The PRCA/WPRA California Circuit is back in action and all of the excitement is happening this weekend (April 14 & 15, 2018) in the “Cowboy Capital of the World” – Oakdale, California – It is the 67th Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo!!

67th Annual Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo - April 14 & 15, 2018

67th Annual Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo – April 14 & 15, 2018

PRCA Cowboys and WPRA Cowgirls are ready to rope and ride, giving rodeo fans non-stop, adrenaline pumping, rodeo action at the 67th Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo – The first performance starts today at 1pm!  For all information about the 67th Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo, including community events and rodeo performance times, please visit their website ( link ).  Be sure to follow them on Facebook ( link ).  You can also follow them on Instagram.

The Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo is part of the PRCA California Circuit.  The PRCA/WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo will be held October 5th, (first performance), October 6th (second performance), & October 7th, (final performance and award ceremonies), at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, California.  The top 12 PRCA CA Circuit Cowboys and Cowgirls, in each event, will rope and ride for the Circuit Championships and Year End Championships at this event.  For more info, please visit website /Facebook .

There has been a host of community events/traditions leading up to the rodeo including the crowning of rodeo royalty.  This morning, the entire Oakdale community will come together for the Oakdale Rodeo Parade.  Congratulations to this year’s Grand Marshal, Vanetta Sipe.  She has called Oakdale home since 1957.  Active in her community, she has been a member and supporter of the Oakdale Saddle Club for 62 years (she was the 22nd member!).  Naming Vanetta Grand Marshal was the communities way of saying thank you for all she does.  Vanetta is also known, with love and affection, as “The Corn Dog Lady”.  You will find her at the rodeo at her stand, where she has been for the past 50 years!  Please stop by and say hi, and wish her an early birthday – Vanetta will turn 100 years old in June!  Congratulations Maam!

Congratulations to your 2018 Miss Rodeo Oakdale, Sylvana Talamantes.  We wish you an exciting reign!  You can follow Miss Rodeo Oakdale on Facebook
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Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2017, McKensey Middleton and Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2018, Sylvana Talamantes (photo by Tammy Middleton - Cherry Tree Photography - used with permission)

Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2017, McKensey Middleton and Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2018, Sylvana Talamantes (photo by Tammy Middleton – Cherry Tree Photography – used with permission)

We would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to your 2017 Miss Rodeo Oakdale, McKensey Middleton, for being such a wonderful rodeo ambassador.  We would also like to thank her for traveling to Lancaster, California, to present the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Flag (as well as Circuit Finals Rodeo Sponsor Flags) at the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo.  Never lose that smile and enthusiasm.  We know your family, friends, community, and fans are very proud of you.

Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2017, McKensey Middleton

Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2017, McKensey Middleton

We would like to take this opportunity to once again congratulate Oakdale’s very own PRCA Cowboy, Ryle Smith.  At the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo, Ryle earned 3 championship saddles and 5 buckles; He was your Year End and Average “All-Around” Champion, Year End Tie-Down Roping Champion, Year-End Steer Wrestling Champion, and he won the rodeo average in tie-down roping.  Ryle went to the Ram National Finals Rodeo and just a few short days ago, won “All-Around Champion” at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida.  Congratulations Ryle on an amazing year – Your hometown, family, and friends, are looking forward to this year!

Ryle Smith - Your 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo "Year End and Average" Champion (photo by Shawna Nelson)

Ryle Smith – Your 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo “Year End and Average” Champion (photo by Shawna Nelson)

The first performance of the 67th Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo is today at 1pm – Be sure to stay for the rodeo dance.  The second performance, is Sunday, April 14, 2018 at 1pm.  But before rodeo, be sure to start your day out with wonderful people at “Cowboy Church” with Coy Huffman.

Good luck to all of the contestants!  Thank you to the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Committee, sponsors, volunteers, and fans for keeping the sport of professional rodeo and the western way of life alive and well in California!

See you in October for the 2018 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo!!!  For more info, please visit website /Facebook .  

2018 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo

2018 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo