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2018 Contestants

2018 Contestants

The Miss Rodeo Canada 2018 Pageant has five contestants running. Brittney Chomistek,Cayley Peltzer, Emily Marston, Kyla Williams and Michele Greer.


Brittney Chomistek, Medine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Queen

Brittney Chomistek
Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Queen 2016

Twenty-year-old Brittney Chomistek is the fourth generation raised on family land NE of Medicine Hat. Over the years, Brittney's passion for horses led her to become a Saddles and Spurs 4H member, participate in all-breed horse shows, and begin training in Mounted Shooting. This third year, Bachelor of Elementary Education student has a goal of teaching grade one in a rural school. Brittney volunteers as head coach for a junior high boys' basketball team, does agricultural classroom presentations, and is the Youth Ambassador and spokesperson for the SE Alberta United Way. These duties complement Brittney's desire to make a difference with children, as many of the United Way programs focus on helping vulnerable families through difficult times. Two of her favourite projects include ''Tools for School" and "Brown Bag Lunch", both of which assist children of economically challenged families to receive proper tools and nourishment to be successful in school.

Cayley Peltzer, Miss Stathmore Stampede

Cayley Peltzer
Miss Strathmore Stampede 2016

Horses, cattle and the western way of life are what Cayley Peltzer holds close to her heart. This 20-year-old was born and raised on a Rosemary, Alberta mixed farm alongside her parents and younger twin brothers. Riding horses before she could walk Cayley credits 15 years in Pony Club and 10 years in the 4H program for the development of her riding skills. English & western horse shows, rodeos and brandings consumed all her spare time. Graduating this spring from Lakeland College with a diploma in Agribusiness, she now spends her time volunteering and educating today's rural and urban youth about agriculture, rodeo and our western heritage. After her role of representing the sport of rodeo ends, she plans to return to college to obtain her Animal Health Technician diploma and pursue a career in animal health while developing her own businesses.

Emily Marston, Miss Rodeo Airdrie

Emily Marston
Miss Rodeo Airdrie 2016

''You win, or you learn", a quote that Emily Marston feels has helped guide her in life. This 22 year old is no stranger to equestrian competition. Growing up on a farm north of Airdrie, Emily Marston has been blessed with the best of both worlds, a Western and English riding background. She found her passion for constant improvement by becoming an all round horsewomen. A 16 year veteran of Canadian Pony Club, Emily has been fortunate to represent Alberta's South region at multiple National competitions across Canada, sharing her love of horses and Canada's western heritage from B.C. to P.E.I. When she's not in the saddle or helping with chores at home, Emily can be found in the classroom at Olds College, working towards a degree in Environmental Science. After obtaining her degree she hopes to work in this field, ensuring that agriculture and its future are well represented.

Emily Marston, Miss Rodeo Airdrie

Kyla Williams
Miss Rodeo Sundre 2015

Kyla Williams is a 21-year-old avid horsewoman who resides on acreage just north of Gibbons. Alberta and is currently working on her Marketing and Media diploma at NAIT in Edmonton AB. Since 2005 Kyla has participated in 4H through the Gibbons 4H Lighthorse Club honing her skills of public speaking, horsemanship, leadership, mentoring and community service. 4H and its community led Kyla to Rodeo and Team Roping. Kyla has a strong passion for representing the sport of rodeo and our Canadian western heritage. In 2015, Kyla was crowned with the title of Miss Rodeo Sundre and was honored to represent the Sundre Pro Rodeo Association and the town of Sundre while traveling around Alberta educating rodeo fans about our western culture. "It is very critical that we educate and share our knowledge about rodeo and the western way of life to individuals who are unfamiliar with the sport".

Michele Greer, Miss Ponoka Stampede

Michele Greer
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2017

Miss Ponoka Stampede 2017, 23-year-old Michele Greer, is a first generation cowgirl hailing from Ferintosh, Alberta. From a young age, Michele has taken every opportunity to adopt Alberta's western heritage as her own. Her interest in horses influenced her participation in 4-H, which provided numerous opportunities for horse related activities, community involvement, and employment. Michele has spent years volunteering, working and teaching in various settings, with hopes of sharing her passion for horses and the sport of rodeo with the people of all ages. Michele's passion for the sport of rodeo is her career inspiration. She is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and is currently finishing off her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta Augustana. Upon completion of her degree, Michele hopes to start her own business tailored to the fitness needs of all members of the rodeo community. Her goal is to work within this unique community of athletes, spouses, entertainment acts, and ambassadors, keeping them fit, healthy, and performing at the top of their game.

2017 Contestants

The Miss Rodeo Canada 2017 pageant is underway! This year four contestants have been accepted to run for the Miss Rodeo Canada 2017 title! The four contestants are: Desirae Jackson, Ali Mullin, Miranda Pybus, and Jadey van der Vlis. Be sure to visit our Pageant page to receive upcoming pageant information and information on where to attend the public events (Horsemanship, Modeling and Public Speaking) as well as the exciting Crowning Ceremonies!


Desirae Jackson, Miss Rodeo Sundre 2014-2015

Desirae Jackson
Miss Rodeo Sundre 2014

Farm raised cowgirl Desirae Jackson is proud to call Sundre, Alberta home. This twenty-year old has been involved with horses since the time she could walk. From competing in Light Horse Shows, High School and College Rodeo’s, as well as being a member on the Sundre Pro Rodeo Drill team, Desirae has dedicated countless hours of her time fulfilling her passion with animals. As a fifth generation farmer, she became an avid member in both beef and horse 4H for nine years, contributing to her agricultural background. A recent graduate of the “Occupational and Physiotherapist Assistant” program, Desirae has strong values in the health sector and finds nothing more rewarding than bringing joy to people through rehabilitation. Some of Desirae’s greatest achievements are the Alberta Premiers Citizenship Award, Athlete of the Year and of course, her past rodeo queen titles of Alberta High School Rodeo and Miss Rodeo Sundre.

Ali Mullin, 2015 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Queen

Ali Mullin
2015 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Queen

Long days in the saddle nurtured Ali Mullin’s early passion for the cowboy life. Doctoring cattle, starting colts, and showing home-raised Clay Ranch Quarter Horses led to a keen interest in the equine industry, and a rodeo career spanning junior, high school and college ranks. Originally hailing from Cartwright, Manitoba, Ali now hangs her hat in Redcliff, just outside of Medicine Hat, Alberta. A Medicine Hat College honours student, Ali is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Visual Communications. Eventually, she plans to pair that credential with her Agribusiness diploma from Lakeland College for a graphic design career specializing in agriculture, and small businesses. In the meantime, Ali remains involved with her family’s Manitoba quarter horse operation. Holding the title of Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Queen was incredible, and Ali hopes to have the privilege of continuing to promote the lifestyle that she loves as Miss Rodeo Canada.

Miranda Pybus, Miss Grande Prairie Stompede 2015

Miranda Pybus
Miss Grande Prairie Stompede 2015

Raised on a cattle farm in the small town of Spirit River, Alberta, 22-year-old Miranda Pybus is no stranger to the western lifestyle. Along with her parents and three siblings, Miranda and her family manage 440 head of cow calf pairs. She is a past member of the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, where she partook in barrel racing and pole bending. Miranda is an avid volunteer in her community and loves working with young children. Miranda is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta with her Bachelors of Education Degree. She has returned to the Peace Country to pursue her teaching career and looks forward to inspiring the next generation. Miranda has enjoyed the opportunity to educate the youth on the western way of life throughout her reign and will continue to be a role model for the adolescents throughout her teaching career.

Jadey vander Vlis, Miss Ponoka Stampede 2016

Jadey van der Vlis
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2016

Jadey Kate van der Vlis is a 20-year-old with roots originating in the Clearwater County area. Jadey is the second youngest of six children and grew up on her family’s beef farm south of Alhambra, AB. Since day one Jadey has enjoyed all farm-related activities and possessed a love of all things outdoors. Her love of farming and horses eventually led to becoming a member of the Shadow Riders 4H club in Benalto, AB during her final three years in High School. In 2014, Jadey graduated and spent the following year employed at a local veterinarian clinic. During the summer of 2015 she moved to Jasper, AB where she worked as a trail guide at the Jasper Riding Stables. Upon completing her first year of Post-Secondary studies, Jadey spent the summer of 2016 representing the sport of rodeo in holding the title of Miss Ponoka Stampede. Jadey strives to ride the trail of life with strength and dignity.

2016 Contestants

The 2016 Miss Rodeo Canada pageant will run between November 9-11th, 2015. Four beautiful young ladies will be competing for the coveted Miss Rodeo Canada 2016 title: Ashley Akkermans, Miss Ponoka Stampede 2015; Terra Chalack, Miss Rodeo Airdrie 2014; Samantha Stokes, Miss Grande Prairie Stompede 2014 and Chelsea Stokke, Miss Rodeo Pincher Creek 2014. Be sure to visit our Pageant page in the near future to receive upcoming pageant information and information on how to order tickets to the public events (Horsemanship, Modeling and Public Speaking) as well as the crowning ceremonies!

Samantha Stokes, Miss Grande Prairie Stompede 2013

Samantha Stokes
Miss Grande Prairie Stompede 2014

Samantha Stokes was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2016!

Samantha Stokes is a 19-year-old small town farm girl from High Prairie, Alberta. Recently completing her first year of her Bachelor of Education Degree, she hopes of one day teaching kindergarten. Throughout her childhood, Samantha's strong passion for animals led her in many directions. She was an active member in 4-H for five years and participated in projects such as horse, steer, heifer, market lamb and ewe. She dedicated the majority of her years to holding executive positions such as secretary and then club president for two years. Samantha has also been an active member of the Elks Pro Rodeo Grand Entry team for five years and was honoured when asked to become a director this year and coach the Drill Team. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys working on the community pasture looking after large herds of cattle. Her goal in life is to instill strong morals and values into the children who cross her path on the rodeo trail and share her love for the sport of rodeo and western way of life.

Katy Lucas, Miss Ponoka Stampede 2014

Ashley Akkermans
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2015

Ashley Akkermans was Miss Runner Up!

Ashley Akkermans got her start growing up on on a mixed farm operation outside of Ponoka. This current Sylvan Laker has a passion for the western way of life that is reflected in her art work, involvement working on local ranches, past years in 4-H, and current membership in Pony Club. She is an honors student completing the final year of her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology. Upon the completion of her degree she will pursue a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and utilize her degree to rehabilitate trafficked girls and women. Ashley is an active member in her church and also volunteered as a board member for the Magdalene House Society, a home for the recovery of trafficked persons.

Ashley Abbott, Medicine Hat Stampede Princess 2013

Terra Chalack
Miss Rodeo Airdrie 2014

Carstairs, Alberta is where Terra Chalack calls home with her family's purebred cattle and sport horse operation. Terra will be completing her degree in Sociology from the University of Lethbridge in December 2015. She plans to combine both her degree and strong agricultural background to pursue a career in the agricultural industry. When Terra is not at a rodeo or flying high in the hunter-jumper ring with her warmblood gelding, you can find her showing cattle across the province. Terra has been very competitive in numerous activities and sports including, Carstairs 4-H Beef Club for six years, dance, basketball and volleyball. During the school year Terra volunteers for the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, assisting children and adults of all ages with special needs by making a difference in their riding ability and personal growth. As Miss Rodeo Airdrie 2014, Terra was honoured to have been an ambassador for the Airdrie Ranch Rodeo Association and the City of Airdrie, a community her family has been ranching and farming around for over 100 years. Terra believes that it is important to honour the past of our heritage sport as well as to keep moving the sport of rodeo forward. She is looking forward to promoting and sharing the excitement of Professional rodeo and the story of our western way of life.

Alexis Forseille, Williams Lake Stampede Queen 2013

Chelsea Stokke
Miss Rodeo Pincher Creek 2014

On a train to the Calgary Stampede, a little girl glanced shyly at Chelsea in her glamorous clothing. Chelsea was representing Pincher Creek as its rodeo queen. Enthralled, the girl asked Chelsea why she wanted to be a rodeo queen. In this moment, Chelsea realized she was capable of doing much more to elevate the vital role of ranching in Canada. Living immersed in a ranching community in rural Alberta, participating in 4-H, and pursuing extensive horsemanship training provided Chelsea with a profound appreciation of agriculture. It is this appreciation and passion for ranching that Chelsea hopes to inspire among others. Part of her plan for this involves increased advocacy for equine health while pursuing post-secondary studies in equine science.


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