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Save the Date! It’s Redding Rodeo Time!
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Save the Date! It’s Redding Rodeo Time!

As the saying goes, “West Coast is the Best Coast,” and when it comes to rodeo, Redding, California sure does live up to the hype! Nestled beside the beautiful Sacramento River and amongst lush greenery, Redding sets the scene for the historic California rodeo that has championed rodeo’s past, present, and future since 1948. Celebrating 76 years of high-flying, gravity-defying action, the Redding Rodeo is back this May 15th-18th. 

Q Taylor on Bridwell’s Indian Burn (2023 Champ) // Saddle Bronc Photo Credit: Hailey Rae

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“Buckin’ By the River”

Inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2016, The Redding Rodeo Committee is committed to providing the best professional rodeo action while honoring Northern California’s ranching and agricultural history. The inception of the Redding Rodeo can be traced back to Redding’s very own Sheriff, John Balma. After returning home from military service in the 1940s, Balma and his cohorts wished to celebrate the community they grew up in. As a member of the sheriff’s posse and eventual Chief of Police, Balma and many other law enforcement officers worked hard to create the 6 Pac Rodeo group, which consists of 6 major rodeos in California, one of them being the Redding Rodeo!

Let’s Rodeo! 

The Redding Rodeo is your one-stop shop for PRCA rodeo action. From Bareback to Barrel Racing, this rodeo has all the events you know and love. In addition to your favorite professional rodeo events, the Redding Rodeo is giving kiddos a chance at rodeo stardom during the rodeo’s Mutton Bustin’ performances.

Ky Hamilton on Brookman’s Far West (2023 Champ) // Bull Riding Photo Credit: Hailey Rae

Full Performance Schedule: 

Wednesday, May 15th: Redding Rodeo Extreme Bull Riding  

  • Native American Heritage Night
  • Gates Open – 5 pm
  •  Performance – 7 pm

Thursday, May 16th: Redding Rodeo 

  • Family Night 
  • Gates Open – 5 pm
  •  Performance – 7 pm

Friday, May 17th: Redding Rodeo

  • Tuff Enough to Wear Pink
  • Gates Open – 5 pm
  •  Performance – 7 pm

Saturday, May 18th: Redding Rodeo 

  • Armed Forces Night
  • Gates Open – 5 pm
  •  Performance – 7 pm
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History was made at Redding: Lane Frost vs. Red Rock

While the Redding Rodeo has made its mark in many ways, one page in the history book stands out. On May 20th, 1988, legendary bull rider Lane Frost became the first cowboy to ride the infamous bull Red Rock. As a ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull, Red Rock had yet to allow a cowboy to make it to the eight-second mark. All changed when Frost and the un-rideable beast met at the bucking shoot. As Red Rock shot from the gate, the rodeo world was in for a surprise as Frost became the first cowboy to make the eight-second ride! PRCA history was made in Redding!


Thank you to all of the sponsors. The Redding Rodeo wouldn’t be what it is today without your love and support. The major sponsors are Sierra Pacific Industries, Redding Rancheria, Blach Beverage, Pendleton Whisky, COORS, SnL Construction, and Valero. The full list of sponsors can be found here.

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Mark those calendars and get ready for a wonderful weekend of rodeo fun in California this May 15th-18th. Last year’s 75th Redding Rodeo turned into an outstanding event, which means this year’s event will be even better! Purchase your tickets now as tickets are selling fast. Friday and Saturday’s performance sell out and Wednesday and Thursday’s performance is close to capacity. Cowboy Lifestyle Network can’t wait to see you there!

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Taryn Cantrell is an Arizona native who has spent many hours in the rodeo arena. Having grown up barrel racing, serving as the 2017 Gilbert Days Rodeo Queen and as a member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, Taryn is passionate about her western heritage and all things rodeo. When she’s not on horseback, Taryn can be found playing her bass guitar, painting, and performing around Phoenix with her band. Taryn is a graduate of Arizona State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Taryn is proud to combine her love of the arts with her love of rodeo and has been honored to sing The National Anthem at various rodeos across the beautiful state of Arizona. Alongside her love for art and music, preserving her western heritage and promoting the sport of rodeo are just two of Taryn’s many passions. Taryn is so honored to share her love of rodeo with Cowboy Lifestyle Network’s wonderful audience.

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