Rodeo Royalty

Meet Our 2020 Rodeo Queen, Alyssa Sauter 

Alyssa Sauter is 21 years old and is from the small-town Moriarty, New Mexico. She currently works in the local preschool helping young individuals grow to their full potential as well as helping with their special education program.

Alyssa has a passion for rescuing animals in need of help. her recent rescue were two orphaned baby skunks who now reside in a hayfield miles away from home. She as well as enjoys horseback riding, coaching sports, hunting, camping, and spending time with her dogs.

Blessed with the opportunity to represent Rodeo de Santa Fe she plans to set examples of determination and trust throughout the program and to represent the cowboy way of life to generations after her.

Meet Our 2020 Rodeo Princess, Taylor White

Taylor is the 16 year old daughter of James and Raquel White and is the oldest of three. She attends Moriarty High School where she is active in FFA and 4h.

Taylor grew up riding Dressage and Hunter Jumpers but then decided to go a different route into the sport of rodeo where she now has a very supportive family throughout this journey! She aspires to be an orthopedic surgeon on livestock because she knows how important legs are in the sport of rodeo.

Taylor is very excited to hold the new role of being the new 2020 Miss Rodeo de Santa Fe 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 August 14, 2021

Queen contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 25; Princess Contestants must be between the ages of 13-17.

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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 a $1000 monetary scholarship and custom saddle, custom made crown and buckle, and sash. The Queen will travel State wide to represent RDSF at PRCA Sanctioned rodeos. The Princess receives either a monetary $500 scholarship or $500 towards a custom Saddle, a custom made crown, buckle, and sash. The Princess will represent along side the Queen locally and at Open Rodeos. The incoming royalty will be crowned Saturday night of this year’s rodeo.

The incoming Queen will have the opportunity to compete for NM State Fair Queen in September 2022, Miss Turquoise Circuit in October 2022, or Miss Rodeo New Mexico in June, 2022.

There is a $50 application fee and the last date for application is July 31st, 2021. The contest will take place August 14th, 2021.

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

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