Halfway Around the Globe

Norwegian students attend Round-Up

Instructor Terje Mokjaland will bring a group of forestry students from Norway to the Red Bluff Round-Up next week. Mokjaland has been to the Round-Up several times; for his students, it is their first visit. From left to right: Mari Endresen, Hanna Marie Premak, Mokjaland, Sverre Loevslett, Tobias Fossli and Lene Senum. Photo courtesy Terje Mokjaland.

Red Bluff, Calif. (April 11, 2018) – The Red Bluff Round-Up will have an international feel this year.

Residents of Norway will be in attendance at the rodeo.

A group of forestry students from KVS-Bygland School, one and a half hours north of Kristiansand, will attend the rodeo, along with their instructor, Mr. Terje Mokjaland.

Each year, as part of their forestry studies, Mokjaland brings his students to the western U.S. and Canada to study. As part of the trip, they come to the rodeo. The students “like it and I think it’s an important part of the American culture,” Mokjaland said. “Most of us are from the countryside and are used to handling cattle and horses.”

Mokjaland has attended the Round-Up before but for his students it will be their first time. Their trip starts in San Francisco, and after the Round-Up, they will visit Sequoia National Park. Then they go to Vancouver Island for meetings and leave for Norway on May 2.

The Red Bluff Round-Up will be held April 20-22 at the Tehama District Fairgrounds. Performances begin at 6 pm on April 20, at 2:30 pm on April 21 and at 1:30 pm on April 22. Tickets range in price from $14 to $30, with a handling fee, and can be purchased online at or at the gate. For more information, visit the website or call the Round-Up office at 530.527.1000.