General Information

Chaperones

All Contestants will be under the constant supervision of Pageant Officials and Chaperones.  Chaperones will stay in the hotel in rooms close to Contestants.  They will be available to assist Contestants and supervise them in all activities.  Chaperones will also escort Contestants to and from Pageant events.

Accommodation

The Miss Rodeo California Pageant will provide accommodations for all Contestants during the Miss Rodeo California Pageant.  Contestants are required to stay in the provided accommodations.  Family and friends are encouraged to stay at the host hotel as some of the events will be held at the hotel and the rest are close by.  Friends and family should be reminded that no visitors are allowed in the Contestants rooms after the Contestant check-in.  Host hotel information will be mailed to Contestants upon receipt of their application.

Pageant Program

Each Contestant will have her photo and biography printed in the official Miss Rodeo California Pageant Program.  Many Contestants may wish to purchase an additional ad to thank sponsors and supporters.  The deadline for all ads, and the corresponding fees, must be received in the Pageant Office by September 1 to allow time for the ad to be placed in the Pageant Program.

Horsemanship

Horses for the Horsemanship Event will be provided by the Miss Rodeo California Pageant.  A Horsemanship Chairperson will be appointed and, along with a Horsemanship Committee, will choose appropriate mounts and assure that the horses are as even as possible.  Horses will be of the all-around type that will pick up leads, stop and turn, if ridden correctly.  The Horsemanship Committee will strive to assure that all tack is in good shape and that stirrups are adjustable to any lengths to accommodate Contestants of all heights. There will be at least one extra horse in case of unsuitability, or injury to a horse.  Each Contestant will go-around twice and the order of competition will be established from a random drawing that will take place prior to the competition.  The Horsemanship Committee members will not have access to this draw until after the horses have been numbered.  There will be no tack changes, except stirrup adjustments, between the rounds.

It will be up to the Judge’s discretion to replace a horse in the draw.  Contestants will not be permitted to wear spurs or adjust tack in any way.  If a Contestant has a concern she should point it out to a Horsemanship Committee member or Pageant Official.  The competition will not begin until all stirrups are adjusted and all Contestant questions and concerns are addressed.

Before each round Contestants will be matched with the horse that was drawn for them prior to the Pageant.  Before the second go-around the stirrups may again be adjusted.  A 5-minute warm-up will take place prior to each pattern.  Round 1 will consist of each Contestant performing the assigned pattern then approaching the Judges and answering questions pertaining to tack, her pattern, parts of the horse, etc.  Round 2 will be group Rail Work, followed immediately by a Queen Run.  There are 5 patterns and they are included in this booklet.  During the orientation meeting on the first day of the Pageant, Contestants will be advised of which pattern will be used.

Photographs

Photographs taken of Contestants during the pageant, by pageant officials or their designees, will become property of Miss Rodeo California Pageant, Inc., and may be used for publicity and other purposes.

Security

Upon commencement of the Pageant, Contestants will be under the jurisdiction and responsibility of the Miss Rodeo California Pageant, Inc. The Miss Rodeo California Pageant will appoint a Chaperone Chairperson and other Chaperones who, with the guidance of the Miss Rodeo California Executive Board, will take complete charge of the Contestants until the Pageant is complete.

Event Tickets

Parents, relatives, friends and supporters of the Contestants are responsible for obtaining their own tickets to the various Pageant Events.  These tickets will be on sale in advance and ticket order forms will be sent to Contestants submitting completed Applications, as well as, anyone requesting the form.  We recommend the advance purchase of tickets.  This will guarantee that family, sponsors and friends have tickets to the various events.

Study Information

It is recommended that Contestants subscribe to the Pro Rodeo Sports News and purchase a PRCA Media Guide. You can request a copy of the PRCA Rule Book by calling the PRCA Media Department at 719-528-4772.  A copy of PRCA Animal Welfare information is included in this packet. The Media information and PRCA Rule Book can also be obtained on their web site, www.prorodeo.com.  All this information is great study material for you as you prepare for the Miss Rodeo California competition.

The WPRA/PWRA Rodeo News and Official Reference Book are both available through the WPRA Office, 1235 Lake Plaza Dr, Suite 134, Colorado Springs, CO  80906.

The Miss Rodeo America Pageant, Inc. business office is located at 101 Pro Rodeo Dr., Colorado Spring, CO  80919. The office telephone is (719) 344-9063 or fax (719) 344-2280.  Their web site address is: www.missrodeo.com