VISITING ROYALTY PARADE INVITATION
Each VISITING QUEEN must send in an entry form and a release of liability form by the due date. There are three areas of participation:
RODEO GRAND ENTRY – Friday thru Sunday. The California Rodeo Grand Entry is a featured parade in front of the grandstands and a part of each day’s opening ceremonies. Everyone (16 years and older) is encouraged to participate in our grand entry all three days, even if you are not scheduled for the Royalty Run.
ROYALTY RUN - Friday thru Sunday (immediately following the Grand Entry). This is an individual run down from the north end of the track to the south end in front of the main grandstand. A skilled rider and a seasoned horse is a must to participate.
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- We request only one representative from each rodeo or horse association and she must be the top queen, sorry no junior queens or princesses.
- IN ADDITION (DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS) YOU WILL ONLY GET ONE ROYALTY RUN. Please specify your 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR FIRST CHOICE, BUT WE MAY HAVE TO USE YOUR 2ND OR 3RD CHOICE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE BASIS.
- If you are scheduled in the Royalty Run for a specific day, you must also participate in the Rodeo Grand Entry for that day as well.
DOWNTOWN PARADE - Saturday and Sunday only. A Rodeo tradition, the horse parade travels through downtown Salinas and out to the Rodeo Grounds. Be sure to check-in with Parade Staff no later than 10:00 am.
Conduct- The California Rodeo Association reserves the right to excuse any individual from any or all events if she is not exhibiting appropriate behavior while on the rodeo grounds/parade route. In extreme cases, such individual will be asked to leave the grounds.
Safety (while riding)- The California Rodeo Association reserves the right to excuse any individual from any and all events if the individual’s safety or that of others is at risk during a riding event.
Forms: An entry form and release of liability form are required in order to participate. There is no charge for entering. Your forms must be received no later than July 1, 2024 to the address on the bottom of the Visiting Royalty Entry Form.
Parade Horses: All participants must supply their own horse. No stallions will be permitted. The California Rodeo Association and our stock contractors DO NOT supply horses for queens.
Stall Info: In order to make room for our rodeo contestants, Visiting Queens are asked to contact the Monterey County Sheriff's Posse Grounds for overnight stabling (less than 5 miles from the Rodeo and only 10 minutes travel time).
The address is 395 Old Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906---Contact Ramona via cell #: (831) 524-6925 or email: email@example.com. Dry camping - no charge. Pens available at $15 per day.
ALSO****There is a special parking area for day use for parade/grand entry participants near the Rodeo Grounds. Look for signage for the Sam Linder Lot, 173 Maryal Drive (accessed by traveling thru the E. Laurel Dr. and Maryal Dr. intersection).
Sponsor Flags- If you are interested in helping with the Sponsor flags during the rodeo performances, please contact Andrea at (831) 737-5134. To participate you must be at least 16 years old. Andrea will provide you with all information regarding helping with the flags and the requirements you must meet to participate. Spaces may be limited.
Entry Confirmation: We will email you a confirmation of your participation and a map to your destination (rodeo grounds and/or downtown parade start) to confirm your entry. Please expect this information no later than two weeks prior to the rodeo start date.
DEADLINE: Entry form and liability waiver must be received by July 1, 2024 mail to:
C/o Amanda Johnson
1095 Castro Valley Rd.
Gilroy, Ca 95020
Or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions, Info and Contact:
Amanda Johnson cell (408) 896-7343.
Hope to see you at the Ro-day-o!