Archive for March, 2014

Miss Gilmer County Saddle Club 2014 THIS Saturday!

The 2014 Miss Gilmer County Saddle Club pageant will be help this Saturday and the Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium.

Check-In will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the pageant will start at 1:00 p.m. sharp.


Currently the age divisions are as follows:

0-12 months Tiny Miss
13 months- 2 years old Baby Miss
3-4 years old Toddler Miss
5-6 Little Miss
7-9 Young Miss
10-12 Preteen
13-15 Princess
16-18 Teen
19-21 Miss
*Age Divisions can be changed due to participation*


There will be two runner-ups and a queen for each division. Extra awards to be presented for: prettiest hair, smile, dress, eyes, photogenic, and outfit of choice.

This is considered a natural pageant.



Pageant Participants hope you have had success finding the perfect dress and are as excited about the upcoming pageant as we are!

Please see below for a message from Pageant Director Colbie Chastain:

Hello all Pageant Contestants,
I am ecstatic for this weekend’s upcoming pageant. Our staff and I are so ready to see all of your faces! As you all know, pageant days can get pretty crazy. So, hearing that i hope that this email can clear up some questions or maybe future concerns of the daily schedule. 
FRIDAY- Friday March 21st, is a “Rehearsal” in a sense that you can get all your last minute questions answered and have a little practice as well. This scheduled meeting/rehearsal will begin promptly at 5:30 and you can leave after the meeting session or stay and run through pageant day. PLEASE WEAR CASUAL CLOTHING. We do not want any damage dresses before pageant day and it can become very crowded. This practice will be held at Dance Etc Studio of Dance located beside the Piggly Wiggly in Ellijay, GA. Please let me know if you need assistance in finding us. Amy Sims is so very nicely letting us use her facility to practice in since we cannot get the auditorium two days in a row. Here I will have a sheet for you for last minute questions and schedule.

SATURDAY- THE BIG DAY! We will have several Saddle Club Volunteers that will be there to assist you with any needs. The auditorium will open at exactly 12:00 p.m. for registrations and signing in. As a pageant girl myself, I would suggest for you all to come between 12-12:30 to sign up and register because we cannot guarantee the schedule will follow the exact time. We also cannot wait on late contestants as well. Here at the sign-up booth will be a very organized young lady to get your contestant number and make sure your waiver is signed. PLEASE TURN IN YOUR PHOTOGENIC PICTURE TO THIS YOUNG LADY. She will also direct you to the dressing rooms and get everything situated for you. 
Each contestant will get ONE FREE PASS TO THE DRESSING ROOMS to have assistance. All additional supporting family members can go to the Admission Table to receive their ticket for $3.00. Children 5 and Under will get in free to watch. 

During the Pageant, Myself or another volunteer will be lining girls and boys up to go on stage. I will call you out in order so do not freak out, I promise I will come and get you!

BOYS: We will have a side of the stage for your dressing rooms to be separated from the girls. 

If you need Make-up for your child, please Contact Holly Chastain on Facebook for an appointment ASAP.

WESTERN/RIDING WEAR WILL GO ON FIRST. Remember this is mandatory to compete. This is just a lineup judging session. There will be no pattern but this doesn’t mean you cannot add your “sassiness” in the lineup. 

Formal Wear will be next. This will be a pattern section of the competition. We will be looking for the normal “T” Pattern for this, if you do not know this pattern, please ask us at rehearsal and we will demonstrate and let you practice. 

Dance Etc.. will also be performing for intermission as well.

Vendors for jewelry and such will be set up for purchases during the show  

Please please please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to message us on our Facebook page or this email address!!

I cannot wait to see all of your beautiful faces this Friday and Saturday! 

XOXO Colbie Chastain, Director of GCSC Pageant