Recreation & Sports

Entries open for Miss San Benito Rodeo

Winner will represent the county’s Saddle Horse Association at various events including the California Rodeo in Salinas and San Benito County Fair.

Registration is now open for this year’s Miss San Benito Rodeo contest. Previous winners include Kelsee French and Corissa King.

Duties of Miss San Benito Rodeo involve attending events associated with the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo, including the annual membership barbecue, the Hollister Downtown Parade, and the Rodeo Family Barbecue.

The winner will also represent the San Benito County Saddle Horse Association throughout the year at events like the California Rodeo in Salinas, the San Benito County Fair, the Junior Rodeo, as well as local community functions.

Contestants will be judged on:

  • Horsemanship (40 percent)
  • Communication skills (20 percent)
  • Appearance and poise (15 percent)
  • Presentation (15 percent)
  • Scholarship (10 percent)

Qualified applicants must be females 17 years of age as of June 1, 2019, and must not have reached their 21st birthday as of July 31, 1019. There is no entry fee for the contest.

Applications are available online.

Entries are due by May 10 and the contest will be held June 15 at the Bolado Park Event Center.

The 86th annual San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo takes place June 28-30. To learn more, visit or email

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French crowned Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018

King is queen of the rodeo


Blaire Strohn

Blaire Strohn is a graduate student at Oklahoma State University focusing on International Agriculture. Blaire also graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Communications. Born and raised on a cow/calf operation ranch in Paicines, she is passionate about the agriculture community and western way of life.