mule days


Mule Days: We need your help!


Want to help produce the country's premier mule show?

Bishop Mule Days is seeking volunteers who can assist in the show arena during the annual Memorial Day weekend celebration.

Potential volunteers need be 18 or older, be open to following directions and be enthusiastic about being a part of the show team.

Introduction Session: Monday, January 16th (5:30 p.m.)

Where: Patio Building, Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop
Questions: Bishop Mule Days (760) 872-4263

Mule Days Concert Announced: Terri Clark to Headline

BISHOP, Calif. – Veteran country music star Terri Clark will headline the 2012 Bishop Mule Days concert.

Clark, whose latest work is the introspective album, Roots and Wings, is best known for a solid roster of radio hits including  “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” "Better Things to Do," “You’re Easy on the Eyes,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” and “Girls Lie, Too.”

The concert is set for Thursday, May 24th, 8 p.m. in the Mike Boothe Memorial Arena at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Tickets for the concert and all Mule Days events go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 8:30 a.m. at the Bishop Mule Days Office, 1141 N. Main St., Bishop. Concert tickets are $42 for Reserved Grandstand seats and $37 for General Admission.
 
Holiday gift certificates for concert tickets are available through the Mule Days office. With the gift certificates, please note recipients will have to make seating selections when formal ticket sales begin Feb. 1st.
 
The concert is presented by Justin Boots and Tony Lama Boots, and is co-sponsored by KIBS, 100.7 FM. 

With more than four million albums sold and nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to her credit, Terri Clark has emerged as a singular voice on the country music landscape – driving, passionate, spirited – and every bit her own woman. A dynamic live performer and one of the rare female country artists capable of throwing down some impressive guitar work, the Canada native has toured with such superstars as Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and George Strait. 

A prolific songwriter and hard-charging traditionalist, Clark spent years playing dive bars and talent competitions before she hit the charts with “Better Things to Do” in 1995. From there she never looked back.

She is the first Canadian female to be inducted into the prestigious Grand Ole Opry and has received multiple nominations from America's Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. Canadian fans have honored Clark seven times by naming her the Canadian Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year.

When: Mule Days Celebration, Thursday, May 24th, 8 p.m.
Where: Tri-County Fairgrounds, Mike Boothe Memorial Arena
Tickets go on sale: Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 8:30 a.m.
Box Office: Bishop Mule Days Office, 1141 N. Main St., Bishop.
Concert Tickets: $42 for Reserved Grandstand, $37 for General Admission

For more information about Terri Clark, visit TerriClark.com. For more information about Bishop Mule Days, visit MuleDays.org, or call (760) 872-4263.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's Official Statement on EHV-1


The PRCA is closely monitoring the situation of reported cases of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) that were reportedly first clinically diagnosed in horses that attended the NCHA Western National Championships in Ogden, Utah April 29-May 8, 2011. The virus is contagious among horses, but is NOT transmittable to humans.

The PRCA is working to be a conduit to our members of factual information from credible sources, mostly state animal health officials. At this time, state animal health officials that the PRCA has contacted have indicated that there are no transportation restrictions for horses and the confirmed cases are in horses that were at the Ogden cutting horse show or in direct contact with horses from that show.

The PRCA is conducting business as usual with our sanctioned events and will continue to do so until we hear credible information from state animal health officials that indicates a need to revisit the situation. The PRCA is encouraging its members to educate themselves and contact their local veterinarians. Additionally, those who will be transporting horses interstate should contact state animal health officials in the states where they will be traveling for the latest on any additional requirements that may arise.

Click here for the PRCA's website with appropriate links to more info.


Mule Days Celebration: Mule Days to proceed!

A deadly horse virus outbreak at a Utah equestrian event has spread through several western states, including California, causing cancellation of shows
and events. This news prompted an emergency meeting of the Mule Days Executive Board Tuesday night to give serious thought to cancellation of the event. Wednesday, officials said that Mule Days will proceed as scheduled - May 24-29.

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In a press release from the board of directors, officials say that their decision to proceed with Mule Days "was not made lightly and comes after many hours of consultation with a variety of experts including, but not limited to, State of California veterinary officials and professors at the prestigious UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine."
Click here to read the rest of the story on Sierra Wave.com

 

Mule Days Celebration - May 26-30


Click here for the official Mule Days Celebration website.

Mule Days 2011: Get yur' tickets now!

TICKET PACKAGES

PACKAGE 1 $184
Includes:
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 $139
Includes:
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 $736
Includes:
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 $556
Includes:
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

MULE SHOW PASSES
Reserved Grandstand $100
Reserved Box Seat $100
General Admission $55

DAILY GENERAL ADMISSION - May 26-30
Adult $13, Children under 10 FREE

OPENING NIGHT SUPPER
- May 26 (5:30 pm)
Includes Entertainment $30

NEIL MCCOY CONCERT - May 26 (7pm)
Reserved Grandstand $42
General Admission $37

SATURDAY DANCE - May 28 (8:30pm)
Adults Only $8

TICKET SALES

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

Click here for the Official Mule Days website to order online.

Mule Days 2011 Tickets Go on Sale Today!

TICKET PACKAGES

PACKAGE 1 [Order early! $184.00 after April 1] $159
Includes:
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
Includes:
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
Includes:
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
Includes:
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

MULE SHOW PASSES
Reserved Grandstand $75
Reserved Box Seat $75
General Admission $45

GENERAL ADMISSION
Adult $13, Children under 10 FREE

OPENING NIGHT SUPPER

Includes Entertainment $30

NEIL MCCOY CONCERT
Reserved Grandstand $42
General Admission $37

SATURDAY DANCE
Adults Only $8

TICKET SALES
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 http://www.rfdtv.com/.
 
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.