California Rodeo Salinas to be featured in RFD TV’s Special Cowboy Moment Series

Tune in on July 11th for the episode sponsored by

Barbara Balentine, Sponsorship Coordinator for the California Rodeo Salinas, is interviewed for the Special Cowboy Moments episode.

SALINAS, CA, June 26, 2018 – The California Rodeo Salinas will be receiving national television exposure in over 55 million households on Wednesday, July 11th as an episode of the series Special Cowboy Moments airs on RFD TV at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). It will then air again at 9:30 p.m. PST that same evening and at 11:30 a.m. PST on Sunday, July 15th. RFD TV can be found locally on the following channels: DirectTV Channel 345, DISH Channel 231 and 231 HD and AT&T Channel 568 & 1568. (Find RFD TV in your area by clicking here. Sponsored by in Salinas, the episode features interviews with individuals who are involved with or have competed at the California Rodeo Salinas. President of Darrick Hoskins jumped at the opportunity to underwrite the episode to help in spreading the word about the history and legacy of the California Rodeo Salinas. Darrick says, “I am happy to support anything to keep the sport of rodeo alive and Salinas is my hometown rodeo so I was excited to be a part of this project.”

Special Cowboy Moments goes inside the story of 20th Century rodeo legends, up-and-comers, fourth generation ranchers, and connoisseurs of western history in the half-hour docuseries that captures the heart of the steadfast western spirit. The series includes interviews with legends like Garry Leffew, Donny Gay, John W. Jones, Clint Johnson, Brad Gjermundson, Luke Branquinho and many more. Special Cowboy Moments is successful in telling the stories of those who embody the spirit of the west and events that preserve western heritage and traditions. Read more about Special Cowboy Moments:

Tune into the Special Cowboy Moments episode about the California Rodeo Salinas on July 11th then experience the Rodeo firsthand July 19th through the 22nd as 108 years of tradition are honored with two night performances and two day performances. Information about the California Rodeo and other events surrounding it can be found at

About California Rodeo Salinas
The 108th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 19th-22nd, 2018. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $400,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.