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2014-05-22

Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls to perform at Bandera's Memorial weekend rodeo

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A talented member of the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls performed a "full fender" during one of the group's previous performances. The Riata Ranch Girls will entertain the crowds at Bandera's Memorial Weekend Rodeo, slated for May 23, 24 and 25 at Mansfield Park, off Highway 16 North.


The Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association introduces the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls from Three Rivers, California, as the entertainment act for the Memorial Weekend Rodeo, set for May 23, 24 and 25.
The Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls are known throughout the world for their western performing arts that include trick riding and trick roping. They have appeared at rodeos and events across the globe, including the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas, Reno Rodeo, Pendleton Round Up, Salinas and Dodge City, among others.
lTo date, the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls have traveled to 18 countries on four continents and across the United States representing the Western American lifestyle
Their unique brand of entertainment has led to performances in other professional sporting venues. Their halftime performances for the NFL featured horses at the San Francisco 49ers' games, Barcelona Spain for the American Bowl, Monday Night Football and numerous Super Bowl appearances.
In Lexington, Kentucky, the Riata Girls participated in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Their performance included a nine-minute trick roping segment accompanied by the University of Kentucky Philharmonic Orchestra. This segment was broadcasted in 56 countries.
In May 2012, Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls participated in the Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Queen Elizabeth as she celebrated 60 years on the throne. The Riata Girls were handpicked for this once-in-a-lifetime event at Windsor Castle.
The made-for-television film, "All the Queen's Horses," featured 500 hundred horses and 800 hundred performers from 18 countries. The Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls were part of the USA contingency that performed a Wild West show. A few members even had tea and personal meeting with Her Royal Majesty.
Each member of the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls is a product of the training provided by the Riata Ranch Youth Horsemanship Clinics and the philosophy and way of life exemplified in the daily routines at Riata Ranch. Students chosen for the teams go through an extensive program that focuses on combining physical skills that promote positive life skills.
For more information on the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, visit rrcowboygirls.com.
Bandera's 31st annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo will be held over Memorial Day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 23, 24 and 25. The arena action begins at 8 pm each night at Mansfield Park on Highway 16 North. Admission is $12 for adults, and $6 for children. Parking is $5. All proceeds will benefit the CCRA Scholarship Fund.
For more information on events, visit www.banderarodeo.com