Contest date May 21, 2017 entries must be in by COB May 1st.
We are accepting applications for 2017/18 Rodeo de Santa Fe Queen and Princess. Queen contestants between the ages of 18 and 25, Princess Contestants between the ages of 13-17.
Candidates must be within 100 mile radius of Santa Fe and available for Rodeo and City promotions and various functions throughout their year of reign. The contest will held in the Santa Fe County Large Annex and the Rodeo de Santa Fe arena. Contestants will be judged on knowledge of PRCA rodeo, animal welfare, horsemanship, outgoingness, and public speaking. The Queen will receive monetary scholarship or custom saddle, custom made crown and buckle, and sash. The Princess receives a custom made crown, buckle, and sash. The incoming royalty will be crowned Saturday night of this year’s rodeo.
The incoming Queen will have the opportunity to compete for State Fair Queen in September 2018, Miss Turquoise Circuit in October 2018, or Miss Rodeo New Mexico in June, 2018.
There is a $50 application fee.
Any interested young ladies should contact Fiona at (505) 699-1527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Our 2017, 68th Anniversary Rodeo Queen,
Shania was the 2014 Rodeo Princess and she has participated in rodeo since she was 8 years old. She has been a member of the Rodeo de Santa Fe Barrel Racers, New Mexico High School Rodeo, New Mexico Junior High School Rodeo, New Mexico Junior Rodeo, Bosque Farms Rodeo, 4-H Rodeo Associations and the Mountainair Gymkhana. She has competed in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway roping.Shania’s favorite part of being Rodeo Royalty is interacting with the youth especially young girls teaching them about rodeo and inspiring them to become a rodeo princess or queen but more importantly, teaching them that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to.
Shania is grateful to the Rodeo de Santa Fe Board for giving her the opportunity to serve as the Ambassador of one of the oldest rodeo organizations around. She looks forward to getting out in the community and the throughout the state to showcase the sport of rodeo but more importantly the Prestigious Rodeo de Santa Fe.
Meet Our 2017, 68th Anniversary Rodeo Princess,
Hi Rodeo Fans, my name is Mireya Martinez and I am 15 years old. I am a resident of Espanola, New Mexico and a sophomore at McCurdy High School.
I have many passions but at the top of my list is my love for barrel racing, my 5 fury babies (1 cat, 3 dogs and my horse), doing community service and of course RODEO! I am a member of the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association, the Kountry Kidz 4-H club, Royal Youth Group at church, a National Honor Society inductee and am pursuing the title of valedictorian of my 2019 graduating class.
Being a part of rodeo royalty is one of my lifelong dreams and my way of living for God, because it gives me the opportunity to give back to my community. My favorite part of representing you as 2017 Rodeo de Santa Fe Princess is the privilege of talking to people, especially little kids because they are our future. I pray I can be a good influence and encourage them to participate in the great sport of rodeo, pursue their dreams big or small, and remind them Jesus loves us. We are all royalty not because of the crown on our hats, but because who our father is…God almighty.
What most people don’t know about me is I am a scoliosis survivor. The curvature of my spine increased at one point to 63 degrees. Along with many test, painful procedures and ultimately 2 spinal surgeries. This wasn’t going to stop me though. I now ride my horse/partner Felina with two 13 inch rods and 26 screws all fused to my spine. Overcoming this trauma encouraged me to start a program called “Riding Twisted”. This project’s purpose is to promote scoliosis awareness, through the sport of rodeo. It is also a support group to help people with scoliosis get through the hurdles that they are faced with. I give all the glory to my precious Jesus Christ who got me through the many months of recovery time and reminded me I can cowgirl up in any situation as long as there is faith.
I have made many new friends on this journey of life and am extremely grateful for all of them. I’d like to thank our rodeo sponsors, the board, volunteers and everyone who has supported me along the way. I look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Rodeo de Santa Fe as we hold on to our hats and experience toughest sport on dirt!!