore.com

Photograph Courtesy of covymoore.com

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2015 Airdrie Rodeo Royalty Alumni:

2008 Princess Ashley Eide,

2011 Princess Rebecca McKay

2014 Princess Mazlie (Gehring) Cole

2014 QUEEN: Terra (Chalack) Boon PRINCESS: Mazlie (Gehring) Cole 

2013 QUEEN: Kelsey Reinboldt-Lynch

2012 QUEEN: Nicole Briggs (MRC) PRINCESS: Samantha Bilsborrow

2011 QUEEN: Gillian (Shields) Grant (MRC) PRINCESS: Rebecca McKay 

2010 QUEEN: Alicia (Kuipers) Hemsing PRINCESS: Melinda (Carmichael) Bretton

2009 QUEEN: Charmayne Kading PRINCESS: Joanna (Hadley) Koehler

2008 QUEEN: Dana (Hansen) Zannis (MRCP) PRINCESS: Ashley Eide 

2007 QUEEN: Justine (Simpson) Gardner PRINCESS: Casey Edworthy

2006 QUEEN: Jesse Madsen PRINCESS: Janine (Krumm) Bruce

2005 QUEEN: Leanne (Percy) Mackenzie PRINCESS: Tara Sergerie (MRC)

2004 QUEEN: Kelly (Ashbacher) Bell PRINCESS: Janelle (Perry) Halyk

2003 QUEEN: Tammy (Summerfield) Kaiser PRINCESS: Jessica (MacLeod) Moran

2002 QUEEN: Shannon McCarthy (MRC) PRINCESS: Amanda Earl

2001 QUEEN: Lindsay Robertson PRINCESS: Sarah (Havens) Baber

2000 QUEEN: Kristen Disley

1999 QUEEN: Shelia (Taylor) Walker (MRC)

1998 QUEEN: Brandy (Hamilton) Murray

1997 QUEEN: Maureen McCarthy

1996 QUEEN: Rhianna McKinnon

1995 QUEEN: Nancy (Muchka) Dahl

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MRC = Miss Rodeo Canada

MRCP = Miss Rodeo Canada Princess

2017    Royalty

Queen (R) Sarah Pack

Princess (L) Ashley Hygaard

2016    Royalty

Queen (L) Emily Marston

Princess (R) Katie Van Hienen (Hiushak)

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