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Redding Rodeo rides out of the gates for day one

The 73rd Redding Rodeo rode out of the gates on Thursday.

Posted: May 13, 2021 7:05 PM
Updated: May 13, 2021 7:18 PM

REDDING, Calif. - The 73rd Redding Rodeo rode out of the gates on Thursday.

Some of Thursday’s events include the wagon races and performances by the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls.

It normally takes the Redding Rodeo Association a whole year to plan the event, but this year they got it down in two months.

The organization updated its signs around the arena and even built new warm-up areas for some of its participants.

“We've been down for two years really,” said Bennett Gooch, the president of the Redding Rodeo Association. “We had a rainy season in 2019 and we weren't here last year. We had to go through and make sure that everything was in working order.”

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The Redding Rodeo Association said there are about 450 rodeo contestants this year.

Even before the gates opened to the community, people were already waiting to get inside and check out what the rodeo had to offer.

People tell Action News Now they are excited to see this longtime Redding tradition come back.

“We came here the first time and that was my first time going to a rodeo,” said Angela Caswell of Redding. “We didn't come last year because of COVID-19 and we're glad to be here today.”

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