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Rodeo Queen

Morgan Bolin, right, stands with the Rockin' RC Rodeo Princess, and Little Miss, at the coronation. Bolin was crowned Rodeo Queen for 2017.

Years of determination led to the coronation of this year’s Miss Rockin’ RC Rodeo Queen.

Morgan Bolin said she’s been riding horses since she learned how to walk. She rode with the Bitterroot Mountettes for seven years, and riding horses is her passion. Bolin said she decided to run for rodeo queen this year as practice for future pageants and was glad to have help from Liz Roberts.

“I’ve always looked up to the queens and the princesses and the little misses,” Bolin said. “I’ve been looking forward to riding as the rodeo queen forever. It was really fun to be able to show everybody that I can represent Ravalli County right.”

Bolin grew up in Stevensville and now lives in Victor, where she and her brother help take care of their mother. Looking forward, she said she hopes to become an actress and a model, but also that she thinks she’ll run for Miss Rodeo Montana and maybe even Miss Rodeo America one day.

“Riding is not everything, but it’s the thing I love,” Bolin said. “If we didn’t have cars, i would love to ride my horse to work every day.”

Bolin said that getting crowned the rodeo queen and getting to support Ravalli County is a huge honor.

“It’s great to have little girls look up to me.” Bolin said. “I wanted to show the girls how to handle a horse, this big animal, in calm and respectful manner. They can push their minds to be a rodeo queen, it doesn’t matter which horse you ride.”