Rachel Abrahamse was crowned the 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Queen and Karina Sukert was crowned the 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Princess Saturday night during the Williams Lake Stampede Queen Coronation.
The ceremony took place in front of around 130 guests at the Williams Lake secondary commons area.
Outgoing queen and princess Alexis Forseille and Terris Billyboy presented words of wisdom to this year’s contestants – Abrahamse, Sukert and Kyra Stuart – then said their farewells and offered up their highlights and memories from the past year before the awards portion of the coronation got underway.
The Stampede Queen contestants are judged based on a series of four areas: horsemanship (25 per cent), a written exam (25 per cent), speech craft and public speaking (25 per cent) and personality and appearance (25 per cent).
This year’s winners were:
Miss Congeniality: Kyra Stuart
Horsemanship (most improved): Kyra Stuart
Horsemanship (written exam): Rachel Abrahamse
Horsemanship (riding): Karina Sukert
Horsemanship (overall): Rachel Abrahamse
Public Speaking: Karina Sukert
Queen’s Award: Karina Sukert
Written Exam: Rachel Abrahamse
Personal Interviews: Rachel Abrahamse
Fashion Show: Rachel Abrahamse
2013 Stampede Princess: Karina Sukert
2013 Stampede Queen: Rachel Abrahamse