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These events are designed for contestants only - Spectators please join us for the main events us on rodeo weekend

Kick Off Barrel Race

July 27,2024

  • $3,000+ added to Saturday’s Open!

  • $500+ added to Saturday's Youth!

  • $500 added Saturday’s Futurity

  • Buckles to first in each D in the Open and Youth + awards to 3rd in each D in the open

  • Top four fastest times from the Kickoff Youth Race will qualify to the Youth Shoot-Out during the Gilroy Rodeo performances.

  • Schedule: 

    • 8:00-10:00 - time onlies (cash at gate)

    • 10:30 - $500+ added Youth Race (top 4 from Youth will qualify to Gilroy Rodeo Youth Shootout); Futurity race to follow, followed by Open​​

  • All entries via Saddlebook

  • Pre-entries/first draw will close Thursday, July 25 at 8 p.m. Entries will be taken the day of the race until the first big drag in the Open.

  • WCBRA Prime, Outlaw & Triple 7 co-sactionedWPRA & BBR approved

July 26, 2024

Friday Night Warm Up Race:

  • 4:00-6:20 - time onlies

  • 6:45 - 2025 futurity horse showcase

  • 7:00 - Youth, Open to follow

  • WCBRA futurity sidepot

For questions, please contact Alyssa Ferguson (408-500-5445)

$10 one time office fee per rider.
Limited stock pens and stalls available - $30/night - contact Alyssa (408-500-5445) to reserve. Portables and tying welcome at no charge!
Credit Cards accepted on

Kick Off Team Roping

July 28, 2024

Details to be announced

Produced by V7 Roping Cattle, Erik Cozzitorto (209) 777-2910
No late entries

Must be an ACTRA member to rope
Memberships available on site

Signs ups: 8:30-9:45 AM 

Rope: 10 AM

Cash Only
35% cattle charge

All Handicap Ropings Are One Second Up & Down
Food on site

Dry Camping is available and FREE - Portable pens are allowed (please be considerate of space)

NO RESERVATIONS & very limited amount

Overnight pens $30/night

RV Hookups (power & water only) $35/night

Gilroy rodeo Kick Off Events

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