Royalty

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 – Kerrin Hazelbush

Hello. My name is Kerrin Hazelbush. I am so excited that I get to serve the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo and my community as queen. It is an honor to be chosen to represent the county I call home and the rodeo community for the first time.

I am 18 years old and I am a senior at Rifle High School, and I will be attending Colorado Mesa University in August. I was born in Grand Junction and I have lived in the wonderful little town of Rifle my entire life.

I have been riding ever since I was born. I enjoy barrel racing and roping and everything that involves horses. Outside of riding I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and hunting and being in the outdoors.

I am looking forward to serving the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Royalty for the first time this year. I can’t wait to be able to give back to my community and to be able to grow with other young ladies. I can’t wait to see you all at the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo!

2021 Jr. Queen – Victoria Shackelford

Hi! My Name is Victoria Shackelford, and I am your 2020-2021 Jr Queen for Garfield County Fair and Rodeo. It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to represent this wonderful program. This year I am beyond blessed to be able to learn and grow with new ladies for our reigning year. I cannot wait to stand by Kerrin Hazelbush and Haley Brown as ambassadors in our community and promote the sport of rodeo and the impacts it has made in our personal lives.

This year I graduated from Yampah Mountain High School. This school made me into the young lady I am. I found a new love for traveling and meeting new people while attending Yampah and hope to make them proud. After school ended, I naturally started traveling around Colorado and surrounding states. I was able to meet so many new people with different cultures. I hope to continue meeting and learning about new people through this program. I have been a member of 4H for 5 years. 4H has made a big impact on my life. I am a part of the Rugged Desperadoes club. This year I hold the office of District reporter while preparing our annual district retreat. I am excited to show my swine and turkey for our 2021 fair and rodeo. I have been riding horses ever since I can remember but didn’t start competing in rodeo events until the summer of 2016. I found my family addition, my teammate; a bay mare named “Nakita” whom I trained from the ground up. During my reign in 2019 I was riding a gorgeous registered solid palomino paint that goes by the name “Naughty” who may also make a couple of appearances this year.

I would like to make a special thanks to the fair board committee and our newest royalty coordinator, Adeline Zellar, without all of you this program would not be possible for us.

2021 Princess – Haley Brown

Hello. My name is Haley Jo Brown. I am the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Princess of 2020. 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 Princess. Hope to see you all at our events.


ROYALTY CONTEST FOR 2020-2021

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.

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 2020 – 2021.

Royalty tryout pre-meeting on Friday, October 2 at 6 p.m. in the event hall at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.

Royalty contest on Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. in the event hall at the fairgrounds.

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2020.

See attached bylaws with application

2020-2021 Royalty bylaws and applicaton

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. Enjoy a barrel racing class with a stick horse, decorating sashes and crowns, and learn how to be a rodeo princess with the Garfield County Royalty. Lil’ Buckaroos learn how to rope, horse grooming and horsemanship Princesses and Lil’ Buckaroo’s will also participate in a grand entry at the Family Rodeo! 

Registration: TBA
Lunch is provided.
Ages 5-12
Garfield County Fairgrounds Event Hall

Contact: Garfield County Fair


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!