Sheriff's Rodeo

The 22nd Annual San Bernardino County Sheriff’s P.R.C.A. Rodeo will be held at Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore on the weekend of Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26.

The 22nd Annual San Bernardino County Sheriff’s P.R.C.A. Rodeo is coming to Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore on the weekend of Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26.

On Saturday, Sept. 25, organizers of the event will be asking, “Are you tough enough to wear pink?” Attendees are invited to wear pink clothing to the rodeo and show their support for breast cancer awareness. The rodeo will be making a donation to Loma Linda University Hospital for breast cancer awareness.

The Challenged Children’s Rodeo will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday before the main event.

Chayce Beckham, the 2021 “American Idol” winner and local sensation, will be the special guest at the rodeo on Saturday. He will be singing the National Anthem.

The event is designed to create a better understanding of the relationship between law enforcement and the public.

Tickets are $25 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Children 6 and under are free each night; parking is $10.

Proceeds benefit the Sheriff’s Posse, a volunteer public service organization, along with several other charities.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the venue and online. For more information, visit www.sheriffsrodeo.com.

(2) comments

Eric Mills

UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT: How, in God's name, is it possible that a LAW ENFORCEMENT agency could sponsor an animal-abusing event to raise monies for worthy charities? It's called "blood money," and it needs to stop.

HYPOCRISY 101 - This is a PRCA-sanctioned event. Their 1989 booklet, "Humane Facts," claims, ironically, "That animals should be treated humanely and with dignity is a philosophy with which virtually everyone agrees, especially the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association." Truly bi-polar.

Be aware that EVERY animal welfare organization in North America condemns rodeo for its inherent cruelty, and for the terrible message it sends to impressionable young children (not to mention insensitive adults) about the proper and humane treatment of animals. For the majority of these abused creatures, the rodeo arena is merely a detour en route to the slaughterhouse. Rodeo--like those Confederate statues--belongs in the dustbin of history. The United Kingdom outlawed rodeos back in 1934. Can the U.S. be far behind? Legislation is in order in every state.

Until that happy day, BOYCOTT ALL RODEOS, THEIR CORPORATE SPONSORS & ADVERTISERS. Follow the money.

See following link to prize-winning rodeo documentary short, "BUCKING TRADITION" - www.buckingtradition.com - Useful teaching tool for Humane Educators, politicos and the general public.

Patti B

How sad and misguided to celebrate rodeo as a sport, when the participants have no choice. To use this animal cruelty as a fundraiser sends the wrong message (Abusing animals is fun!) to young people and older folks who should know and do better.

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