Snow Lopez, 16, of Dalhart, TX was crowned the prestigious title of Miss Rodeo Texas Teen 2017 on Thursday, June 15th in San Antonio, TX . Miss Lopez entered the pageant as Miss Rodeo Region 1 Texas High School Rodeo Association. Snow said when she heard her name announced as the 2017 winner, she felt completely shocked. I was waiting for myself to wake up from a dream come true.” Miss Lopez not only won the title, but also took home awards winning congeniality, speech and appearance.
Miss Lopez, attends Orion High School where she is a member of the National Honors Society and is on the honor roll.. She is active in the Tri-State Rodeo Association, THSRA,4-H, JRCA, XIT Rangers Club and the Boys Ranch Rodeo Club.. She enjoys riding in the St. Jude Trail Ride, attending her local Rotary and Lions Club meetings and spending time with her family. An accomplished cowgirl, Snow is a state qualifier in the Texas High School Finals Rodeo in multiple events and avidly competes in barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending and breakaway roping.
One of Snow’s favorite quotes that she lives by is, “you never lose, you just learn.” This motto has helped her persevere through pageants that she did not win and hopes that it will help encourage others to keep chasing their dreams.
As the 45rd Miss Rodeo Texas Teen, Miss Lopez received a scholarship, trophy saddle, trophy buckle, luggage, a ring and other valuable prizes. Snow Lopez, will be representing Texas in numerous rodeos and community events throughout the great state of Texas and other states.
A Texas tradition for more than five decades since the first Miss Rodeo Texas in 1959, the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant has produced eight Miss Rodeo Americas. Since the inception of the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant, Miss Rodeo Texas and Miss Rodeo Texas Teen have served as vibrant, colorful goodwill ambassadors of rodeo, the official sport of Texas, working closely with professional rodeos, rodeo associations and community organizations to keep our western heritage and keep the western industry alive and flourishing in today’s society. Contestants from all over the state participate in the Miss Rodeo Texas program competing for thousands of dollars in scholarship awards and other prizes among three age groups vying for their respective crowns. The Miss Rodeo Texas contest consists of pageant winners from 19 to 24 years old. The Miss Rodeo Texas Teen consists of winners from 14 to 18 year old. The Miss Rodeo Texas Princess competition consists of 9 to 13 year old contestants. The selection of each of the rodeo queens is based on horsemanship, appearance, and personality competitions with the crowning of the winners on coronation night in San Antonio, TX. Please view the Miss Rodeo Texas website,www.missrodeotexas.com for more information. Miss Rodeo Texas 2017, Tianti Carter, will be competing in the Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (PRCA).