Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Meadow View Ranch Rodeo

Last night, about 6:30, my neighbors and I headed over to the Meadow View Ranch for their Friday night Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Dinner.  There were ominous clouds in the sky, but by the time the rodeo started, they had blown away, and the sun was shining brightly.
IMG_1755The rodeo  started off with the National Anthem sung by one of the young cowgirls.  For a small ranch, there was a nice variety of events to entertain the audience.
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I’d have to say that the bull riding was my favorite.  :)  I believe this ranch has a summer camp for kids from all over the west that come here to learn about life on a ranch.  They all participate in the rodeo in one way or another.  Some of the older young folks serve as counselors and do the major performing.
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A good ride by AW.
IMG_1810But all good things must come to an end.  :(
IMG_1782Then we were treated to a trick riding  demonstration.  This young man was the 2009 Idaho State High School Champion!  He did all sorts of fancy riding; first with two horses, and then with one.  I can’t imagine the number of hours and tumbles he’s put it to become this good!
IMG_1816 Next came calf roping; for singles…
IMG_1828and pairs.  There were also two audience participation events where young, and not so young, folks scrambled around the arena trying to get a ribbon off of the tail of an elusive calf.  It was a very enjoyable performance.
IMG_1853Last, but not least, was the chuck wagon dinner.  Lots of good food, and conversation.  That’s my neighbors seated at the table.  That’s Jackie and Jim Smith on the left, and Jackie’s mother, June, across from them.  The other two folks on the right are from Red Rock RV, also, but are just here a few nights.  (It was Jackie that took me on the four wheeler ride into the mountains on Thursday)

As people finished up eating, the entertainment began.  The male country singer really got the whole audience involved in the program.  Jackie lost a whistling contest.  You know, it was one of those challenges where you have to eat two crackers and then whistle.  Well, Jackie can’t whistle to begin with, so eating two crackers really put her out of the running.  :( 

It was getting on toward dark as everyone began to head for home.  For a price of $23/person, we had a full evening’s entertainment and dinner.  Not bad to my way of thinking.  By the time I took Emma out for a good walk, it was too late to start going through the pictures and write a blog entry, so I waited until this morning.

Thanks for stopping by….talk to you later,  Judy


  1. That seems like it was so much fun, and is supportive of the efforts of young people as well.

  2. What a neat experience..to attend a rodeo and chuck wagon dinner! The pics were great...as always!! What a great experience for the kids to be able to work and learn about life on a real ranch!

    Take care!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. That looks like some fine rodeo entertainment We did that once in Colorado with the Chuck Wagon supper and all, Can't for the life of me remember where it was or what town we were in, see what happens when you get old, maybe Donna will remember it. Anyway we are still in a heat wave so we are going to wait till its cool tomorrow morning and take Rigg's to the dog park. He's said to say hi to Emma. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  4. What a great time it must have been and not a bad price at all.

    Thank for sharing.

  5. Great fun!
    I'm liking that new camera's photo's!!!

  6. I've been to at least one small ranch bull riding contest and BBQ in Texas. Much more fun than the big commercial Rodeos.

    Great pictures as usual!

  7. I felt like I was there. Great rodeo shots.