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Miller crowned Marshall County Pony Express Junior Queen

Published: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:41 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:26 a.m. CDT

Emily Miller, daughter of Rick and Kim Miller of rural Newton, was crowned the Marshall County Pony Express Junior Queen at its annual show in Gilman on Monday, May 26. Miller will represent Pony Express during the Cowgirl Queen Contest on Aug. 8 at the Iowa State Fair. She had to perform rail work, answer a question and exhibit the cowgirl salute as part of her judging. She was scored on her overall horsemanship and knowledge as well as beauty and appearance. Miller is a freshman at Newton Senior High School. Pony Express of Iowa is a network of volunteer riders who host fundraisers to raise money for Camp Sunnyside, which is a camp for children and adults with disabilities.  

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