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Grand Marshal 2016 - Lake County Rodeo

Marshal Bob Miranda


2016 Grand Marshal

The Lake County Rodeo Association is pleased to announce the 2016 Grand Marshall is past board member Bob Miranda of the Big Valley just west of Lakeport. Bob is a lifelong Lakeport resident having been born here in 1940 to parents who were also born here. His family settled in Lake County as pioneers in 1852. Bob went to school in Lakeport and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1958. The Army took him out Lake County for a short time from 1962 to 1964.

Back in Lake County, Bob “got into” horses about 1970. He was a member of the Clearlake Horsemen’s Association for many years and served as a president during that time. Bob also served the community as a member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse. While in the Posse, he held the offices of Secretary- Treasurer, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain.  He participated in many search and rescue events also with the Posse, along with providing security at the Lake County Rodeo for many years.

Bob joined the Lake County Rodeo Board around 1977 and served on it for 33 years with 15 of those years as President. During those years he recruited the help of his wife Melinda and son Nick to help in the endless details of putting on a two day rodeo in a venue that is not designed for livestock or competitors. Amazingly enough, he also managed to team rope too.  The job of President of the Association can be thankless and exhausting as is the case with many volunteer positions.  Bob managed to make it look easy. His easy going nature made him a great ally for competitors and spectators alike.


He retired from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department in 2000 and then retired from the Rodeo Association in 2010. He still helps out when needed and has always felt it was important to keep the spirit of rodeo alive for Lake County.  The Lake County Rodeo Association is particularly proud to call one of our own the 2016 Grand Marshal.

Past Lake County Rodeo Grand Marshals

Bob Donley

2015 Grand Marshal

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Bob Miranda

2015 Grand Marshal

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Patty Patten at Right

2011 Grand Marshall

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John Fulton at Right

2012 Grand Marshall

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Carol Thorn and Friend

2013 Grand Marshall

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Juan Erquiaga at Left

2014 Grand Marshall

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