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The California Rodeo Salinas celebrates its 25th Stick Horse Race Anniversary this year, presented by Northridge Mall. On Thursday night of the Rodeo, children ages 3-8 have the opportunity to win an official winners buckle while riding their trusted stick horse steed.

The race starts at 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 16th and children can register near the McDonald’s Kid Corral from 4:00 – 4:30pm leading up to the race. The race will take place on the track, with participants divided into age groups of 3-4, 5-6 & 7-8 year olds. The finalists from each age group get to come back during the performance to race on the track in front of the crowd. The winner of each age group will be receiving a buckle donated by Black Bear Diner. Participants must bring their own stick horse in order to race.

As part of the anniversary celebration, the California Rodeo Salinas would love to see photos from past participants of our stick horse races. Photos can be posted to the Rodeo’s Facebook page at

Tickets for the Rodeo are available at, 1034 N. Main Street or by calling (831)772-6500. Prices are $7 for children, $14 for adult general admission and $20 for adult reserved seats.


About the California Rodeo

The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 16-19th, 2015. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns between $200,000 and $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo -Office at 831-775.3100. 'Like'

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