Four young ladies from Liberty County are competing to be the 2019 Miss Rodeo Trinity Valley Exposition. The candidates are Reagan Boswell of Dayton, Mary Dowdell of Tarkington, Hailey Crowson of Liberty and Maci Collins of Hardin.
One of the four ladies will be crowned the TVE rodeo queen during the PRCA rodeo on Oct. 19. Reigning Queen Grace Williams will crown her successor in the middle of the rodeo arena during a break in rodeo events.
Who are the candidates?
Boswell, 17, is the daughter of Richard and Jennifer Boswell of Dayton. She is a senior home-schooled student and is attending the Lee College Dual Credit program.
She is a member of the 4-H Saddle Club and enjoys Western Pleasure, English and Showmanship horse events. She was first runner-up and Miss Congeniality in last year’s TVE Queens Contest. She is a five-time world champion at Palomino world shows.
Collins, 17, is the daughter of Mark and Kim Collins of Hardin. She attends Hardin High School where he is involved in the Hardin FFA, Silver Spurs Riders’ Club and the Liberty County Saddle Tack. She is a Hardin flag runner and enjoys photography.
She likes participating in Western Pleasure, Horsemanship and Huntseat Equitation.
Collins enjoys hanging out with her family members and friends, and loved to travel and spend time outdoors. She is the reigning Dayton FFA Rodeo Queen. After high school, she hopes to pursue a degree in veterinary science.
Crowson, 15, is the daughter of Michael and Amanda Chapin of Tarkington. She is a 10th grade home-schooled student and a member of the Mid-County Chapter of 4-H.
She is Miss Rodeo Cleveland Livestock Show and Dairy Day, and loves showing cows and horses.
Mary Angel Dowdell
Mary Angel Dowdell, 13, is the youngest of the fourth candidates. She is the daughter of Keith and Valorie Dowell of Tarkington and a student at Tarkington Middle School.
She enjoys barrel racing and trying out new things.