Bulls Only Rodeo 2013

Hello everybody!

Last weekend I attended the Bulls Only Rodeo in Lakeside, California. This rodeo has always been a fun one to attend. It is the sister to the Lakeside Rodeo since it is held in the same arena and is also put on by the Lakeside Optimists. And, don’t let its name fool you: the Bulls Only Rodeo has more than just bulls! In addition to Mutton Bustin, it has an event called Extreme Bronc Riding, which consists of teams of about 4-5 men or women, who each have a designated role after the bronc comes out of the chute (e.g., one holds, one saddles, and one attempts to ride the horse from one side of the arena to the other). It was definitely fun to watch!

Also at Bulls Only, rodeo queens get to sign autographs on horseback alongside the arena. I love being able to talk to the rodeo fans while children pet my horse. I know when I was a little girl I would have loved to pet a rodeo queen’s horse!

Thank you to the Bulls Only Rodeo committee and Lakeside Optimists for allowing me to partake in this year’s rodeo! I had a great time.

Bridgette LaHaye

Teen Miss Rodeo California 2013