Cowboy up! For 23 years now, Laytonville has been
holding the rootin’ tootin’est junior rodeo around. At press time, no
information is available about the 2022 Rodeo, which normally occurs
in the last week of August.
You’ll get to see kids competing in categories from “Pee Wee” (5 and under) all the way up through “Jr/Sr” (ages 14-18). The littlest ones compete at lead line barrels and goat ribbon untying, while events for older participants include barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, calf, sheep and steer riding and more.
One of the Jr/Sr categories is chute dogging “Chute dogging is getting into a bucking chute, like bull riders come out of, with a 300- 500 pound steer. You hold on to his horns, they open the gate, you get 10 feet away and then you have to wrestle him until he falls over.” — Laytonville chute-dogger Henry Shere.
Spectator admission is remarkably affordable, and kids 5 and under get in for free. So come on down, and cheer on the kids!
WHERE: Hwy 101 to Laytonville, follow the signs to the Laytonville Rodeo Grounds at Harwood Park, 44400 Willis Ave.
MORE INFO: Call Regina at 707-354-1630