I love Clovis. Even though I live about six hours from there, the more I visit, the more it feels like home.  When they say “everything happens for a reason”  that is one thing I truly believe.  I had the great opportunity in representing the Clovis rodeo for year in 2008 and was able to […]

Colorado River Round-Up and Miss Rodeo Lakeside Pageant 2010

On Wednesday morning I made the drive to Needles, CA to be a part of the Colorado River Round-Up.  This was the first time that I had been to that rodeo, and I was so grateful to attend this event.  On Wednesday night the Needles Rodeo crowned their new court for 2010.  Congratulations to Tiffany […]


Wow, I don’t even know where to begin.  Kissimmee was just an amazing experience. Do I start with the 24 hour hog hunt, looking for gators, attending the rodeo, Disneyworld, or chasing an armadillo? First off, I need to thank Mark and Laura Kessler for having me and my fellow state queens attend the Silver […]

San Antonio

Hi Everyone,  Even though February is such a short month I feel like I have done a fare share of traveling as Miss Rodeo California. I had the great opportunity to travel to the lonestar state of Texas to visit the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo! I had been to San Antonio before but […]

Denver for the National Western Stock Show

Hello Everyone, I just got back from my first trip as Miss Rodeo California. I went to Denver, Colorado for the 104th National Western Stock Show! It was so much fun, packing was a little stressful, but it is something that I will get pretty used too. All the girls for this year are super […]

Hello From Southern California!!!!

Hello Everyone, This is my first blog post, and I am not that computer savvy, but I am learning very quickly!! I hope to keep everyone informed on my travels throughout this year. For those of you who do not know me let me introduce myself. I am Markie Battaglia from Ramona, Ca. I am […]

Pioneer Day Parade in Paso Robles

Markie and I had a great time on our first official appearance together following the 2010 Miss Rodeo California pageant. On Friday night, we were treated to a dinner with Roger Haley, the newest sponsor of Miss Rodeo California. At the dinner, Tommy Harris introduced Markie to the parade participants and wished her the best […]

Markie Battaglia, Miss Rodeo Clovis, wins Miss Rodeo California 2010

Miss Rodeo Clovis takes state title two years in a row! We love and miss you Eva.   CATGEORIES: High Raffle Ticket Sales: Leah Herron and Blair Smittcamp Miss Congeniality: Amy Nix Judges’ Spirit Award: Blair Smittcamp Miss Photogenics: Markie Battaglia Miss Horsemanship: Markie Battaglia Miss Appearance: Markie Battaglia Miss Personality: Markie Battaglia _____________________________ 5th Runner-Up: Amy Nix 4th […]

Meagan Ridley Interview with

Meagan Ridley, Miss Rodeo America 2009 and Miss Rodeo California 2008, sits down with Angela Walkup for a look at what it takes to be crowned this PRCA ambassador, cowboy sport mentor and hold the title of Miss Rodeo America.

Photos from Maegan Ridley, MRC 2008

Photos from Maegan Ridley’s reign as Miss Rodeo California 2008.