2021 Garfield County Fair & Rodeo royalty

The Garfield County Fair & Rodeo Royalty program is dedicated to provide an opportunity for young women to be spokespersons for the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, the sport of rodeo, the western way of life and their community of Garfield County.  The Royalty program utilizes teamwork, organizational skills, public speaking, community service, and relationships to prepare participants in becoming future community leaders.

2021 Queen – Victoria Shackelford

Hello! My name is Victoria Shackelford. It is a privilege to represent the cowboys and cowgirls who carry on the great western lifestyle, values, and traditions that rodeo embodies. Going to the rodeo is one of my favorite things to do. It is an honor to hold the title of Queen in my local hometown, beautiful Rifle, Colorado. I am very excited to be a role model for the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo as I travel across Colorado for the 2020-2021 year.

I have been riding since the summer of 2016. I found my bay mare, “Nakita”, whom I trained from the ground up that year. This year I found my soulmate, a gorgeous paint that goes by the name “Naughty”. I love my horses and riding is such a huge part of my life.

I am also currently a member of the Garfield County 4-H Rugged Desperadoes Club. Without the help of 4-H I wouldn’t be the young lady I am today. In 4-H I hold the offices of District Reporter and Alternate Senator for the council. 4-H is also another huge part of my life.

I am looking forward to making new friends, meeting new people, and creating memories to last a lifetime with our Garfield County Jr. Queen, Haley Brown.

2021 Jr. Queen – Haley Brown

Hello. My name is Haley Jo Brown. I am the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Jr. Queen of 2021. I am 15 years old and am a sophomore at Coal Ridge High School. I was born and raised in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys. I come from a family of rodeo participants and have competed in rodeos myself on several occasions.

I have been riding horses since I was 3 years old, and I’ve loved horses ever since. I have been a member in 4-H for the last 8 years. I show livestock as well as horses at the Garfield County Fair. The County Fair is the highlight of my year and I am so excited to be taking on a bigger role this year.

I have always watched the Fair and Rodeo Royalty in awe at our fair and knew that I always wanted to be a part of this great tradition. I look forward to representing Garfield County, the sport of Rodeo, and our Western Heritage this year as your Jr. Queen. Hope to see you all at our events.


Garfield County Fair & Rodeo royalty program invites young ladies of Garfield County who have a passion for horsemanship and leadership to compete in the royalty contest for 2021 – 2022.

Royalty contest on Saturday, September 25, 2021, North Hall and Outdoor Arena (Horses), 8 am – 1 pm at the fairgrounds.

Deadline to apply is September 11, 2021.

2021-2022 Royalty bylaws and application

Princess for a Day and Lil’ Buckaroo Event

Lil' Buckaroo and Princess for a Day

Bring your little princess and lil’ buckaroo for a fun day of learning horsemanship, and modeling skills. Princesses will decorate their own crowns and sashes, learn about horse grooming and horsemanship. Lil’ Buckaroos learn how to rope, horse grooming and horsemanship.

Friday, July 23, 9 am – 1 pm
Garfield County Fairgrounds Event Hall
Registration: $20 before July 20; $25 after.
Lunch is provided. Ages 5-12
All forms and information available at

Contact: Adeline Zellar 

Donate to the Royalty Scholarship Fund

Royalty donation form
If you would like to support the Royalty Scholarship Fund with a donation, please download the form and follow the submission instructions. Your tax-deductible contribution will be used to fund academic scholarships for Rodeo Royalty participants and for no other purpose. Thank you for your support!