Hints for a Successful Preparation for the Miss Rodeo California Pageant
Have your photograph taken as soon as possible in western attire and hat. No personal crown or sash.
Study suggestions: Call the PRCA and subscribe to the Pro Rodeo Sports News and keep all of the issues. Also buy a PRCA media guide and ask about humane information. Additionally contact the WPRA COLORADO Headquarters to subscribe to the WPRA News as well as the MRA office for the MRA Newsletter.
Get your speeches written and memorized as soon as possible. Video tape your speech and review your delivery!
Work on your wardrobe: You will need 2 western evening outfits, one for the California Speech and Modeling competition and one for Coronation. These dresses or skirt & jacket should reflect a distinctive western flair, appropriate for eveningwear. The personal interview outfit should be a dress or skirt with jacket suitable for daywear. The second interview outfit to be worn for the Horsemanship and Rodeo Knowledge Interview should consist of Wrangler jeans with western blouse/shirt (jackets/vest optional). In addition you will need one horsemanship outfit consisting of Wranglers and a tucked in horsemanship blouse. Please be sure to review the final schedule, as you will note additional outfits may be needed for tours and outings. Contestants are expected to appear in “full Western attire” at all times. Ask around your area if there are any other titleholders or past contestants who have outfits to sell or lend. Be creative, mix and match and remember you can always wear an outfit to the Coronation that you have worn previously in the competition.
Ride all types of horses and work with a trainer who has knowledge in reining and western type equitation. A trainer that is familiar with rodeo and queen pageants would be helpful!
Read the newspaper, study California issues and watch the news. Current events will definitely be a part of the competition.
Your application packet must include:
- your completed application
- 8 x 10 color photo
- 100 word bio (hard copy)
- entry fee of $350.00 (cashier check/money order only)
- signed Waiver Agreement and Expectation Statement
- copy of birth certificate and raffle ticket request form
- Packets must be postmarked by the application deadline, July 26, 2013.
- Additionally, a digital photo and bio must also be submitted via email to Program.email@example.com by July 26, 2013.
If you are interested in purchasing an ad in the program to thank family, friends & sponsors, or if your rodeo committee would like to purchase one, please send in digital format to Program.firstname.lastname@example.org. “Thank You” and “Rodeo” ads are available at a special rate of $200.00 for full page and $125.00 for half page.
Contestant packets will be mailed upon receipt of your completed application packet. Also included will be the requested number of raffle tickets.
Please carefully review all information, rules and requirements to be eligible to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo California 2014! If you have any questions or need clarification on any aspect of the competition, please contact Sandy Moreno at Sandy.email@example.com.