Lake County Rodeo Association Presents CCPRA a Sanctioned Event
The California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (CCPRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rodeo.
Formed in 1966, the regional organization sanctions rodeos throughout California with numerous co-approvals in Nevada, Washington and Oregon. A steady growth in membership has made the CCPRA the leading rodeo organization in the state of California.
Cardholders include cowboys, cowgirls, judges, clowns, bullfighters, photographers, secretaries, announcers, timers, contractors, rodeo committee members and fair managers.
These members come from all walks of life. They are teachers, salesmen, bank executives, veterinarians, peace officers, students and ranches. They are people who can usually rodeo only on the weekends, but all have a love for rodeo.
The contestants at CCPRA rodeos are competing for about $500,000 in prize money each year. The money comes from entry fees and added purses. Points are awarded on a point-per-dollar system. Of the total fees from each rodeo, 5 percent is deducted, with 2 percent held in the trust and added to the final purse, 2 percent going to awards and promotion, and 1 percent into the general fund.
The CCPRA championships are held at the finals rodeo in the fall and which includes the state queen competition. The CCPRA continues the tradition of rodeo excitement for young and old alike.
For information, contact the CCPRA by mail: CCPRA, P.O. Box 1929 Cottonwood, CA 96022 - or call (530) 347-9256.