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California Rodeo Salinas and Western Artist Buck Taylor Making Dreams Come True With 2013 Poster


SALINAS, CA – April 10, 2013- The California Rodeo Salinas President, Benny Jefferson, had a vision of how he wanted to portray the involvement of youth and rodeo in the 2013 poster and the result is “BIG DREAMS for BIG WEEK.” The concept for the 2013 commemorative poster started long ago as a little boy watched team ropers he idolized at the California Rodeo Salinas. The original water color painted by western artist Buck Taylor portrays a small boy dreaming about becoming a team roper like the men he looked up to; the trusty grey horse the boy leads will be the vehicle to his dreams and promises to look over the boy during his journey to become a rodeo star. 

Preserving and celebrating the heritage of the American West is the driving force behind Buck Taylor’s career as a watercolor artist. On movie locations he found himself sketching and painting during breaks in filming.   Buck’s art is an invitation to explore America’s western past. With an artistic career spanning fifty years both on canvas and on the screen Buck has appeared in classic period westerns, including ‘Have Gun Will Travel’, ‘Bonanza’, ‘Gunsmoke’ and also in other popular shows including ‘Dallas’ and ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ just to name a few. Buck has received multiple awards for his many ventures including the “Golden Boot” award along-side Ted Turner and the “Spirit of the West” award with Jack Palance and Roy Rogers. To learn more about Buck Taylor visit

Posters are available in the Rodeo Office for $15 each, or $30 for posters signed by Buck Taylor, and online at in the store portion of our website. The website store page link is 

About California Rodeo Salinas

The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 18-21, 2013. 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 $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’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

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