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Est. 1996

Rodeo Benefactor: Brian & Christine Pritt

CCR In the early 1990s, a Creston rancher’s wife and Cattlema’am had been enjoying a busy life in the communities and raising her children’s, doing what she could in her free time to preserve the heritage of Creston and build a brighter future for the generations to come. A lady friend of hers would come by the ranch a couple of times a month and they’d share dreams they had for the community and pending retired lives. The Cattlema’am was particularly fond of the sport of rodeo, putting together couples trips to the Mid State Fair for the PRCA performances, and dreaming of one day having a rodeo in Creston. She’d talk about it with her rancher husband, maybe putting up an arena and stands in the flat below the house; no dream was too big for her and her capable friends. Logistically, a personal arena wasn’t realistic so she and her lady friend put their minds together and thought of who may be able to help and where they could have such a rodeo. The lady friend’s family was longtime friends with the legendary Cotton Rosser. She knew he had portable stands and arenas exactly for these occasions. She knew of some other friends in town who had experience producing large events and was sure they’d also share their collective dream. And so, the original Creston Classic Rodeo Committee was formed.

The Creston community has always had a can-do attitude. They have built their own church, school, jail, firehouse, maintained their own roads, and of course, lent a hand to neighbors. They’ve raised funds for a community pool built in the 1960s and maintained at their own expense. They’ve helped folks in need, scholarships for their homegrown kids, put on “Olympics” for the elementary school, hosted bike rides for thousands, and welcomed all newcomers with open arms. All Creston has built was done so with little to no money from the county or state. Creston and Pozo were the only communities in San Luis Obispo County that did not have a community center; a place to host a baby shower or wedding reception or even a fundraiser if someone wanted to offer their guests more than a soft drink. The Cattlema’am thought this was shameful and darn it, she was going to see to it that Creston got the community center it needed and a rodeo would be a perfect fundraiser to do just that.

In the spring of 1996, the wheels were in motion and momentum was growing. The Cattlema’am was quite artistic and drew up a program. Champion belt buckles were designed. A Rodeo Queen was an absolute must so contestants were solicited and a whopping seven signed up. To the delight of the CCR Committee, entries were rolling in and the community was in full force behind this new and exciting event.


The First Ever Creston Classic Rodeo was held September 15-17, 1996. Friday night was a big team roping, Saturday and Sunday were rodeo performances, and Saturday night was a fantastic barn dance at the Loading Chute featuring Monte Mills & the Lucky Horseshoe Band. Of course, Sunday morning was Cowboy Church led by the beloved Pastor Scott Bond. Sponsor banners like Roher Hay & Feed lined the arena showing that more than just the First Ever committee believed in the cause. It was perfect. They learned quickly they’d need more water on the arena and that the Cattlema’am’s dream of a rodeo wasn’t just a reality, it would be an experience for generations to come.

As the dust settled, the arena panels came down and the sun was setting on the First Ever, an exhausted and elated committee came together one last time on that patch of dirt in the Jail House Flats. They knew it was a job well done and had a laundry list of ideas and improvements for the Second Ever.

Hats off to the First Ever Creston Classic Rodeo Committee and what they built for our community. Robin and Trish Beers had produced and participated in rodeos and the like for years and their Arena Boss input served as invaluable and vital. Lady friend Linda Eberhardt, her husband Dave, and her son Monte had been long-time friends of Cotton Rosser and worked many events with the Flying U Rodeo Company. The rodeo network and connections made this dream a reality. And the Cattlema’am and her Rancher, well let's just say it's hard to name anyone who worked harder than Nancy and Noel Ryan to make Nancy’s dream come true.

As we celebrate the Creston Classic Rodeo, one should look at all that’s been accomplished. This rodeo raised funds for CATCH which have renovated the old Station 43 Fire House into a community center; plans for bigger and better are in the works. The rodeo grounds are now under the ownership of Brian and Christine Pritt who espouse a deep love of this community and what it represents. They continue to work closely with the committee to make our rodeo better each year. Indeed, Jail House Flats has come a long way from the portable arena that Flying U hauled in to set up on a Wednesday and tore down under the fading light of a Sunday sunset. All of this is proof that dreams do come true and nothing is bigger than the will and the spirit of Creston.

Written by Carin Ryan


Current Board Members:

Lee Oliver – President

Bob York- Vice President

Linda Rohrer – Treasurer

Charity Doherty- Secretary

Desiree Harrison

Jeff Rigby

Mike Estrada

Ryan Kelly

Faith Cortez

Rich Shiffer


Premier Sponsors:

  • Rohrer Hay and Feed/ Linda Rohrer

  • Cal Portland Construction/Doyle Davis

  • Key Termite & Pest/ Tyler Bennet

  • 805 Beer/ Kelsey Hitchen

  • Best Ever Saddle Pads/ Ryan and Tammy White

  • Premier Ag/ Glen and Annie McWilliams

  • Longbranch Saloon/ Brian and Christine Pritt

  • J. Terra Construction/ Jimmy Terra

Diamond Sponsor:

  • J G Contracting/ Jeff & Brittany Gamble

  • Story Termite & Pest Control/ Dave Story

  • Anonymous Creston Community Member

  • Outback LLC/ John Rees

  • Cornucopia Tools & Plastics/ Shannon & Jason Montello

  • El Dorado Ranch/ Steve Poe

  • Tomaselli Family/ Louis Tomaselli

  • A-1 Tank LLC/ Peter Grinnell

  • American Riviera Bank/ Ann Hansen

  • Wilson Creek Communications/ Steve & Kristie Terry

  • Get Away RV & Marine/ Craig Hansen

Golden Sponsor:

  • Movement For Life Physical Therapy/ Jason Roda

  • Ag West

  • Mark's Tire Service/ Mark & Lisa Jennings

  • Pacwell Consulting/ Mike Horwath

  • Taps Truck & Auto Accessories/ Garret Manion

  • Richard Shiffer Trucking/ Rich Shiffer

  • Bitterwater Outfitters/ Tara Grant

  • 777 Auction Company/ Jessica Bertoni

  • Central Coast Trailers/ Pam Wilken

  • Re/Max Success/ Megan Tannehill

  • Equine & Canine News/ Nola Johnson

  • Blue Sky Ranch/ Karen Willer

  • Pioneer Ag Resources/ Jane Lane

  • Aptos Smoke Tree LLC/ Mike & Hilda R

  • Water Gap Saver LLC/ Mike & Terrie Estrada

  • Trailer Barn Inc./ Susan Borene

  • Wayne Cooper Ag Services/ Charity D.

  • Karen Swaeby

  • Stable Properties/ Kelly Wood

  • Shadle Insurance/ Jon & Elizabeth Shadle

  • Granite Ridge Christian Camp

  • KC Feeds/ Cecil Martinez

  • Plaza Cleaners/ Mark Goforth

  • Creekside Veterinary/ Brian Minor

  • Scott Silveira Horses/ Scott Silveira

  • Southwest Fence & Supply/ Chris & Monique Hanneken

Silver Sponsor:

  • Ann Spencer

  • Chuck & Vikki Houck

  • Filipponi & Thompson/ Ned Filipponi

  • Viborg Sand & Gravel/ Debbie Viborg

  • Pamela Pierson

  • Mike & Rachell Young

  • Coast Pipe/ Joanna Garrett

  • Creston Cemetery/ Baxley Anderson

  • KPRL-AM 1230/ Kevin Will

  • Rossi Hay Co./ Rick & Rich Owens

  • JB Dewar Inc./ Rachell Gill

  • Remax Parkside Realty/ Jennifer Rogers

  • Slim Sadies Beef Jerky/ Heidi Negranti

  • Shadow Run Vineyards/ Susan Evans

  • Mike & Sallie Molina

  • Blarney Stone Ranch/ Jeff VanNest

  • Bob & Donna Giubbini

  • Judy Luis

  • Kelly Ranch & Performance Horses/ Cheri Kelly

  • Cal Coast Diesel Performance/ Andrew Jones

Friends of CCR:
  • The Metal Shed/ Bruce & Rosie Hebron

  • Farm Supply Company/ Pam Pickering

  • Idler's Home/ Jennifer Idler

  • Tierrsanta d'Olivas/ Les & Debbie Simmons

  • Bernice Raymond

  • Browder Painting/ Ryan & Jennifer Browder

  • Western Janitor Supply Inc/ Linda Buss

Thank you

Thank you to each of our sponsors. Your continued support allows this community event to take place. We could not do it without you.

Thank you to Chuck and Vikki Houck for the photos that have allowed us to make this site beautiful. Truly stunning work!


All entries will be online for 2023

Entry deadline: Sept 8th, 23 at 11:59pm

The draw will be available Monday, Sept 11th at 12 am

-No Day of entries will be accepted. Make all changes before 9/14 to avoid fees.

-Any changes after 9/14 will have a $25 office fee per request.

-Please ensure that the partner you sign up with on your entry is your partner for the event. They must also input your name on their own entry. Absolutely NO TBD will be processed.

-All entry/partner changes can be emailed to

-When the draw is posted, it is your responsibility to check it and make sure your correct information is on there.

-Please remember to check in BEFORE your first event. The office will open at 6 a.m. and closes 30 minutes following the conclusion of each performance.

-New this year- Barrel Racing will be a straight pay.


Vendor Information

CCR welcomes anyone with a business to come out and enjoy the rodeo! Vendors include Scentsy, Homemade Crafts, Tupperware, Jewelry, Boutiques, Food & Beverage and so much more!

For more information contact Desiree at (805) 268-3635

2023 Vendor Application (Click the link below):

Please remember ALL food/drink vendors must have a Health Permit sent in with application

Vendors for the 2023 CCR:

  • Pony Expresso Coffee & More

  • Dave's Dogs

  • Keiki Hawaiian Shaved Ice

  • Kern River Knives

  • Rockin Spur

  • Mary's Cuisine

  • KC Feeds

  • PJ's Custom Sewing & Crafts

  • Tupperware

  • Scentsy

  • Rustic Desires

  • Balanced Beauty Boutique (Paparazzi Accessories)

  • Silva's Mexican Food

  • Creston Men's Club

  • Pacinies Wild One

  • The Refuge

  • Creston 4-H

  • Creston Women's Club

  • Rooster's Firearms

  • Golden Coast Cowgirl

  • Planet Fitness Atascadero

  • Evie's Ephemera

Horse Legs


All Around Champions:

  • Men's- Tristan Schmidt

  • Women's- Haleigh Grant

  • Jr Boy's- Cash Filipponi

  • Jr Girl's- Shaylee Baxley



1. 4.98 Cody Mora & Tristan Schmidt

2. 5.5 Lane Karney & Dugan Kelly

3. 6.5 Raul Zambrono & Justin Rupe

4. 7.17 Lane Lowry & Jake Bourdet

5. 7.52 Kelly Barker & Bob Brown

6. 7.54 Pierce Wold & Tucker Donlon

7. 9.03 Parker Jones & Jeremy Pinheiro

8. 15.43 Wes Lockard & Chad Davis



1. 10.01 Bailey Doherty & Cole McKenny

2. 10.1 Cody Mora & Lilly Thompson

3 . 10.17 Megan Jones & Mandy Stribling

4/5. 10.37 Shaylee Baxley  & Tristan Schmidt

4/5. 10.37 Justin Rupe & Hayden Doering, 

6. 10.58 Alison Grantham & Chase Grantham

7. 10.6 Jeff Cabral & Krista Sabin

8. 10.62 Eric Redberg & Ashton Redberg 



1. 2.96 Becca Mora 
2. 3.19 Haleigh Grant 
3. 3.59 Emerson Pereira

4. 3.67 Casey Hall 
5. 3.79 Sutton Mang 
6. 3.79 Brodie Scoville 
7. 4.02 Shaylee Baxley 
8. 4.67 Samantha Hand



1. 29.13 Jake Bourdet Tristan Schmidt

2. 30.58 Tanner Patino Blaize Twissleman 

3. 39.4 Hunter Landers      Lee Oliver 

4. 52.62 Shane Doering        Justin Rupe

5. 54.89 James Banister Drew Tilton

6. 60.00 Derrek Hee   Ty Evans

7. 60.14 Cole Mcfarland Lauryn Wilson



1. 70 Tristan Schmidt

2. 68 Cheyenne Horner

3. 67 Chase Shrode

4. 66 Ashton Redberg 

5. 65 Scott Silveira

6. 63 Bodey Northrup



1. 11.46 Cody Mora & Colter Negranti 

2. 12.19 Ryan Fitzpatrick & Caleb Twisselman

3. 12.49 Pierce Wold & Jake Bourdet

4. 12.54 Blaize Twisselman & Jake Twisselman

5. 13.38 Ryan Fitzpatrick & Mike DeVan

6. 13.67 Megan Jones & Justin Rupe

7. 14.02 Nathan Roth & Clay Avila

8. 14.04 Lane Lowry & Tristan Schmidt



1. 2.21 Haliegh Grant
2. 2.99 Laramie Davis
3. 4.23 Faith Cortez
4. 4.59 Jennifer Roden
5. 4.66 Becca Mora
6. 5.72 Bailey Doherty 
7. 12.27 Alison Grantham
8. 12.48 Lilly Thompson



1. 6.32 Haleigh Grant & Sadie Grant

2. 8.07 Ali Bilkey & Tammy White 

3. 8.37 Sarah Brewen & Aubree Scobie

4. 9.19 Haleigh Grant & Shaylee Baxley

5. 10.51 Haley Colombo & Casey Hall

6. 11.36 Lilly Thompson & Khloe Lombardo 

7. 11.84 Cathie Twisselman & Cheyenne Horner

8. 12.26 Megan Jones & Mandy Stribling


6. Jeff Cabral/Lilly Thompson/Krista Sabin

6. Mike DeVan/Caleb Twisselman/Ryan Fitzpatrick

5. Cody Keller/Cody Mora/Jake Twisselman

5. Colt Mora/Kenzie Smith/Becca Mora

4. TJ Bryson/Casey Fowler/Sandy Silva

4. Riley Gajdos/Katie Smith/Lauryn Wilson

4. Aubree Scobie/RyanJennings/Lauren Wood 

4 . Tammy White/Jorge Martinez/Trey White


1. 8.24 Carl Wilken & Eleni Pateras

2. 8.83 Hailey Hansen & Logan Sullivan

3. 9.01 Alison Grantham & Chase Grantham

4. 9.83 Cheyenne Horner & Wyatt Lyon

5. 10.72 Cash Filipponi & Katie Crocker

6. 11.42 Adrienne Twissleman & Matt Lewis

7. 11.64 Caleb Twisselman  & Chandler Soojian

8. 12.3 Derrek Hee & Dakota Rodriguez


1. 6.58 Lee Oliver & Jimmy Gardner 

2. 7.35 Casey Stribling & Bodey Northrup 

3. 7.69 Aubree Scobie &  Ryan Jennings

4. 9.15 Derrek Hee & Kullen Burk 

5. 9.5 Marcey Chaves & Tucker Donlon

6. 10.03 Justin Rhoades & Bodey Northrup

7. 10.86 Ethan Sokolowski & Blaize Twisselman

8. 10.93 Justin Rupe & Shane Doering



1. 15.94 Jimmy Gardner & Parker Jones

2. 22.22 Bodey Northrup & Casey Stribling

3. 23.52 Colter Negranti & Cody Mora

4. 26.34 Ward Fuhlendorf & Mattie Work

5. 27.28 Alison Grantham & Tammy White

6. 27.86 Jared Abate & Clint Cooper

7. 28.92 Lane Karney & Trey White

8. 29.4 Mike DeVan & Ryan Fitzpatrick




1. 16.682 Kristi Youngblood

2. 17.136 Kathryn Varian

3. 17.156 Cheyenne Horner


1. 17.229 Cheri Kelly

2. 17.353 Tillie Miller

3. 17.358 Charity Doherty


1. 17.745 Haven Wennerstrom

2. 17.805 Hailey Hansen

3. 17.839 Lyndsey Goldwyn


1. 18.201 Braidyn Cossa

2. 18.364 Maisie Thomas

3. 18.422 Madison Wineman



1. 18.43 Bailey Doherty & Charity Doherty

2. 19.11 Caleb Twisselman & Ryan itzpatrick

3. 19.72 Garett Crocker & Cash Filipponi

4. 19.86 Lee Oliver & Bandy Smith

5. 20.01 Shane Doering  & Whiet Williford

6. 20.06 Riley Gajdos & Katie Smith

7. 20.07 Shaylee Baxley & Tristan Schmidt

8. 20.78 Tera Capaldi & Faith Cortez

*Rodeo Days *

Mutton Bustin

Sept 17th, 2023 Sign up 10:00 am Ride at 11 am
Protective vest provided. Bring your own Helmet.

Riders must be Under 60 lbs and 6 year & Under as of ride day.

Dummy Roping

Sept 16th, 2023 Sign up TBA Rope at TBA
Behind the Grandstands on the concrete.
Age groups: 6 yrs & under, 7-9 years, 10-12 years.
Age is as of Jan 1st,2023.

Rodeo Performance
Sat Sept 16th Performance starts at 4:30 pm 
Sun Sept 17th Performance starts at 12:30 pm

Admission: $10 (ages 13 & over) 12 & under free

Man in the Mist

Contact Information:

  • President: Lee Oliver (805) 674-7642

  • Secretary: Charity Doherty (805) 235-5218

  • Rodeo Secretary:  Desiree Harrison (805) 268-3635

  • Barrel Race Jackpot Info:  Desiree Harrison (805) 268-3635

  • Team Roping Jackpot Info:  Lee Oliver (805) 674-7642

  • Board Member: Faith Cortez (805) 610-8521

  • Sponsorship Info: Mike Romelfanger (408) 887-4590

Official Rodeo Photographer

Arena Address: 6180 Webster Rd Creston, CA. 93432

Mailing Address: Po Box 121 Creston, Ca 93432

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