Rodeo Queen

Meet Emily Furniss:

Rodeo Queen 2022

Growing up in the Northern Territory, Emily was introduced to rodeo through the local Top End Drum Runners. After completing her Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education, she now lives and works throughout the Victorian alps educating and leading school students through backcountry and wilderness areas.

She is passionate about horses, mountain biking, wildflowers and being a part of the Merrijig and Mansfield communities.

It 's a pleasure to call the Victorian high country my home. Being rodeo queen is an amazing opportunity for me to get involved in the Mansfield and Merrijig communities and be a positive role model to younger ladies. 

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Thank you Ralph Nemeth from Dunrobin Grazing for your long-term support of our rodeo queen. And thank you to Emily's outfitters.

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Would you like to

be our next rodeo queen?

Applications for 2023 close December 14th 2022, with the selection day to be held on Saturday 17th December 2022.

As an ambassador for the sport of rodeo and one of the high country's biggest events, the rodeo queen is an important community focused role. If you're a competent & confident horsewoman who's passionate about rodeo and giving back to the Mansfield community, we'd love to hear from you.

Our ideal candidate will also be:

  • Over 18 years of age

  • A resident of the Mansfield Shire

  • Approachable, engaging, confident and willing to do a little public speaking

  • Available to participate in fundraising and promotional activities from mid Jan until the event on March 11th

  • Excited about being the face of the rodeo and interacting with patrons during the event.


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