Saddle Up For Family Fun At The 3rd Annual Bulls & Barrels

If you love the Old West, the ranch lifestyle, horses, rodeos and family fun, then you shouldn’t miss the Cowboy Church of Orange County’s (CCOC) Third Annual Bulls & Barrels.

The rodeo-style event is open to the public and will feature a number of activities that all are invited to get involved in. For a modest fee, participants can sign up for bull or steer riding. All events are grouped to age so even young first timers and amateur cowboys can try their hand in the ring and go for their 8 seconds of fame. There will even be Mutton Bustin’ (sheep riding) for children under 8-years-old who want to get in on the rodeo action.

Barrel racers must be entered and paid up by show time and have a release form and a clean Coggins (a test for equine infectious anemia) .

The only other stipulation: Western attire is mandatory.

If you’re planning to participate can pay at the gate or sign up all this week using info on the church’s website.

Bull riding and barrel racing may not be for everyone, but you may still want to spectate. You can take in the activities from the stands for a modest entry fee of $5 for adults and $3 for children. You and your family should visit the Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena for a fun filled day of rodeo.

The CCOC holds regular Sunday services and rodeo activities. It prides itself on its non-traditional western style worship that features live music from their Cowboy Cross band. The church welcomes everyone, according to its website, stating that “it doesn’t matter what your horse looks like or which trail you’ve been down.”

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