Sunday, November 1, 2015

Miss Grand National Rodeo 2016, from our City

The Daily Journal/Bill Silverfarb, 10/31/15.  "Rodeo in her heart:  Emilie Montoya, from Pacifica, named 2016 Miss Grand National Rodeo."

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And previously, Emilie Montoya
won the Miss Rowell Ranch
Rodeo Queen contest, 2013
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This time, I'll out run the rider, bye, bye.. 
"At the age of 4, Pacifica resident Emilie Montoya hopped on an Appaloosa gelding for the first time. Now, at the age of 22, she owns one.  She started competing in rodeos at the age of 13 and this past weekend at the Cow Palace in Daly City, Montoya was named 2016 Miss Grand National Rodeo, one of the most prestigious crowns in all of the sport.

It’s more than a title, however, as Montoya will be the Grand National Rodeo’s ambassador for the next year, promoting the Western lifestyle. To earn the crown, Montoya showed she has a broad knowledge of all things rodeo including livestock, agriculture and science. ....  For more than 70 years, the Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo held at the Cow Palace has been the West’s most prestigious Western-lifestyle event.

She currently studies animal science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo after attending College of San Mateo. Graduating next spring, Montoya plans to pursue a master’s degree in reproduction.  ....  Montoya hopes to one day raise her own cattle. She will spend the next year promoting the traditional roles of working cattle ranches."  Read more.

Related article, Pacifica Tribune, 4/30/13,"Pacifican Emilie Montoya named Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen for 2013." "Rowell Ranch, the oldest and most prestigious professional Rodeo in California, recently held their Queen competition and one of our own, Miss Emilie Montoya of Pacifica, was named Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo for 2013. Emilie is 19 years old and has lived in Pacifica all her life. ..."

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Cow Palace, sounds good.
Reference, The contestMiss Grand National Rodeo competition, 10/24/15, Cow Palace, San Francisco.  General event information. Wikipedia/Grand National Rodeo.  The Grand National Rodeo, Horse, and Stock Show is one of the largest rodeo events in the United States. Held annually in the Cow Palace in Daly City, the annual Grand National brings rodeo to an urban audience. The Grand National is also a county agricultural fair, run by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The usual 4-H club / Future Farmers of America events of an agricultural fair are held. Sheep, cattle, goats, rabbits, and pigs are judged. The horse and stock barns are open to the public and there are full English and Western horse shows.    Related, 2016, Grand National Rodeo, "Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo." 

Note photograph was contributed from the related Pacifica Tribune article. Calf roping from Forbes/Sports Money/Jesse Lawrence, contributor, 12/10/14, National Finals, Las Vegas. Man in cow costume by Dan Hubbell photograph, Mesaland Community College, New Mexico/Rodeo Team.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

How many of you greenhorns have actually been to a rodeo?

Tom yeeha Clifford said...


Kathy Meeh said...

Many years ago, there used to be a fun rodeo in this City. I remember driving in from San Francisco to see it.

Anonymous said...

Yeehaw! Grew up on a cattle ranch. Round-ups, rodeos, barrel-racing. Great way to grow up.

Anonymous said...

There used to be a rodeo held in the quarry every year. It ended in the early 80's.

Anonymous said...

Before it was held in the quarry it was at Park Pacifica Stables.

The city did Frontier Days with a dance bbq and cattle went up Oddstad Blvd.

Back when thinking Men were on city council, instead of the bozo's we have now.