Rodeo Royalty

Meet Our 2022 Rodeo Queen, Taylor White

Taylor was first introduced to horses while still in diapers. She learned to ride Hunter jumpers, English Pleasure and showmanship from her mother. She is now 18 years old and is passionate about showing Western Pleasure, running barrels and breakaway roping. Taylor currently attends the University of New Mexico, and is pursuing a double Major in Political Science and Sociology. Her long term goal is to attend Law School and become an Agricultural Lawyer.  Taylor is eager to work with the community and take full advantage of the amazing opportunities to give back and highlight all that Rodeo de Santa Fe has to offer.  Taylor is proud to be the RDSF Queen and is very excited to represent Rodeo de Santa Fe this year!

Meet Our 2022 Rodeo Princess, Marina Vaughan

Fifteen year old Marina lives in Santa Fe and attends St. Michael’s High School where she is a freshman and is on the honor roll.  Marina has had a passion for horses and has been in the saddle competing nationally in working western, in-hand, and performance disciplines since she was four.  In addition to her passion for horses and rodeo, Marina enjoys basketball, hunting, fishing, archery, shooting, and sharing time with her sister.   Marina plans to attend college and study Chemistry but will always live near a barn.  The honor of being the 2022 Rodeo De Santa Fe Princess provides a unique opportunity for Marina to serve her community, to enhance interpersonal skills important to her future in school and beyond, and to enjoy the sport of rodeo and the amazing people associated with it.

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

Application Deadline: June 1, 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 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 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

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