Miss Rodeo Australia Kate Taylor has returned home to Cloncurry following an action-packed week at the Warwick National Rodeo Finals.
As the official representative for the Australian Professional Rodeo Association, Ms Taylor travelled to south-east Queensland to conduct royal duties and promote the sport of rodeo.
The four day event showcased the best rodeo competitors in the country over four rounds, before the national champions were announced.
Ms Taylor had a busy schedule, conducting grand entries, carrying the Australian flag, presenting the champions, conducting school and aged care visits.
"It was incredibly special to be at an event like Warwick," Ms Taylor said.
"It is my job as Miss Rodeo Australia to represent our rodeo competitors and the sport and it has been a fun and fulfilling experience to have done that at our national rodeo finals."
Ms Taylor was not the only rodeo queen at the Warwick national finals, with Miss Rodeo America Taylor McNair and Miss Rodeo Canada Jaden Holle also in attendance.
"It was exciting to have these lovely ladies in the country to witness our national finals," Ms Taylor said.
"Both girls arrived in Australia a week before the rodeo, so I had the chance to show them around the south-east corner and give them some true Aussie experiences.
"We attended Australia Zoo and got to hold a koala, pet a kangaroo which they were very excited about. We also went mustering Hereford cattle in the hills at Killarney for the Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft.
"Obviously we are from three very different countries, so to show them how we do it in Australia and give them the Aussie experience was really fun."
Next on Ms Taylor's schedule, is to attend the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and the Miss Rodeo America Pageant.
"It is my turn to go overseas in December, visit the rodeo queens and experience what life is like for them," she said.
"I have never been overseas before so I am excited. It has been a huge adventure for me so far as Miss Rodeo Australia and I am excited to experience travelling internationally.
"I am extremely grateful for all these opportunities that I am getting throughout my time as Miss Rodeo Australia."
Upon her return to Australia, Ms Taylor will continue her duties in the southern parts of Australia.
"At the end of the year I will experience part of the APRA summer run," she said.
"I will travel to Carrieton Rodeo, which is one of the largest night rodeos in South Australia and Tumbarumba Rodeo, New South Wales on New Year's Day."
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