Local cowboys and cowgirls will head into Clovis on Saturday for the 16th Annual Ranch Rodeo One of the top ranch rodeos in California it is a part of the month long community celebration leading up to the 102nd Clovis Rodeo April 21-24.
The Ranch Rodeo event begins around 10:00 a.m. and entry is free for spectators.
The Ranch Rodeo is a competition between four-person teams of local cowboys and cowgirls. The best riders and their horses, compete against each other in the kind of ranching activities they must do every day on working cattle operations.
Ranch Rodeo teams are required to compete in five judged and six timed events. The events include team branding, team doctoring, individual ranch horse, individual trail horse, ranch cutting, team roping and team sorting. Each team consists of four (4) riders who must use the same horse for the entire event.
Riders are competing for bragging rights and more than $16,000 in prizes including custom saddles and silver bits and spurs.