Cheyanne Barrett was crowned as the newest statewide Miss Rodeo Texas Princess on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant coronation in San Antonio, TX. Miss Barrett, entering as Miss Rodeo Jasper Lions Club Duchess 2014, immediately thought, “Thank you Jesus, I won! Then I wanted to do a happy dance on stage.” Cheyanne added, “I am so honored to have this privilege. My goal is to be the first person to win all three Miss Rodeo Texas pageant titles and therefore be a ‘Triple Crown Winner’. I have dreamed of this since I watched my big sister, Chelee Morgan-Sanchez, win 1st Runner up MRT in 2010. I wanted to be on that stage in those lights to feel the excitement of making it to the top. What an honor to follow in the footsteps of the newest Miss Rodeo Texas, Nikki Woodward, and Miss Rodeo Texas Teen, Sissy Winn. Nikki was the 2004 Miss Rodeo Texas Princess and Sissy was the 2011 Miss Rodeo Texas Princess. I have some wonderful role models who I will have the privilege to work in the year ahead.”
Miss Barrett, 12 years old residing in Cleveland, TX, will be in the 7th grade at Tarkington Jr High School. Cheyanne is very involved in school band, school art club, school choir, athletics, Tarkington Youth Basketball Association, Christian Beach Club and the Moss Hill Hunting Club.
Miss Barrett’s rodeo titles include Shelby County Sheriff’s Posse Duchess 2015, Miss Rodeo Jasper Duchess 2014 and Horsemanship Award, Miss Tyler County Western Weekend Jr Sweetheart 2014 and Horsemanship Award, Miss Photogenic TVE Rodeo Pageant 2008, SJC Rodeo Little Queen 2008 and TVE Rodeo Tiny Tot 2006. Cheyanne’s other interest include Voelz Performance Horse Academy where she is currently studying western equitation, western riding and the basic principles of western horsemanship.
The newest Miss Rodeo Texas Princess participates in hunting, fishing, basketball, volleyball, swimming, rodeo pageant competitions, trail riding with my family, teaching church nursery, and spending lots of quality time with my family.
The Miss Rodeo Texas pageant, held annually to select the Princess rodeo queen to represent the state of Texas, awarded Cheyanne a $500 scholarship, a $400 donation towards a trophy saddle, a trophy belt buckle, jewelry and many other great prizes. Miss Barrett also won appearance, congeniality, photogenic and horsemanship categories. She said, “My goals this coming year are to make as many appearances as possible to promote the sport of Rodeo and further preserve the western heritage. “
A Texas tradition for more than five decades with the first Miss Rodeo Texas being crowned in 1959, the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant has produced seven Miss Rodeo Americas. Since the inception of the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant, Miss Rodeo Texas, Miss Rodeo Texas Teen and Miss Rodeo Texas Princess 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 preserve 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. As the reigning Miss Rodeo Texas 2015, Nikki Woodward, will be competing in the Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (PRCA). The coronation of Miss Rodeo America 2015 will be in early December 2015. www.missrodeoamerica.com.
A very special “big Texas” thanks to the newest Miss Rodeo Texas Princess’ parents, Raymond and Chelene Barrett. Cheyanne said, “a huge thank you to my family who made the trip to San Antonio to support me, and to all the family at home who supported me via text messages and prayers. Thanks to all who bought raffle tickets, purchased ads to support the MRT pageant and all the other experiences I gained from other rodeo pageants across East Texas. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me. I am truly grateful and honored to represent the State of Texas as your new Miss Rodeo Texas Princess 2015.”