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PRCA rodeo brings family fun to heart of Hesperia
Hesperia's equestrian heritage was put on colorful display last weekend as the Hesperia Recreation and Park District hosted the annual Hesperia Rocking Bar h Rodeo at the Val Shearer Equestrian Center at Lime Street Park.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys event featured cowboys ridin' and ropin'. When they weren't atop a quarter horse or buckin' bronc, the cowboys were wrestling a steer or riding a bull.
The prettiest girls in the area rode around the ring. As Hesperia Rodeo Queen Jennifer Barnes held high Old Glory, Junior Queen Jamie Wendt carried the California State flag. Rocking Bar h Rodeo committee member Sara Newham, the 2000 queen, carried the flag of the park district, which is celebrating 50 years of service. Serving as grand marshal was San Bernardino County Sheriff Gary Penrod.
As usual, consummate professional Don Jesser served as PRCA announcer, which include a mixture of play-by-play and humorist skills.
A number of sponsors made the event possible with Valley-Hi Toyota Honda serving as major sponsor.