mule days

Mule Days 2011 Tickets Go on Sale Today!


PACKAGE 1 [Order early! $184.00 after April 1] $159
1 Reserved Grandstand All Mule Show Seat
1 Grandstand Concert Seat
1 Opening Night Supper
1 Friday Night B-B-Que, and
1 Saturday Dance

PACKAGE 2 [Order early! $139.00 after April 1] $129
1 General Admission All Mule Show Pass
1 Grandstand Concert Seat
1 Opening Night Supper
1 Friday Night B-B-Que, and
1 Saturday Dance

PACKAGE 3 [Order early! $736.00 after April 1] $636
4 Reserved Grandstand All Mule Show Seats
4 Grandstand Concert Seats
4 Opening Night Suppers
4 Friday Night B-B-Ques, and
4 Saturday Dances

PACKAGE 4 [Order early! $556.00 after April 1] $516
4 General Admission All Mule Show Passes
4 Grandstand Concert Seats
4 Opening Night Suppers
4 Friday Night B-B-Ques, and
4 Saturday Dances

Reserved Grandstand $75
Reserved Box Seat $75
General Admission $45

Adult $13, Children under 10 FREE


Includes Entertainment $30

Reserved Grandstand $42
General Admission $37

Adults Only $8

When: Beginning Tues.,  Feb. 2

Where: Mule Days Office, 1141 N. Main St. Bishop, CA
Questions: (760) 872-4263

Click here for the Official Mule Days website to order.

Mule Days to appear on Beyond Rodeo!

Beyond Rodeo's Bishop Mule Days segment to air Aug. 25th
The television episode of "Beyond Rodeo" featuring the 2010 Bishop Mule Days Celebration will air Wednesday, Aug. 25th on RFD-TV. Showtimes vary, depending on location. 
West Coast airings are 10:30 am and 8:30 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 25th, with repeats on Sunday, Aug. 29th, 2:30 am and Monday, Aug. 30th, 11 pm. Viewers are encouraged to check their area's TV listings to verify showtimes.
Beyond Rodeo partners country entertainer Susie Dobbs and hall of fame rodeo announcer Hadley Barrett as the hosts. Each week the pair takes viewers on location and inside the fast-growing extreme sport of rodeo. Barrett specializes in profiling the real stories behind the riders and the rodeo chutes, while Dobbs travels the country visiting events such as Bishop Mule Days looking for unique tales to share with the country.
While in Bishop, Dobbs teamed up with long-time Mule Days videographer Mike Kerson, perhaps better known to locals as "Video Mike," to film the event during four of the event's six days. 
"Trust me, Susie and Mike never slowed down," says Mule Days spokesperson Barbara Laughon. "Susie had a tight schedule while she was here because she served as the event's Grand Marshal, was the opening act for Lonestar, headlined the Opening Night Supper, sang the National Anthem at almost every show, and, backed by her band, performed at the Saturday Night dance – all this while traveling with her young daughter and filming Beyond Rodeo. She was nothing short of amazing and we can't wait to see how the show turned out."
And Bishop Mule Days definitely had a lasting effect on Dobbs as she recently purchased her first mule.
The following television providers carry RFD-TV in Inyo County:
• Lone Pine Television – Channel 226
• DIRECTV – Channel 345
• Dish Network – Channel 231
• Suddenlink Cable, covering Bishop, Big Pine and Independence, unfortunately does not carry the channel at this time.
For more information about Beyond Rodeo and to see RFD-TV's programming schedule, visit
Barbara Laughon,
Press Relations Chairman,
Bishop Mule Days Celebration

Mule Days Travelers

Long-time Mule lovers Luz, Felipe, Rosadela, Ovidio Osorio travel via Miami/Las Vegas from Columbia to get to the Annual Mule Days here in Bishop.  We got a chance to meet them and wow what great people.  The hats pictured were being sold at the fairgrounds, due to the great interest locals had last year. 

The Osorio family travels extensively admiring the different breeds in the world, their homebase being Colombia. The mules are bred using their donkey Cosaco de Villa Luz. Cosaco de Villa Luz has been the best donkey of all time and was declared Best Donkey Stallion of Colombia (Jefe de Raza) in 1997. He is the stallion that has produced the most mule champions in the country and his male donkey offspring have shown the ability to pass on his genes. Gorgeous animals.

Just one of the many families who enjoy this weekend here in the valley.
Click here for the Paso Fino Donkey COSACO XVI DE VILL A LUZ Stallion website.

Mule Days Events: Friday, May 28

Friday May 28 • 8 AM • Main Arena
Gambler’s Choice Teams
Cloverleaf Barrels Prelims
Chariot Barrel Race
Green Ranch Roping
Ranch Roping Prelims
Donkey Cloverleaf Barrels
Farm Class Friday

May 28 • 8 AM • East Arena #1
Western Riding – Green & Bridled
Green Reining
Bridled Reining
Donkey Reining

Friday May 28 • 8 AM • Bishop Country Club
16th Annual Mule Days Golf Tournament

Friday May 28 • 1 PM • Main Arena
Green Amateur Western Pleasure
Green Western Pleasure
Donkey Pleasure
Amateur Western Pleasure
Bridled Western Pleasure
Green Cow Working
Cow Working

Friday May 28 • 1 PM • East Arena #1
Youth Classes

Friday May 28 • 1 PM • West Track
Keyhole Prelims
Polebending Prelims
Donkey Keyhole
Donkey Polebending

Friday May 28 • 4:30 PM • Fairgrounds near Miller Stage
Mule Days B-B-Que

Friday May 28 • 7:30 PM • Main Arena
Americana Class
Western Pleasure Stakes
Gambler’s Choice Driving Finals
200 YD Western Race
Team Roping-Open-Finals
Cloverleaf Barrels Finals
Panty Race
Individual Packing Scramble

Friday May 28 • 7:30 PM • East Arena #1
Youth Diamond Hitch
Non-Pro Box Hitch
Non-Pro Diamond Hitch
Non-Pro Packing Contest
Youth Individual Packing Contest
Youth Individual Scramble

When: Friday, May 28
Where: Tri-County Fairground, Bishop, CA
Click here
for this weeks events.

Speaking of parades...

The Priefert's are here with their gorgeous Percheron Draft Horses.  Be sure to swing by the Fairgrounds and check em' out - after this their off to this year's Reno Rodeo.

The Priefert family acquired their original team of six Percheron draft horses in 2002. Since that time, Jason and the hitch have been booked with a full schedule. Among the original six horses purchased by Priefert was a horse named Goliath.

He went on to hold the Guinness World Record for Tallest Living Horse in 2005 at 19 hands 1 inch. Today's hitch horses stand over on average of 18 hands 2 inches high with an average weight of 2200 pounds each. The Priefert freight wagon is an authentic freight wagon, with the undercarriage, or running gear, of the wagon dating to the late 1800s when it was used to haul freight in downtown Denver. The box, or upper portion, of the wagon was rebuilt in the early 1990s, by master wagon builder Bob Olson. Together, the Priefert Percheron's and their beautiful freight wagon are a spectacle that shouldn't be missed!

Click here for the official Priefert Percheron website.

Leader of the Pack

Be sure to get ur lil' buck-a-roo a shirt!

Toddler sizes are available at the Mule Days Souvenir Store.

Mule Days: Opening Night Supper

Tonight's the Opening Night Supper with entertainment by this year's Grand Marshall Radio Personality Susie Dobbs and the Way Out West Band.

When: Wednesday, May 26 (5pm, 8:30pm)
Where: Charles Brown Auditorium
Cost: $30 per person
Click here to get your tickets now.

Mule Days Events: Wednesday May 26

Wednesday May 26 • 8 AM • Main Arena
Green English Warm-Up Hunters
Green English Working Hunters
English Warm-Up Hunters
English Working Hunters
Green English Jumping
English Jumping

Wednesday May 26 • 1 PM • Main Arena
Gambler’s Choice – Singles
Donkey Gambler’s Choice
Timed Obstacles

Wednesday May 26 • 1 PM • East Arena #1
Cowboy Dressage Intro Level Test A – New!
Cowboy Dressage Training Level Test 1 – New!
Cowboy Dressage Training Level Test 2 – New!

Wednesday May 26 • 5 PM • Charles Brown Auditorium
Opening Night Supper, with entertainment
by Susie Dobbs and the Way Out West Band

When: Wednesday, May 26
Where: Tri-County Fairground, Bishop, CA
Click here
for this weeks events.

New Food!

Just in case you missed it, it appears an "Authentic Korean" set up shop in front of the Schat's storage building and is OPEN for business...
Authentic Korean BBQ made by a Dutchman, hmmm? I'm game!