COARSGOLD – The final word on this year’s Coarsegold Rodeo? Fantastic. So says Rodeo Committee Chair Jill Satterfield and pretty much everyone who was involved in the 2015 event.
“This year’s rodeo was fantastic and it far exceeded my expectations,” says Satterfield.
“Rockin M Productions put on their usual fantastic production and Heritage Day was the best we’ve had in years!” The Exceptional Kids Rodeo was well attended and loads of fun.
New vendors helped to make the food court a success, as well.
“Janet and Boyd Stevens were there with their Italian Ice booth. They have also been a wonderful addition to our rodeo committee this year.”
The Coarsegold 4H petting zoo was a big hit all weekend, according to Satterfield, and among the many highlights of the Rodeo extravaganza was a visit from special people connected with Relay for Life.
“Survivors were honored on Saturday with a ride around the arena in the back of pick-up trucks from Silva Ford in Madera. That was a very moving moment and several of the people came up to me afterwards to say how much it meant to them.“
Madera County 5th District Supervisor Tom Wheeler was the Grand Marshal this year.
“We couldn’t have had a better Grand Marshal. Talk about being gracious and humble,” Satterfield adds.
This was the first time the Rodeo had a Wee Little Princess category.
“Taylor Bigelow won the title of Wee Little Princess, Raigan Gipson is our Little Princess, Victoria Smith is our Princess and Dana Healy is our new 2015 Coarsegold Rodeo Queen. It’s always sad when we have to say goodbye to the outgoing court. The 2014 Royalty was especially hard because those girls were all very involved over this past year and we’ve all grown to care for each of them.“
As for the Rodeo action, we’ll let the photographs speak for themselves. Special thanks to 2015 official rodeo photographer Carrie Jenkins of A Moment in Time Photography, and to long-time rodeo supporter and photographer Tammi Kudra, for outstanding coverage of all the action.
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