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The California Rodeo Salinas is traditionally held during the third week in July. After postponing the 2021 dates to September due to concerns with COVID-19, the Association was chosen to host the ProRodeo Tour Finale for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. This means that Salinas is the final stop on the circuit for the cowboys and cowgirls competing to earn a spot at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December. They are competing for almost $1 million in prize money-the largest purse in Salinas’ history. The top contestants in each event qualify to compete in Salinas in all the traditional events and new this year, the Women’s Breakaway Roping competition that will take place in the arena for the first time ever.

There will be fewer total contestants, but the show will look mostly the same to fans for the first three Rodeo performances September 23rd, 24th and 25th. Championship Sunday on September 26th will be more exciting than ever, as the top 8 contestants from the previous 3 days of competition compete in a shootout round. From there the top 4 contestants will come back with a clean slate to try and edge out the competition with the fastest time or highest score and become the overall champion taking home the prize money, championship buckles and trophy saddle.

The Women’s Breakaway Roping is a new event to the California Rodeo Salinas this year and will be included in each performance of the rodeo in the arena. It’s fast, it’s exciting, and it’s a big deal for women ropers to be able to compete and show their skills on the ProRodeo stage. The rules of breakaway roping are like any roping event, the calf will be given a head start which is determined by the size of the arena. Once the barrier is released, the cowgirl must throw a loop around the calf’s neck and stop her horse immediately. Her rope is tied to the saddle horn with a breakaway string. When the running calf reaches the end of the rope, the rope is pulled tight and the string breaks. The breaking of the string marks the end of the run. The fastest time wins, with some times as fast as 2 seconds depending on arena size, box depth and score length.

In addition to the excitement of the Tour Finale, a new track event this year is the 1st annual Debbie Pedrazzi Memorial Cutting event on Thursday night. This is held in memory of Rodeo President Dave Pedrazzi’s late wife. The Cutting event showcases the athleticism and agility of our equine partners, by sorting a cow from the herd and keeping it from returning until the rider feels they have shown the skill level and natural talent of their horse. Each contestant has 2 minutes and 30 seconds to show their cattle handling skills to the judge(s).

The Track will also feature The Riata Ranch Cowboy Girl Trick Riders along with Rodeo Entertainer Matt Merritt daily. Chuck Wagons will race in the arena and the entire show (all four performances) will be aired live on The Cowboy Channel each day and streamed on The Cowboy Channel + app.
Visit to purchase tickets*, see a full event lineup and to learn about COVID-19 protocols for the events. There is a clear bag policy this year with no bags being checked on site.

The California Rodeo thanks the generous sponsors who support this community event:

All Around Grand Champions
• Coors
• Jack in the Box
• Pendleton Whisky
• Wrangler

Grand Champions
• Granite Construction
• KSMS Univision 67/KDJT Unimas
• Mag One Media
• Mission Linen & Uniform Supply
• RDO Equipment Co.
• Republic Services of Salinas
• Taylor Farms

Gold Champion
• Advanced Transportation Services
• American AgCredit
• Central Coast Sign & Design
• Holiday Inn Express & Suites
• IPM Specialist
• KION 46 CBS/Telemundo 23 KMUV
• Lowell Farms
• Mechanics Bank
• Pacific Ag Rentals
• Ram Rodeo
• Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
• Smith Family Wines/Valley Farm Management
• Tanimura and Antle (2020 & 2021)

• 92.7 KTOM
• 96.9 KWAV
• Ace High Designs
• Alco Water Company
• Artistic Shower Glass and Door
• Associated Services
• Best Buy
• Boot Barn
• Boyds Asphalt Services
• Bunker and Sons
• California Towing
• California Water Service 2021 & 2020
• Carlon’s Fire and Safety
• Church Brothers Farms
• Coastal Tractor
• Coca Cola
• Comgro Soil Amendments, Inc
• Country Holding Inc.
• Crime Stoppers Service/Empresa De Fuego Entertainment
• D & M Traffic Services, Inc
• Dataflow Business Systems
• Dole Fresh Vegetables
• Driscoll's
• East Bay Tire
• East of Eden
• Exxon @ N. Main & Laurel/Valley Exxon
• Fresh Foods, Inc
• Golz Construction, Inc
• Hayashi Wayland
• Hayward Lumber Company
• Hitchcock Farms
• Jefferson Farms
• Jenkinson Construction
• Justin Brands dba Justin Boots
• KCBA Fox 35
• KLOK Tricolor 99.5F/99.9FM, KSES La Suavecita 107.1FM/KMBX 700AM
• La Preciosa 100.7 & 100.9 FM
• McCormick Company, Inc.
• McDonalds Raymond Costa
• Mia Fusion Cuisine/Pasta Mia
• Naturipe Berry Growers
• Nutrien Ag Solutions
• Pacific Valley Bank
• Quinn Rentals
• Sabor Farms
• Sam Ruiz Painting
• SILKE Communications
• The Outdoor Market at the Rodeo
• Triangle Farms/JV Farms Organic
• Vilmorin-Mikado
• Vista Verde Labor

Major Sponsors
• 102.5 KDON
• 104.3 The Hippo
• 1st Capital Bank
• 95.5 Bob FM & 101.7 The Beach
• Alfredo's Concrete 1 Inc.
• American Door & Gates
• Artistic HangUps
• Bengard Ranches
• Black Bear Diner
• Butch & Vivien Lindley
• C & A Truck Brokerage
• Cal Construction
• CalNonprofits Insurance Services 2020 & 2021
• Christensen & Giannini
• Coastal Grower
• Denham Plastics/Bin Dr/Orbis
• Doctors on Duty/Cypress Healthcare
• Don Chapin Company
• Drew Massa Transportation
• FarmWise
• Fletes Pressure Wash
• Foothill Packing
• Fresh Harvest
• Gonzales Equipment Sales, Inc.
• Green Valley Farm Supply
• GreenGate Fresh
• Grower's Pub
• Henry Hibino Farms, LLC
• Irrigation Design and Construction
• Johnson Associates
• JRG Attorneys at Law
• Laughtons Cabinets
• Mansmith Barbeque
• McSherry & Hudson Insurance & Risk Management
• Montana Silversmiths
• Monterey Herald
• Monterey Regional Airport
• Monterey Signs
• Moresco Farms (2020 & 2021)
• Nelson Irrigation Corporation
• Nielsen Properties/Fowler Ranch
• Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
• Ocean Mist Farms
• Pan American Insurance Services
• Pioneer Cleaning Supplies
• Portobello's
• PowerTalk AM 1460 & FM 101.1
• Rain for Rent
• Raley's/Nob Hill
• RC Farms
• Relation Insurance Services
• SafetEquip
• Salinas Pump Company
• Save On Cleaners
• Scudder Roofing & Solar
• Smoot Family Chiropractic
• Sonja Giovanetti Consulting
• Soria Environmental
• Sturdy Oil
• The Jim & Sally Martins Family
• Tricord Tradeshow Services, Inc.
• Union Bank
• Windsor Healthcare
• Xavier & Ashlee Barba


• Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
• American Farms
• AT&T
• Ausonio Construction
• Bear Flag Robotics
• Bety’s Boutique
• Bokay Nursery
• Booth Machinery
• C&N Tractors
• Cal Coast Machinery
• California Giant Berry Farms
• California Safe Soil
• Cardinale Moving and Storage, Inc.
• Casillas Transportation
• Chick-fil-A North Salinas
• Cisne Family
• Dardini LLC
• DeeDee Nucci-Reyna & Rich Radley
• Della-Mora Plumbing
• Dobler & Sons, LLC
• Duda Farm Fresh Foods
• EBX Logistics
• Genesis Freightlines, Inc.
• Growers Container Co.
• Hemi's Landscaping & Concrete
• Hilltown Packing
• ID Concepts
• In Loving Memory of Mayor Joe Gunter
• J.M. Equipment
• Joseph J. Massolo
• Kleinfeldt Family BBQ, LLC
• KRAY 103.5fm & KMJV 106.3fm
• L.A. Hearne Company
• La Sirenita Tree Service
• Massolo Brothers, Inc
• Monterra Construction
• Morgan Stanley/ Henry J. Franscioni, Jr.
• Muzzi Family Farms
• NC Construction Inc
• Pacific International Marketing
• Pape' Rents
• Pezzini Berry Farms
• Premium Packing
• Progressive Packaging Group
• Quinn Company
• Quintes
• Rincon Farms, Inc.
• Sakata Seed America
• Sconberg Ranch
• Snow Seeds & Supplies, Inc.
• Standard Party Rentals
• Star Market
• Star Sanitation
• Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic
• Takii Seeds
• The Jim & Sally Martins Family
• The Nunes Company
• The Sherwin Williams Company
• Toro Petroleum
• Tri County Flooring
• TS&L Seeds
• Vegetable Growers Supply
• Wheeler Flooring
• Wilbur Ellis

*Ticket prices go up $5 per ticket for in-person purchases starting September 20th.

About California Rodeo Salinas

The California Rodeo Salinas will take place September 23rd-26th, 2021. 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 over $500,000 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’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

Special Thanks to Our All Around Grand Champion Sponsors

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