About the Contest
California Rodeo Salinas 2015
several young women converge upon Salinas to participate in the challenge of
becoming the next Miss California Rodeo Salinas. Contest Chairman Laurie
LaVelle and California Rodeo President Daryl Whitcher invite you to join the
competition of the Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest and the celebration of
the 105th Anniversary of the California Rodeo Salinas!
winner will receive a $2,500 cash scholarship to be used at the college of her
choice, a gold and silver trophy belt buckle, the use of a two-horse trailer
for one year, along with many other lovely gifts and the honor of wearing the
Miss California Rodeo Salinas gold and silver tiara.
Our 2014 Miss
California Rodeo Salinas, Jynel Gularte, will be traveling to rodeos, parades
and events throughout the state promoting our contest and our rodeo. We hope
you have the opportunity to meet her and hear about her exciting year.
open to young women 18 – 21 years of age. Contestants must be at least 18 years
old by July 1, 2015 without having turned 22 by July 31, 2015. Contestants may
enter the contest more than once, but may only win once, and may not have been
married or pregnant at any time.
In order to be eligible, contestants must be sponsored by either a recognized
horsemen’s organization or another recognized community organization (not
commercial). Please note: Miss California Rodeo 2015 will have numerous and
rewarding opportunities and experiences during her reign. Therefore, if any
contestant entering the 2015 Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest currently
holds a queen title representing another rodeo or horse organization, her reign
must have ended prior to the start of the 2015 Miss California Rodeo Salinas
Contest to be eligible to compete.
There is no
entry fee for the privilege of competing.
judged on horsemanship (40%), personality (30%), appearance (20%) and
scholarship (10%). Horsemanship will include a pattern that demonstrates your
horsemanship abilities and a presentation run on your own horse. Each
contestant will also participate in a draw for the exchange of contestants’
horses. The same pattern or one similar will be performed by each contestant on
the horse selected in the draw. Personality and appearance judging will involve
a brief private interview and friendly impromptu questions before an audience.
The scholarship section will include a short examination.
In addition to your contestant
application, essay (between 350 and 500 words) and horse pen fee, you must also
submit one (1) color glossy 8x10 photo (at least 300 dpi) of a head and
shoulder shot in western attire with hat and no personal crown or sash. This
photograph and any others taken in connection with the event may be used to
publicize the California Rodeo.
All entries (including essay, horse pen
fee, and color photo) must be EMAILED to the address provided on the application
form NO LATER THAN Monday, May 4, 2015.
Do not wait until the final day or hour to email your entry. You will receive a confirmation that your
entry has been received within the next business day.
headquarters for the Miss California Rodeo Salinas contestants will be the
Laurel Inn, 801 W. Laurel Drive, Salinas, CA, (831) 449-2474. Reservations at
this motel are MANDATORY for July 14, 15 & 16 and MUST BE MADE
DIRECTLY BY THE CONTESTANT BY THE ENTRY DEADLINE of MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015.
The California Rodeo Association will pay the motel expenses (Thursday -
Sunday) of the winning contestant only. All contestants must be accompanied by
acceptance of your application, a detailed information packet will be sent to
each contestant. The packet will include guidelines and rules for each category
of the contest, a contest itinerary, a list of recommended attire and more.
Contestants will be required to sign a release of liability waiver and an
If you have questions regarding the application or the
contest, please do not hesitate to call the Rodeo Office @ (831) 775-3100 and
ask for Laurie LaVelle.
Please mail application to:
Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest
Post Office Box 1648
Salinas, California 93902