Cowboy up! Every year Laytonville holds the “Best Lil’ Rodeo Around.” This year, in honor of it being the 40th annual Laytonville Rodeo, they are changing things up a bit. On Saturday June 7th they will be having Quad Barrels (Cloverleaf Style), Quad Poles (California Style) and Quad Hide Racing, with competition in three different divisions. On Sunday June 8th the gates open at 8 a.m. with the CCPRA (California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association)-sanctioned Slack Team Roping event. At 2 p.m. is the Grand Entry and the beginning of the local events, to include Barrel Racing, Steer Stopping and Chute Dogging (“Chute dogging is getting into a bucking chute, like bull riders come out of, with a 300-500 pound steer. You hold on to his horns, they open the gate, you get 10 feet away and then you have to wrestle him until he falls over.” — Henry Shere). Spectator admission is very affordable, and kids 10 and under get in for free.
Also, be sure to come out for Laytonville’s Junior Rodeo, slated for August 23, 2014, and cheer on the kids. Family entertainment don’t get no better than this!
WHERE: Hwy 101 to Laytonville, follow the signs to the rodeo grounds
MORE INFO: LaytonvilleRodeo.com