Shows & Tickets
This year will mark the Ramona Rodeos’ 38th year in operation. We are proud to offer a TOP NOTCH PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around.
Our event boasts the Professional attitude with the BEST hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo.
All proceeds generated from our rodeo go right back into our BEAUTIFUL non-profit Rodeo Park.
We look forward to opening our gates to you and your family and friends to enjoy our BEAUTIFUL community and our FANTASTIC hometown Rodeo experience.
Troy Lerwill: Wild Child
Four-time PRCA Comedy Act of the Year
Six-time PRCA Clown of the Year
Troy Lerwill, a rodeo bullfighter and barrel man, delivers excitement and thrilling entertainment to the sport of rodeo. Audiences from around the country are left breathless with his signature act: jumping a Ram truck and trailer, spanning 60 feet long, with his dirt bike.
Like many others in his profession, Troy has a strong rodeo background. His father, Lynn, was a team roper, and his mother, Penny, is a former rodeo queen. Growing up in Utah, Troy received his first horse when he was just four years old. But by age 10, he had chosen another kind of mount for himself – a motorcycle. He entered his first race at 12. At age 18, he was the top man in professional motor cross in Utah. In 1992, he opened his own motor bike retail and repair shop in his hometown of Payson, UT.
Troy started his bullfighting career in 1994, then joined the PRCA in 1997 and became a barrel man too. During this time, he began working to include his cycling skills in his rodeo act. “I told myself that somehow it had to be possible to jump a Dodge pickup truck and a Bloomer trailer with my dirt bike,” he said.
Nancarrow is an original honky-tonk band borne out of rural southern California. Fronted by singer/sonwriter Graham Nancarrow, the band infuses raw energy and classic tones to present their own unique brand of American songs. A few of the artists they have performed with include: Rhett Miller, Chris Stapleton, Billy Currington, Wade Bowen and Josh Abbott. Nancarrow have also performed at the Kaaboo and Stagecoach Music Festivals. The band recently released their fourth album, “Hot Chicken” recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN, produced and engineered by Vance Powell.
Graham Nancarrow: Vocals and Guitar | Russel Hayden: Steel Guitars and Vocals
Joe Weisinger: Bass | Ron Kerner: Drums Percussion
Winner, Peoples Choice, Best Country Band – City Beat Magazine, 2016
Winner, Best Country Album – San Diego Music Awards, 2015
Nominated, Best Americana Band – San Diego Music Awards, 2013
2018 Ramona Rodeo Honors First Responders
We appreciate the bravery, dedication and sacrifices of our First Responders. To show our appreciation, the 2018 Ramona Rodeo will honor them at our performances this year.Please join us by attending any one of our three performances, and support these incredible men and women who chose a profession that requires them to put their lives on the line for others every day. What better way to spend a weekend, than to support your community while also supporting those who protect it.
Professional Rodeo Announcer – Bob Edmonds
With a lifetime of experience in the rodeo arena, Bob Edmonds is one of the most knowledgeable announcers in the business. Growing up in a stock contracting family, Bob learned early on the value of a good rodeo production. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of rodeo, but announcing and sharing his passion for rodeo is what Bob thoroughly enjoys. Bob has been announcing rodeos since 2001 and he earned his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) card at the beginning of the 2006 season. His smooth, authentic and enthusiastic delivery of the rodeo events will keep even the most seasoned rodeo fan involved and entertained, all in a family friendly atmosphere.
Bob has been selected four times to announce the prestigious Ram Mountain States PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo. He keeps a busy schedule each year of announcing PRCA rodeos and PRCA Xtreme Bull Riding, in addition to a handful of PBR Touring Pro bull ridings. His impressive rodeo resume also includes several regional rodeo finals, college rodeos, bull ridings and rough stock events.
Honeycutt Rodeo Company
Heritage and Tradition run deep in Honeycutt Rodeo.
Walt Alsbaugh (Jerry Honeycutt’s Grandpa) began his rodeo career back in the 1930’s. Rodeo was his life for more than 60 years. He won his first rodeo in 1931 at the age of 13, and competed in every event in rodeo except the Bareback Riding. In the late 40’s, Walt used his vast knowledge of rodeo to become a Rodeo Stock Contractor. Over the years he was recognized as one of the top Contractors in the Rodeo World and was awarded some of the most prestigious honors the Rodeo Industry bestows including (but not limited to):
- The Family Heritage Award from the WRPA in 2010
- Induction into The Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009
- Induction into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1990
- 1986 PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year
- The 1981 International Rodeo Fans’ Man of the Year
Roy Honeycutt, (Jerry’s Dad) continued the tradition and extended the business to include some of the best stock in the rodeo business raised on his ranch in Colorado. World Champion Bucking Horse and Bull Breeding programs continue to be the foundation of Honeycutt Rodeo.
Today, Jerry Honeycutt credits his dad, Roy, for teaching him how to put on a top notch, fast-paced and high quality professional rodeo. And he’s honored to carry on his grandfathers’ dream of producing professional rodeo. Honeycutt Rodeo is now five generations strong, and has been producing Rodeos spanning eight decades.
“It takes a lifetime to build up respect, and just because I’m the grandson or son of professional rodeo stock contractors doesn’t mean I can live my life off them,” Jerry finishes. “You have to earn your own respect, and that’s most important to me, My goals are to put God first, be a good husband and father, and produce great rodeos.”
“I look forward to carrying on the tradition of producing top notch rodeos and cannot wait to see what the next 80 years holds for Honeycutt Rodeo.”
I want to come to the Rodeo… what can I expect to see?
Why Cowboys and Cowgirls Compete
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association PRCA Rodeo contestants compete in multiple rodeos throughout the annual rodeo season to earn performance points to qualify for a contestant berth at the state level Finals rodeo, such as the California Finals Rodeo and to ultimately be invited to compete at the National Finals Rodeo .
Patriotic Performances by:
Camille Reyes, Detentions Deputy
Performing the National Anthem Friday May 18th
Camille loves working for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and can’t imagine working anywhere else. She’s been with the department for a year and a half and serves at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility as a Detentions Deputy. In her free time she serves her community as a volunteer and has helped some amazing organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), The Special Olympics, Battle of the
Badges, National Latino Peace Officers Association and The Red Ribbon Luncheon. Her goal is to make a difference in her community and it is the primary reason she became a Deputy. Every opportunity she can find to help out in the community is an opportunity for Camille to make a difference in someone’s life and to make a positive impact. Camille embodies all the best attributes of first responders and that’s why we are honored to have her as our national anthem singer at the Ramona Rodeo this year. Thank YOU for your service to our community Camille Reyes! We honor and appreciate you and your colleagues at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Performing the National Anthem Saturday May 19th
Raised in San Dimas, California, Amy has been singing since the age of three. Mother of 4, she finally lived out her dream that has always been rooted in country music. While in Nashville, Amy caught the attention of many industry professionals for her powerful vocals and passion for supporting our troops. Amy was featured in the July 2009 issue of Country Weekly Magazine as well as the September 2009 cover story for Nashville Music Guide. Her contagious spirit and her passion resonate to all who hear her. Amy’s Patriotism shines through in her known traditional version of the National Anthem.
Performing the National Anthem Sunday May 20th
Alexavia Zetterberg is a 13-year old Ramona resident, a native Californian whose dream has always been to become a singer (and a child psychologist). She currently attends Olive Peirce as an 8th grader. When Alexavia was only five years old, she started collecting gifts for Children at Radys Children Hospital and when she turned six she started her own non-profit organization called Believe in Miracles Charity. Her charity sponsors a free talent show each Holiday Season, along with a silent auction of donated goods from local stores at the Ramona Town Hall which helps to fund her charity since all the money raised goes to local families in Ramona so they can have a very, Merry Christmas.