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Head2: Cottage Grove Rodeo - July 12-13


July 11, 2019

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The 71st Annual Cottage Grove Rodeo is July 12-13 at Cottage Grove Riding Club, 77954 Highway 99. Pictured is Cottage Grove resident and Misfit Toy Ranch co-owner Naomi Driscoll, seen as she carries the American flag at the start of last year's event. She will be carrying the flag this year on Military Night -  an apt responsibility considering her husband, Zach Driscoll, is gearing up for his fourth U.S. Army deployment in January 2020. On Friday, all active duty and veterans with military IDs receive 50 percent off their ticket prices at the gate. Events begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday. More info: 503-829-8868 and

Locals on the Cottage Grove Rodeo roster:

Barrel Racing (a timed event in which horse and rider maneuver in a pattern around three barrels placed in a triangle): Hope Walpole and Shannon Prater, both of Creswell.

Breakaway Roping (a timed event in which a calf is released from a chute for a head start; the rider races out of the box and attempts to lasso the calf, stopping abruptly once successful so that the string securing the rope to the saddle horn breaks once the calf reaches the end of the rope, signaling the end of the run): Sha...

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