Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, BOLADO PARK FAIRGROUNDS
4:00-6:30 PM - Mariachi Alma De Mexico Band. Taco bar, wine and beer tasting.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, BOLADO PARK FAIRGROUNDS
5:00 PM - Cowboy BBQ and live auction followed by musical entertainment by J Parson.

 

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The hugely popular Cowboy BBQ will be held Saturday, after the show, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the Patio. BBQ Dinner, by Mansmith, a full bar, and musical entertainment by J Parson promises to be fun for all. This event is a GREAT way to wind down after the Show. There will be live and silent auctions for wonderful items.

Pre-Sale tickets are available by printing the Pre-Order Tickets form on our Information page and mailing it with a check payable to the S.B.C. Saddle Horse Association. Adults: $25.00; Children 6 and over: $8.00; Under 6: free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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J Parson, Pre-Show & Saturday BBQ Entertainer

J Parson, singer/songwriter from Bakersfield, will be singing his original songs before the show each day in front of the Grandstand. He is also the featured entertainer at the Cowboy BBQ on Saturday afternoon.

Although J started rather late in life when it comes to performing for audiences he is making up for lost time in a big hurry. He has performed throughout the west including California, Washington, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Kansas, Texas, and recently at the big Road to the Horse Competition in Tennessee. He was a featured performer at the 2007 Cowboy Gathering in Elko, Nevada and received great reviews. He can be seen each week performing music on the RFD TV network show "Cowboy Flavor" while his friends Billy and Sue Ruiz demonstrate their outdoor cooking expertise. He was also recently featured by his good friend Chris Cox on his RFD show. He has appeared at several of Chris' horsemanship tour stops around the country. "These people are my friends and the opportunity that they have given me is unbelievable. I will forever be thankful for their generosity and proud of their friendship."

"There is nothing else that I have found that is as gratifying as watching an audience respond to the music that I have to offer while I am performing. To watch their faces and their eyes and see that I am having a positive impact is so rewarding I don't know how I got along without it for so long. Recently a fellow who had obviously been around came up to me after a performance and told me 'You are the voice of the west.' That is such a fine compliment and I'd like to think for just a while he was right."

 

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Eddie Kutz, Rodeo Announcer

Eddie Kutz, a life member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys' Association (PRCA) and over a 10-year touring veteran of the bull and bronc-riding circuit, has found a way to achieve his dream of induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He's not going to rope or ride his way in, he's going to talk his way in ... because he not only has the insights that come from years of competition, he has the gift of gab.

It was during his touring the circuit years that Eddie found he had a quick wit and a way with one-liners. He was not all talk, though.

You don't stay on the touring circuit for 10 years "just by flapping your lips," Eddie says. He's proud of having been a competitor, and has the buckles to prove his ability - such as saddle bronc champ at the California Rodeo in Salinas.

Eddie has been announcing rodeos since 1981. He says he started "almost as a whim," but his career has advanced to the point that he logs more than 100 appearances a year at rodeos and monster truck rallies.

Eddie Kutz is a native of Hollister, California. He has spent many years on the PRCA circuit as a performer and announcer and is a Life Member of the PRCA and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. For further information, contact him at (805) 481-6889.

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Ted Dwyer, Rodeo Announcer

Right from the arena, across the United States, up and down back roads, side roads, dirt roads, to rodeos in one-horse towns to indoor shows.

From getting throwed down, knocked down, mauled around, and just plain hanging around!

With almost 39 years experience in the sport of rodeo, starting with riding rough stock including bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding.

In 1974 Ted turned to the baggy pants and the football cleats as a rodeo clown and bullfighter working about 35 shows per year for about 10 years. While working as bullfighter in 1984 at a PRCA rodeo in Hill City Kansas, a bull from the Dorenkamp Rodeo Co. called “Zorro” also know as Frontier Airlines ended that career.

After that injury Ted worked on a few movies series, such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy, Back to the Future III and The Shadow Riders.

Ted’s love for the sport kept him involved, working for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association office in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the public relations dept. Then Ted moved back to California where he worked for Cotton Rosser’s Flying U Rodeo Co.

In 1987 Ted got started announcing rodeos and now is announcing about 50 performances per year, for various stock contractors and rodeo committees around the country. Also, about 20 Ice Hockey games per year as well.

Ice Hockey………..yep Ted’s son Michael who is 15 years old plays for the Fresno Jr. Monsters Hockey team, which, are the 2011 California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) State Champions and also the 2013 NorCal Champions.

Ted has been voted the International Pro Rodeo Associations “Western Region Announcer” of the year 8 times, and has been selected to be the announcer for the California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association 4 times as well as the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Associations Adams Cup Playoffs & Finals.

Dwyer hopes his work as a rodeo announcer helps give rodeo-goers a feeling for the way the Wild West was, while also blending in an understanding of the difficulties of the modern day cowboy. Dwyer wants people to leave the stands seeing the Cowboy for what he is -- the hero of the rodeo.

 

 

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