The State Fair will be hosting the first annual National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl tomorrow. Each night there has been a horse demonstration at the horse arena called Cavalcade of Horses which included presentations by the Dianne Olds Rossi, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Equestrian Drill Team, and various other equine presentations.
The National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl will bring us an even more in depth equestrian presentation. Curt Pate, national horsemanship and stockmanship clinician, will be doing horse training demonstrations. There will also be stock dog demonstrations, the California Cowgirls Drill Team, demonstrations by reiners, barrel racers and other modern-day cowboys and cowgirls. Also cowboy and cowgirl activities for kids.
The press release from the State Fair is included below:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27) — The California State Fair is
celebrating the National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl in rough-riding
style this Saturday, July 28 at 7pm. The Cavalcade of Horses is hosting
a two-hour show featuring cowboys and cowgirls riding, roping and
Cowboys and cowgirls will demonstrate equestrian drills, a cattle
drive, horse reining, barrel races, the skills of cow dogs, a trail
horse competition, and a wagon train like those in pioneer days.
The National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl is the result of a recent
California resolution designating the fourth Saturday in July as
“National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl.” California is the second
state to pass such a resolution and the first to specify “Cowgirl” as
well as “Cowboy”.
The celebration is free to attend with Fair admission.