Lakeside is famous for being a rodeo town primarily because of the famous Lakeside Rodeo that takes place in the El Capitan Stadium every end of April for the past 5o years.
San Diego’s official tourism website highlights this event for out of town visitors, and those that regularly come to lakeside for this four day-event. Lakeside CA Information
“The 7 events of rodeo to include bull riding, Bareback riding, Saddle bronc riding, Steer wrestling, Calf roping, Barrel racing (WPRA), Tie down roping, and Team roping…plus, the Kids Stick Horse Race is a hilarious to watch at each performance!”
Read more here.
How it Started
The official website of the Lakeside Rodeo features the long history of Rodeo in the town, and why it has been famous all over San Diego and the rest of California. Senior Living Facilities in Lakeside
“July 5th of 1920 when the first rodeo was held in Lakeside. Organized by resident Bill Kuhner, it was held on the property of Emil Klicka, just south of Lindo Lake in a makeshift arena. Rodeos were held in makeshift arenas for several years, some arena set ups were created by ringing a fence area with autos. For several years there was no rodeo, but after the ownership of Lindo Lake was settled, in celebration rodeo returned to Lakeside in 1933 using bleachers left over from the days of car racing around Lindo Lake. The ‘Lakeside Rodeo Association’ was formed.”
Check out the website here for the rodeo schedule.
The Rodeo Town
Wikipedia meantime explained how Lakeside came to be the rodeo town that it is known for now. Places to Hang Out in Lakeside, CA
“Lakeside has long held a reputation as a “cowboy town” and “rodeo town,” due to the rural setting, the prevalence of ranches and the abundant horse ownership in the area, as well as hosting an 8-acre (32,000 m2) permanent rodeo facility, the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. The venue is manned and maintained by the El Capitan Stadium Association, an all-volunteer group who aims to assist and support the youth of Lakeside by donating all proceeds from facility rentals to local sports and service, as well as education grants. Notable rodeos include the PRCA-sanctioned Lakeside Rodeo, part of their California circuit and usually occurring on the last weekend in April, regularly drawing over 20,000 observers to the arena, as well as the Lakeside Optimists’ Bulls Only Rodeo in July.”
Know more about Lakeside Rodeo from Wikipedia here.
Lakeside is indeed a place to enjoy rodeo!
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