Tryouts were held Aug. 26. Among other things, applicants were required to give a speech, answer interview questions and ride their horses in a specific pattern in front of the three judges. Ashlynn Gilbert, 15, was crowned queen. Annalee Goodwin, 13, was crowned first attendant. Harley Richardson, 10, was crowned first princess. All three girls are Meeker residents. The royalty will have a full year of events to attend this year, including the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials. They are excited to attend Septemberfest in Rangely, the Fall Festival in Meeker and events in Battlement Mesa and Walden, Colo., and Cheyenne, Wyo.
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