Miss Rodeo Colorado 2015, Marie Louise Kidd of Avondale, Colorado is the 22 year old daughter of Rick and Jill Kidd. Marie's guiding principles are integrity, leadership, work ethic and patriotism. Marie received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She plans to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, specializing in sports and horses. Marie is a fourth generation Colorado cowgirl following in the footsteps of her great-grandmother with roots in Crowley County dating back to 1911. Marie and her family raise registered Corrientes cattle, the official breed of steers in the PRCA.
She has participated in the 4-H horse project for 11 years, qualifying for the Colorado State Fair 6 times. She won Grand Champion Ranch Horse her final year as a 4-H participant. Marie was also a member in the American Quarter Horse Youth Association and is a 3-time qualifier for AQHAYA Youth World Show. Marie was honored to serve as the 2009 Pueblo County Fair Queen and the 2012 Arkansas Valley Fairy Queen. In her spare time she enjoys reining and working cow horse disciplines and performing in musicals. Marie is excited to serve as Miss Rodeo Colorado because rodeo is a genuinely American creation with traditional values that align with her own. She is excited to work to help grow rodeo and the western lifestyle into the future.