THE 2020 JACKSON COUNTY PRO RODEO HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Jefferson, Iowa native, Brittany Gunn, has been chosen to serve as Miss Rodeo Iowa 2020. Brittany grew up on a small family farm with a cow-crop operation along with nearly 5,000 hog operation.
She is very appreciative of her farm girl roots, where she learned hard work, determination, resilience and how to offer a helping hand. She was involved in 4-H, and Future Farmers of America. Although she loves horses, she also had a passion for raising Mini Rex rabbits and had many accomplishments competing at the Iowa State Fair. Her love of horses began at an early age. She bought her very first pony, Brownie; with money she and her sister had save up from collecting pop cans. She loved animals and was always trying to figure out how to bring her next pet home.
Brittany received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Graceland University in Lamoni, IA with an emphasis in psychology and human services. While at Graceland University she was immersed in a variety of people and activities. She was an active member of their Polynesian club and participated in their Theatre and Art Departments. After graduating, Cum Laude from Graceland University, Brittany found herself enjoying her job as a social worker in her community.
“I am very passionate about helping others and representing the things I love. I am very excited about not only advocating for my residents’ rights and responsibilities at my nursing home but also for animal welfare. I am very honored to be representing Iowa Cowboys and Cowgirls, the PRCA and the Miss Rodeo Iowa Organization within this next year. My mission is to offer a helping hand where ever I can.
I have been an active member of the Pony Express Riders of Iowa for three years. We fundraise for the Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside in Ankeny, Iowa; a camp for disabled adults and children. I can positively say that camp is where dreams do come alive. As the new Miss Rodeo Iowa 2020 I want to not only promote Iowa agriculture, rodeo, and the PRCA but remind all individuals in the wake of life that your dreams are possible no matter how big or small, it just might take some hard work to get there."
As Miss Rodeo Iowa, Brittany will travel approximately 30,000 miles both in and out of the state. Through her travels she will focus on promoting Iowa agricultural, rodeo & educational opportunities for young women. During her reign she will attend rodeos, fairs and parades, as well as visit schools, hospitals and the elderly. Brittany will conduct radio, television and newspaper interviews across the nation. In December of 2020, she will represent Iowa at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas, NV. During this pageant, Brittany will have the opportunity to vie for the coveted Miss Rodeo America title along with over $100,000 in educational scholarships and other awards.