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74th Annual Boys Ranch Rodeo+adventureFEST

74th Annual Boys Ranch Rodeo+adventureFEST

From its humble beginning in 1944, when about a hundred people came to watch our youth excitedly ride some donkeys and brand a few calves, the annual Boys Ranch Rodeo has grown into a spectacle that draws thousands of visitors each year. Everything you’d expect to see — family-friendly fun, souvenirs, good food and, of…

Family comes first for Carter at Boys Ranch Rodeo

Family comes first for Carter at Boys Ranch Rodeo

“Practice, practice, practice.” That’s how Carter, 10, summed up the key to overcoming his challenges in this year’s Boys Ranch Rodeo. In his second rodeo, Carter will be competing in the senior calves and junior roping competitions. Outgoing and to-the-point, Carter isn’t concerned about the many eyes that will track his every move in Marshall…

Isaiah enjoys the Boys Ranch Rodeo spotlight

Isaiah enjoys the Boys Ranch Rodeo spotlight

“Having thousands of people watching me will be a wonderful experience,” Isaiah, 13, said, excited about this year’s Boys Ranch Rodeo. Isaiah has performed in three prior rodeos, and enjoyed the support from the crowd as much as he did the competition itself: “It makes me feel important,” he said. Before coming to Cal Farley’s…

Amaya gives her best effort, in rodeo and in life

Amaya gives her best effort, in rodeo and in life

Cal Farley’s understands every child needs to experience adventure, to feel the thrill of pushing his or her boundaries and the exhilaration of trying new things. Meeting this universal need is one of our core values. For many of our youth, the Boys Ranch Rodeo is one way to experience that adventure. The adrenaline rush…

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