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*WHAT: Ropin’ on the River Rodeo

*WHERE: Dell’Osso Farms

*WHEN: Saturday, June 1, (Gates open 1 p.m. with rodeo at 6 p.m.) & Sunday, June 2, (Gates open 9:30 a.m. with rodeo at 2 p.m.)

*COST: Parking is free.  Entrance into the park and entertainment area is free.  Rodeo admission is $20 for an adult ticket, $15 for children, ages 5-12, and $15 for seniors.  Tickets are on sale now for a discounted rate of $2 off until May 31.

TICKETS: You can purchase your tickets at the following locations:

*Give Every Child A Chance (322 Sun West Place, Manteca) 823-6222

*Golden Valley Federal Credit Union (409 West center St., Manteca) 825-5878

*Oak Valley Community Bank (191 West North St., Manteca) 249-7360

*FOR INFO: Call 823-6222




Youngsters can compete in two events

at this weekend’s Ropin’ on the River


LATHROP - Youngsters can compete in this weekend’s Ropin’ on the River Rodeo sponsored by  Give Every Child a Chance and hosted by Dell’Osso Family Farm.

They can compete in junior barrel racing and mutton busting.

Junior barrel racing is open to children ages 12 and under. Each rider must provide their own horse. The entry fee is $60. It includes two adult admission tickets and one child admission (for the rider). Contestants can pick either Saturday, June 1, or Sunday, June 2. Contestants will be limited to five per day.

Mutton busting is open to children ages 3-6 with a maximum weight of 60 pounds. A rodeo supplied helmet must be worn to ride (no exceptions). The entry fee is $60 and includes two adult admission tickets and one child admission (for the contestant). Contestants can pick either Saturday, June 1,  or Sunday, June 2. Contestants will be limited to 10 per day.

To register for either pee wee event, go to to download the registration form. You can email your completed form with payment information to Stephanie Hilson; by fax (209) 823-6255; or in person (322 Sun West Place, Manteca)

All day family entertainment will include: vendor and concession booths, cowboy church, Clydesdale exposition, petting zoo, pony rides, souvenir shopping in the country store, and a few of the Dell’Osso Family Farm signature attractions: tire pyramid, bucking pumpkins, speedway, petting zoo, and pony rides.

Rodeo  sponsors include; Dell’ Osso Family Farm; Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; PG&E; Pabst Blue Ribbon; South San Joaquin Irrigation District; Oak Valley Community Bank; Saybrook CLSP, LLC; The Albert and Rina Brocchini Family Foundation; Casino Real; Raymus Homes; Del Monte Foods; Lathrop Business Park, LLC; Northern California Carpenters Regional Council; Teichert Construction; Top Grade Construction; Union Pacific Railway; Mountain Cascade; LJ Consultants; Network Paradigims; Simplot; Simplified Mortgage; Alamendra Longhorns; Black Oak Casino; Boyett Petroleum/Cruisers; Carlson, Barbee, &Gibson; Chase Bank; Chicken Ranch Casino; Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group; Engeo; Gordon Trucking; MBK Engineers; Casino Real; Line-X; Dutra Farms; Dorfman Pacific; Grewal Equestrian; SOOPCO; Central Valley Seniors; Manteca Bulletin; Doctors Hospital; and Gould Tax.

For those rodeo athletes who wish to compete, please contact the CCPRA at 530-347-9256, to register for an event.