2018 Miss Rodeo California Pageant Contestants

The Miss Rodeo California, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2018 MRC Pageant Contestants! Please join us October 11th-14th in beautiful Lancaster, as these young women compete for the prestigious title of Miss Rodeo California 2018!

Callie Bassett

Miss Rodeo Glennville

Representing the biggest one day rodeo in California, Callie Bassett is the 20- year old daughter of Alan and Deanna Bassett. Callie is currently a junior at Fresno State University where she is pursuing a double major in agriculture business and plant science and will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 2020. With these degrees, Callie plans to address problems facing the agriculture industry in areas the of irrigation and sustainable agriculture practices.  During her years at College of the Sequoias, she was an avid member of the women’s equestrian team where she was able to travel to New York this year to compete at the National Collegiate Horse Show Association semifinals.  A part from her studies, she raises and shows beef cattle throughout California. When not on a horse or working cattle, Callie enjoys her free time exploring California, playing piano, and reading educational books. Callie believes that the Miss Rodeo California Title truly exemplifies the true meaning of cowgirls; confidence, intelligence, and determination.

 

Kayli Gobeli

Miss Rodeo Clovis

Kayli Gobeli is a 23-year-old Fresno State University graduate who resides in Fresno, CA.  While attending CSUF she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, with plans to return for her Masters and Doctorate degrees.  After completing her education, Kayli plans on pursuing a career as a high school AG teacher and later transition into administration.

Kayli began riding and showing horses at the age of six, belonging to 4-H and then FFA until she graduated from high school. She was chosen Miss Clovis Rodeo in 2013 and enjoyed an exciting year of representing her hometown and the sport of rodeo throughout California. During her junior and senior years in college, Kayli was a member of the Fresno State Equestrian Team, competing in reining across the United States.  She is currently an active member of the Clovis Rodeo Association and is involved each year with events leading up to and during the Clovis Rodeo.  Her love of horses and the western way of life is evident in almost everything she does.

 

Amanda Hop

Miss Jurupa Valley Pro Rodeo

Being the youngest of four children, Amanda knew it was going to take a lot of hard work and determination to accomplish her goals. At the age of 5 she followed in her sister’s footsteps and competed in her first pageant, that is when she knew someday she wanted to become Miss Rodeo America.  After holding many titles she is proud to be able to represent her hometown of Jurupa Valley at the Miss Rodeo California Pageant. Being a rodeo ambassador and sharing the cowboy lifestyle has led her to pursue an education in teaching with an emphasis in agriculture.  At 21, she is excited to take this journey and would like to thank her family and all of her supporters for allowing her to get one step closer to fulfilling her goals.

 

 

Sabrina Jasper

Miss Rodeo Woodlake

Sabrina is a 23-year-old student and rodeo athlete, born and raised in Pinon Hills located in the High Desert of Southern California. She attends Tarleton State University, pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration. Her plan is to attain a Master of Arts in Mass Communications and become a public speaker motivating people to find inner happiness. She is a firm believer that happiness is a state of activity, as Aristotle put it. Sabrina’s rodeo career started in 2004 with her first royalty pageant and has grown into a passion spanning queen and rodeo events in high school and college rodeo as well as amateur rodeo associations across the country. Her current goal is to represent her state as California’s official First Lady of Rodeo.

 

 

Shelby Newman

Miss Kern County

Shelby grew up in the small mountain community of Tehachapi, California, surrounded by agriculture and the western lifestyle. When she spotted her first rodeo queen, as a little girl, it ignited a passion and changed her future. Now 22, Shelby has come a long way since that fateful day. From royalty to steer riding in junior rodeo, she has done it all.  Shelby graduated from the University of Montana Western earning two Bachelors of Science degrees in Business Administration and Natural Horsemanship.  She currently works for the renowned Rankin Ranch, one of California’s oldest working cattle and guest ranches.  She plans to pursue graduate school, obtain her CPA and work with agricultural business.  Her passion and dedication to the sport continue to drive her and she is excited to be running for the title of Miss Rodeo California.

 

 

Kerri Olobri

Miss Rodeo Norco

Kerri Olobri is not your typical girl next door. Raising horses and goats since she was young, Kerri developed a strong sense of character and determination that can only be earned when milking a mad goat at 5 am. Through 4-H, Kerri was able to expand her love of animals and learn ways to help younger members grow as individuals. This sparked Kerri’s interest in teaching. Through her membership with Kappa Kappa Iota, a professional teaching sorority, and 4-H, Kerri feels right at home in the field of education. Kerri plans on attending Cal Baptist University and majoring in liberal studies with a goal of obtaining a primary teaching credential. Kerri’s greatest love is teaching children from a young age about how agriculture and the western way of life have shaped our beautiful state. When she’s not riding, Kerri enjoys playing the ukulele, swing dancing, or cooking with her grandparents.

 

 

Rachelle Snitchler

Miss Rodeo Oakdale

Representing from the Cowboy Capital of the World, Oakdale, CA, is Rachelle Snitchler! I am a 23-year-old student finishing up both my GE and my AS in Political Science at Sacramento City College. I live in Valley Springs with my parents, Ann and David Snitchler, as well as my mare Starlight and my quirky cat Pistachio. I aspire to use my college degree, and my public speaking abilities gained from being a rodeo queen, to intern for local congressional offices. Through internships, I plan on gaining knowledge on the political side to the agricultural lifestyle that is rooted deep in the state of California. Within my five-year-plan, is to become the youngest person to run for Supervisor of District One in my home county of Calaveras, thanks to the inspiration of the hard working people that surround me.

 

 

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