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Mendo Lake Family Life

Horsing Around at the Rodeo

One might say there is a certain look to rodeo contestants—the cowboy boots and hat, maybe a pair of chaps. But it’s not the look that wins contests; it’s the skills, which take competitors years to develop. Spectators can see such expertise in action at the Lake County Rodeo’s barrel racing, team roping, and mutton-busting contests. There will also be a Cutest Lil’ Cowpoke contest, for the little ones. The event will be held July 12–13 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Lakeport. Find out more at