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Gussied Up for the NWSS

Heidi Wolle

At the National Western Stock Show, different clubs have Rodeo Queens, Princesses, and Attendants to represent them. Being a Rodeo Queen at the NWSS is an honor for Savannah Seet. She tried out for Rodeo Queen for the Johnstown Saddle Club in November, and won, representing her club in parades, shows, and the NWSS.
Savannah’s been riding horses since she was little, and enjoys being a rodeo queen because “When little kids look up to you and wave back, it’s heartwarming.”
The “royals” looked gorgeous in their western outfits, with their hair curled, but they weren’t the only ones getting gussied up for the occasion.
Cheyenne Dockter from North Dakota has been helping Golden Buckle Gelbvieh cows look their best since she was four or five. The steps to get the cows ready for the Stock Show are washing them (about once a day), blow drying them, and clipping their hair, which grows faster in cold places! Groomers even spray glues, paints, and shampoos on the cows to make sure they look top notch.
“Spending time with them, and spoiling them. They’re pretty spoiled right now,” she said about her favorite part of the job.
The NWSS is a place where everyone wants to look their best.