Sydney Butler named Miss Rodeo IdahoNampa--Sydney Butler, 21 of Boise was named Miss Rodeo Idaho at the Conclusion of the Snake River Stampede in Nampa over the weekend.
After five long days of scorching heat, dust and stiff competition Butler was crowned, she says Miss Rodeo Idaho was the culmination of hard work and dreams.
"I really didn’t know how it was going during the competition," said Butler. " I did know I did my best all week and I was proud of for that but I wasn’t sure If I had it in the bag. But they started listing off categories winners and one by one and slowly I kept checking them off in my mind and when they called my name, it was just surreal. I had so many friends and family there supporting and was just a burst of family and friends. There were hugs all around, and then they had to get all of these pictures and it was a whirlwind."
Butler says her favorite part of the competition involved dust, the arena and riding skills and adds it was also the hardest.
"First off, Simplot generously donated a saddle. The former miss Rodeo Idaho sponsored a bridle, headstall. Overall I won $5500 in scholarships sponsored by a few individuals and the Snake River Stampede and the Miss Rodeo Board. I walked away with some jewelry from Dales jewelry. So lots of pretty things, lots of useful things and the scholarships, its all so amazing and I'm thankful," said Butler.
From here on Sydney says she'll take a week off and then hit the road with a new perspective.
The Miss Rodeo Idaho in waiting, says the honor hasn't fully set in.