About the Contest
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 104th 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 2013 Miss
California Rodeo Salinas, Grace Tobias, 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, 2014 without having turned 22 by July 31, 2014. 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 2014 will have numerous and
rewarding opportunities and experiences during her reign. Therefore, if any
contestant entering the 2014 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 2014 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 short reining pattern and a
presentation run on contestant’s own horse. Each contestant will also
participate in a draw for the exchange of contestants’ horses. A short reining
pattern 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 and horse pen fee, you must also submit
three (3) black and white glossy 8x10 photos (a head and shoulder shot in
western attire with hat and all the same pose with no personal crown or sash).
These photographs and any others taken in connection with the event may be used
to publicize the California Rodeo.
must be POSTMARKED by Monday, May 5, 2014 (registered mail recommended).
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 15, 16 & 17 and MUST BE MADE
DIRECTLY BY THE CONTESTANT BY THE ENTRY DEADLINE of MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014.
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
Please mail application to:
Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest
Post Office Box 1648
Salinas, California 93902