danny leslie wins RUNNING P SADDLE!
The Salinas Valley Fair and Monterey County Cattlemen’s Association Ranch Rodeo drew 116 participants from the central coast and paid out $13,995 in prize money to winners at the 2019 Ranch Rodeo held Sunday, January 13th
at the Rava Equestrian Center in King City.
The 2019 All-Around Champion and winner of the Allan Wallace Memorial Running P Saddle was Danny Leslie of Paso Robles. Lacy Bourdet captured the title of 2019 Ladies All-Around Champion receiving a custom leather boot bag crafted by Brian Ames of Silver Star Ranch.
Thanks to the amazing support of local businesses and individuals beautiful awards were given to the following first place winners of each event: in the Cut & Rope first place went to the team of Garret Boekenoogan and Danny Leslie; first place in the Open Steer Stopping went to Danny Leslie; first place in the Cattle Sorting went to the team of Billy Aviles, Tom Martinus and Wyatt Bourdet; first place in the Open Calf Branding went to the team of Joe Spencer, Bryan Bobsin, Bert Ferrasci and Colton Miller; first Place in the Over 50 Calf Branding went to the team of Sam Avila and Alison Grantham; first place in the Ladies Calf Branding went to the team of Alison Grantham and Lacy Bourdet; Jr. Calf Branding went to the team of Sarah Brewen and Tatum Hurley; and the Match Calf Branding team winning $535 each was Todd Sans, Brody Sans, Joe Spencer and Colton Miller.
Youth ages 2-10 participated in the Ranch Rodeo kids only events and winners received first place buckles.MacCoy Little raced off with first prize in the Kids 3 and Under Stick Horse Race, Elsa Sabin won the Kids Stick Horse Race for those 4-6 years old, while Brycen Escobar captured the buckle for the Kids Boot Race.In the hotly contested Dummy Roping, for youth ages 5-10, Royce Brown came out on top. New this year was the Salinas Valley Fair Junior Fair Board Ribbon Roping challenge, Mario Sanchez, of King City won the event with an eight second run to take home the buckle.