Clovis Rodeo Day Two Kicks Off with Festive Parade

CLOVIS, Calif. - Cowboys and cowgirls came out to the Clovis Rodeo on Saturday. The morning's festivities kicked off with the annual parade, and inside of the fairgrounds, the rodeo action continued with some fast and furious riding.

Clovis resident Nicole Kahl said, "It's definitely an annual family thing for us, and now not only as children, we do it, but now we get to bring our children out here and they get to experience it."

Kahl said the parade is great fun for the children, and the more aggressive moves of the bulls can be perfect for the adults.

"I think the bull riding and the bucking broncos are our favorite!" Kahl exclaimed.

Clovis Rodeo director Chuck Rigsbee said family and tradition is what the rodeo is all about. And, it's about giving back to the community. Every year, the Saturday of the rodeo is dedicated to military veterans.

He said, "It's kind of part of our DNA as to what we do. And we just like to honor veterans as to thank them for the service they do for our country."

Sunday wraps up the 103rd Clovis Rodeo. Rigsbee said if you missed this year - don't fret. They'll start selling tickets for 2018 on Monday.


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