Jesse Miller was honoured with a custom buckle and the title of Cochrane Lions Rodeo Royalty Queen during the Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo finals. Photo submitted

Jesse Miller was honoured with a custom buckle and the title of Cochrane Lions Rodeo Royalty Queen during the Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo finals. Photo submitted

Miller wins Cochrane Lions Rodeo Royalty Queen

Jesse Miller wins title

A 17-year-old Rimbey area teen has earned the honor of being the Cochrane Lions Rodeo Queen.

Jesse Miller, who lives in Bluffton and is a Grade 12 student at Rimbey Junior/Senior High School, won the title during the Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo finals.

She said she was thrilled to win and is excited about the year ahead.”

“It’s a great experience,” said the vivacious teen. “An amazing experience.”

Miller, no doubt, got a taste of running for rodeo queen when she ran for the title in Rimbey. The experience was fun and challenging and she is happy to note she won the title of Miss Congeniality.

Being rodeo queen is certainly not all glamour and in the days leading up to the event, Miller competed in public speaking events, a knowledge exam, took part in a personal interview and participated in a riding showcase.

Being a rodeo queen is very much a thrill for the lovely young lady, but whether she’s wearing a crown or not, she has a passion for the sport of rodeo and plans to continue participating for as long as she can.

Miller has been barrel racing for six years and it is a sport she finds completely exhilarating. She is a horsewoman through and through and riding and training horses is a natural for her.

After graduation, Miller is looking forward to attending an auctioneers’ college in Edmonton. Following that experience she plans to attend Lakeland College in Vermilion where she will pursue her love of horses by participating in massage for horses workshops.