Los Alamos High School junior Abigail Woodmansee is the 2013 Santa Fe Rodeo Princess.
Woodmansee tried out for the Santa Fe Rodeo Royalty in April of last year.
The competion included horsemanship, modeling, giving a speech, answering impromptu questions and a personal interview.
The competition had a panel of two judges. The winners for princess and queen were crowned the last night of Rodeo de Santa Fe and reign one year.
Throughout the year, Rodeo Queen Alex Tapia and Princess Abigail Woodmansee have been traveling to rodeos, parades and different functions representing the sport of rodeo for Santa Fe County.
“Being the 2013 Rodeo Princess is a huge honor because I represent the sport I love, promoting it for cowboys and cowgirls around the world,” Woodmansee said. “Being able to represent Santa Fe County and professional rodeo is a huge responsibilty … being in the public eye and having younger kids looking up to me.”
To raise money for the Santa Fe Rodeo Royalty, the group is hosting a dinner dance gala beginning at 5 p.m. April 13 at the Eagles F.O.E. in Santa Fe. Tickets are $50 a person.
A prime rib dinner will be served and the Clay Mac band will perform. Throughout the evening, there will be a silent auction and door prizes will be given away.
The event begins with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. and Clay Mac will start playing at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, contact Bev at 505-469-6155.