From August 19 through 21, the community of Norco, California welcomes all fans of traditional Western sports to the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center for the 32nd annual PRCA Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo.
Norco gained the nickname “Horsetown U.S.A. for its large population of avid equestrian enthusiasts and horse owners. The rodeo promises fun and excitement for all with a lineup of scheduled activities.
The Norco Mounted Posse
The organization began in 1964 as a law enforcement agency known as the Norco Mounted Police. By 1979, official duties were reassigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Today, the Mounted Posse consists of a group of male and female volunteers who assist the Sheriff’s Department by monitoring public events and patrolling nearly 100 miles of trails around the city. The group is responsible for sponsoring the annual PRCA Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo. The love of horses and Western events influenced the group to establish the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association event in 1984.
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Pro Rodeo
The three-day rodeo features all of the Western single and team events that fans have come to love. Bronc riding, team roping, and bull riding are but some of the thrilling-featured competitions. The Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo is one of the five So-Cal Rough Stock Series of rodeos that bring attention to the sport in Southern California while giving Western athletes the opportunity to gain more seasonal points and qualify for bonuses.
Prior to the daily Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association events, audiences enjoy the Pre-rodeo entertainment. Meet the Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo Queens, and see the popular Norco Drill Team perform.
Watch in awe as renowned horse trainer Bobby Kerr and his Mustangs perform amazing feats. To the delight of all, budding cowpokes aged three to nine demonstrate their bravery and skills during the Mutton Busting competition.
On Sunday, special needs kids team with seasoned cowboys and girls to compete in a series of modified events during the Challenged Children’s Rodeo.
Post-rodeo events include the Free Family Dance on Friday night and all adults 21 and over are invited to attend the After Rodeo Party on Saturday night,which will feature live music and a full bar.
Members of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Earnhardt Auto Centers Road Team and the Cowboy Lifestyle Network were in attendance last year to cover the rodeo as the excitement unfolds. Catch highlights of the 2015 PRCA Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo by visiting the Cowboy Lifestyle Network website and tune into our YouTube channel.