The ‘old gang’ returns to the Stonyford Rodeo

The upcoming Stonyford Rodeo is shaping up to be a good one. With the gang of performers entertaining at last year’s rodeo will return on May 3, 4, and 5. 

Barrelman and Clown J. J. Harrison returns in his old role and also as the Specialty Act. Don Jesser and wife Anita return as the rodeo’s announcer and sound engineer. 

“This will be Don’s quarter-century anniversary announcing at our rodeo,” said Roy Stewart. 

The Bridwell Pro Rodeo Company (formerly Growney Bros), out of Red Bluff, returns as stock contractor. 

“Rodeo fans know they can depend on the Bridwell Company to supply top-notch rodeo stock that will challenge the also top-notch professional cowboys to be at the top of their game and provide exciting rodeo action,” said Stewart.

Tickets are available at: www.stonycreekhorsemen.org. Or, you can get them at any of the following locations: Stonyford General Store, Stonyford; Carl’s Feed, Willows; Boot Barn, Chico, Anderson & Yuba City; Bucke’s Feed & Grain, Orland; Marie’s Lakeshore Feed, Clearlake; Rainbow Ag, Lakeport; Ace Hardware, Arbuckle; and Hust Bros., Colusa.

Pre-rodeo tickets for Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, are sold at $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. Friday is a PRCA rodeo; Saturday is a PRCA and amateur rodeo. Tickets for Sunday will only be available at the gate; for fans aged 13+ $10. Children aged 12 and under are free. Sunday is an amateur-only rodeo.■