2013 Miss Rodeo America
Stetson Samuel Vest
Rodeo tie-down roper
It’s like something out of a fairy tale: Rodeo queen meets champion roper, they fall in love and tie the knot. Except this fantasy story line is about to come true.
Chenae Shiner, the 2013 Miss Rodeo America, and Stetson Samuel Vest, a National Finals Rodeo tie-down roper and Wrangler model, will get hitched during this year’s NFR, which celebrates its 30th consecutive year at the Thomas & Mack Center on December 4-13. Before their big day, the couple model the latest looks from the top Western-wear stores around town, while the bride offers tips on where to find that perfect piece to complete your rodeo ensemble.
Where are your favorite places to shop during the rodeo?
NRS [National Roper’s Supply] has a trade show at MGM Grand during the NFR that is great. Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center is also an awesome place for Western wear, as are the Sands and Mandalay Bay trade shows. It’s easy to spend way too much on shopping while in Vegas.
What are some of your favorite Western trends?
Fringe has made a big comeback. I love it on all the purses and boots. Stetson loves to wear all different kinds of printed wild rags that go with his look. He probably has more wild rags than I do jewelry.
What’s your favorite item that you have purchased in the last year?
A turquoise-colored pair of tall boots that have leather fringe along the top and down the sides.