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Douglas County Fair royalty brings it home for Castle Pines

Castle Pines Councilperson Tara Radloff (left), Jameson Benson (center), and Castle Pines Mayor Jeff Huff (right) took a moment for a photo together when Benson was named Lady in Waiting Princess Attendant at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo last month.

By Kathy Fallert; photo courtesy of Carla Kenny

Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) junior and Bristlecone resident Jameson Benson was honored with the title of Lady in Waiting Princess Attendant for the 2015 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. A lady in waiting in the rodeo royalty program is awarded the title on the day before the opening of the Douglas County Rodeo and then receives the crown, chaps and drapes from this year’s royalty at the conclusion of the rodeo for use as next year’s royalty.

Benson was one of nine girls trying out for the four positions which are queen, queen attendant, princess, and princess attendant. The competition was based half on personal achievements and the other half on horsemanship skills.

Benson said, “Next year at fair my responsibilities will be to help out with many events such as our open mutton bustin, blind man’s tractor drive, junior live stock sale, stick horse rodeo, and all PRCA performances, as well as other fair events. I will also be a part of the parade, grand entries during rodeos, and will be helping host and create a luncheon for the royalty program and sponsors!”

Benson began riding at six years old. She also enjoys reading and running in her spare time. In the future, Benson plans to attend CSU Fort Collins and become a veterinarian.

Benson concluded, “I am both incredibly honored and excited to be able to be a part of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo royalty program and I can’t wait to represent Douglas County and the sport of rodeo during my reign!”

To learn more about the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, visit www.douglascountyfairandrodeo.com.

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