BRAWLEY â€“ 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.
â€œIâ€™m excited to have this event here in Brawley,â€ said Blackstone. â€œWe 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. Itâ€™s nice for the kids to experience this.â€
Some of the winners of the weekend were:
Ron Hill â€“ mutton busting – 1st place
Kaysen Chaffin â€“ mutton busting – 2nd place
Trenton Blackstone â€“ steer riding â€“ 1st place
Timmy Cooper â€“ steer riding â€“ 2nd place
Dalton Shepard â€“ junior bull riding â€“ 1st place
Jackie Saenz, proud rodeo mom from Valley Center, explained a bit about the organization.
â€œMy son, Boogie, is five and heâ€™s sponsored by Cowboy Movers,â€ said Saenz. â€œMutton 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 daddyâ€™s footsteps.â€
â€œIt takes a lot of work to get the arena ready for a competition,â€ said Blackstone. â€œI 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.â€