Jaden Holle from High River was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2019 during the Canadian Finals Rodeo 45 on Friday. photo by SJ Originals.

Jaden Holle from High River was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2019

Miss Rodeo Canada 2019 says she hopes to encourage young people to pursue their passion

High River native Jaden Holle said she never thought she could be Miss Rodeo Canada because she was raised in town and didn’t compete in rodeos.

But Friday one of her dreams came true.

Holle was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2019 at the Canadian Finals Rodeo 45.

Now, she said, she wants to use the platform to encourage others to not be held back by anything.

“I followed my dreams and I worked hard and here I am,” she said. “I think that anybody can do what they put their mind to.”

Holle, who is currently working toward a Bachelor of Education through the Métis Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan, was named the Claresholm CBI Queen in 2018.

After learning she was named Miss Rodeo Canada 2019 on Friday night at Westerner Park, she could hardly believe it.

“I didn’t expect to win,” she said. “I am really in shock and I don’t know if it will set in until maybe tomorrow.”

While she said running for Miss Rodeo Canada was a lot of hard work, it was also very fun.

“All of us put in a lot of preparation and studying, and the week itself at CFR 45 was just a blast.”

As an ambassador for Canada’s rodeo circuit, Miss Rodeo contestants must be well versed in history and horse science.

Taking place during the Canadian Finals Rodeo, they compete in six pageant categories, which include a personal interview, horsemanship, public speaking, a written test, modeling and personality performance.

While Holle never competed in the Canadian rodeo circuit, she comes from a family who did.

“I always heard stories of my grandpa and my dad back in the day when he rodeoed,” she said.

“I always wanted to get back in touch with those western roots so this was a way that I could honour my ancestors.”

She said the Miss Rodeo Canada platform can be used to be a good role model for young people.

“I want to inspire people to not hold back on their dreams and to always seek the truth.”

This year, six contestants competed in the Miss Rodeo Canada 2019 Pageant.

2018 Miss Ponoka Stampede Alicia Erickson was named the first runner-up.

“It feels good,” she said. “Obviously we all wanted to win the title and I know I tried my hardest and winning first runner-up is a blessing and I know that my place and what I do is meant to be somewhere else and someone else needs me so I am okay with it.”

She said running in the Miss Rodeo Canada Pageant was significant in her life.

“It took years of preparation for something that I love so much and something that changed my life and I want to be able to be that person to help change other people’s lives.”

She added, “The western way of life, rodeo and the heritage can give us so much more than anything else and I wanted to be able to share that.”

Just Posted

Lacombe Canadian Archery champion finishes 10th at worlds

Cameron Herbert has been a competitive archer for 10 years

Lacombe County: Do you have a gated property? Here’s what you need to know.

These gates are a deterrent for rural crime, they can also impede on emergency personnel

Lacombe Police Service joins North American rail-safety operation aimed at reducing preventable deaths and injuries on rail lines

Operation Clear Track aims to reduce the number of railway crossing and trespassing incident

WATCH: Enhanced Emergency Department opens at Lacombe Hospital

$3.1 million facility jointly funded by AHS, Lacombe Health Trust

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate armed robbery

Wetaskiwin police seek identification of suspects

Blackfalds RCMP investigate fatal collision with cyclist on Highway 2

32-year-old male cyclist from Red Deer was pronounced dead at the scene

NDP, Liberals promise more spending, while Tories promise spending cuts

Making life more affordable for Canadians a focus in the 2019 election

Vaping-related illness confirmed in Ontario believed to be first in Canada

Middlesex-London Health Unit had no further details about the case — believed to be the first confirmed in Canada

Canadian stars Virtue, Moir say in video they’re ‘stepping away’ from ice dancing

The pair thank fans for their support in an emotional message

Outspoken Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger stepping down later this year

Imperial Oil is about 70 per cent owned by Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp., since 2013

‘Time to take action:’ Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy

Council wants Ottawa to make reporting of suicides and attempted suicides mandatory for data collection

Canadian inflation decelerates to 1.9% as gas prices weaken

August was the sixth straight month that price growth was 1.9 per cent or higher

Most Read