Adelanto Rodeo Offers Affordable Entertainment for All Ages


Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr and his grandson at the first Adelanto Rodeo; awaiting the muttin' busting competition

Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr and his grandson at the first Adelanto Rodeo; awaiting the muttin’ busting competition

By Staff Reports

(Adelanto)— If you haven’t had your fill of bull riding, roping and barrel racing, get ready to attend the second annual Adelanto Rodeo Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22 at Adelanto Stadium—formerly Heritage Field.

Capitalizing on the success of its first rodeo held last October, which had over 3,000 attendees and raised $3,500, Adelanto is holding the National Police Rodeo Association (NPRA) sanctioned rodeo to provide a fun, family-oriented event for High Desert residents.

Riding bulls, bareback and saddle broncos for 10 years while serving in the Marine Corps, Adelanto Mayor Richard Kerr says he can attest to the excitement that rodeos provide attendees.

There are seven events over two days where riders will compete not just for buckles, but a yet-to-be-determined purse, and we’ll have vendors and a dance to keep folks entertained,” said Kerr.

Kerr is particularly excited about the fact that a portion of the proceeds will benefit victims of the Blue Cut fire. “We will be taken donations through our city’s non-profit Adelanto Community Benefit Corporation and a portion of the profits will be set aside to assist in rebuilding the lives of our High Desert residents affected by the Fire,” said Kerr.

For a $15 admission fee—with children age six and under admitted free—guests will be treated to:

  • Bull Riding
  • Bronc Riding
  • Breakaway Roping
  • Tie Down Roping
  • Team Roping
  • Barrel Racing
  • Chute Doging

Kid Activities include Muttin’ Busting, Calf Scrambles and Boot Scrambles.

The Adelanto Rodeo is sanctioned by the National Police Rodeo Association which brings together members to compete in various rodeos around California and Nevada, promoting wholesome values in the spirit of friendly competition. “We would like to have two big rodeos a year and at least once per month have barrel races and roping,” said Kerr.

Friday gates open at 5:00 p.m. with the rodeo starting at 7:00. Camping is available at the stadium for $35 a space. For more information or to obtain tickets visit or contact Sergio Quesada at (760) 843-3300 or email

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