Santa Maria Elks Rodeo

I was honored with the experience of attending the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo the first weekend of June.  This rodeo was a blast!! The Elks do a fantastic job promoting and getting their youth involved in rodeo. Thursday was an all kids rodeo where over 6000 youth from across the community came to watch competitors from Junior Rodeo Organizations, it was incredible to see a stadium full of passionate children supporting their fellow classmates as they competed in the events. I also had the fantastic opportunity of having Miss Rodeo Wyoming accompany me on this adventure. I was fed like royalty at every event we attended, I even indulged in bacon cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries! I participated in a Cowgirl Luncheon where I was able to educated women about what it takes to be a rodeo queen, the local parade riding in the back of a beautiful RAM truck, grand entries, mutton  busting, autograph signing and several luncheones. The entire rodeo and committees was truly amazing, and I look forward to making the trip to visit this rodeo again!IMG_1234IMG_1231IMG_1210IMG_1184