Started in 2007, Western Heritage Day is a program where local elementary schools bring students to the Rodeo Grounds on the Thursday of Rodeo Week for a day of “Western” education. Their visit includes watching rodeo slack events, talking with the cowboys and cowgirls, visiting with some of the rodeo’s specialty acts, learning about the care of the rodeo horses and other animals. Our Redding Jr. Rodeo Association Drill Team does a special performance for all the kids. A real “behind the scenes visit”. Each year some 2000 students attend and walk away with a better understanding of the western heritage, the history of rodeo, and how current day ranches still perform many of these same skills.
If you are school class wishing to attend, please contact Ernie Fuller