Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest Opens April 22nd

By: Mandy Linquist


Photo by Interface Visual. Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 Kelsee French.

SALINAS, CA – Young ladies who are passionate about the western lifestyle and promoting the rodeo industry can run for the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas and become an ambassador for the largest professional rodeo in the state. Entries for the 2021 contest open on April 22nd and close on June 7th. The competition is open to young women between 18 and 22 years of age who are representing either a recognized horsemen’s organization or another recognized non-commercial community organization. The winner will travel to various events promoting the California Rodeo Salinas throughout the year such as community celebrations, parades and other rodeos.

The contest consists of horsemanship, personality and appearance and scholarship categories; it starts on Friday, September 10th and Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 Kelsee French along with Rodeo President Dave Pedrazzi will present the winner of the 2021 contest with her title on Sunday, September 12th. The winner will receive a $2500 academic scholarship, a gold and silver trophy belt buckle and 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 silver tiara. “I am so thankful to be a part of the California Rodeo Salinas family and to represent the largest rodeo in the Golden State,” said Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 Kelsee French. Full contest details and a digital application form can be found at

The contest is sponsored by the official hotel partner of the California Rodeo Salinas, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Salinas.

About California Rodeo Salinas
The California Rodeo Salinas will take place September 23-26, 2021. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-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 almost $500,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

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