Friday night’s edition of the Gainesville Riding Club’s Rodeo Gainesville included the crowning of the club’s queen and princess.
The 2013 rodeo court included rodeo queen Cresah Montgomery and princess contestants Tana Rose Butts and Halley Branch Ihrig.
Being crowned rodeo royalty is a dream for a lot of girls who love riding horses, but reaching that goal requires determination and hard work.
In addition to displaying horsemanship skills, contestants who yearn to become Rodeo Gainesville royalty must raise a specific amount of money for the riding club.
Money raised for the club is redistributed to the community in the form of scholarships and donations to nonprofit organizations.
The efforts of Montgomery, Butts and Ihrig will supply at least $3,000 toward the club’s community improvement efforts including its scholarship fund.
Fundraising on behalf of the riding club organization made up 50 percent of this year’s competition. The other half was comprised of a horsemanship exhibition held earlier this month at the riding club arena.
Some members of last year’s Rodeo Gainesville court were on hand for this year’s festivities.
Last year’s court included: Alyssa Stephenson of Keller who was named 2012 Rodeo Gainesville queen, Kylee Butts, 2012 Rodeo Gainesville princess and Kylee Byars, 2012 Rodeo Gainesville junior princess.
Rodeo Gainesville continues tonight with events getting underway at 8 p.m. at the Gainesville Riding Club arena at 3152 N. Grand Ave. in Gainesville.
Preliminary events begin at 7 p.m.
Additional Saturday night rodeo activities include mutton bustin’ beginning at 7 p.m. for kids ages 6 and under, calf scramble, mechanical bull rides, pony rides, vendors, junior barrels and a concert by Phil Hamilton.
Adult tickets are $10 at the gate or $8 if purchased in advance.
Childrens’ tickets are $5 at the gate or $4 in advance.
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