Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest Opens February 14th

Become an ambassador for the largest rodeo in California

Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 Kelsee French by Interface Visual

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 2020 contest open on February 14th and close on May 4th. The competition is open to young women between 18 and 21 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 rodeos for special needs children, community celebrations, parades and other rodeos.

The contest consists of horsemanship, personality and appearance and scholarship categories; it starts on Wednesday, July 15th and Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 Kelsee French along with Rodeo President Dave Pedrazzi will present the winner of the 2020 contest with her title on Thursday, July 16th at the beginning of the first rodeo performance. 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. Even though my year has just started, I’ve had such an amazing time and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds,” 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 110th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 16-19, 2020. 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 over $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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