Miss Rodeo California 2019 Pageant – Lancaster, CA

The prestigious Miss Rodeo California Pageant will be held this week in Lancaster, CA, in conjunction with rodeo week surrounding the 2018 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo.  On Saturday, October 5, 2018, your Miss Rodeo California 2019 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 ( link ) and will go on to compete in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas, NV, at the end of her reign.  Good Luck to all of the contestants!

Presenting your 2019 Miss Rodeo California Pageant Contestants

When Miss Rodeo California 2019 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 – Home of the largest RAM Truck Service Center in America ( website / Facebook ).  Miss Rodeo California 2019 will use this beautiful RAM truck during her reign.

Miss Rodeo California 2018 and her RAM of the West Miss Rodeo California Truck !

Miss Rodeo California 2018 and her RAM of the West Miss Rodeo California Truck !

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 all of the contestants, as well as their families and friends.  There will be many opportunities to see and meet Miss Rodeo California 2018, 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.

From Miss Rodeo California Pageant Directors… “The pageant is in Lancaster, California, in conjunction with the California Circuit Finals Rodeo, October 3rd through October 6th, 2018.  Competition will include the following categories: Horsemanship, Speech, Modeling, Personal & Horsemanship Interviews, Test, Raffle Ticket Sales, Photogenic, Personality & Appearance. Category awards and points will be given to the winners of Speech, Horsemanship, Test, Personality and Appearance. The winner will receive a scholarship as well as a buckle and saddle, along with the use of the Hunter Ram truck, Golden West trailer, perpetual chaps, perpetual crown, perpetual vests and more…)  Note:  *times subject to change – please visit www.missrodeocalifornia.com – link  (Pageant Schedule) for the most up-to-date information about the Miss Rodeo California 2019 Pageant.

For our out of town guests, the Host Hotel for the 2018 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 2018 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo at (website / Facebook), and at the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center ( 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 2018 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo Press Conference that will be held at the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center – Stampede Corral (west of the arena area) at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Press Conference 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo - Miss Rodeo California Contestants being introduced

Press Conference 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo – Miss Rodeo California Contestants being introduced – 2017 srn

On Wednesday afternoon/evening, come join Miss Rodeo California 2018, Amanda Hop, along with all of the Miss Rodeo California 2019 contestants.  They will be at the HW Hunter RAM of the West – The Largest RAM Truck Center in America from 4pm to 6pm!  HW Hunter RAM of the West ( website / Facebook ) is the Official Sponsor of the reigning Miss Rodeo California’s beautiful RAM of the West Truck.  Ram of the West is located at 10th Street West and Ave K in Lancaster, CA .

HW Hunter RAM of the West – Largest RAM Truck Center in America

RAM of the West - The Largest RAM Service Center in America

 

A Royal Visit to the "Under Construction" RAM of the West Service Center

A Royal Visit to the “Under Construction” RAM of the West Service Center 2017 – srn

Friends and Fans are invited to watch the Horsemanship portion of the 2019 Miss Rodeo California Pageant.  Horsemanship begins at 9 am on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center Arena ( website / Facebook ).

The Miss Rodeo California Pageant Speech and Modeling/Silent Auction which will be held on Thursday evening, October 4, 2018.  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 and Event Center.  Open to the public.

On Friday, October 5, 2018, Miss Rodeo California 2018, Amanda Hop, along with all of the Pageant Contestants, will  participate in the 1st Performance of the 2018  RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo.  Opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 (for rodeo information and tickets visit www.cafinalsrodeo.com or www.avfair.com)  It is Patriot Night at the rodeo – all guests are encouraged to wear Red/White/Blue.

Visiting Royalty and Miss Rodeo California Contestants - Grand Entry - 2018 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo - photo srn

Visiting Royalty and Miss Rodeo California Contestants – Grand Entry – 2018 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo – photo srn

On Saturday morning, October 6, 2018, your new Miss Rodeo California 2019 will be crowned at the Breakfast and Coronation ceremonies at the Harley Davidson Building at the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center.  Tickets are available at the door at [email protected].  Contestants will participate in the 2nd performance of the 2018 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo at 6:45.  It is Breast Cancer Awareness Night – Ride for the Pink.  All guests are encouraged to wear pink.   (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!  This is an amazing event – you do not want to miss it!

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Miss Rodeo California and the Pageant Contestants, will  participate in the 2nd Performance of the 2018  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 7, 2018, Miss Rodeo California and the Pageant Contestants, will participate in the final Performance of the 2018  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 7, 2018, about 30 minutes after the final performance of the 2018 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 Fair and Event Center in the Grand Oasis (see map).  Miss Rodeo California 2018, Amanda Hop, will assist with the Buckle Presentations.  All visiting royalty, along with each and every Miss Rodeo California Contestant, are encouraged to attend and participate in these exciting presentations.  Red Carpet photo opportunities will be available.

Grand Oasis (Awards Ceremony) Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

Grand Oasis (Awards Ceremony) Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

 

 

Award Ceremony - 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo - photo by Kioshi Becker

Award Ceremony – 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo – photo by Kyoshi Becker

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)

 

Callie Bassett – Miss Rodeo Woodlake

Callie Bassett - Miss Rodeo Woodlake

Callie Bassett – Miss Rodeo Woodlake

Representing the Woodlake Lions Rodeo, a Mother’s Day tradition for over a half century, Callie Bassett is the 21-year-old daughter of Alan and Deanna Bassett. Callie is currently a sophomore at Santa Monica College where she is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. She plans on transferring to Texas A&M University next year. With these degrees, Callie aspires to address problems facing the agriculture industry in the areas 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 traveled to New York and competed at the National Collegiate Horse Show Association semi-finals. When she is not rigorously involved in 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’s beaches and mountains, playing piano, and reading educational books. Callie believes that the Miss Rodeo California Title truly exemplifies the true meaning of a cowgirl: confidence, intelligence, and determination.

 

 Chelsea Estes – Miss Rodeo Norco

Chelsea Estes – Miss Rodeo Norco

Representing Horse-Town USA also known as Norco California, Chelsea Estes is a 23-year-old college student. Ensuring her motto “The sky is the limit.” Chelsea is fulfilling her goals not only in the riding arena by challenging herself in her new riding discipline reining, but also achieving her educational goals as well. Currently Chelsea is attending Norco College where she plans on obtaining her degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Child Development, leading to her career goal of becoming a crime scene investigator. Being able to represent her hometown, community, and favorite sport has truly been a dream come true for Chelsea. Traveling the beautiful state of California educating Rodeo fans new and old is a true passion of hers. Chelsea would like to thank the Norco Mounted Posse, friends, family, and most importantly the lord above for supporting her dreams.

 

Sydney Frank – 2018 Miss Grand National Rodeo Queen

Sydney Frank – 2018 Miss Grand National Rodeo Queen

Sydney Frank – 2018 Miss Grand National Rodeo Queen

 

Representing the Grand National Rodeo held in the historic Cow Palace, Sydney Frank is 22 years old and lives in Sonoma County. Sydney is currently a senior at Sonoma State University where she will be completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting come fall of 2019. Sydney plans to work towards becoming a CPA and then pursuing a business law degree. Sydney is honored to be able to represent her hometown rodeo and dream title while pursuing her dreams to be the 2019 Miss Rodeo California.

 

Kerri Olobri – Miss Rodeo Southern California Fair

Miss Kerri Olobri - Miss Rodeo Southern California Fair

Kerri Olobri – Miss Rodeo Southern California Fair

From the little city of Woodcrest, Kerri is 24 years old and a senior at California Baptist University. After graduating with her bachelor’s in liberal arts, she plans on completing her credentialing program and achieving her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher. Kerri is passionate about agriculture and the western heritage we hold so dearly and hopes to incorporate those same values into her classroom. She is also an active member of Kappa Kappa Iota, a professional teaching organization, as well as a leader in her local 4-H club. Kerri hopes to take her knowledge of rodeo and her passion for education to inspire young rodeo fans that they will be truly happy when they are truly themselves. When she’s not busy with school work, Kerri enjoys riding her AQHA gelding, Hank, playing Johnny Cash songs on her ukulele, and crocheting with her grandma.

 

McKensey Middleton – Miss Rodeo Oakdale

Miss McKensey Middleton - Miss Rodeo Oakdale

McKensey Middleton – Miss Rodeo Oakdale

Lucky number four of five children, McKensey Middleton is here representing the Cowboy Capital of the World. Raised in the small gold mining community of Hathaway Pines in Calaveras County, McKensey grew up with a love for horses. This love is what her to find her passion for the sport of rodeo. Currently attending Modesto Junior College, she plans to transfer to obtain her Biology degree and then enter UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After an amazing year as Miss Rodeo Oakdale, she is excited for the opportunity to run for Miss Rodeo California 2019. California or Bust!

Jacquelynn Scarry – Miss Rodeo Redding

Miss Jacquelynn Scarry - Miss Rodeo Redding

Jacquelynn Scarry – Miss Rodeo Redding

Representing the farthest Northern PRCA rodeo in California, Jackie Scarry is the 21 year old daughter of Joe and Janet Scarry. Jackie is currently attending Shasta College and will be transferring to Chico State University majoring in Administration of Justice with a minor in Photojournalism. Upon graduating she plans to return to Shasta County to better the streets of her hometown community. It is her passion for her community and love for meeting new people that pushes and drives her to run for Miss Rodeo California.

 

Ashley Singh – Miss Santa Maria Elks

Ashley Singh - Miss Santa Maria Elks

Ashley Singh – Miss Santa Maria Elks

Ashley is nineteen years old and was born and raised in the Santa Maria Valley. Ashley currently works two jobs, as well as training horses for clients, is attending a local college, and cares for her three horses. Horses have always been a huge passion for Ashley starting at the young age of 5. Ashley plans to become a Horse Chiropractor in the near future. In 2016 Ashley ran for the title of Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen and won by raising over $154,000 in just 6 weeks. Then in 2018, Ashley ran for her second title winning Miss Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen.

 

Madison Wagner – Miss Valley Center Stampede Rodeo

Madison Wagner - Miss Valley Center Stampede Rodeo

Madison Wagner – Miss Valley Center Stampede Rodeo

Born in the small equestrian town of Valley Center, California, Madison Wagner rode horses before she could walk. At 19-years-old, she enjoys baking, quilting, camping, roping, team sorting, horseback-mounted archery, and embroidery. Madison is an equine veterinary assistant and gentles mustangs through the BLM Trainer Incentive Program. Next fall, she will transfer to California State University, San Marcos to complete a chemistry degree, preparing her to develop pharmaceuticals to treat mental illness. Madison proudly holds the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Queen title, and strives to become Miss Rodeo America. Competing for Miss Rodeo California is an outstanding privilege and honor.

 

 

Some fun photos from the 2018 Miss Rodeo California Pageant (by srn)

 

For full schedule of events, please visit www.cafinalsrodeo.com