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Rodeo Queen

2020 Miss NPRA Nicole Rice

Nicole Rice is a 25-year-old resident of Scappoose, Oregon. She is the daughter of Lawrence and Alicia Rice. Nicole has the pleasure of working with animals full-time as a professional dog groomer. She’s currently the salon manager for Doggy Amour Grooming and is pursuing her International Professional Groomers certification and her K9 aesthetician certification.

Nicole has been blessed with exciting and diverse horse and life experiences. She is an accomplished competitor in open horse shows and gameshow series. Most recently, Nicole won the Strobel’s Arena 1D Overall Champion with her Quarterhorse mare, Boots. Additionally, Nicole performs with the Columbia County Rodeo drill team and often carries sponsor flags for various rodeos.

Nicole has represented the sport of rodeo as the 2013 and 2014 Miss Rodeo Aspirations, the 2015 Columbia County Fair and Rodeo Princess, and the 2016 Santiam Canyon Stampede Queen. Staying involved she became the pageant director for the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo Court and the director of the Columbia County Versatility Show.

Nicole says, “I believe as Miss Northwest Professional Rodeo Association I will have greater opportunities to support communities throughout the Northwest by educating people on the great sport of rodeo and the western way of life.” Finally, Nicole would like to thank her sponsors and supporters for encouraging her to pursue this dream.