ENTRIES FOR OUR 2017 CONTEST ARE NOW CLOSED.
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 Mike Scarr invite you to join the
competition of the Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest and the celebration of
th 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 2016 Miss
California Rodeo Salinas, Megan Ford, 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, 2017 without having turned 22 by July 31, 2017. 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 represent either a recognized
horsemen’s organization or another recognized community organization (not
commercial). Miss California Rodeo 2017 will have numerous and
rewarding opportunities and experiences during her reign. If any
contestant entering the 2017 Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest currently
holds a queen title representing another rodeo or horse organization, she will be eligible to compete in our contest with specific conditions outlined in the Contestant Contract.
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.
Once you have made the decision to compete for the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2017, you will need to fill out an online application including uploading an essay (between 350 and 500 words) and one (1) color 8x10 photo (at least 300 dpi) of a head and shoulder shot in western
attire with hat and no personal crown or sash. Your photograph and any others
taken in connection with the event may be used to publicize the California
Rodeo. You will also need to mail in a California Rodeo Salinas Release of Liability and Contestant Contract forms to CA Rodeo Attn: MCRS Contest PO BOX 1648, Salinas, CA 93902 by May 8, 2017.
headquarters for the Miss California Rodeo Salinas contestants will be the
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 195 Kern Street, Salinas, CA (831) 737-1160. Reservations at
this motel are
MANDATORY for July 18, 19 & 20 and MUST BE MADE
DIRECTLY BY THE CONTESTANT BY THE ENTRY DEADLINE of Monday May 8, 2017.
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.
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.
Below you will find a digital Contest Application. Please fill it out completely and submit along with printing and mailing the forms mentioned above by May 8, 2017.