Miss Rodeo California 2018 Pageant – Lancaster, CA
The prestigious Miss Rodeo California Pageant will be held this week in Lancaster, CA, in conjunction with rodeo week surrounding the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo. On Saturday, October 14, 2017, your Miss Rodeo California 2018 will be crowned. Not only does Miss Rodeo California represent the entire State of California, she is also the reigning queen for the RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo. Good Luck to all of the contestants – You will be able to read about each contestant later in this article.
When Miss rodeo California 2018 begins her reign, she will be presented with the keys to her “Official Miss Rodeo California RAM of the West Truck”, which was donated again this year to the Miss Rodeo California Pageant, by Tom and Tim Fuller, owners of H.W. Hunter Dodge/RAM of the West ( website / Facebook ). Miss Rodeo California 2018 will use this beautiful RAM truck during her reign.
We are very excited that the Miss Rodeo California Pageant is returning to Lancaster and that it is being held in conjunction with the RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo. The Antelope Valley Communities look forward to welcoming and supporting the Miss Rodeo California Pageant and Contestants, as well as their families and friends. There will be many opportunities to see and meet Miss Rodeo California 2017, our special guest Miss Rodeo America, Lisa Lageschaar, and all of the 2018 Miss Rodeo California Pageant Contestants (see below for events Contestants will appear):
“I would like to thank Johnny Zamrzla (CCF President), Tim Fuller, Tom Fuller and other members of the Showdown Rodeo Committee (producers of the RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo) for allowing us to, once again, partner with them to bring Miss Rodeo California into the community of Lancaster. The Committee, along with their partners and sponsors, have made us feel more than welcome! They have helped us every step along the way. We are once again looking forward to a great pageant this year and hope the wonderful and hospitable community members of the beautiful Antelope Valley will come out and enjoy it with us.” – Marilyn Morphis, President, Miss Rodeo California Organization.
For our out of town guests, the Host Hotel for the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo is the Oxford Inn & Suites in Lancaster ( website ). Other excellent resources for our out of town guests may be found with our friends at “Destination Lancaster” – Lancaster’s Official Tourism Partner (website / Facebook ). You will also find information about the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo at (website / Facebook), and at the Antelope Valley Fair ( website / Facebook ).
Again, we wish each and every young lady good luck as they compete in the different pageant events which include some of the following: Horsemanship, Speech, Modeling, and that always exciting “impromptu” question portion of the competition. Each and every one of you has worked very hard in preparation! It is going to be a very tough competition this year – so many outstanding young ladies. We hope you and your families enjoy your time in our community.
To our friends and fans – there will be several opportunities to meet the contestants. The contestants will be present for the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo Press Conference that will be held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds – Stampede Corral (west of the arena area) at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 11th.
On Wednesday afternoon/evening, come join Miss Rodeo America 2017, Lisa Lageschaar, Miss Rodeo California 2017, Brittney Phillips, along with all of the Miss Rodeo California 2018 contestants. They will be at the Antelope Valley Mall ( website ) to be on hand for “Kid’s Club Imagination”. Free to the community, they will be helping kids “Color Me Rodeo”. This event is free to the community and is sponsored by the Antelope Valley Mall – Thank you! The queens will help the kids color “Becky” and “Buster” and take photos on the “Red Carpet”. Kids presenting “Becky” or “Buster” can get into Sunday’s performance of the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo – Free! (For details visit ( link ). Our friends AJ and Lacy will also be there to help kids learn to rope!
Friends and Fans are invited to watch the Horsemanship portion of the Miss Rodeo California Pageant. Horsemanship begins at 9 am on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Arena.
Miss Rodeo America 2017, Lisa Lageschaar, Miss Rodeo California 2017, Brittney Phillips, along with all of the Miss Rodeo California 2018 contestants (and some other special guests!) will take part in “The BLVD Goes Country” in front of BEX Restaurant on Lancaster BLVD ( website / Facebook ) – 530-7:30 pm. Kids can pick up a copy of our “Becky and “Buster” color pages and meet our rodeo royalty – take a selfie or a picture on the red carpet. You could even learn to rope with AJ and Lacy.
Once they finish on The BLVD, the Contestants will head over to the The Miss Rodeo California Pageant Speech and Modeling/Silent Auction which will be held on Thursday evening. Please note!!! The doors will open at 7:00 for guests to mingle and look at silent auction items while they wait the arrival of the Pageant Contestants. This event will be held at the Harley Davidson Building at the Antelope Valley Fair. Tickets are available at the door or [email protected].
On Friday, October 13, 2017, Miss Rodeo California and the Pageant Contestants, with special guest, Miss Rodeo America, will participate in the 1st Performance of the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 (for rodeo information and tickets visit www.cafinalsrodeo.com. It is Patriot Night at the rodeo – all guests are encouraged to wear Red/White/Blue.
On Saturday morning, October 14th, your new Miss Rodeo California 2018 will be crowned at the Breakfast and Coronation ceremonies at the Harley Davidson Building at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at the door at [email protected]. Contestants will participate in the 2nd performance of the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo at 6:45. (For tickets and info visit www.cafinalsrodeo.com)
On Saturday afternoon, 3-6 pm, many of the Pageant Contestants, will assist the California High School Rodeo Association – District 9, in the presenting “Special Rodeo and Roping Lessons”. We would love to see you there!
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Miss Rodeo California and the Pageant Contestants, with special guest, Miss Rodeo America, will participate in the 2nd Performance of the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 (for rodeo information and tickets visit www.cafinalsrodeo.com.) It is “Pink” night – all guests are encouraged to wear pink.
On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Miss Rodeo California and the Pageant Contestants, with special guest, Miss Rodeo America, will participate in the final Performance of the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo. Opening ceremonies begin at 1:45 (for rodeo information and tickets visit www.cafinalsrodeo.com.)
The Awards Ceremony/Buckle Presentations will take place Sunday, October 15, 2017, right after the final performance of the 2017 RAM PRCA/WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo. All contestants, along with their families and friends, visiting royalty, and the public are encouraged to attend. The Awards Ceremony/Buckle Presentations will take place at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in the Grand Oasis (see map). Red Carpet photo opportunities will be available.
We would like to wish each and every Contestant of the 2018 Miss Rodeo California Pageant the best of luck!! For all pageant information, and to learn more about the Miss Rodeo California Organization, please visit their website / Facebook.
Please meet your 2018 Miss Rodeo California Pageant Contestants:
(Photos and bios provided by and used with permission of the Miss Rodeo California Organization)
Miss Callie Bassett – Miss Rodeo Fresno:
“Representing the biggest one day rodeo in California, Callie Bassett is the 20- year old daughter of Alan and Deanna Bassett. Callie is currently a junior at Fresno State University where she is pursuing a double major in agriculture business and plant science and will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 2020. With these degrees, Callie plans to address problems facing the agriculture industry in areas the of irrigation and sustainable agriculture practices. During her years at College of the Sequoias, she was an avid member of the women’s equestrian team where she was able to travel to New York this year to compete at the National Collegiate Horse Show Association semifinals. A part from her studies, she raises and shows beef cattle throughout California. When not on a horse or working cattle, Callie enjoys her free time exploring California, playing piano, and reading educational books. Callie believes that the Miss Rodeo California Title truly exemplifies the true meaning of cowgirls; confidence, intelligence, and determination.”
Miss Kayli Gobeli – Miss Rodeo Clovis
Kayli Gobeli is a 23 year old Fresno State University graduate who resides in Fresno, CA. While attending CSUF she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, with plans to return for her Masters and Doctorate degrees. After completing her education, Kayli plans on pursuing a career as a high school AG teacher and later transition into administration.
Kayli began riding and showing horses at the age of six, belonging to 4-H and then FFA until she graduated from high school. She was chosen Miss Clovis Rodeo in 2013 and enjoyed an exciting year of representing her hometown and the sport of rodeo throughout California. During her junior and senior years in college, Kayli was a member of the Fresno State Equestrian Team, competing in reining across the United States. She is currently an active member of the Clovis Rodeo Association and is involved each year with events leading up to and during the Clovis Rodeo. Her love of horses and the western way of life is evident in almost everything she does.
Miss Amanda Hop – Miss Jurupa Valley Pro Rodeo:
Being the youngest of four children, Amanda knew it was going to take a lot of hard work and determination to accomplish her goals. At the age of 5 she followed in her sister’s footsteps and competed in her first pageant, that is when she knew someday she wanted to become Miss Rodeo America. After holding many titles she is proud to be able to represent her hometown of Jurupa Valley at the Miss Rodeo California Pageant. Being a rodeo ambassador and sharing the cowboy lifestyle has led her to pursue an education in teaching with an emphasis in agriculture. At 21, she is excited to take this journey and would like to thank her family and all of her supporters for allowing her to get one step closer to fulfilling her goals.
Miss Sabrina Jasper – Miss Rodeo Woodlake:
Sabrina is a 23 year old student and rodeo athlete, born and raised in Pinon Hills located in the High Desert of Southern California. She attends Tarleton State University, pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration. Her plan is to attain a Master of Arts in Mass Communications and become a public speaker motivating people to find inner happiness. She is a firm believer that happiness is a state of activity, as Aristotle put it. Sabrina’s rodeo career started in 2004 with her first royalty pageant and has grown into a passion spanning queen and rodeo events in high school and college rodeo as well as amateur rodeo associations across the country. Her current goal is to represent her state as California’s official First Lady of Rodeo.
Miss Shelby Newman – Miss Rodeo Bakersfield:
Shelby grew up in the small mountain community of Tehachapi, California, surrounded by agriculture and the western lifestyle. When she spotted her first rodeo queen, as a little girl, it ignited a passion and changed her future. Now 22, Shelby has come a long way since that fateful day. From royalty to steer riding in junior rodeo, she has done it all. Shelby graduated from the University of Montana Western earning two Bachelors of Science degrees in Business Administration and Natural Horsemanship. She currently works for the renowned Rankin Ranch, one of California’s oldest working cattle and guest ranches. She plans to pursue graduate school, obtain her CPA and work with agricultural business. Her passion and dedication to the sport continues to drive her and she is excited to be running for the title of Miss Rodeo California.
Miss Kerri Olobri – Miss Rodeo Norco
Kerri Olobri is not your typical girl next door. Raising horses and goats since she was young, Kerri developed a strong sense of character and determination that can only be earned when milking a mad goat at 5am. Through 4-H, Kerri was able to expand her love of animals and learn ways to help younger members grow as individuals. This sparked Kerri’s interest in teaching. Through her membership with Kappa Kappa Iota, a professional teaching sorority, and 4-H, Kerri feels right at home in the field of education. Kerri plans on attending Cal Baptist University and majoring in liberal studies with a goal of obtaining a primary teaching credential. Kerri’s greatest love is teaching children from a young age about how agriculture and the western way of life has shaped our beautiful state. When she’s not riding, Kerri enjoys playing ukulele, swing dancing, or cooking with her grandparents.
Miss Rachelle Snitchler – Miss Rodeo Oakdale:
Representing from the Cowboy Capital of the World, Oakdale, CA, is Rachelle Snitchler! I am a 23-year-old student finishing up both my GE and my AS in Political Science at Sacramento City College. I live in Valley Springs with my parents, Ann and David Snitchler, as well as my mare Starlight and my quirky cat Pistachio. I aspire to use my college degree, and my public speaking abilities gained from being a rodeo queen, to intern for local congressional offices. Through internships, I plan on gaining knowledge on the political side to the agricultural lifestyle that is rooted deep in the state of California. Within my five-year-plan, is to become the youngest person to run for Supervisor of District One in my home county of Calaveras, thanks to the inspiration of the hard working people that surround me.
For full schedule of events, please visit www.cafinalsrodeo.com