Shows & Tickets
This year will mark the Ramona Rodeos’ 39th 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.
Rider grew up as a 5th generation cowboy he was competing in Youth and Little Britches rodeos as far back as anyone can remember. He won his first buckle when he was just 5 years old.
He was given a Will Rodgers trick roping kit for Christmas when he was nine. Rider would push the living room furniture back and watch instructional videos over and over until he mastered each trick. He started performing locally that next summer. He than began performing in professional rodeos by the time he was eleven.
Rider continues to practice the cowboy skills of trick roping, gun spinning, and whip cracking daily.
In the early days of rodeo was held as a competition at the many of the largest rodeos in the nation. Rider competes at the international competitions in trick roping and gun spinning.
At age 26, he has already 2x World Champion All Around Western Performer, 4x World Champion Trick Roper, and 2x World Champion Gun Spinning titles. Rider has performed in 49 states, lacking only Hawaii. Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Oman, Dubai, Lebanon, and France. Rider had been featured 5x NFR, 6x Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cavalia, RAM Prairie Circuit Finals, RAM National Circuit Finals and 4x PRCA Dress Act of the Year Nominee.
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
2019 Ramona Rodeo: Ramona the Beautiful
This year’s theme encompasses everything that makes Ramona beautiful. We have such a unique, beautiful town and way of life that you just don’t find many places anymore – it is true Americana.
Ramona has so many things that make it unique – from our horses, small businesses schools and vineyards, to the amazing people who live here and the true camaraderie and spirit of friendship that is alive in our community truly make it a special and unique place to live.
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:
Performing the National Anthem Friday May 17th
Auditions will be held at the after Parade party on May 11th at the Rodeo Pavilion at 1-3pm. Sign up the day of for auditions. No age restrictions for Friday night’s National Anthem performer.
Performing the National Anthem Saturday May 18th
Graham Nancarrow is an American singer-songwriter & frontman for American country band, Nancarrow.
Graham also plays solo w/his acoustic guitar & also has a old country duo project called “Grass” The duo features Graham Nancarrow & Russell Hayden, of Nancarrow.
“its great….crazy young kid that was born with our music in the DNA. He is timeless and carries the responsibility of the past to play it right, and sing it right, he honors it, and the music honors him..what else you want or need……..”
– Tim Flannery, Musician/SF Giants 3rd Base Coach
Performing the National Anthem Friday May 17th
Auditions will be held at the after Parade party on May 11th at the Rodeo Pavilion at 1-3pm. Sign up the day of for auditions. Performers must 12 years old or younger to audition for Sunday performance.