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Junior Rodeo

Date: June 09, 2024
Saddle Up for Fun at the First-Ever Junior Rodeo!

Howdy, young cowboys and cowgirls! Get ready to lasso some excitement at the inaugural Junior Rodeo, happening on Sunday, June 9th at the Salinas Sports Complex in Salinas, CA. Brought to you by MYCars.com and hosted by the California Rodeo Salinas, this event is all about celebrating our Western heritage and nurturing the next generation of rodeo stars.

Event Highlights:

Date: Sunday, June 9th
Location: Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 N. Main St., Salinas, CA
Time: Check-in from 7:30 am to 8:30 am; competitions start at 9 am

Why Join the Fun?

This Junior Rodeo isn't just about competition – it's a chance for young riders and ropers to learn, grow, and connect with the spirit of the Wild West. From stick horse races to barrel racing and team roping, there's an event for every age and skill level.

Event Categories:

Ages* 3 and under: Stick Horse Race**, Boot Race, Goat Tail Untying
Ages 4-5: Stick Horse Race, Boot Race, Goat Tail Untying
Ages 9 and under: Calf Riding, Barrel Race, Pole Bending, Goat Tail Untying, Single Stake
Ages 10-13 (Girls): Barrel Race, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping
Ages 10-13 (Boys): Steer Riding, Chute Dogging, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping
Ages 14-18 (Girls): Barrel Race, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping
Ages 14-18 (Boys): Wild Beef Ride, Chute Dogging, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping
Family Event: Team Roping
*Age as of January 1st, 2024
**Bring your stick horse

Registration and Prizes:

Entries will be accepted online from May 1st to May 31st, with entry fees ranging from $10 to $35. Prizes include coveted buckles for 1st place winners in each event, so saddle up and show us what you've got!

Admission and Parking:

Admission is free for all attendees, so bring your friends and family for a day of rip-roaring fun! Parking information for contestants is available here to help you plan your day.

Join the Herd:

The California Rodeo Junior Rodeo is open to young rodeo enthusiasts from all over the region. Whether you're a seasoned rider or new to the saddle, this event promises an unforgettable experience filled with Western charm and camaraderie.

Yeehaw! Let's make memories at the Junior Rodeo – where the West comes alive and dreams take the reins. See you there, partner!

Presenting Sponsor


Junior Rodeo Sponsorship Packages

Entries Open May 1- May 31

Entries will be taken via Saddlebook.com. A link will be provided here once they are open.

Dates: June 9th, 2024

Junior Rodeo

Special Thanks to Our All Around Grand Champion Sponsors

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