Miss Truckee Rodeo Queen (former 2014 Miss Penn Valley Rodeo) Bridget McClarrinon. Photo © Nancy D. Brown
The family-friendly, two-night rodeo, brings together neighbors, newcomers and old-timers to carry on the Western tradition of riding bulls and racing barrels in a weekend of spirited competition. Smells of barbecue and corn on the cob, blend with the aroma of spilled beer and a faint whiff of horse manure lingers in the warm evening air. After all, cows, horses, ponies and sheep are why we are gathered here in Nevada county. The PVCRA offers two scholarships to local high school students who intend to study agriculture.