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Sendero Residents Get An Insider’s View at Rodeo 101

Rancho Mission Viejo gave some lucky Sendero residents an insider’s look at this year’s Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, including a visit to the historic cow camp and an opportunity to see some of the rodeo participants practice. You can read the full article and see some photos here.

Rodeo Roundup at the Dispatch

The Capistrano Dispatch has a short article and some good photos from this weekend’s rodeo here.

Congratulations to the RMV Rodeo Winners

Congratulations to the winners (and all the competitors) at this weekend’s Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo:

Bareback Riding: Tilden Hooper Steer Wrestling: Trevor Knowles Tie Down Roping: Clint Cooper Team Roping: Aaron Tsinigine and Cole Davison Bull Riding: Wesley Silcox Saddle Bronc: Cort Scheer

2nd Annual Rodeo Ride on Sunday, August 17th at Reata Park and Events Center

For all of the equestrians out there, here’s a fun event to kick off Rodeo Week!

Schedule for Rodeo Week in San Juan Capistrano

Below are more details on the upcoming RMV Rodeo and Rodeo Week in San Juan Capistrano, courtesy of the City:

The following Chamber of Commerce sponsored events will take place the week prior to the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo at the City’s Riding Park. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for ticket information for these events.


Rodeo Week is Coming August 15-24, 2014

Are you ready for Rodeo Week in San Juan Capistrano? All the information you need about the week’s festivities is below:

San Juan Chamber Launches Redesigned Website

If you have not done so, take a look at the newly redesigned website for the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce, available here. The new web site does a great job compiling all of the shopping, dining, equestrian and special events available in San Juan. Special sections are devoted to the Camino Real Playhouse, [...]

Save the Date for the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo: August 23-24, 2014

Save the date: August 23-24, 2014 for the return of the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo.

If You Are Looking for Rodeo Highlights…

Looking for highlights from this weekend’s Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo?

The Capistrano Dispatch has an article, the top finishers and some photos here.

And the San Juan Capistrano Patch has all of that, plus some video here. We’ve embedded the video below:

Congratulations to the organizers and the City of San Juan Capistrano for [...]

Welcome to the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo!

In anticipation of this weekend’s rodeo, please enjoy highlights from 2010′s event, courtesy of Around and About Orange County: