Ridin' & Ropin'

April 29, 2014 

It may be t-shirt and shorts weather this weekend, but for the diehard cowboys and cowgirls, it's blue jeans and well-worn boots as they kick-up the dust all the way to the 62nd annual Coarsegold Rodeo this Friday through Sunday at the Bohna Arena on Raymond Road (415).

Katrina Sack-Templeton and Jana Sack, along with their brother Tom Sack (posthumously), are Grand Marshalls of the event. Crowd-pleasing events include barrel racing, team roping and bronc riding. Cowboys will try their best to stay atop a 2,000-pound raging bull for eight seconds Sunday during one of the rodeo's most dangerous events.

Other activities include a Friday night dinner, Exceptional Kids Rodeo and dance Saturday, with Cowboy pancake breakfast and Cowboy Church Sunday, along with the crowning of the 2014 rodeo queen.

Friday, May 2

9 a.m. — Heritage Days for area schools.

1:30 p.m. — Coarsegold Rodeo Royalty Horsemanship Contest (Bohna Arena)

6 p.m. — Royalty dinner banquet and onstage royalty interviews (Coarsegold Community Center); cost: $20.

Saturday, May 3

11 a.m. — Exceptional Kids Rodeo assisted by Cal Fire and rodeo royalty

1:30 p.m. — Pro Rodeo: Saddle and bare bronc riding, mutton bustin', steer wrestling and roping, barrel racing and bullriding.

8 p.m. — "Dance Under the Stars" at the Bohna Rodeo Grounds with music by Terry Naracon from TC Tunes; cost: $5.

Sunday, May 4

8 - 11 a.m. — Cowboy Pancake Breakfast by the Yosemite Lakes Community Church Youth Group; cost: $5.

9 a.m. — Cowboy Church with Clifton Jansky

Noon — Grand Entry Procession featuring Grand Marshals siblings Katrina Sack-Templeton, Jana Sack, and Tom Sack (posthumously); and Miss Coarsegold Rodeo Royalty crowning

1:30 p.m. — Pro Rodeo: Saddle and bare bronc riding, mutton bustin' steer wrestling and roping, barrel racing and bullriding.

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