Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2021 is Emily Cullins of Perris, CA. Emily has a passion for agriculture, strong horsemanship, public speaking skills and a love of the western lifestyle. She will represent the California Rodeo Salinas well as she travels to rodeos and other community events throughout the upcoming year.
The daughter of Chris and Sarah Cullins has a lifelong love of agriculture and has wanted to be a teacher since she was 5.She is currently in pursuit of an Agricultural Science degree with plans to obtain a teaching credential to become a high school agriculture teacher.
Outside of school and work she enjoys competing in reining, ranch riding, western pleasure, trail and hunter under saddle classes. Before school went online, Emily was the Western Horse Show Team Captain for Cal Poly Pomona and represented Cal Poly in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in Open Horsemanship and Reining. She entered the contest as Miss Rodeo Norco.
Growing up she was a member of 4-H and FFA; receiving a 4-H All Star Award and a FFA State Degree. Today she is giving back by being a 4-H leader and helping coach a FFA livestock show team.
One of Emily’s most notable awards is her collegiate MVP Horse Show team award, voted on by her peers. Emily works daily at a playschool for 3 to 6 years olds where she helps students with their school work, plays fun games and gives out warm hugs. Although she admits she is not good at it, Emily loves to crochet.