Posts tagged as: rodeo

Brazile a Record-Breaker at NFR

Trevor Brazile hops off his horse while roping a calf.

  LAS VEGAS – If ever there was a reason for Luke Branquinho to shake his booty at the Thomas & Mack Center, this was it. The Los Alamos, CA-based Branquinho―who routinely performs the celebration dance in the arena following fast times―won his third steer wrestling world championship title and the first since 2008. The […]

Norco Rodeo Draws a Crowd

Stan Branco of Merced heads to Vegas via Norco. (Photo by Gene Hyder)

Times may be tough, but cowboys aren’t cutting back on their rodeo, according to Nancy Shannon, chairwoman of the 27th Norco Mounted Posse PRCA Rodeo. Exhibitor participation was up about 15%  at the Aug. 26-28 event at the George Ingalls Equestrian Center, said Shannon, estimating 10,000 fans showed up to cheer their favorite ropers and […]

Rodeo Gets the White-Glove Treatment

Ryan Gray on Cervi Championship's War Victory tied for first in bareback riding. (Photo by Richard Levine)

It was another great year for the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano, which drew a capacity crowd, sent cowboys home with more than $185,000 in prize money, and raised $100,000 for local charities, said event chairman Gilbert Aguirre. “It was smashing success,” said the cattleman, who operates a 23,000 acre working ranch […]

Brazile Boasts Cowboy Magic


Trevor Brazile smiled from ear to ear, pumped his fist to the crowd and walked out of the Thomas & Mack Center arena with his second Triple Crown in four years. The Decatur, TX, cowboy won the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo tie-down roping average and finished second with partner Patrick Smith in the team roping […]

Bravo for the Brave Charros and Bulls!

Steer roping is a popular charro event. (Photo by Locus-Ford/MicroArtisans)

The charro arena, located at the west end of the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center in Lake View Terrace, is normally a quiet, dusty, even mysterious place. But on July 25 it was anything but. Five hours of fast action, south-of-the-border family entertainment featuring brave bulls, charros y charras, song, brass bands and mariachi strings, and, of course, gorgeous Spanish […]

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