Cave Creek Rodeo Days organizers seek queen contestants

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Rodeo Days organizers are seeking contestants for its February 15 Queen Contest, including rodeo queen and teen queen. Applications to participate in the royalty contest must be submitted no later than Saturday, February 1.

In addition, the royalty program is expanding to include young princesses who may eventually go on to compete for queen and teen queen titles.

Contestants are judged on their horsemanship, personality and appearance. In addition, contestants must be able to communicate a strong understanding of the sport of rodeo. Young women ages 18 to 23 are invited to compete for rodeo queen, while teens ages 13 to 17 will be competing for the teen queen title.

The winner of the 2020 rodeo queen competition will receive an educational scholarship award, Cave Creek Rodeo Days belt buckle and other prizes. The teen queen winner will receive a Cave Creek Rodeo Days belt buckle and other prizes.

Winners of both the queen and the teen queen titles will travel the Turquoise Circuit representing Cave Creek Rodeo Days at events throughout the Southwest in 2020.

Brooke Smith, 2019 Cave Creek Rodeo Days Queen, will continue her duties through February 15, when a new queen and teen queen are crowned.

Brooke Smith, 2019 Cave Creek Rodeo Days queen, and Rylee Anforth, 2019 teen queen, will continue their duties through February 15 when a new queen and teen queen are crowned. They have been traveling the Turquoise Circuit representing Cave Creek Rodeo Days at events throughout the Southwest.

Cave Creek Rodeo Days is also seeking girls ages 6 to 12 to participate in the Princess Program. Princesses learn how to be good role models, spokeswomen and friends while promoting the sport of rodeo and the western way of life. Princesses are accepted into the program year-round.

Applications for rodeo queen and teen queen can be found at CaveCreekRodeo.com/royalty-information and they must be submitted to queens@cavecreekrodeo.com no later than Sat., Feb. 1.

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Cave Creek Rodeo Days set for March 27 to 29

Now in its 43rd year, with Sanderson Ford as the 2020 title sponsor, the event will take place at Cave Creek Memorial Arena with three thrilling PRCA rodeo performances featuring top-ranking Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) contestants.

This year’s event kicks off on Saturday, March 21 starting at 9 a.m., with the festive Cave Creek Rodeo Days parade through town. On Tuesday, March 24, the Cave Creek Rodeo Days Golf Tournament will take place at Tatum Ranch in Cave Creek.

Tickets for rodeo weekend go on sale January 31. Ticket prices range from $27 to $200, with discounts available online through March 20. To purchase tickets, go to Cavecreekrodeo.com and click the ticket button. For more details, call (480) 304-5634 or email info@cavecreekrodeo.com.