2018 RAM California Finals Rodeo - Visiting Royalty Information

October  5, 6, & 7, 2018

  Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center

The PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals welcomes  visiting royalty and we appreciate and thank you for your participation based on the following:

  • You must be a current "Miss"Rodeo Queen from a PRCA Sanctioned rodeo.
  • You are fully responsible for all costs including, but not limited to, travel, lodging, meals, livestock, stalls, feed, and bedding.
  • You must conduct yourself in a professional and proper manner at all times, exemplifying an ambassadorship of professional rodeo, the RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo, and the Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association.
  • All Queens' horses must wear a shanked bit or a mechanical hackamore.   No Stallions - No exceptions.

Deadline for Notification of Attendance is no later than Friday, September 28, 2018.  Please contact Sandy Travis (see below) as soon as possible if you will be attending.

PRCA CA Circuit Queens presenting their Rodeo Flags at the 2016 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo - photos srn


Note:  Any CA PRCA Rodeo that does not host a "Queen Pageant", but instead appoints a Queen to represent their rodeo and would like for her to participate at the PRCA RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (CCFR), must notify the Showdown Rodeo, Inc., in writing, of the name of their appointed "Queen" and acknowledge they have discussed with her, the requirements and obligations of all Visiting Royalty found on this page.  In addition, said appointed "Miss" Queen must be 17 years old by December 31 of the year she will attend CCFR and not to reach the age of 25 years old by December 31 the year she will attend the CCFR.

Additionally, if a California PRCA Rodeo would like to send a representative (other than a Queen) to carry their "Rodeo Flag", that rodeo must also contact the Showdown Rodeo, within the same time line above, with the name of the person that will represent and present their "Rodeo Flag".   If you attend the CCFR to carry a flag, please dress in appropriate western attire as only current PRCA Miss California Rodeo Queens will be allowed to wear their queen crowns, sash, and/or chaps.

Again, notification must be made in advance of the CCFR for 2018 - letters must be received not later than Friday, September 28, 2018.  This "Queen Confirmation" or “Rodeo Representative” letter may be emailed by the concerned rodeo committee to Sandy Travis at [email protected] or send to mailing address:

Sandy Travis, Royalty Coordinator
C/O Showdown Rodeo, Inc.
2229 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550

The Showdown Rodeo, Inc., reserves the right to have anyone removed from the rodeo grounds that appears to be unsafe and or unruly. All decisions are made by the Showdown Rodeo Committee and are final.  Attendance at the CCFR acknowledges that you understand and will abide by all rules and regulations set forth.

Visiting Royalty ARE ENCOURAGED to carry their home rodeo's flag; however, it must be approved by the event staff at check-in time (TBA).  Committee flags should be no larger than 4 feet by 6 feet.  Your flag must display your rodeo logo/information only and may not include any sponsor, business, or other organization(s).

Details are still being finalized, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sandy Travis (see below for contact information).

From Sandy Travis:

"This is a wonderful opportunity for our PRCA CA Circuit Royalty to represent not only the PRCA, but each and every rodeo in the PRCA CA Circuit.  All eyes will be on each and every one of us in the arena.  I would like to ask that you take extra special care to ensure your equipment is clean and in safe working order.  Ensure your horses are of proper weight, hoof care, clean, and with mane and tail brushed out and free flowing.  No paint, glitter, chalk, decorations on your horses please.  Please make sure your outfits are clean with all of your silver (including crowns and buckles) polished.  I look forward to working and riding with each and every one of you!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me - Sandy"

If your home rodeo would like to purchase additional advertising, or sponsorship of the RAM California Finals Rodeo, please contact [email protected]

Information re: Check-in - TBA

Lodging for Horses/Corral Management:

Contact for Corral Reservations : 

 Please call Sandy Travis at 805.660.9800 or by email at [email protected]

Corrals:  $50, per corral,  for duration of event - 12x12 (includes one bag of shavings).  We have a limited number of corrals.  PLEASE CONTACT SANDY TRAVIS - BARN MANAGER - TO CONFIRM CORRAL AVAILABILITY AND RESERVATIONS!  Once confirmed, corrals will be assigned on a "first paid" basis (credit cards accepted) or by check payable to California Circuit Finals Rodeo (reservations must be made and checks postmarked no later than Friday, September 28, 2018 - Please make sure to contact Sandy prior to mailing check to ensure availability.)

Personal corrals may be used; however due to limited space, maximum size corral -  12x12 per horse/corral  **** One Horse Per Corral ****.

***Note:  Grounds fee of a total of $20 (for the weekend - Fri, Sat, Sun) will be charged if not reserving one of the CCF corrals. Payment by "Royalty" will be collected by Sandy Travis.  This fee is to help offset the costs of all the clean up and disposal of what our horses leave behind.

If you have a special request (i.e., stabled next to another person's horse) please let us know at the time of reservation.  Every attempt will be made to accommodate your request with the Barn Manager.

Additional shavings and alfalfa hay will be available on site for purchase - price TBD.

Friday Night's Performance (7pm start time) - "Patriot Night" - Color for the evening - Red/White/Blue or Camo

Saturday Night's Performance (7pm start time) -   "Ride For The Pink" - Colors for evening - Pink

Sunday Matinee's Performance (2pm performance) - "Champions Day" - Dress to Impress

Sandy Travis and Shining Hollywood - Photo by Ross Way

Sandy Travis and Shining Hollywood - Photo by Ross Way