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This is the gal who wears the golden crown. McKenna Hales won the title of Miss Rodeo Utah 2017 in front of a sold-out crowd during the final performance of last year’s Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, the exclusive rodeo sponsor of the Miss Rodeo Utah pageant.  McKenna, the 20-year old daughter of Ron and Becky Hales, was also awarded the horsemanship, appearance, speech, personality, and photogenic awards as part of a weeklong competition. McKenna, known for being secretly speedy, is also an avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying many adventures for which Utah is famous. This includes hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling. From a very young age, McKenna’s kind and compassionate nature kindled her love for animals, which later developed into a passion for all things equine. As a member of the 2015 UHSRA National Team, Hales was an integral part of Utah’s National Championship, along with finishing as the Silver State International Pole Bending Champion the same year. McKenna is a student at Brigham Young University in Provo. She plans to apply to the nursing program after she represents Utah at the Miss Rodeo America pageant, which is held each year as part of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Working in partnership with the American Cancer Society, McKenna’s is spending her reign helping to improve Utah’s poor cancer screening rates, educate about prevention, and help promote the cancer society’s programs and events. Follow her year using #MRU17kickcancer as she spends time spreading a message of hope and support that reaches beyond the rodeo arena to families and fans across the state.

 

See the Miss Rodeo Utah Facebook page to keep up with McKenna's travels

 

Come see McKenna and the nine contestants for this year's Miss Rodeo Utah pageant, seen exclusively at Ogden Pioneer Days. Here’s where you can see McKenna Hales and our nine lovely contestants:

 

Wednesday, July 19

• 2 p.m. — Horsemanship Competition – First and second go-rounds
Golden Spike Arena and Fairgrounds
1100 N. 1200 West, Ogden 
Invited: Free to the public

• 6:30 p.m. — Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo
Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street, Ogden 
Contestants will be available for photos and to sign autographs

 

Thursday, July 20
• 1 p.m. Hall of Fame/Alumni Luncheon 
Timbermine Restaurant, 1701 Park Blvd. 
Contestants will be judged in modeling and a special judging activity. Special dignitaries and pageant sponsors will be honored. 
Invited: Open to the public. Cost is $35 a ticket. 
RSVP at 801-668-2555

• 6:30 p.m. — Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo
Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street, Ogden 
Contestants will be available for photos and to sign autographs

 

Friday, July 21
• 9 a.m. — Contestant Speeches 

All contestants will be randomly selected to give their speeches.
Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, 2510 Washington Blvd.
Invited: Free to the Public

• 6:30 p.m. — Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo
Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street, Ogden 
Contestants will be available for photos and to sign autographs

 

Saturday, July 22
• Noon — Fashion Show featuring Miss Rodeo Utah McKenna Hales and the contestants 

Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd.
Invited: Open to the public. Cost is $45 a ticket. 
RSVP at 801-668-2555

• 6 p.m. — Free Style Horsemanship Competition
Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street
Invited: Event is part of pre-rodeo at Ogden Pioneer Days

• 7:30 p.m. — Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo
Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street, Ogden

 

Monday, July 24

• 8 a.m. — Ogden Pioneer Days Parade

• 7:30 p.m. — Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo 
Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street, Ogden 
Contestants will be available for photos and to sign autographs

Approx. 9 p.m. — Coronation and Awards Ceremony - Miss Rodeo Utah 2018 will be crowned during the final performance of Ogden Pioneer Days

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