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Calfornia High School Rodeo Association District 9 in Bishop, CA

Rodeo season is here in the eastern Sierra, and you won’t want to miss these upcoming events at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, California.

Start off with the April 27-28th, 2019 California High School Rodeo Association’s rodeo #8, heading into the end of the season and the finals. The CHSRA was founded in 1971 and is the State Chapter of the National High School Rodeo Association. Divided into 9 Districts, California has over 800 members. There are 2 divisions, a Jr. High and a High School. The Jr. High is grades 6th through 8th and High School is 9th through 12th. These young athletes put their heart and soul into their sport. 

The Jr. High Division 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 rodeos a year and the top 5 in each event, in each District move on to the state finals in both divisions. The Jr. High Division has Finals in May and the High School has Finals in June. The top 4 in each event then move on to the National Finals Rodeos for both Divisions as well.

 

The mission of the CHSRA is

  • To encourage among the members closer personal acquaintance, social relations and a friendly spirit of mutual cooperation.

  • To maintain order and standards set up by the the National High School Rodeo Association and to promote high school rodeo on a state level and work toward this by bringing state recognition to this activity for students.

  • To promote the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship at the various rodeos by setting up standards to be met to reach this end.

  • To increase and maintain interest of the high school student in rodeos and other functions of the state.

  • To encourage boys and girls to continue in school and participate in rodeos and then continue on to college.

Bishop welcomes these young athletes with open arms and we’re so excited to have them back for the CHSRA Finals  June 12-16, 2019. Watch 300+ of the state’s best cowboys and cowgirls compete at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop. You’ll find the schedule and more at: http://www.chsra.com/ .

Below are some photos from last year’s CHSRA Finals, courtesy of Gary Young Photography. You can see more of his fine work here: https://www.garyyoungphotography.com/

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CHSRA Finals 2018

 

image of two riders on horseback roping a calf

CHRSA 2018

Mark your calendars now for the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair over Labor Day weekend (August 28- September 1, 2019). Not only are there all the fun fair events, but there is also a Jr. and regular Rodeo, and a Ranch Horse Versatility competition. We’ll add more about these events as we draw closer to the events, but you won’t want to miss them. Keep an eye on the Tri-County Fair website for more information. https://tricountyfair.com/

Horseman (and horsewoman) -ship is alive and well in the Owens Valley; with wonderful opportunities for trail and arena riding. Contact any of the area pack stations for information on day and hour rides: https://www.bishopvisitor.com/activities/horseback/

We’ll see you at the shows!

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4 days ago

We are buried in smoke again today, so we thought it would be fun to share a little about how the names of some of the towns in the Eastern Sierra came about. Thank you, California High Sierra for the article!
californiahighsierra.com/trips/california-high-sierra-towns-the-origin-of-their-names/
Photo by Amy Leist
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We are buried in smoke again today, so we thought it would be fun to share a little about how the names of some of the towns in the Eastern Sierra came about. Thank you, California High Sierra for the article!
https://californiahighsierra.com/trips/california-high-sierra-towns-the-origin-of-their-names/
Photo by Amy Leist

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Wow... been a good long while since I’ve been to Bishop. Their high school team was in our league (I went to Tehachapi High) and we traveled there for some football games — something like a 5-6 hour drive each way if I recall correctly. A tough team to beat also. I’m betting it hasn’t changed all that much over all these years (circa late ‘60s).

I'm so sorry the smoke is bad there still. I missed my annual visit this year. It's on my to do list for next year.

We can see it over the Spring Mountains to the West/NW here in Las Vegas. Fortunately, not much of it made it into the LV valley.

Would LOVE to move there if my hubby can find a job nearby!

We left this morning. Not only is it very smokey the smell of smoke is incredible. I don't smoke and I was ready to light up.

Nice photo. That's the real West.

Miss Bishop, Lone Pine, Big Pine, Tinnamaha campground!!!!

No, that is where the theater and Joseph’s used to be. Joseph’s has been gone for some time now. Penny’s is now Dollar General. Unfortunately a lot of vacant stores. Hi Kent!❤️

Hello and good morning. I am planning to drive up to Bishop from Southern California. The main purpose is to see fall colors. May I know if the fall colors are still at peak this coming next two weeks or is it past peak? Thank you for your advice/suggestions.

We were just there.😔

We have to leave too, I almost threw up it was so bad, got to Lee Vining and blue fresh air..take care of yourselves

so sorry for the smoke crazy time for all this year.

I spent a week here and didn't get to see the beauty through the smoke 😏

When was this picture taken, Sunday at 6 am ? never seen it this quiet.

Awesome pic! I wish a Main Street business had a rooftop deck so you can eat with that exact same view!

No smoke in the photo. ??

Is this an old photo? Joseph’s market was the only market back when we lived in Bishop in 1969.

It’s still Smokey? Where is the smoke coming from ?

Beautiful town

I always love to go threw Bishop.

Went thru Bishop yesterday, it was terribly Smokey 😪💚

I wish it was still small !

Does bishop still have a jack in the box

My favorite place ❤️

Isnt that the Old JC Penney store?

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1 week ago

Wonder if this little sheep was as grateful as we were for a view of the mountains this morning??!! Happy Friday! From Bishop, with love ❤️
#keepbishopsafe #mttom
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Wonder if this little sheep was as grateful as we were for a view of the mountains this morning??!! Happy Friday! From Bishop, with love ❤️
#keepbishopsafe #mttom

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Wonderful vacation destination

And a free thinker! This is Good!

🙏praying that it stays like this 💖

I miss Bishop so much and living there too 😢😉❤️

This is one of my favorite places to take pictures when I lived in Bishop. There’s many more.

Sigh. Bishop. Love it.

See you next week little sheep

We loved our visit to Bishop

Miss bishop fun times there

Nice!!!

Oh how I love that view

It was beautiful

Love Bishop

👍

Need snow on them things!

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1 week ago

In case you are wondering what roads and campgrounds are open, here is the latest, as of yesterday, October 14th:
www.sierrawave.net/state-of-inyo-roads-and-campgrounds-whats-open-closed-oct-14
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In case you are wondering what roads and campgrounds are open, here is the latest, as of yesterday, October 14th:
https://www.sierrawave.net/state-of-inyo-roads-and-campgrounds-whats-open-closed-oct-14

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I've been on that same road every year at this time...

It sure was smoky today.

Still hazy there.😥

I love the West.

Beautiful picture thanks for sharing 🙂🙂❤❤

We always used to stay at Brown’s Millpond Campground just north of Bishop. Very nice private campground with a stream running through it. So many wonderful memories from Mule Days!

Up her for 4 day little smoke but really nice trees turning colors

It's the hunting and fishing Road 🏞️🎣🏕️🌌🤠🥰

Love Bishop and the surrounding mountains !!!

Hwy 168 going to Lake Sabrina, North and South lakes?

With I was there.

maybe next weekend any hotel suggestions?

Johanna Atwell

GOD HOW I WISH I WAS ON THAT ROAD... CAREFREE HIWAY...

Lots of nice smoke.....

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1 week ago

The Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance is hosting a virtual 5K walk and fun run this year!!! Going on NOW!! You can do it from WHEREVER you are!!!Hello Friends!☺️
💥 ESCA 20th Annual 5K Walk & Fun Run! 💥October 11-17th! Virtual Edition!
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Thank you for your continued support! ☺️
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The Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance is hosting a virtual 5K walk and fun run this year!!! Going on NOW!! You can do it from WHEREVER you are!!!

1 week ago

Dog days of summer or fall??!!
Last weekend we had warm temps and blue skies again. Fingers crossed we get some more blue skies this weekend!

Photo by Amanda Zhang
#NorthLake #fallcolors #keepbishopsafe
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Dog days of summer or fall??!! 
Last weekend we had warm temps and blue skies again. Fingers crossed we get some more blue skies this weekend!

Photo by Amanda Zhang
#NorthLake #fallcolors #keepbishopsafe

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I heard the colors have peaked in this area. Is it still worth visiting or are there other good spots to hit up?

Beautiful picture.

Wonderful vacation destination

Beautiful

Beautiful picture! Cute dog!

North Lake?

Looking good

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