Rachel Abrahamse (left) was crowned the 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Queen Karina Sukert (right) was crowned the 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Princess Saturday night during the Williams Lake Stampede 2013 Queen Coronation.

Rachel Abrahamse (left) was crowned the 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Queen Karina Sukert (right) was crowned the 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Princess Saturday night during the Williams Lake Stampede 2013 Queen Coronation.

2013 Stampede royalty crowned

This year's 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Queen Coronation took place Saturday night at the Williams Lake secondary commons area.

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.

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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.

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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).

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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