State high school rodeo coming to Caledonia
By Sally Santora
For the County News
The best high school rodeo riders in the state are coming to Livingston County on Oct. 6 and 7 for the New York State High School Rodeo Association’s competition.
Riders will compete in two divisions, juniors for riders in grades six through eight and seniors, for riders in grades nine through 12.
The two-day rodeo will be held at the Caledonia Fairgrounds on Leicester Street. The cowgirls will compete in barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, ribbon roping, team roping and breakaway. The cowboys will compete in goat tying, breakaway, chute dogging, team roping, ribbon roping and bull riding.
David Stein of Wheatland is the national director of the organization. He expects about 60 teen riders coming from New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire, to compete in the rodeo, including his junior division son, Dillon and senior division daughter Kasey, who along with her older sister Kelly Jo, have both competed in the NYSHSRA competition in the past.
All three riders, and their youngest sister Kerri, are students at Cal-Mum Central School.
Admission is free and the NYSHSRA will be selling food refreshments.
The high school rodeo season begins with the new school year. Riders compete at rodeos over the next several months to earn points. The top four point earners in each event advances to the national competitions held in Rock Spring, Wyoming (senior division) and Gallop, N.M. ( junior division).
Courtesy of Roy Ryan
The NYSHSRA comes to Caledonia Fairgrounds Oct. 6 and 7, featuring high school riders from across the state competing in roping, barrel racing, and pole bending.