South Orange County will be the site of America’s Richest Two-Day Rodeo this month as the nation’s top rodeo competitors vie for a purse totaling more than $200,000 during the 10th Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, scheduled for the weekend of August 28-29, 2010.
The “best of the best” in professional rodeo have been invited to compete in the PRCA-sanctioned Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, celebrating its 10 year anniversary at the scenic Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. Hosted by the Rancho Mission Viejo family, stewards of the 23,000-acre Rancho Mission Viejo cattle ranch in South Orange County, the Rodeo serves as an important charitable fundraisers for a number of local charities, including Camino Health Center and The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding, both located in San Juan Capistrano. Proceeds from this year’s Rodeo are expected to help mark a total of $1 million in Rodeo donations raised over the past decade.
Saturday, August 28th Gates Open – 2:00 p.m. Music – 2:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies – 3:45 p.m. Rodeo Begins – 4:00 p.m. Concert/Dance Begins - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 29th Gates Open – 11:30 a.m. Music – 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies – 1:15 p.m. Rodeo Starts – 1:30 p.m
Ticket prices are $20.00 for adults on Saturday (which includes admission to the evening concert) and Sunday and $10.00 for children ages 4 to 12. Children ages 3 and under will be admitted to the Rodeo for free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate on the day of the event, or at the following pre-sale locations: Swallows Inn in San Juan Capistrano, Hennessy's Tavern in Dana Point, American Horse Products in San Juan Capistrano, Boot Barn in Lake Forest and Ortega Tack & Feed in San Juan Capistrano.