Rodeo Royalty

Meet our 2023 Queen – Gabriella Sanchez
Gabriella “Gabby” is from Albuquerque, NM where she is a Corrections Officer.
She has been riding horses for as long as she can remember and continues to learn every day.
Being in the Rodeo Queen world as well as competing in Barrel racing she feels grateful for the impact its had on her life since her journey began in 2017. She say’s all of her experiences has taught her so much and can’t wait to sew what else it teaches her,
After her reign has ended, Gabby has hopes of joining the Airforce and becoming an airplane mechanic.
She does want to continue competing in Rodeo as well as Rodeo Queening.
Gabby is beyond excited to represent the sport of Rodeo as well as Rodeo de Santa Fe.
She hopes to see everyone at the grounds June 21 – 24, 2023

Meet our 2023 Rodeo de Santa Fe Princess – Savannah McSween
She is a Senior at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, NM who is active in her school Senate, a member of The National Honor Society, Operation Smile and Archery.
Savannah started riding horses at the age of 6 and has been active in her 4-H program while holding many leadership titles. She also shows livestock including horses, goats, dairy heifers, rabbits and more. She enjoys working with her horse and others while educating the public about what it takes to care for these great animals.
Savannah will be attending New Mexico State University in the fall of 2023 to begin her pursuit in Veterinary Medicine.
She works tirelessly to support and promote the Western Lifestyle and values as she embodies everything a Rodeo Princess strives to be.
Savannah is honored to represent Rodeo de Santa Fe as the 2023 Princess

2020 Incoming Royalty

(L to R) Abigail Lovato, Miranda Sandoval (2019 Queen), Makayla Henson (2019 Princess), Jocelyn Davis (Runner Up Princess), Maxine Manzanares, Taylor White (2020 Princess), Carissa Gibbard (Runner Up Queen), Alyssa Sauter (2020 Queen)


Miss photogenic: Abigail Lovato
Modeling: Abigail Lovato 
Speech: Abigail Lovato 
Impromptu questions: Alyssa Sauter
Personal Interview: Abigail Lovato 
Horsemanship: Carissa Gibbard
Runner-Up: Carissa Gibbard 
2020 RDSF Queen: Alyssa Sauter 


Miss photogenic: Taylor White
Modeling: Taylor White 
Speech: (Tie) Maxine Manzanares and Jocelyn Davis
Impromptu questions: (Tie) Maxine Manzanares and Jocelyn Davis
Personal Interview: Taylor White 
Horsemanship: Jocelyn Davis
Runner-Up: Jocelyn Davis
2020 RDSF Princess: Taylor White 


Miss Congeniality: Abigail Lovato
Silent Judge Winner: Maxine Manzanares 

Royalty Applications

Contest Date: June 9th & 10th, 2023    Subject to change

Orientation June 3rd

Application Deadline: June 1, 2023

Queen contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 25; Princess Contestants must be between the ages of 13-17; Now accepting Sweetheart age group 9 to 12.

Please continue to follow us for further details of the contest.

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 be held in 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 a $1000 monetary scholarship or custom saddle, custom made crown and buckle, and sash. The Queen will travel Statewide to represent RDSF at PRCA Sanctioned rodeos. The Princess receives a custom made crown, buckle, and sash. The Princess will represent along side the Queen locally and at Open Rodeos. The Sweetheart will Represent RDSF at any local community  events along with the Queen and or Princess. She is welcome to represent at any local rodeos but not PRCA Sanctioned unless PR appearances needed. The incoming royalty will be crowned Friday afternoon at the luncheon of this year’s rodeo, their reign will begin at Saturday nights performance through next years rodeo.

The incoming Queen will have the opportunity to compete for NM State Fair Queen in September 2024 or Miss Rodeo New Mexico in October 2024.

There is a $50 application fee and the last date for application is June 1st, 2023. The contest will take place June 9th & 10th, 2023. Tentative and subject to change.

Any interested young ladies should contact Fiona at (505) 699-1527 or email [email protected].

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