Clovis Rodeo Association Queen Contest

The Clovis Rodeo celebrates the tradition of having a dynamic young lady serve as Miss Clovis Rodeo. Candidates who compete for the coveted title each year must not only display exceptional horsemanship skills, but be involved in their communities. Miss Clovis Rodeo represents the Clovis Rodeo and our community at events and rodeos throughout California.

We appreciate the commitment of all of the candidates who compete for the coveted title of Miss Clovis Rodeo. Representing traditional western values the young ladies who work so hard to compete each year are winners before they even begin. The Miss Clovis Rodeo and runners-up will receive more than $9,000 in scholarship funds, awards and gifts donated by our many generous contest sponsors.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Miss Clovis Rodeo competition please contact the Clovis Rodeo at 559-299-8838.

2024 Clovis Rodeo Queen Contest is CLOSED

2024 Clovis Rodeo Queen will be Announced on April 24th, 2024

Watch for the 2025 Clovis Rodeo Queen Contest Application in January 2025!

2024 Clovis Rodeo Queen Contestants

Alison Heupel

Bulldog Born, Bulldog Bred. It’s a saying I’ve grown up hearing my whole life, being a 3rd generation bulldog. Growing up in LeGrand, California, I learned that dirt and dust is my glitter and sparkles. Fully embracing that, I grew up helping my dad on the farm, in the orchards, with our livestock, and of course, with my horses. I was highly involved in 4-H and FFA, participating in leadership, public speaking, and showing. Currently I am a member of the Fresno State Equestrian team on the reining squad and it has taught me more than I ever could have imagined about kindness and the importance of hard work. I plan on attending veterinary school upon my graduation here to become an equine veterinarian with a specialty in kinesiology. I have relied on horses my whole life, they’ve been my closest friends, my confidants, and my partners. I’ve decided to compete for the title of Miss Clovis Rodeo because I feel that I have a special opportunity and wonderful platform to advocate for rodeo and the equine industry on the whole. Being crowned Miss Clovis Rodeo would allow me to reach even more people and make more connections to ensure the continuance and betterment of the Rodeo for future generations to come.

Lauren Bumpous

I was born in China and adopted at 9 months old, growing up in Clovis. Currently, I’m a junior at Fresno State, majoring in computer science and minoring in ag business. At New Covenant Community Church, I am a leader for 5th and 6th graders. Lastly, I do social media marketing for the top 5% of realtors in the Central Valley. A significant personal success was caring for my bedridden grandparents from 2020-2022. My future plans include interning at SpaceX and graduating in Southern California with a bachelor’s in science. My interest in horses began in childhood, influenced by my mom’s passion for riding. Initially hesitant, I grew to appreciate horses immensely. Competing for the title of “Miss Clovis Rodeo” is a natural choice, given my love for horses and the community. Winning would be a platform to promote rodeo culture and inspire others. My journey caring for my grandparents showed me the value of perseverance and compassion, qualities I believe align with the spirit of the Miss Clovis Rodeo title.

Rachel Lancaster

I grew up in the Fruit Basket of the World: Reedley, California. I am 21 year old Rachel Lancaster representing the Marine Corps League of Fresno, California. As a 2020 graduate of University High School, with their dual enrollment I am halfway to my AA degree in Communications. From the moment I was born, I have been in love with horses and everything about them. One Christmas present and twelve years later, here I am running for Miss Clovis Rodeo. Recently, I have begun hosting my own horse shows to help provide more opportunities to riders and horses of all ages and skill levels. Seeing all the smiles and cheerful responses from the attendees has filled me with joy and inspired me to continue to host these shows.  If I were to win this coveted title, I hope to inspire the youth of today and help to grow the equestrian community in Clovis and surrounding towns.

Previous Clovis Rodeo Queens

2022 Rodeo Queen Preslye Ede and honorary guest karen - current queens & announcers

2023 – Lilly Kier

2022 Rodeo Queen Preslye Ede and honorary guest karen - current queens & announcers

2022 – Preslye Ede


2021 – Corissa King

2019 – Lauryn Patterson

Register for the 2024 Clovis Rodeo Queen Contest

Clovis Rodeo Queen Application
& Rules Sheet

Clovis Rodeo Queen Contestant
Invitation Letter

2024 Clovis Rodeo Queen Application Details

The Board of Directors of the Clovis Rodeo and Festival Association are extending an invitation to all young ladies between the ages of 18 and 25 sponsored by their school, community equestrian organization or service club to compete for the title of “Miss Clovis Rodeo 2024”. All of the information, rules, and requirements regarding the 2024 Clovis Rodeo Queen contest are available here.

Please read all the information for the contest:  

  • Letter to Potential Contestants  
  • Eligibility and Rules  
  • Application for Clovis Rodeo Queen  
  • Autobiography Guidelines  
  • Photographic Guidelines  
  • Liability Waiver

Once you have read through the information and you have made the decision to compete for this coveted title please be sure to get your signed application, biographies, picture, and waiver ready for submission.  

Your application must be postmarked on or before Saturday, March 2, 2024. If you are unable to access the Clovis Rodeo website, please contact Stacey Brinkley (559) 287-8514 and arrangements will be made to get an application to you. We thank you for your interest in our competition and look forward to receiving your application and meeting you at the mandatory Orientation Lunch on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 12:00 pm (noon) at Luna’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant at 349 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA 93612. Dress for orientation is western denim jeans and western shirt. If you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact Mark Thompson at (559) 779-7507.


Mark Thompson, Chairperson and the Miss Clovis Rodeo Queen Committee 

Thank You to Our Rodeo Queen Sponsors

Brinkley Family • Linenbach Family • Tom Stearns Family • Old Town Clovis Kiwanis • Paul & Sherri Evert Family • American Legion • 500 Club • Belem Building Maintenance Inc • Better Flooring • Howe Electric • Capitalize • Gary Chahil • Premier Valley Bank • RestoreTech • Paden & Bletscher Construction • Aardvark Drilling- Ciavaglia • Ariat Brand Shop, Fresno • Debbie Valdero-Tweedy, Stacey Valdero Cook • Evans Feed & Supply • Eye-Q Vision Care • Gobeli Family Donation • Greg Gillard Family • House of JuJu • J&M Equipment • Jo & Tish Wilhite • SparkleMe Hats • Stacey Brinkley • The Beef Boutique • Belmont Nursery • Bobby Salazars • Brown Bunny Flowers • Clovis Kiwanis • Minuteman Press • Neighbors • Paul Woodworth • Clovis Rodeo Association

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