OC woman vies for Miss Rodeo Oregon
Jeanne Dudley, 23, of Oregon City was a contestant in the four-day 2012 Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant held in conjunction with the 54th annual Canby Rodeo held during the 105th Clackamas County Fair. She is the daughter of Paul and Beth Dudley and younger sister of brother Keagan. The pageant winner was Shelby Ross of Sisters; the third pageant contestant was Amber Overstreet of Hillsboro. Dudley also won the MRO Spirit Award during the contest.
Dudley started showing guinea pigs in Clackamas County 4-H at age 9, where she saw her first rodeo, and she's been hooked ever since. She continued 4-H through high school, where she was involved in Oregon City's Equestrian Team and also in North Clackamas FFA.
Dudley graduated from Oregon City High School in 2006 and holds a certificate in floral design from Clackamas Community College and the Floral Design Institute. She plans on opening her own small floral shop specializing in flowers for horses.
In her free time, Dudley enjoys trail riding with her family and working obedience with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, George, and training him to herd. She also shows her horse, Honey, at the pinto shows and campaigns her mother's horse, PF Lord of the Rain. She also enjoys leading her 4-H club, Fluffinators 2, and judging and doing public speaking presentations on cavies for 4-H.