Rodeo News

Mini Rodeo Queen Clinic

If you are new to the Queening World, or interested in learning more, the Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Queen Program will be holding a “Mini-Clinic” at the Holiday Inn Express in Silver City on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm with Dona Rutherford, founder of the Borderland Queen Clinic and the Miss Turquoise Circuit Pageant Director.

Dona will explain how the rodeo queen process works, what to expect, what you need, and more. Pre-registration is $25, or $50 at the door. This clinic is open to young ladies of all ages who would be interested learning more about rodeo queens.

Reservations are limited to 30. Please reserve by calling Janis Garner, Rodeo Queen Representative at 575-574-7187 by April 13th.

About Dona…

Dona Rutherford was raised on a cattle ranch in southern New Mexico and has competed in the sport of Rodeo since the age of 7….AJRA, NIRA and open rodeos…now narrowing it down to just team roping in her arena every now and then.  

She began her work with rodeo queens in 1987 while coaching a young woman competing for NM State Fair Queen.  In 2003, she was asked to join the Miss Rodeo NM Board of Directors and served as vice-chairman for 5 years.  Also in 2003, she was appointed to the National Advisory Council of Miss Rodeo America and still serves on that body.  In February 2007, the Turquoise Circuit Board came to Dona and asked her to take over the Miss Turquoise Circuit Pageant, and she has been that Director for 10 years, building the pageant into the “Premier Pageant in the Southwest.”

With the help of Selena Ulch, Miss Rodeo America 2005, Ms. Rutherford held the first Borderland Queen Clinic in Las Cruces, NM.  This one-of-a-kind seminar has grown to be one of the top 2 in the nation, focusing on things that no other clinic offers.  Taught by a past Miss Rodeo America, past state queens and others who are professionals in their field, this is a clinic for any young woman who wants to advance in the queening world and be the best she can be.