CCPRA’ers had to start somewhere and the Junior Rodeo event is the place for the little buckaroos to hone their arena skills before competing with the big guys and gals.
Many of the junior contestants also have been in the saddle since they were very little, many with practical ranch experience already under their belts.
Events at the junior rodeo include many of the CCPRA events, just on a smaller scale. Calf and steer riding offer the little ones a chance to get ready for the bulls and the Mystery Scramble gives everyone -contestants AND spectators – a great giggle.
Though competition can be fierce even on the smaller scale, the parents of these little ones are always cheering them on and supporting them in every event.
Like the CCPRA rodeos, the stock is provided by Humboldt County’s Lou Bugenig and Mike Mora of West Coast Rodeos and the winner of the event also receives the All Around title and an engraved buckle as well. The overall high-point winner for the day will have the honor of receiving the Bud Suttles Memorial Trophy also.