Each spring, an accomplished young woman is selected to be Miss Rodeo Nevada who will represent the State of Nevada in the Miss Rodeo America pageant held every year in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The young women will compete in several categories: horsemanship, public speaking, interviews, and a written exam.
I am pleased to say that one of my original pendants was selected by the Rodeo Board Pageant as a gift to the outgoing Miss Rodeo Nevada 2017: Kaity McBride
Chris Lemke, President/National Director of the Miss Rodeo Nevada Board of Directors, is a High Desert Creations facebook follower. She recognized that I’m a Nevada girl who works with turquoise stones set in sterling silver and/or copper and has purchased and commissioned me to create pendants for the Miss Rodeo Nevada ladies.
Last year, I was commissioned by the Pageant Board to create a pendant for the outgoing Miss Rodeo Nevada 2018: Makenzie McMurtrey - shown above wearing my original handmade pendant titled: “Battle Born” - which is the Nevada State motto.
Makenzie’s response on March 18 on the Miss Rodeo Nevada facebook page reads: Thank you to @highdesertcreations for creating such a gorgeous necklace for me. And thank you to the MRN board for presenting the necklace to me at the 2019 Miss Rodeo Nevada pageant. I will cherish this gift forever!❤️💕
I’m excited to announce that I have been commissioned to create a special pendant for the reining Miss Rodeo Nevada 2019: Jennifer Fisk.