Rodeo queens donate countless hours to their rodeo. They work and stay busy all year long. Many will travel to several PRCA and local rodeos throughout the State of California (and even out of state) as their rodeo’s representative. Many queens are actively involved in charitable organizations within their communities. They make television appearances; attend ribbon cutting ceremonies and City Council meetings; and even visit local schools and hospitals. Their work ethic is impressive especially considering many of these young ladies attend school and/or work full time. Many may use their title as a PRCA Queen as a stepping stone toward the prestigious title of Miss Rodeo California (website) ( Facebook ).
The PRCA California Circuit would like to take this opportunity to both acknowledge and thank these young ladies for all of their hard work and dedication, not only to their rodeo, but to the PRCA California Circuit and the entire sport of rodeo. We, along with your families, friends, committees, sponsors, and fans, are very proud of you.
Please meet your Miss Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo 2014
The new Miss Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo Queen calls pageant night “surreal”. “Ever since I was introduced to Miss Rodeo America, Brandy Dejong, at the age of nine, I have grown up emulating and admiring the women of rodeo royalty. The young women who wear these crowns know how to embrace their western lifestyle, hold strong to their values and exemplify the modern cowgirl younger generations can look up to. My dream came true that night they called my name and I am so excited to have the opportunity to follow in these women’s footsteps to serve as an ambassador for the sport of professional rodeo.", says Kristyann.
Kristyann competed in a two-day pageant for the coveted crown of Miss Norco Mounted Posse and on her journey to the crown, captured five of the seven pageant categories; Congeniality, Photogenic, Appearance, Test, and Horsemanship. Having been born and raised in Norco, she has been blessed with the opportunity to grow up in a community where she can live the western lifestyle and is proud to represent her hometown.
As a cowgirl, Kristyann’s love for horses lives deep within who she is and is always at the center of her goals. After graduating from Cal State San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry, Kristyann plans to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences DVM program specializing in large animals. Her ultimate goal is to work as a rodeo veterinarian and take part in the advancement of animal care and welfare. She currently works at the Animal Medical Center of Corona where she is learning hands on in the veterinarian industry. When not performing academically, she enjoys performing in the show arena, riding her horses down the Norco trails and competing in her newest adventure; mounted shooting.
It’s a special year for Norco, and Kristyann would like to invite you all out August 22, 23 & 24th as they celebrate their 30th year of the Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo and the 50th birthday of the City of Norco!
|Name: Kristyann Miller|
Please meet your Miss Ramona Rodeo Queen 2014
Brittney Phillips is a 21 year old student and competitive barrel racer, born and raised in Ramona, California. Brittney attends Grossmont College in pursuit of a minor in communications and then aspires to transfer to San Diego State University to pursue her major in public relations.
From the time she could walk, horses and rodeos were an enormous part of her daily life. Brittney started barrel racing at the age of 8 and fell in love with the sport instantly. She continued to compete in barrel racing jackpots and in so doing, found another passion - representing the sport of Professional Rodeo as a Rodeo Queen. Brittney began competing in rodeo pageants in 2009. She has had the honor of holding five titles including; Junior Miss Rodeo Ramona 2010, Miss Rodeo Poway 2011 and 2012, Junior Miss Rodeo Lakeside 2013, and she is now your reigning Miss Rodeo Ramona 2014.
On her horizon, she intends to finish her education and in October, she will vie for the title of Miss Rodeo California 2015. Looking forward, Brittney plans to become a member of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (Card Member) and travel the California Circuit competing in barrel racing professionally.
Brittney's favorite quote is, "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
Becoming a rodeo queen has taught Brittney dedication, perseverance, and most of all, what it means to set an example and be a role model. Brittney says, “Anything you set your mind to is accomplishable, provided you have the willpower, mindset, and, of course, your heart is in it for the right reasons.”
Brittney would like to say "Great Thanks" to her friends, family, all of those supporting her along the way. She would also like to thank the Ramona Rodeo and the Ramona Outdoor Community Center for granting her this extraordinary opportunity to represent her home town and the most exhilarating show on dirt.
Thank you to Jeff McLean for allowing us the use of this beautiful photo of Brittney. You may see more of his work at website .
Please join us as we congratulate Brittney and wish her a successful and memorable reign, fill with many exciting adventures, many happy memories, and safe travels.
|Name: Brittney Phillips|
Please meet your
Miss Rodeo Lakeside 2014
Please meet Miss Rachel Owens-Sarno who will reign over the 50th Annual Lakeside Rodeo which will be held April 25-27, 2014, at the Lakeside Rodeo Arena.
Rachel Owens-Sarno is a 22 year old resident of Lakeside, California. She has been an avid supporter of the sport of rodeo for many years, being blessed to have held quite a few rodeo queen titles. In the future, she plans on getting a degree in Broadcast Journalism, in hopes of becoming a sideline reporter for the PRCA.
Rachel spends most of her time in the saddle, and is always open to learning new things from other riders. She believes hard work, perseverance, and dedication are the recipe for success in any aspect of life.
Rachel invites you all to the 50th Annual Lakeside Rodeo, which will be held April 25-27, 2014, at the Lakeside Rodeo Arena.
Please join us as we congratulate Rachel and wish her a successful and memorable reign, filled with exciting adventures and safe travels!
|Name: Rachel Owens-Sarno|
What a reign she has had!
Please meet your
Miss Mother Lode Rodeo Round-Up Queen 2013
Congratulations on a job well done! Miss Mother Lode Rodeo Round-Up Queen, Lorna Job, has traveled all year representing her rodeo. Congrats on a successful reign and we wish you all the best in your future!
I am Lorna Job - Miss Mother Lode Round-Up Queen 2013. I was born and raised in Tuolumne County, spending long summers on a horse in the high country, going to school, and being with my incredible, special family.
I have experienced many things in my life - I dance, I sing, I act, but I always come back to horses. I plan to study veterinary medicine in college so I can work with horses the rest of my life.
It is good to be well rounded, but there will always be that one thing that stays deepest in your heart and for me that is my horse Lady. Lady has been my best friend and closest companion growing up. Horses have big enough heart to forgive just about anything, so I think they teach us one of the best lessons and that is to never give up on anyone or anything.
Horses were an important part of history in our country; they brought the wagons and settlers out west and were the trusted mounts of the cowboys. Horses, cowboys and cowgirls help people remember that heritage through the sport of rodeo.
Rodeo is a celebration of the settling of the west that has been close to my heart since the first grand entry I remember watching at my home town rodeo when I was four. There is nothing in the world like a grand entry or bucking stock or ropers that makes me jump out of my seat and clap. I dreamed of the day I would run that salute and wear the crown to represent my home town rodeo, my western heritage and the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse. If there is one thing that I do in this world I want it to be that I remind people why we are here and to have pride in who we are.
Rodeo reminds us about a piece of history that defines part of our American dream. No matter who you are or where you fit in take some advice from a horse and never give up. You are living the dream. A great country song writer and singer once sang" Mamas don't let your babys grow up to be cowboys" because it is not easy. That is why when we say good bye we look each other in the eyes and say “cowboy up”.
The PRCA CA Circuit Finals Rodeo would like to congratulate Lorna on her reign and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Be sure to mark your calendars for the Mother Lode Round-Up which will be held May 10 & 11, 2014 (see links below)
|Name: Lorna Job|
Miss Stampede Days Rodeo Queen Bakersfield 2013
Please meet Catherine Gulizia better known as Cat. Cat is a 22 year old from Sonora, California. She has been riding from the age of six, taking weekly lessons until the age of 18. Cat barrel raced for the college rodeo team at Feather River College in 2009-2010. After graduating from FRC in 2011 with her A.A. Degree in Animal Sciences, she began to follow her equestrian dreams.
Cat won her first PRCA Rodeo Queen title and her first horse trailer in 2011. Shortly thereafter, she found her first, but more importantly, her dream horse - My Custom Tivito, but she lovingly calls him "Turtle". True partners, Cat and Turtle competed in National Reining Horse Association and West Coast Reining Horse Association shows. Together they flourished placing at every show and taking home the Year End Affiliate Champion Buckle in October 2012.
On May 4, 2013, Miss Cat Gulizia was crowned the 2013 Miss Bakersfield Stampede Days Rodeo Queen. Additionally, she won the judging categories of Horsemanship, Appearance, Speech, Modeling, and Congeniality. Cat gives most of the credit for winning the title to her horse Turtle and her friend Brittany Slaton.
Cat and Turtle have been traveling the great state of California proudly representing the Bakersfield Stampede Days Rodeo; however, they don't always travel alone. Many times they are accompanied by the 2013 Miss Stampede Days Rodeo "Junior" Queen, Katy Priddy, and Princess Macy Knight (as well as their families), as well as with the Kern County Sheriff's Mounted Posse.
“I am truly blessed to be accompanied by such a wonderful group of people. The Priddy and Knight Families have been the best team I could ever ask for. Both Katy and Macy are wonderful equestrians, always ready to Cowgirl Up, and represent the Bakersfield title with a huge smile and a smok’n queen run!!!! We are one huge family. The posse is exceptional - always great food, great attitudes and always full of encouragement. I am pleased and very honored to represent them and call them my rodeo family. KCSMP not only puts on a wonderful rodeo but they also help underprivileged children from the Kern County.
My goal as a Rodeo Queen is to represent the sport I love, and the "American Dream". I live my life through the ideals that stand behind the American Dream. There is no doubt in my mind that now, more than ever, that those ideals still exist. No matter who you are or where you come from, with hard work and dedication, your dreams can and will come true. I believe the American Dream and Rodeo over lap in these ideals and I, as well as the contestants of the PRCA, are living proof.
As I continue to travel I love spreading my story and encouraging others to follow their dreams...”
Cat would like to thank her sponsors: Performance Equine Nutrition ( website ), Mark Harnden Performance Reining Horses ( website ) , Kern County Sheriffs Mounted Posse and Rodeo ( website ), Mrs. Brittany Slaton-Walker, Something Royal Clothing (Facebook ) , Knight Enterprises, Inc (website ) , Bi Saddular ( Facebook ) , and many many more. A very special thank you to her mother and father, Charles and Sally Gulizia, and everyone else who has helped her along the way.
The PRCA CA Circuit Finals Rodeo would like to congratulate Cat on her reign and thank her for her support and help in the arena at the 2013 PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo. We wish you all the best as you finish your reign and wish you all the best! Be sure to mark your calendars for the Kern County Sheriff's Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo - May 2 & 3, 2014!
|Name: Catherine "Cat" Gulizia|
Please meet your 2013 Miss Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo Queen - Carli Rose
Carli Anne Rose is the 20-year-old daughter of Randy Rose and Dana Mendoza. This blonde haired, green-eyed cowgirl is an Imperial Valley native. Carli’s love for horses started at a very young age, as she was growing up on her grandfather’s ranch where she got her feet wet participating in gymkhanas and progressed into barrel racing and pole bending.
As Carli was growing up, 4-H and FFA were a major part of her childhood. Many countless hours were spent showing swine. Her animal projects taught her responsibility and developed a great work ethic that has continued on throughout the years.
When she wasn’t busy with her four legged projects, you would find her with a camera in hand working on her photography skills. You might also find her with a mic in hand singing a song or two if you’re lucky.
These days Carli can be found down at the local feed store where she works, or working on being one step closer to finishing her degree to become an elementary school teacher. One of her newest adventures is modeling for the recently opened Valley Girls Boutique.
With her past horse and rodeo experience, Carli is looking forward to the many opportunities that holding the title of Miss Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo Queen offers and the possibilities and new doors that it will open in the future. Carli is excited to be able to represent her western heritage and the rodeo life in her many travels and adventures that are in store.
Please join us in congratulating Carli and join us in wishing her an exciting reign as Miss Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo! May you make life long friends and lasting memories and we wish you safe travels and much success!
|Name: Carli Rose|
Please meet your 2013 Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo Queen
Miss Amanda Lawrence
Amanda is honored to represent her hometown Woodlake Lions PRCA Rodeo and represent and promote the sport she holds close to her heart. The Woodlake Lions Rodeo has been held annually on Mother’s Day Weekend for the past 60 years. Amanda would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 61st Annual Woodlake Lions PRCA Rodeo (May 10th and 11th, 2014) to experience the excitement of professional rodeo.
Amanda is 22 years old and is a Senior at Fresno State University. She plans to graduate this spring with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Education. Amanda is on the Rodeo Team at Fresno State where she competes in breakaway roping and barrel racing.
Amanda’s rodeo career started long before college. At the age of 10, she started competing in junior rodeos and then moved up to the California High School Rodeo Association where she competed in team roping, breakaway roping, cutting, barrel racing, and pole bending.
While competing in High School Rodeo she also showed Reined Cow Horses in the Valley Cow Horse Association and the National Reined Cow Horse Association. During these years she competed at the NRCHA World Finals and placed 3rd twice in the youth, placed 5th in the nation twice, and placed 1st in the South Western States. More than anything, Amanda enjoys the time she spends with, and strong support she receives from, her family and her horses - without them she would not be where she is today. Her big bay American Quarter Horse, “Bull”, has also been her backbone in her accomplishments.
Amanda would like to say thank you to her family, friends, and her sponsors for an amazing year to come as your 2013 Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo Queen.
God Bless – Now, “Let’s Rodeo!!”
We would like to wish Amanda a fun-filled and exciting reign as Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo 2013, complete with life-lasting memories, safe travels, and much success.
|Name: Amanda Lawrence|
Please meet your Miss Rodeo San Bernadino 2013
Miss Lynn Osorio
Welcome Rodeo Fans!
Lynn Osorio has the honor of representing San Bernardino County and The Sheriff's Rodeo as your 2013 Miss Rodeo San Bernadino Rodeo Queen.
Lynn is a twenty-two year old graduate of the University of Redlands with a degree in government/political science. Lynn served as a peer advisor, was a member of the government club, and multiple honor societies.
Outside of academics, she actively competes in team sorting and team penning with her family. Lynn enjoys reading mystery novels, crafting, and cooking.
Lynn would like to invite you to the 15th Annual Sheriff's Rodeo which is held the last full weekend in September.
Please join us as we congratulate Lynn and wish her safe travels, great adventures, and life-time memories as she represents PRCA California Circuit Rodeo - The Sherifff's San Bernadino Rodeo.
|Name: Lynn Osorio|
Please meet your Miss Folsom Pro Rodeo Queen 2013
Hello Rodeo Fans!
My name is Bekah Terrassa and what an honor it is to represent the town and rodeo of Folsom, California! Folsom Pro Rodeo is always held the 4th, 5th, and 6th of July with tons of patriotic fun for the whole family including fireworks after every performance! I personally extend an invitation to every one of you!
After being crowned on July 5th, 2013, I immediately set forth on my rodeo trail. I have had the great honor of traveling up and down the Golden State to represent Folsom at other rodeos. My reigning year is still young and I look forward to making new friends along the rodeo trail!
At 22 years old, I work part-time at a local saddle shop and attend school at a local community college. I live in Loomis, CA, which is just a hop and skip away from Folsom, with my two amazing partners in crime Twister and Tank, two Quarter Horses.
From someone who did not grow up with horses, I can tell you I value hard work and perseverance more than anything - after all without it, I would not have had the chance to represent not only my own rodeo, but the sport of professional rodeo and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as well!
Please join us as we congratulate Bekah and wish her safe travels, fun adventures, and lots of life-long memories as she represents PRCA CA Circuit Rodeo - Folsom Pro Rodeo!
|Name: Bekah Terrassa|
The Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association celebrated it's 50th Anniversary this past August 2013. At the Saturday Night performance, in front of a sold-out, standing room only crowd, Miss Rodeo Tehachapi 2013 was crowned.
Please meet your Miss Rodeo Tehachapi 2013
On August 17th Elizabeth was granted the once in a lifetime opportunity to become the 2013 Miss Rodeo Tehachapi at their 50th Anniversary rodeo. Being able to represent Tehachapi is a great honor to her and she is thrilled to begin her year of traveling to promote this friendly and family orientated town and rodeo.
Elizabeth invites everyone to come and visit "The Land of Four Seasons" to discover the heartwarming hospitality that this town has to offer. Complete with the famous Tehachapi Railway Loop and The Indian Pass Ostrich Farm, there is much to do and see in this wonderful place. Be sure to come out next August to the 51st annual Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo, you won’t regret it!
Elizabeth Brown is 19 years old and is the oldest and only daughter of Jeff and Cindy Brown. Growing up in Porterville, Ca, she is just a short drive away from her new residence in Fresno, Ca. Elizabeth recently completed her first year of college at Fresno State University on the President’s list with a 4.0 GPA. She is majoring in agricultural business and hopes to obtain a career in the agricultural industry in the near future.
Having a strong passion for horses, Elizabeth currently works as a horse trainer in her hometown. When she is not working with horses, Elizabeth spends her time participating in her church’s youth ministry. Competing in rodeo queen pageants is very important to her and she is truly honored to represent the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association as the 2013 Miss Rodeo Tehachapi.
Please join us as we congratulate Elizabeth and wish her an exciting reign filled with many wonderful experiences, happy memories, and safe travels!
|Name: Elizabeth Brown|
|Queen Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Tehachapi-Mountain-Rodeo-Queen-Pageant/107183309312117|
Please meet your Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2013
Miss Christine Fox
Howdy Rodeo Fans!
My name is Christine Fox and I am so excited to represent “The Cowboy Capital of the World” and be your 2013 Miss Rodeo Oakdale.
The Oakdale Rodeo is held the second weekend in April and is one rodeo you do not want to miss. From bucking broncs to bucking bulls and world champion contenders, there is sure to be excitement that will leave you at the edge of your seat.
After being crowned on April 11th, I hit the road running representing the amazing sport of rodeo. I have visited schools, attended the 6 pack rodeos, along with other many other wonderful rodeos, partaken in parades, and worked with children, all in just in the first few months of my year as Miss Rodeo Oakdale.
My ambitions have always been to make sure the traditions from the old west continue to be preserved.
I am 22-years-old and newly graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California. I currently reside in Pleasanton, on my family’s ranch which is nestled in the Bay Area.
I am looking forward to all that this year has in store for me as I continue my travels up and down the beautiful state of California.
I hope to see you all on the rodeo trail!
Photo courtesy and used with permission - Matt Cohen Photography
Please join us as we congratulate Christine! We wish you a reign filled with lots of excitement, wonderful experiences, and lasting memories! Be safe in your travels!
|Name: Christine Fox|
Royalty of the PRCA California Circuit - Miss Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo Queen 2013 - Cheyennne Campbell
Please meet your Miss Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo Queen 2013
Miss Cheyenne Campbell
On March 17, 2013 a dream came true for Cheyenne Campbell when she was crowned the 2013 Miss Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo Queen. En route to the crown, Cheyenne won the coveted Horsemanship Award, as well as the Appearance Award for the Pageant. She is thrilled to have the honor of representing the Professional Sport of Rodeo, the Norco Mounted Posse and her unique hometown of Norco, also known as Horsetown USA and plans on traveling to as many Rodeos as she can in California, Arizona and Nevada to promote all three!!
Ever since she was a little girl, Cheyenne dreamed of becoming Miss Rodeo Norco one day. The first time she saw a Rodeo Queen was when she saw Kelly Kraegel at the Norco Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo many years ago. It was then that Cheyenne set her goal of becoming a Rodeo Queen and she has never wavered from that dream. Having already held numerous Rodeo Queen Titles, Cheyenne still dreams of becoming Miss Rodeo California, then Miss Rodeo America one day.
Cheyenne earned her State FFA Degree in March, 2013 and then graduated from Norco High School with High Honors and a Cord in Agriculture in May, 2013. Cheyenne’s career goal is to become a large animal veterinarian, specializing in equine facial reconstruction. Her journey towards that goal begins in the fall of 2013 when she starts College. Outside of Rodeo, Cheyenne enjoys snowboarding, riding dirt bikes, going to the beach, tutoring students, splashing her horse across the river bed and volunteer work.
Cheyenne says that it takes a “posse” to make a Rodeo Queen successful and she is blessed to have some of the best in her corner. First and foremost, Cheyenne would like to thank her Mom, Lisa, her Grandparents Bill and Phyllis and her Auntie Mo for always supporting her in whatever she does. Cheyenne would also like to thank her loyal sponsors because her Rodeo Queen journey would not be possible without them: Libby Wendt Photography and Autograph Sheets, L.L. Custom Threads and Embroidery, Melloworks Rodeo Queen Apparel, AFS Printing, Thrifty Horse, Circle City Roofing, Century 21 Olde Tyme, Norco Trailers, KC Productions, Sparky’s Electric, Myrror Emages Signs and Graphic Designs, Best Equine Dentistry Services, Damien Kenworthy Horseshoeing and all of her “regulars” who always buy raffle tickets from her. Cheyenne loves the Western way of life and all that it entails and hopes to see you at the one and only Norco Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo August 23, 24 and 25, 2013!!
Please join us as we congratulate Cheyenne! May you have safe travels and enjoy an exciting reign as Miss Norco Mounted Posse 2013; one filled with lots of wonderful experiences and lasting memories!!!
|Name: Cheyenne Campbell|
Please meet your Miss Livermore Rodeo 2013
Miss Alyssa Perry
Hello rodeo fans!
My name is Alyssa Perry and I am truly honored to be this year’s 2013 Miss Livermore Rodeo queen! I am 19 years old and have lived in Livermore all my life.
I currently attend Las Positas College where I’m in the process of earning a degree in Language Arts and Communication with an emphasis on American Sign Language. I plan on transferring to UC Davis to further my education and career directive in Equine Studies. My goal is to become an equine dentist.
My devoted friend and traveling partner is Bucky - A buckskin quarter horse that is twenty two years young. We enjoy trail rides, Gymkhanas, horse shows, parades and rodeos together. When not on horseback you can find me with family and friends camping, fishing and just being in the great outdoors.
I attended my first Livermore Rodeo at twenty four "days" old and I have not missed a year in nineteen years. I love the sport; I love the patriotism, athleticism, competition, excitement and thrills that accompany rodeo. With that passion, throughout my rein as queen, my goal is to represent my city, my rodeo and the western way of life to rodeo fans throughout this great state!
A big thank you to all who make this rodeo possible, our sponsors, committees, and especially the rodeo fans! Another special thank you to my family and friends!
I hope to see you at the World’s Fastest….95th Livermore Rodeo! June 8th & 9th, 2013.
Boots, chaps and cowboy hats… nothin’ else matters
Please join us as we congratulate Alyssa! May you have safe travels and enjoy an exciting reign as Miss Livermore Rodeo 2013; one filled with lots of wonderful experiences and lasting memories!!!
Please meet your 2013 Miss Rodeo Lakeside
Hello rodeo fans! My name is Mariah Hunt and I am Miss Rodeo Lakeside 2013. This year marks the 49th annual Lakeside Rodeo. I am truly blessed that I have been given the opportunity to represent this amazing rodeo and the dedicated people who work behind the scenes to put it on - The El Capitan Stadium Association.
I began riding when I was four years old and since the very beginning, my passion for horses has grown tremendously. I started off by taking lessons at a riding camp down the street from my house - I spent every summer out there! When I turned ten years old, my parents bought me my first horse Tuffy.
I am so grateful for the lessons I have learned through horses. Riding horses has not only taught me to have good posture, it has also taught me to be responsible and dedicated. I have learned to care for another, to be patient, and to always be hardworking because hard work will benefit you in the end. The life lessons I have learned will be with me my entire life and have helped to mold me into the person I am today.
Not only do I love the sport of rodeo and riding horses, but I was also active in my high school's soccer and field hockey teams. I currently attend Westview High School as a senior, and I am employed at Willow Grove Elementary School as a student aide. Working with children has opened my eyes to a new career, becoming an elementary school teacher. In the fall, I will be attending Miramar Community College. After finishing my general education requirements, I will then transfer to San Diego State University where I will major in education and apply for admittance into the teaching internship program.
The definition of rodeo is: A public competition or exhibition in which skills such as riding or roping are displayed. Rodeo IS a sport. Full of passion, confidence, and hard work. I am proud to represent my favorite sport - rodeo, and to educate others about this thrilling sport. My favorite event is barrel racing because I love to watch the team work between the animal athletes and the cowgirls, and who doesn't like a race?
Being crowned Miss Rodeo Lakeside 2013 is a privilege and a honor. I get to represent a great community, full of loving, caring and friendly people. Lakeside is not just a community, it is a family. Without the El Capitan Stadium Association, the Lakeside Rodeo wouldn't be possible. I am grateful for everything they do for the youth of Lakeside. Every year, the El Capitan Stadium Association donates over $150,000 to the youth of Lakeside. The Lakeside Rodeo is their largest fundraiser and allows them to support programs like youth sports, youth music and dance programs, and medications for children. The ECSA is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the children of Lakeside.
I am overjoyed that I have been given the opportunity to represent both the El Capitan Stadium Association and the Lakeside Rodeo. I will do my very best in representing them and spreading the word about the many great things they do.
Please join us in congratulating Mariah! We wish you fun-filled and exciting reign filled with lots of lasting memories!
Please meet your Miss Rodeo Tehachapi 2012 - Heather Ross
With an admiration for rodeo and the western way of life, Heather Ross is proud to represent the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association.
Heather was born and raised in the community of Leona Valley, but she calls Tehachapi a second home. Even at a young age, the 19 year old daughter of Dan and Tracy Ross has always loved horses. This passion has lead to her participation in many riding programs over the years such as Leona Valley Gymkhana, Acton Rangers Gymkhana, Antelope Valley Desert Riders, and the National Barrel Horse Association competitions. Heather also participates in the Relay for Life held in Palmdale and she helps out at cherry orchards during the summer.
Her hobbies include trail riding, painting, baking, and cooking for her family.
In 2011, Heather graduated from Paraclete High School and is currently attending College of the Canyons where she is pursuing her Associates Degree in Communications. With this degree she dreams of one day working as a sideline reporter for the PRCA.
Heather would like to invite you all to the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo for their 50th Anniversary the third weekend of August (see web links below).
Please meet your 2012 Miss Rodeo Lakeside 2012 - Faye Garber!
Hello fellow lovers of my favorite sport, RODEO! My name is Faye Garber and I am Miss Rodeo Lakeside 2012. I’m proud to represent the Lakeside Rodeo in its 48th year of success. I am also very pleased to be associated with the El Capitan Stadium Association and all of its dedicated members.
I earned my title as Miss Rodeo Lakeside 2012 as result of lots of study, practice and hard work. Still I thank my good fortune to have come out the winner. I feel truly grateful for the opportunities that come with the crown.
My love of all things horse began at the age of five when my parents started me out on riding lessons. When I was in grade school my family moved to the country with horses and other livestock in our back yard. In addition to riding I learned all about grooming, shoveling, and doctoring. At that point large furry creatures became an integral part of my daily life.
My experiences on and around horses taught me much more than just how to ride. I learned a lot about myself- how to be kind, how to be patient, how to fall, and how to never EVER give up on my dreams.
I love the sport of reining, where I have gained the confidence to ride full out into a sliding stop. Although anything horse-related is what I mostly spend my free time doing, I have come to appreciate the simple things in life. Recently, I have discovered my green thumb, and have a small garden that I am very proud of. I also enjoy reading mystery novels and fishing.
I was born in San Diego and lived in Santee as a young child. I now live in the Imperial Valley, but I consider San Diego my second home.
As a youngster, I negotiated everything with my family, from punishments to who sat in the front seat of the car. So it comes as no surprise that I am working towards a career as a litigation attorney. I am currently employed in a small law firm and also attend Imperial Valley College. I plan to transfer to the University of San Diego by the Fall of 2013. After earning a degree in Business Administration, I want to attend University of San Diego Law School.
Rodeo is more than a passion; it’s a way of life. I enjoy spreading word of the cowboy world. I am enthusiastic about being part of a community that brings people closer together, turning friends into family. The El Capitan Stadium Association is a non-profit organization, made up of volunteer members, that exemplifies these western traditions. It donates over $100,000 each year to needy causes. The El Capitan Stadium Association deserves a standing ovation for all that it does. I am extremely blessed to have been chosen to represent this organization and its rodeo, and am excited to spread their same values wherever I go.
Please meet your 2011 Miss Grand National Rodeo - Ondrea Edwards!
I have had a wonderful and fun-filled experience representing the Grand National Rodeo, Horse and Livestock Show as your 2011 Miss Grand National Rodeo.
I am the twenty-two year old daughter of Troy Edwards and Tai Anne Elam. I have always been an avid horse lover and rodeo supporter. I believe that the rodeo and ‘horse’ way of life instills responsibility and creates work ethic in individuals and allows people to conquer their dreams; I am grateful to be living this lifestyle and where it has taken me.
I am the proud owner of four horses - three quarter horse mares, and one paint horse gelding. I have been a horse lover since a very early age, and only came to realize the sheer joy of actually owning my own horse when my parents finally gave in and bought me my first horse Rosie, at the age of 14. They thought their horse crazy kid would be satisfied with just the backyard riding and one little old mare; little did they know that they opened a door to a passion that has grown into a lifestyle. I now compete in reining, reined cow horse events, sortings, barrel racing and pleasure events with my four legged kids. Horses are burned into my soul, and will always have a place in my future.
Currently I am attending Lassen Community College where I am obtaining a degree in Animal Science. Once I have completed my schooling, I plan to become a college instructor and help young adults in pursuing their dreams of being involved with the field of agriculture.
As your 2011 Miss Grand National Rodeo I have had the pleasure of many miles of traveling, making new friends, partaking in unforgettable rodeo’s, and receiving thousands of smiles from rodeo supporters while visiting other rodeos throughout California and Nevada. The opportunity to represent this great rodeo is one that I will never forget!
I invite everyone to attend the Grand National Rodeo which will be held this October, the 19-20 and the 26-27.
Please meet your 2012 Miss Wine Country Rodeo 2012 - Renee Beckett
Rodeo brings people from all around the world to one arena where they can sit together and enjoy the heart pounding action.
I am Renee Beckett, your 2012 Miss Wine Country Rodeo. I am from Groveland, CA and I am the 25 year old daughter of Larry and Suzy Moore. I currently work as a Equine Dentist, and hope to further my education to become a large animal veterinarian. I also enjoy barrel racing and team roping, when I am not competing in the arena or representing as Miss Wine Country I enjoy trail riding to keep my horses in shape.
I have 22 years of horsemanship under my belt and I love the sport of rodeo. As Miss Wine Country Rodeo, it is my duty to serve as an official ambassador and spokesperson for the sport of professional rodeo. I believe it is important to protect the sport and lifestyle so many of us love, and being crowned Miss Wine Country Rodeo will allow me to do just that. I have been very thankful for my year so far, and will always cherish the friends that I have made along the way. There is no better sport than rodeo.
Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2012 - Allison Harman
Please meet your 2012 Miss Rodeo Oakdale - Allison Harman
I am truly honored to represent the Oakdale Rodeo and the Cowboy Capital of the World as Miss Rodeo Oakdale. I am the twenty-year-old daughter of Rick and Catherine Harman. My family calls the Triple H Ranch in Acampo, California home. I am currently helping manage the family’s six horses and three Texas Longhorn steers.
I plan on attending Cosumnes River College in the spring of 2013 and double major in Agricultural Business and Animal Science with hopes of someday working in the western industry.
My joy of riding came at the age of nine when I began riding Hunter/Jumper horses. It was not long after that that I switched to rodeo and have not looked back.
I believe that rodeo gives cowboys and cowgirls the opportunity to touch children’s lives. After all, a simple smile can often change a child’s day. I live by the words of Leo Buscaglia, “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
2012 Springville Rodeo Queen - Alley Henry
Alley Henry, of Springville, CA, is the daughter of Phil and Christine Henry. Alley is a senior at Porterville High School. She participates in three Varsity sports and is the yearbook editor.
Alley has been riding since she was 7, competing in 4H and gymkhana events. Alley is a member of the Porterville Junior Fair Board, where she volunteers her time assisting in the many livestock shows and other events held at the fairgrounds. She is currently the Junior Leader in both the horse and lamb 4H projects, as well as the club Vice-President.
In 2010, Alley was crowned as the first Princess for Springville Sierra Rodeo, with her dream of one day becoming Queen. Alley was honored to be selected to represent the Biggest Little Rodeo in the West and promote the sport of rodeo.
She is grateful to her sponsors and all those have helped her achieve her title of Miss Springville Rodeo 2012.
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Please meet Miss Norco Mounted Posse 2012 - Heidi Mae Bird
Miss Norco Mounted Posse is 19 year old Heidi Mae Bird, a current resident of Corona and 2011 graduate of Norco High School. She plans to attend Mt. San Antonio College in the fall to study equine science and ranch management. She is still involved with Norco High FFA, working with her agriculture teachers to achieve her American Degree. She plans to use her college education as well as FFA achievements to own a fully operational quarter horse ranch and livestock breeding program to support her hometown FFA chapter.
Heidi has grown up around horses and has gained so much experience with the people she has met, connections she has made, and opportunities it gave her. When she was 16, she aspired to represent her backyard of Norco by running for rodeo queen pageants. Heidi is so blessed she achieved this title and plans to make the most of it by traveling to as many rodeos as possible, representing Horsetown USA. She would like to thank all of the sponsors that put on our rodeo in August, as well as the Norco Mounted Posse for our rodeo and queen pageant competition. (photo used with permission)
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Please meet Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo 2012 - Matlyn Matta
Hello Everyone! My name is Matlyn Rose Matta. I am the 17 year old daughter of Robert and Rosalie Matta. I was born and raised on my parent's Horse & Cattle Ranch.
All of my life, I have been riding horses - from Western Pleasure to training colts, or just simply joy riding. The western way of life has always been in my blood. I thank my parents for providing me with the luxuries of the cowgirl way of life. I was given the opportunity to run for Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo and I am so proud that I was chosen to be their Queen. Thank you to my closest friend who helped me through the whole competition! I would also like to give special thanks to my horse, "Dude"; if it were not for him, I surely would not have won - so "Thank You Big Guy".
I would like to thank everyone who sponsored me and who have helped me along the way. I am so proud to be representing the Woodlake Lions Rodeo, our Lions Club, our community, and most of all, the most beautiful rodeo grounds. Please join us every Mother's Day Weekend for our parade and the Woodlake Lions Rodeo. Hope to see you all there!
Please meet Miss Rodeo Tehachapi 2011 - Lindsay Kaiser
Lindsay Kaiser is the 21 year old daughter of Richard Kaiser and Tom & Sharon Buys. Graduating from Ridgeview High School in 2009, she has continued her education at Taft College pursuing a career in Environmental Safety.
Lindsay began riding as soon as she could walk and hasn't stopped since! As a proud California Cowgirl, Lindsay devotes her time to her father's ranch while running her Cow-Calf operation with her sister Sarah. Growing up, she passionately competed in 4-H, FFA, softball, and ranch rodeos. This gave Lindsay her overwhelming appreciation for the greatest sport on earth-Rodeo!
Lindsay will devote this year to promoting and educating others about the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association and her western heritage. In October 2012, she will proudly represent Tehachapi in the running for 2013 Miss Rodeo California.
Hi Rodeo fans!
I am 19 years old and live in the beautiful town of Placerville. I live with my mom, dad, and younger brother, and all sorts of animals! I am currently attending Folsom Lake College and plan to transfer to Sacramento State in pursuit of a business degree.
Since I was 7 years old, horses and the western lifestyle have been a part of my life. I began showing paint horses and traveled the APHA Circuit and from there I moved on to high school rodeo and I now enjoy reining and trail riding.
Besides riding I enjoy floral design, yoga, cooking, and gardening.
I want to thank all the sponsors, committee, and of course the rodeo fans for without all of you my dream of being your queen could not have happened.
Hello, my name is Taylor Howell. I represent the Mother Lode Round-Up PRCA Rodeo in Tuolumne County. This is a two day event that includes a parade and rodeo that is always held Mothers Day Weekend. This year we celebrated the 55th annual rodeo. I am seventeen years old and this year was crowned on my birthday. I have always lived in Sonora Ca, and have always been involved in the Mother Lode Round-Up activities. It was such an honor to earn the title of 2012 Miss Mother Lode Round Up.
I will be a senior at Sonora Union High School this year. I have maintained a 4.0 gpa throughout all my school years. I have played Varsity Basketball and Tennis. Next year I will be applying to several colleges; my first choice is Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I would like to major in Agricultural business and also participate in the equine colt starting program.
Horses have always been a part of my life. I started showing cutting horses when I was 6 years old. We went on to many championships in the show pen over a 10 year period. I have also participated in Working Cow horse shows, barrel racing, English and Western horse shows and 2 seasons of high school rodeo. The American Quarter Horse is my favorite breed, I love the versatility.
Competing for the title of Mother Lode Round-up Queen was a wonderful experience. As the Round-up queen I will enjoy promoting the sport of Rodeo throughout California and promoting the wonderful area I am from. Tuolumne County sits in the foothills just east of Stockton. Many people visit our area for its wonderful outdoor recreations opportunities such as water skiing, snow skiing, hiking, hunting, camping and fishing.
My name is Rori Skellenger, I am 20 years old and reside in the city of Bakersfield, California! I am currently majoring in Agriculture Business at Bakersfield College, with plans to transfer to Fresno State University. Horses and rodeo have always held a very special place in my heart, and representing the western way of life is something I take pride in! So please, join me the first weekend in May, and come experience the Bakersfield Stampede Days Rodeo: The Biggest Little Rodeo in California!