Clovis Rodeo Queen 2024

Congratulations to 2024 Clovis Rodeo Queen Rachel Lancaster!

Congratulations Rachel!

Meet Miss Clovis Rodeo 2024, Rachel Lancaster.  Rachel is the 21-year-old daughter of Art and Dawn Lancaster. She is the co-founder and manager of Blossom Trail Horse Shows, with plans to grow these shows in support of young horses and riders. From the moment she was born, she has been in love with horses and everything about them. Rachel is looking forward to all the excitement that is ahead of her this year.  She plans to visit as many rodeos as possible and attend many community events.  She is thankful for her parents’ support and for pushing her to expand her skills by running for the title of Miss Clovis Rodeo.

Farewell Letter from
2023 Clovis Rodeo Queen Lilly Kier

Dear Rodeo, I’d be lying if I tried to tell you I don’t think about you, after all the miles and the wild nights that we’ve been through.” A Cody Johnson lyric that I will forever hold close to my heart. I’ve traveled countless miles traveling to rodeos, to experience the raw emotion of rodeo. This past year as the 2023 Miss Clovis Rodeo I have been honored to represent our one-of-a-kind rodeo. Through the year I’ve visited numerous rodeo’s such as Santa Maria, Salinas, Livermore, Reno, and many more. I was able to expand my rodeo knowledge and grow my passion for the sport. I met so many inspirational sash sisters, and rodeo icons. I will forever cherish the memories, and use them to help guide my future endeavors.

Growing up, my family attended the Clovis Rodeo every year that we could, rain or shine. I was always amazed by the cowboys and cowgirls who competed, and loved watching JJ Harrison (our rodeo clown) perform. I remember watching the rodeo queens riding and walking around the crowd and thinking how much they inspired me to continue to work for my dreams. I cannot express the gratitude that I feel for this opportunity to represent the rodeo I grew up around. To me, the Clovis Rodeo will always be so much more than just another rodeo.

Most of all I am thankful that I had the opportunity to represent an organization who feels like a family. I would especially like to thank my parents, Denielle and Rusty Kier, Clovis Soroptimist, the Carver family, a special thanks to the Thompson family, and the entire Clovis Rodeo Association for supporting me on my journey. It has truly been a privilege to spend this part of my life with them. Wishing good luck to the future Miss Clovis Rodeos to come and I hope they have as much fun as I did. As I move on to the next chapter of my life, I will always remember my time spent representing the Clovis Rodeo Association.

Catch you on the next ride,

Miss Clovis Rodeo 2023
Lillian Kier

Clovis Rodeo Queens by Year

1916    Marian D. Armstrong

1917    Ella Swigart

1918    Mildred Morrison Sharer

1919    Nola DeWees

1920   Clara McCormick

1921    Margaret Bell

1922   Dorothy Bridges

1925    Flora Vest

1926    Irene Black

1927    Vivian Jones

1928    Kathleen Broadwell

1929    Blanche Coker

1933    Bessie Michaelides (Saturday Queen)

             Helen Ball (Sunday Sweetheart)

1934    Mae Givaudan

1935    Bertenis Gallemore

1936    Barbara Clark

1937    Barbara Anderson

1938    Julia Givaudan

1939    Marie Smith

1940    Irma Pendergrass

1941    Frances Armstrong

1942    Peggy Parnell

1948    Sally Cecil

1949    Bobbie Qualls

1950    Sally Sample

1951    Reno Browne  (Hollywood actress)

1952    Margaret Kennedy

1953    Janet Fairchild

1954    Margie Cook

1955    Claudia Conkey

1956    Sandra Morgan

1957    Claudia Allred

1958    Janice Eppler

1959    Judy Allred

1960    Helen Badasci

1961    Bunny Erickson

1962    Sandy Jackson

1963    Bobette Rich

1964    Jody Shoults

1965    Debbie Van Buren

1966    Jenny Showalter

1967    Tandy Anderson

1968    Terri Lockwood

1969    Joanne Quinn

1970    Suzanne Hyde

1971    Maggie Quinn

1972    Pam Prickett

1973    Cathy Duke

1974    Jana Jones

1975    Lauri Bianchi

1976    Lynn Merriman

1977    Beth Riley

1978    Meg McCarthy

1979    Jeanette Leer

1980    Karen Waltz

1981    Cricket Demings

1982    Andrea Lowe

1983    Ranay Maslowski

1984    April Gaede

1985    Lisa Garabedian

1986    Debbie Valdero

1987    Teresa Fetter

1988    Stacy Lynn Johnson

1989    Marci Demings

1990    Tammy Ripley

1991    Stacey Valdero

1992    Claudia Stone

1993    Amy Gulke

1994    Kristi Reigh Brangle

1995    Andrea Nicholson

1996    Kristen Cotter

1997    Tara Sagniere

1998    Dawn Lightfoot

1999    Candace Reinhard

2000    Kristen Fosnaugh

2001    Megan Meadows

2002    Holly M. Andrus

2003    Chrystle Alberta

2004    Kadee Coffman

2005    Shannon Walker

2006    Dayna Iverson

2007    Ashley Hoffmann

2008    Markie Battaglia

2009    Brittany Slaton

2010    Samantha Lozano

2011    Courtney Thomas

2012    Hollie Kucera

2013    Kayli Gobeli

2014    Jocelynn Barrington

2015    Alicia Aluisi

2016    Katie McDougald

2017    Madison Jones

2018    Kaitlyn DeMott

2019    Lauryn Patterson

2021    Corissa King †

2022    Preslye Ede

2023    Lilly Kier

† Due to the COVID pandemic, the rodeo was canceled in 2020.

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