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Pauline Briggs 

Pauline Briggs is from Sturgeon County, Alberta and is married to Alan Briggs. She has two children, Nicole and Stephen. Nicole was a former Miss Rodeo Canada in 2014. Pauline was a 4-H leader of the Gibbons 4-H Light Horse Club, teaching for 10 years. She was inducted into the Sturgeon Wall of Fame in 2014. She moved on to participating in the local gymkhana club winning high point in 2012 and held the role of president in 2011-2012. Holding several roles on the Miss Rodeo Canada Board as Webmaster and Vice-Chair, Pauline retired in 2017 after holding the title of MRC President for three years. After spending 40 years working with the Provincial Government Pauline is now enjoying her retirement! You will find her at horse shows, roping jackpots and running the chute at home! She is honored to participate in this prestigious event as one of the judges

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Dean Thomson

Dean lives in Calgary, AB and has spent his life being involved in the agricultural industry from 4H to Quarter Horse showing as a youth and amateur. Dean also has experience with thoroughbred racing and cattle. He has been involved as both a competitor and then as a show manager for several organizations throughout Alberta, making him both a qualified horseman and a leader in the industry. He is currently the Facility Manager and Treasurer of the Okotoks Agricultural Society. Dean’s educational background includes a BA in Political Sciences and History from the University of Calgary and he studied Financial Accounting at SAIT. His recent community involvement includes acting as the VP of Finance for the Canadian Assoc. of Fairs and Exhibitions in 2021 and has been a director since 2018. He has been the Secretary of the Okotoks and District Horse Show since 2015

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Joyce Crandall

Joyce is a farm girl from Viking AB, and after university Joyce joined her husband Miles and has called Ponoka home ever since. Joyce and Miles have two adult children, daughter Casey and son Jesse. Joyce enjoyed sports and 4-H in her youth and carried forward as a Light Horse club leader and public speaking judge.

Joyce has a Masters degree in Social Work, Social Services Management  from the University of Calgary and enjoyed a 30 year career with Govt of AB in the area of Childrens Services and Mental Health. Joyce has served for 20 years as a sessional instructor with the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary and at Maskwacis Cultural College. Joyce has spent many years around equine arenas from Texas to British Columbia; with husband Miles as a past steer wrestler, Jesse in NRCHA working cow horse, NCHA cutting and Casey as a CPRA barrel racer. Joyce is excited to join this impressive team of judges and the esteemed Miss Rodeo Canada competition.


Deborah Dilley

Deborah Dilley is a life long resident of the State of Colorado. Raised on a Hereford and Quarter Horse operation in Colorado, she spent most of her life showing horses. She participated in 4-H, Little Britches, High School and Amateur Rodeo. She held many local and state titles and was the 1st Runner up and Horsemanship Award winner for the Miss Rodeo Colorado Pageant.
After participating in the Colorado Pageant, Ms. Dilley assumed the role of Pageant Director for Colorado. Ms. Dilley then began work onthe National level serving for the last 27 years as a chaperone for the Miss Rodeo America Pageant. She has also worked on the horsemanship committee for the national pageant. She is a founding member and past president of the Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation. She is currently a member of the Miss Rodeo America Executive Board of Directors. She was honored to be inducted into the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame in 2021.
Ms. Dilley has judged many state level pageants in addition to numerous local pageants and has also judged internationally. Ms. Dilley retired from the Denver Police Department in 2010 after serving with them for 26 years. She retired as the Commander overseeing a station with 190 officers in the downtown area of Denver.
Ms. Dilley is married and resides in Lone Tree, Colorado with her husband James Palermo. In her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling.

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