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Kirbi Allen, 26, of Springdale, Arkansas, was crowned Miss Rodeo USA in January in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Allen grew up attending and participating in rodeos with her family and her mother is a past Miss Rodeo USA Queen.
Miss Rodeo USA visits area for Rineyville Optimist Club rodeo

This weekend won’t be the first rodeo for Kirbi Allen.

The 26-year-old from Spring­dale, Arkansas, attended had her first equine event at 18 months old.

“I’m more comfortable on the back of a horse than I am anywhere,” Allen said.