Photo and information courtesy of Bolado Park
The San Benito County Saddle Horse Association named Kelsee French as the 2018 Miss San Benito Rodeo on Saturday, according to the Bolado Park Events Center where the event was held.
French takes over as Miss San Benito Rode for Corissa King, who won the title last year.
Miss San Benito Rodeo represents the rodeo organization, with contestants judged on a variety of horsemanship and personality traits in the pageant.
The Miss San Benito Rodeo leads off this year’s festivities. Next weekend, there is a Memorial Rodeo at 9 a.m. Saturday and the return of the Saddle Horse Parade in downtown Hollister at 11 a.m. Saturday. Then on June 17, next Sunday, there’s a Figure 8 Roping contest at 8 a.m. and an association barbecue at 1:30 p.m.
On June 22-24 is the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo, also at Bolado Park.
The full schedule of rodeo festivities is below:
|FRIDAY, JUNE 8, BOLADO PARK FAIRGROUNDS
6:00 PM DEADLINE FOR ENTRIESSATURDAY, JUNE 9, BOLADO PARK FAIRGROUNDS
10:00 AM Miss San Benito Rodeo Contest (free)SATURDAY, JUNE 16, Hollister Concerts
9:00 AM Memorial Ranch Rodeo (free to spectators)
11:00 AM Downtown Parade – Information to follow
6:00-9:00 PM Concerts TBA (Gates open at 5:00 pm; Miss San Benito Rodeo will be introduced at the concert.)SUNDAY, JUNE 17, BOLADO PARK FAIRGROUNDS
8:00 AM Figure-8 Roping Eliminations (free)
Immediately following Jack Pot Roping (free)
1:30 PM Association Barbecue
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, BOLADO PARK FAIRGROUNDS
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, BOLADO PARK FAIRGROUNDS
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, BOLADO PARK FAIRGROUNDS