Junior Bull Riders Come to Cattle Call Arena



Trenton Blackstone, 9, from Brawley, takes a ride Saturday at the Cattle Call Arena

BRAWLEY – The Pacific Coast Junior Bull Riders (PCJBR), Inc., held an event at the Brawley Cattle Call Arena Saturday and Sunday.

The two-day event featured mutton busting, bull riding, and steer riding by kids as young as three years old in the mutton-busting category.

Jon Blackstone helped bring the event to Brawley. His son, Trenton, competed.

“I’m excited to have this event here in Brawley,” said Blackstone. “We are members of the PCJBR. This is an outstanding facility. A lot of the visiting organizations say Cattle Call Arena has some of the best chutes in California. It’s nice for the kids to experience this.”

Some of the winners of the weekend were:

Ron Hill – mutton busting – 1st place

Kaysen Chaffin – mutton busting – 2nd place

Trenton Blackstone – steer riding – 1st place

Timmy Cooper – steer riding – 2nd place

Dalton Shepard – junior bull riding – 1st place

Jackie Saenz, proud rodeo mom from Valley Center, explained a bit about the organization.

Boogie Saenz, 5, mutton buster from Valley Center

“My son, Boogie, is five and he’s sponsored by Cowboy Movers,” said Saenz. “Mutton busters start at three years old and go up from there to junior bulls. My husband is a bull rider for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and my son is following in his daddy’s footsteps.”

“It takes a lot of work to get the arena ready for a competition,” said Blackstone. “I am extremely grateful to the city of Brawley and the Cattle Call Rodeo Committee for the use and the preparation of the arena. I like to especially thank the Moore family for their support.”


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