Each year ladies from all over the state of California
travel to Salinas to compete for the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas.
The winner will represent the largest rodeo in California over the next year,
traveling to parades, rodeos and other events as an ambassador. Miss California
Rodeo Salinas educates people about the traditions and events held in Salinas
as well as the rodeo industry as a whole.
The California Rodeo Salinas will begin accepting entries on
Tuesday February 16, 2016. The deadline for entering the contest is
Monday May 9, 2016. Full contest details and a digital application can be found
The contest consists
of horsemanship, personality, appearance and scholarship categories. The 2016
contest will begin on Wednesday July 20th and Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2015
Taylor Howell will pass the title on to the winner during the opening
performance of the California Rodeo Salinas Thursday July 21st. The contest 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
gifts and the privilege of wearing the Miss California Rodeo Salinas gold and
Competition is open
to young women 18 – 21 years of age. Contestants must be at least 18 years old
by July 1, 2016 without having turned 22 by July 31, 2016. In order to be
eligible, contestants must represent either a recognized horsemen’s
organization or another recognized community organization (not commercial).
Miss California Rodeo 2016 will have numerous and rewarding opportunities
and experiences during her reign. If any contestant entering the 2016 Miss
California Rodeo Salinas Contest currently holds a queen title representing
another rodeo or horse organization, she will be eligible to compete in the
contest with specific conditions outlined in the Contestant Contract.
judged on horsemanship (40%), personality (30%), appearance (20%) and
scholarship (10%). Horsemanship will include a pattern that demonstrates horsemanship
abilities and a presentation run on the contestant’s 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.
Call the Miss
California Rodeo Salinas Committee Chairman Laurie LaVelle at 831-775-3100 with
any questions. The 2016 contest is sponsored by the Laurel Inn Motel &
The 106th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 21st-24th,
2016. The California Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization that
strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas
and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations
through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round
operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility,
vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the
California Rodeo Association returns over $300,000 annually to local
non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to
www.CARodeo.com or call
the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow
us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.
Photo by Richard Wilson/Wilson Photography.