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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: .

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

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CHSRA Finals 2018


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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.

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:

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1 day ago

Who loves a little winter fishing???? We've got it year-round here!!Out side enjoying the lower Owens River. Snow storms are rare in the Owens Valley. Snow only lasts a few days at the most. Photo by @leviaguilera_photography ... See MoreSee Less

Who loves a little winter fishing???? Weve got it year-round here!!

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Glad to see L A didn’t get all the Owens valley water!

Beautiful background !

Looks cold, but what a great place.

always did ice fishing onway to bridgport

plenty of brown trout,large trout at bridgport res

He should wear one of those wrist bands or forehead bands which shows his temperature so he can regulate. Risky sports have science to make them safer.

Love to go fishing in this stream ! Look at the great snow.😁

Refreshing, stunning, incredibly beautiful and the bestest fishing ever ! I love Bishop !😲👍🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸🎅☃️🎄💥

Oh yea!! He’s gettin them native Browns right there!!

Benton crossing?

That looks so amazing

Jo Nathan we need to go asap!

Do you know where your legs are?

Is that you Josh Beck?

Fred Powers


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2 days ago

When it’s Monday and it’s hard to tell which way is up!
Beautiful shot Sean B Plunkett!!
#visitbishop #bishopBIGbackyard
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When it’s Monday and it’s hard to tell which way is up! 
Beautiful shot Sean B Plunkett!!
#visitbishop #bishopBIGbackyard

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Beautiful shot, Betsy 💛

There are no "#Mondays" in Bishop! or at least there are no bad Mondays!

Did someone say puzzle, it would be beautiful and fun to do.

Is this MillPond? Beautiful reflections.

Amazing photo!

Truly lovely

Awesome picture

beautiful winter scene


Gorgeous photo!

So beautiful.


Flip the picture upside down and it looks exactly the same!


Gorgeous ❤


Beautiful picture



So pretty!

Very nice!!!!

Nice picture.

This is STUNNING AND SURPRISING! It's like having two lakes and two skies! 😊😀❤💜


Magnificent picture! Such beauty!

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5 days ago

Current views: Looking to the north with ominous dark clouds, and to the east to see beautiful blue sky and the snowy White Mountains. This place is wild.
#visitbishop #bishopBIGbackyard
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Current views: Looking to the north with ominous dark clouds, and to the east to see beautiful blue sky and the snowy White Mountains. This place is wild. 
#visitbishop #bishopBIGbackyard

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Makes for a great diverse back yard.

Love the pics! Thanks so much for sharing, makes those of us not there feel warm and makes me smile!

Wish I could spend more time up there. I just got back and miss the wild weather we had last week already. Every season brings new beauty.

Beautiful views

LG Cavyell Look at those Happy cows!! Wish I was there instead of here.....


Wow, there is so much of BISHOP I would love to see! SOMEDAY....😕😀😊

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6 days ago

Who’s coming???That feeling when you get Mule Days tickets for Christmas! 🎄 ... See MoreSee Less

Who’s coming???

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I love Mule Days

Love to come.

Daniel Young

Nick Chudilowsky

When is it? Always wanted to go there.



Love Mule Days

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7 days ago

Snowshoeing through a winter wonderland!! Our backyard is AMAZING, right??
Thanks @sierraimpressions for this beautiful shot.
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Snowshoeing through a winter wonderland!! Our backyard is AMAZING, right??
Thanks @sierraimpressions for this beautiful shot.
#visitbishop #bishopBIGbackyard

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Love the idea, but would not be snowshoeing alone. The fact that the weather changes so quickly in the Sierra's is my caution card.

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