The tradition of the Potter Valley Rodeo Royalty Contest is a celebration that highlights the western spirit and talent of our community’s youth. Every year, aspiring candidates vie for the prestigious title, showcasing not only their outstanding horsemanship skills but also their active engagement within our community. As an ambassador, our Queen proudly represents both the Potter Valley Rodeo and our community, participating in various events and rodeos across the state of California.

2023 Potter Valley Rodeo Queen

Hello, I am Kristen Helms, a Freshman at Ukiah High School where I am active on the JV Soccer and Softball Teams, FFA Chapter and maintain a 4.0 GPA. Outside of school, I am the President of the Ukiah 4H Shamrock Club where I participate in leadership projects and raise Dorper Sheep.

I decided to run for Potter Valley Rodeo Royalty as I have deep roots in Potter Valley. I’m proud to say my family has been ranching in Potter Valley for 5 generations. I love coming from a small town that supports one another in all different ways. I knew that running for Royalty wouldn’t be easy so I took on the task to inspire young girls to try new adventures. Within running I’ve learned to be confident about myself and the way I present myself to the community. I want to say a big thank you to my parents and other family members who have supported me through this whole thing.