Rodeo de Santa Fe and Santa Fe County are combining their contest this year. We are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Rodeo Royalty contest. Queen contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 25. Princess contestants must be between age 13 and 17. All candidates must live within a 50 mile radius of Santa Fe County. The contest will be held at the Santa Fe Rodeo Arena. (2014 date to be announced.) We will be accepting applications until 5:00 May 10th. The contestants will be judged on knowledge of PRCA rodeo, animal welfare, horsemanship, outgoingness, and public speaking. The Queen will receive a $1000 scholarship or a custom saddle, custom made crown, buckle and sash. The Princess receives a custom made crown, buckle and sash. The incoming royalty will be crowned prior to the rodeo June 21, 2014 and will begin their reign immediately. They will be representing Rodeo de Santa Fe and the Santa Fe County Fair at various functions during the year. The 2015 Queen will have the opportunity to compete for State Fair Queen in Albuquerque in Sept., Miss Turquoise Circuit in Las Cruces in Oct., and or Miss Rodeo New Mexico in Clovis in June 2015, Any Interested young women should contact Beth (505) 490-3008 or Terri (505) 417-9380 for applications and information.
Meet Our 2014, 65th Anniversary Rodeo Queen,
Miriah Borrego Gonzales
Miriah Borrego Gonzales is 21 years old and the daughter of Karmella and Pat. Miriah is a junior at New Mexico State University where she is pursuing a degree in Elementary and Special Education. Miriah maintains a 3.8 GPA, is a crimson scholar, a student ambassador for the College of Education and a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Miriah enjoys hunting and fishing, camping, volleyball, tennis, riding horses and spending time with her family. Miriah says she feels blessed and humbled to have the opportunity to represent the Rodeo de Santa Fe as their 2014 Rodeo Queen. She hopes to not only promote the sport of rodeo but also the great traditions and values that are part of the cowboy and cowgirl way of life.
Meet Our 2014, 65th Anniversary Rodeo Princess,
Shania Borrego is 15 years old and the daughter of Bobby and Deborah Romero. Shania is a sophomore at Santa Fe High School. She has been a member and has competed in the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association, the Rodeo de Santa Fe Barrel Racers, the New Mexico Junior High School Rodeo Association, Bosque Farms Rodeo Association and other junior rodeos throughout New Mexico. Shania competes in barrel racing, pole pending, breakaway roping and goat tying. She is also a member of the Northern New Mexico Volleyball Association. Her passions are volleyball, rodeo and spending time with her family.