Rodeo royalty. From left are Alexis Rosales of Taos, Jaden Salazar of Taos, New Mexico State Fair Queen Erin Arko of Eagle Nest, Elizabeth Pacheco of Taos, Kimberly Salazar of Taos, and Taos County Sheriff's Posse Senior Rodeo Queen Cora Cannedy of Taos.
Spectators in cowboys hats await the parade to arrive along Paseo del Pueblo Sur.
From left are 2016 Taos Fiestas Princesa Julia Ann Johnson-Jaramillo, Princesa Justine Jessica Sandoval, and Reina de Taos Josette Vigil waving to the rodeo parade crowd.
Elizabeth Pacheco of Taos rides along the parade route.
Photos by Rick Romancito
It was a sunny and hot weekend that welcomed all of the 50th Annual Rodeo de Taos competitors on June 24 and 25. Look for our full rodeo coverage, with more photos, in this Thursday's The Taos News, June 29.