For 21 years, Don Jesser has been announcing at the Stonyford Rodeo. This year, on May 2 and 3, rodeo fans will again hear his familiar cry, "Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to rodeo?"

Jesser understands rodeo. He draws upon his long years of experience, not only as an announcer, but also on his personal experience as a saddle bronc rider, bareback rider and team roper. His knowledge of rodeo allows him to describe each thrilling moment of the action and to educate fans about their favorite contestants, as well as the events as they occur. Jesser is one of the few announcers who actually call the action on horseback. Being inside the arena as the action is happening helps him connect the athletes to the audience. Come out and see Jesser and have a weekend of fun, food and dancing.

Get your tickets online at, or at any of the area businesses shown on the website. Tickets purchased in advance of the rodeo are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets purchased at the gate are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Go to the website for a schedule of weekend events.

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