Come and see the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Royalty:
Interested in being part of the 2017 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Royalty?
Please complete the Royalty Application and Program Agreement and read the Royalty Program Rules.
Deadline for Royalty Applications is Monday, July 18, 2017.
2017 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Queen
Hi everyone! My name is Emily Wormington, your 2017 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Queen. I am the 16 year old daughter of Matthew and Catherine Wormington, a first generation American family originally from England. I currently attend Highlands Ranch High School as a junior in beautiful Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where I reside with my parents and younger brother Jack. Our family also includes our little fluff ball cockapoo Nala, our bearded dragon Spike, and my pride and joy, Sky, an 11 year old bay paint breeding stock mare.
I have had the great fortune of serving as the 2014 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Princess Attendant and the 2015 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Princess. Being a part of the Douglas County Royalty Program has been a life changing experience that has taught me many valuable skills. I am honored and proud to be a part of the program and highly recommend it to any interested young ladies.
Western heritage is a lifestyle with a past, present, and future which dedicated cowboys and cowgirls have worked hard to establish. One of my passions is to educate the public about the rodeo traditions, respect for animals, and all the principles that are deeply rooted for in the agricultural lifestyle. As the 2017 Douglas County Queen I serve as an ambassador for both the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo and western heritage. I want to work hard to inspire future generations to continue in the traditions of the west while promoting and being a positive representative of the Douglas County community.
I hope to see all of you at the 99th annual Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. This community event has been a tradition for my family since before I was born. My parents tell me stories about how at my first Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, when I was 7 months old, I sat transfixed watching all the cowboys and cowgirls. As I got older I would sit in awe when the cowgirl with the beautiful American flag entered the arena. Little did they know or imagine that years later I would be one of those cowgirls! Make it a tradition for your family and create your own life long memories and join me, my family, and the community this August at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo.
2017 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Queen Attendant
Greetings! My name is Megan Rayl and I am honored to serve as your 2017 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Queen Attendant. I am 17 years old and a senior at Arapahoe High School and this will be my first year serving on the Douglas County Royalty Court. I am very thankful and excited for this opportunity and I cannot wait to spread my love of rodeo with all the new people I will meet!
Over the past 3 years, I have been blessed to ride my beautiful Appaloosa, SusieQ, who is 31 years old. SusieQ is the best horse anyone could ask for, and you will see us riding and competing at local 4-H horse shows, rodeos, and parades. I began competitively riding in Douglas County 4-H two years ago and I have learned so much from my horse as well as the other competitors. I have also participated in the cat project, earning the award of 2016 Reserve Grand Champion. Along with 4-H I am very active within my school. As a senior at Arapahoe High School, I am heavily involved within the music program, the theatre program, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, as well as the Girls Dive team. This will be my second year serving as the Captain of the dive team, and I am honored to hold a position of leadership among my team. I have been studying cello since I was 7 and I am a member of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the premier youth symphony in the state of Colorado. This past summer, we had the opportunity to play in Carnegie Hall and during our main season, we perform in the best halls across Colorado including Boettcher Concert Hall and the Newman Center. Outside of school, 4-H, and music, my passion lies with animals. After graduation, I plan on attending Fort Hays State University, located in Hays, KS. Here, I will major in Agriculture Animal Science with a focus in Reproduction and Management. With this degree, I hope to one day manage a market breeding organization or a horse rescue. I would like to thank my friends and family who have helped make my dreams reality and have supported me along the way.
I look forward to this year as the 2017 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Queen Attendant. I hope to see everyone at all our events and please join us at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo August 4th-7th! We cannot wait to meet you and your families!
2017 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Princess
Hi Everyone! My name is Shelby Schroeder and I am honored to serve as your 2017 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Princess! This will be my second year in the Douglas County Rodeo Royalty Program, previously as your 2016 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Princess Attendant. I am 13 years old and currently attend Castle Rock Middle School as an 8th grader. My parents Don and Julie Schroeder, and my twin brother Preston have greatly supported me throughout my journey and my passion for the sport of rodeo!
I began riding horses at the age of two and have loved it ever since. This will be my sixth year in 4-H, where I will compete in the 4-H open horse show at fair with my 20 year old quarter horse Bella! You will find me competing in numerous Gymkhana series outside of 4-H and sometimes even Western shows. My family and I also own a 9 year old quarter horse Buckskin “Rocket” that you may see me riding in parades and rodeos as well as Bella. A passion and dream of mine is to continue spreading the word about agriculture, the sport of rodeo, and the western way of life and become a future Miss Rodeo Colorado, and hopefully Miss Rodeo America. In the future I would also like to become a part of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Outside of my horse activities, I enjoy riding dirt bikes with my family, and spending time with friends.
I look forward to one exciting year representing Douglas County, and sharing my love for the sport of rodeo! I hope to see you all at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo August 3rd-6th including our three Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sanctioned rodeos and our Extreme Bulls. Rocket, Bella, and I can’t wait to see you there!
2017 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Princess Attendant
Hello! My name is Georgia Strimenos, and I am honored and excited to be serving as the 2017 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Princess Attendant. I am 15 years old and live with my Mom, Jenny, my Dad, George, and brother, Austin, who is serving in the U.S. Army. Our horse, chickens, and dog are a huge part of my family as well.
I attend Castle View High School as a sophomore where I participate in several music activities such as guitar and audition choir. Outside of school, I love being a member of 4-H, 4 wheeling, riding horses, and going to the beautiful mountains that Colorado is so lucky to have. In my 4 years of 4-H, I have been a part of the horse, poultry, and horseless horse projects and I have won Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and Reserve Championship in Horseless Horse at the Colorado State Fair. I have also held the positions of secretary and council representative in my 4-H club. My horse, Magic, is a 20 year old Paint that I am very blessed to have. I am looking forward to competing in the 4-H Buckle Series and 4-H horse shows at fair in Gymkhana, Western riding, and Working Ranch Horse with Magic. You will also see Magic and me in parades and other local rodeos.
Everything I have had the opportunity to be a part of could not be possible without the love and support of my family, friends, neighbors, and 4-H friends and leaders. Each and every one of them have helped me through any struggles and successes I have had, and I am so thankful I have them to help me accomplish my goals!
Magic and I hope to see you all and share our love of rodeo at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, July 30-31 (local events) and August 3-6, 2017!