Cowgirl Queen

August 16, 2023

Cowgirl Royalty Crowned at Iowa State Fair

Eva Matthias of Norwalk was crowned Senior Cowgirl Queen Friday, August 11, at the 2023 Iowa State Fair. Brooke Myers of Runnells was named Junior Cowgirl Queen.

The Junior Cowgirl Queen Attendants include the four runners-up in the competition for young women ages 10 to 15. The attendants are Libbie Verba of Indianola, Emelia Dayton of Mitchellville, Caitlyn Cronin of Knoxville and Morgan Mayall of Humboldt.

The Senior Cowgirl Attendants are selected from competitors ages 16-26 and include Lola Svec of Cumming, Mckenna Von Rentzell of Indianola, Karly Christensen of Winterset and Taylor McCreedy of Atlantic.

Both Cowgirl Queens received a $500 cash award sponsored by Dewey Ford Ankeny, a belt buckle sponsored by Cemen Tech, Inc. and a monogrammed chair sponsored by Ellsworth College Equine Program. Their attendants also received cash prizes and chairs.

Judges in the Cowgirl Queen contest considered appearance including beauty, attractiveness and appropriateness of western wear and horsemanship.