Originally crowned Curry Merry Muster Rodeo Queen back in August 2015, 23-year-old Katy never imagined the journey she would experience when she accepted the role.
“I never thought I would be standing in front of so many people at the Warwick Rodeo Heritage Centre and receive the award of Miss Rodeo Australia,” Katy said.
“I wanted to do my best to support and represent Cloncurry, encourage people to get involved in rodeo and promote our local rodeo and rodeos all over Australia.”
Katy said when the announcement was made she felt like saying ‘Are you sure?’
“I was so shocked my knees went all shaky, I was lucky I didn’t faint,” she said.
“I would not have made it through if it wasn’t for the support I have received, it has been incredibly overwhelming.”
A contingent of 20 supporters from Cloncurry, including acting mayor Jane McMillan, travelled to Warwick for the two days of judging.
Councillor McMillan said the Curry Merry Muster Queen was the whole package.
“Katy spoke well, presented herself well and she did a wonderful job,” Cr McMillan said.
“Katy is a great asset to Cloncurry and the judges couldn’t have picked a better person to represent Australia.
“Everyone in Cloncurry has been following her journey and they feel like they have won too.”
Katy will start following the Australian Professional Rodeo tour at the end of February.
See Saturday’s Weekender for a full profile on Katy Scott and how she started in the rodeo circuit.