The Stony Creek Horsemen’s Association has named Barry and Sandy Corbin as Grand Marshals of the 2018 Stonyford Rodeo.
Since 1976, when the rodeo was first dedicated to longtime member Bud Fitzgerald, who died that year, the Stonyford Rodeo has been dedicated to a person, a couple, or group that have contributed much to the success of the popular event.
The dedicatees also serve as Grand Marshals of the rodeo parade.
The Corbins will be honored at the 75th outing of the Stonyford Rodeo, held May 5-6, in the western foothills of Colusa County.
Barry Corbin has been an active worker in the association since moving to Stonyford in 2004, and is a Glenn County Deputy Sheriff. He chairs the committee that oversees security for the rodeo, and also drives the water truck that sprinkles down the arena before the rodeo and between events. Frequently, he dons his uniform and directly provides security.
Sandy Corbin was born and raised in Stonyford, to parents Barney and Babs Cook, themselves long-time workers and past dedicatees (1999).
Sandy has been actively involved with the rodeo since serving as Queen in 1979. Over the years, from then until the present, she has served in the Stony Creek Horsemen’s Association on committees and as an officer. She was president in 2011-2012, and is currently vice president. Rodeo fans know Sandy as the patriotically-attired equestrian who carries Old Glory in the parade and into the arena during the opening ceremony.
The 2018 Stonyford Rodeo kicks off at 10 AM on Saturday, May 5, followed by the grand entry at 1 PM. Breakfast available both days from 7-10 AM at the Stonyford Fire Hall. On Sunday, May 6, the rodeo gets underway at noon.
Tickets are available now at the Horsemen website: www.stonycreekhorsemen.org. Tickets will also be available soon at the Stonyford General Store, in Stonyford; Carl’s Feed, Willows; Boot Barn, in Chico, Anderson and Yuba City; Bucke’s Feed & Grain, Orland; Marie’s Lakeshore Feed, Clearlake; Rainbow Ag, Lakeport; Ace Hardware, Arbuckle; and Hust Bros., Colusa (formerly, Colusa Motor Sales). Pre-rodeo tickets purchased online or from any of the businesses listed above are $10 for adults and $6 for children 7-12 years and older— children 6 years and under are free. Tickets purchased at the gate are $15 and $7. So get’em early and save money!
Also, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the new, 75th anniversary book, “75 Years and Counting, A History of the Stony Creek Horsemen’s Association, Inc., and its Rodeos and Parades.”
The book costs $25 and is available at any of the following locations: Stonyford General Store, in Stonyford; Susan’s Country Cuts, Elk Creek; Willows Hardware, Ace Hardware, or Burnham Veterinary Clinic, in Willows. For mail-order purchases ($4 s/h) contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The books will also be available for purchase at the rodeo. ■