NORCO (CNS) – Bull-riding, calf-roping, and other frontier fun will return to the George Ingalls Equestrian Center in Norco on Friday as part of the weekend-long 2023 Norco Mounted Posse-Professional Rodeo Cowboys’ Association rodeo.
Festivities are slated to get underway at 5 p.m. Friday with an introduction to this year’s rodeo queens, followed by drill team performances and several hours of ring competition, according to organizers.
The three-night event will boast a series of contests for both professionals and amateurs, including a bareback riding contest, steer- wrestling, barrel racing, mutton-busting and — the highlight — bull-riding.
The Norco Mounted Posse-PRCA Rodeo returned last year following a two- year hiatus. The event was suspended in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus public health lockdowns.
On Saturday, the rodeo will resume at 5 p.m., followed at 9 p.m. by a “Rodeo Dance Party” and barbecue, with musical entertainment provided by country & western performer Paul Justin and his band.
On Sunday, an open cowboy church service is scheduled at 10 a.m., and gates open for the final rounds of roping and wrestling at 3:30 p.m, beginning with a “Challenged Children’s Rodeo” for special needs kids.
Between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., military recruiters will be on hand for a U.S. Armed Forces salute that includes administering enlistment oaths to incoming soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, organizers said.
Tickets are $20 for admission Friday, though kids under 3 years old will be admitted free, with additional discounts for seniors and active-duty military personnel. Saturday admission is $30, and Sunday admission is $20.
More information is available at http://www.norcomountedposseprcarodeo.com/.
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