CA High School Rodeo State Championship
June 6 - June 12
Watch 300+ of the state’s best cowboys and cowgirls compete in the CA High School Rodeo State Finals Championship at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop. For tickets and information, call the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce (760) 873-8405.
The California High School Rodeo has 13 events, Barrel Racing, Polebending, Goat Tying for both boys and girls, Breakaway for both boys and girls, Ribbon Roping, Team Roping, Jr. Bull Riding, Chute Dogging, Saddle Bronc Steer Riding and Bareback Steer Riding. The High School events are Barrel Racing, Polebending, Goat Tying, Breakaway, Queen, Team Roping, Cutting and Reined Cow Horse for girls. Boys compete in Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Cutting, Reined Cow Horse, Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bareback Riding. Throughout the state the nine districts have approximately 8 to 10 rodeo’s a year and the top 5 in each event, in each District move on to the state finals in both divisions. The top 4 in each event then move on to the National Finals Rodeos for both Divisions as well. Bishop is a special place for events, especially ones such as this rodeo that comes back year after year. This is one you won’t want to miss!
“Nowhere other than Bishop did I walk into a restaurant or business and have members of the community stop me to shake my hand, tell me that our association is filled with respectful and kind kids, and that they are so glad to see me back in their town. Nowhere other than Bishop have we ever been able to fish, float the river, and rodeo all in the same day. Nowhere other than Bishop have kids been able to ride their bikes from the arena, to the coffee shop, and then downtown to grab some gelato at Schat’s. Nowhere other than Bishop have we been welcomed into the community time after time, to call it our home.” Cailee, Bozeman, MT