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LAKEPORT – A new feature this year for the Lake County Rodeo is called “Come Learn About Rodeo,” which is being held on Saturday, July 10, at 6:15 p.m.
The public will have the opportunity to meet and speak with some of the top CCPRA Rodeo professionals prior to the start of the 81st Annual Lake County Rodeo at 7 p.m.
Ask questions about why these folks have chosen to be in this great American tradition.
Some of the points leading pros are Casey Meroshnekoff, bareback rider from Red Bluff; current No. 2 All Around Cowboy Jordan Spears, a calf roper out of Redding; Leslie Moore, barrel racer of Bridgeville; bull rider Jordan Spears of Redding; and 53 years young Mark Thomson from Tehachapi, World Champion from the National Seniors Pro Rodeo.
Rodeo Announcer Ted Dwyer will be emceeing the program and will be joined by TV cowboy star Monte Montana and Rodeo Clown Charlie “Too Tall” West.
Also on hand will be members of the Clear Lake Junior Horsemen to answer questions from youngsters about what its like to ride in a drill team.
Don't forget the rodeo parade on Main Street in Lakeport at 11 a.m., with Monte Montana as grand marshal.
Saturday rodeo admission tickets also get you into the annual rodeo dance featuring Lou Derr & Bootleg, which follows an exciting evening of CCPRA professional rodeo events, from bronc riding to bull riding.
Also, 10 youngsters will compete to win a silver buckle for being the best Mutton Buster of the evening.
The rodeo is old-fashioned family fun for every age.
The box office opens at 5 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St. in Lakeport.