Since 1976, when the rodeo was first dedicated to longtime member Bud Fitzgerald who had died that year, the Stonyford Rodeo is dedicated to a person, a couple, or a group who have contributed much to the success of this great rodeo. The dedicatees are also Grand Marshals for Saturday's rodeo parade. For the rodeo’s 75th outing, this honor goes to Barry and Sandy Corbin. Barry, who has been an active worker since moving to Stonyford in 2004, is a Glenn County Deputy Sheriff. He chairs the committee that oversees security for the rodeo; he also drives the water truck that sprinkles down the arena before the rodeo and between events. Frequently, he dons his uniform and directly provides security.
Sandy was born and raised in Stonyford, to parents Barney and Babs Cook—themselves long-time workers and past dedicatees (1999). Sandy has been actively involved with the rodeo since serving as Queen in 1979. Over the years, from then until the present, she has competed and served both on committees and as an officer. She was president in 2011-2012 and is currently vice president. Fans know Sandy as the patriotically attired equestrian who carries Old Glory into the arena during the Opening Ceremony, and in the parade.
Tickets are available now at the Horsemen website: www.stonycreekhorsemen.org. Or, you can soon get them at any of these area locations: Stonyford General Store, Stonyford; Carl's Feed, Willows; Boot Barn, Chico, Anderson & Yuba City; Bucke's Feed & Grain, Orland; Marie's Lakeshore Feed, Clearlake; Rainbow Ag, Lakeport; Ace Hardware, Arbuckle; and Hust Bros., Colusa (formerly, Colusa Motor Sales). Pre-rodeo tickets purchased online or from any of the businesses listed above are $10 for adults and $6 for children 7-12 years and older— children 6 years and under are free. Tickets purchased at the gate are $15 and $7. So get’em early and save money!