mule days

Mule Days: Educational Clinics to be offered to mule enthusiasts

 Mule Days sponsor Pfizer Educational Animal Health Clinics

“Caring for the Older Equine”
Dr. Tom Lenz will present this free clinic. Light refreshments will be served.
When: Thursday, May 24 (3 p.m.)
Where: Charles Brown Auditorium.

Jerry Tindell - Mule Clinics and Demonstrations Daily

Weekday - Two sessions per day

  • Wed., May 23 - Fri., May 25 (11 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

Weekend - One session per day

  • Saturday, May 26 (5 p.m.)
  • Sunday. May 27th (11 a.m.)

Where: Mule Days Round Pen, adjacent to the Admin. Office Eastside

A special presentation
When: Friday, May 25th ( 2 p.m.)
Where: Charles Brown Auditorium.

Private sessions and evaluations are available with Jerry by calling (760) 703-5974 – ask for Patty – or by stopping by the Round Pen and speaking with Jerry.
Click here for the official Mule Days website for more.

Mule Days: Got Your Uncle Kracker tickets yet?

When: Thursday, May 24th(8 p.m.)
Where: Mike Boothe Memorial Arena at the Tri-County Fairgrounds
Concert tickets: $42 for Rsvd. Grandstand, $37 for General Admission

Uncle Kracker - Good to be me ft. Kid Rock

Mule Days: Uncle Kracker to Headline the 2012 Mule Days Concert

Uncle Kracker to headline 2012 Bishop Mule Days concert
He grew up in the shadow of Motown, graced some of the nation’s largest arenas with Kenny Chesney and Kid Rock, and is days away from releasing his newest album.

The Bishop Mule Days Celebration is pleased to announce Uncle Kracker will headline the 2012 Mule Days concert.

When: Thursday, May 24th(8 p.m.)
Where: Mike Boothe Memorial Arena at the Tri-County Fairgrounds
Concert tickets: $42 for Rsvd. Grandstand, $37 for General Admission

The concert is presented by Justin Boots and Tony Lama Boots, and is co-sponsored by KIBS, 100.7 FM. With a style frequently described as the perfect nexus of country and soul, the 37-year-old singer/songwriter had a busy year in 2011, spending most of it on the road performing at stadiums and arenas in nearly every major U.S. market with Chesney, along with a number of headlining shows of his own.

And yet, Uncle Kracker, known to his parents as Matt Shafer, still found time to write and record much of his as-yet-untitled forthcoming album. The first taste of the new music is My Hometown – a track produced by country legend Keith Stegall (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, George Jones), who also produced Uncle Kracker’s previous release, 2010’s Happy Hour – The South River Road Sessions. Happy Hour – The South River Road Sessions featured the hit singles Smile and Good To Be Me. After enjoying tremendous success on the pop radio charts, Smile crossed over to become Uncle Kracker’s first solo Top 5 hit on country radio, and proved to be one of 2010’s biggest country songs with single sales exceeding two million. Good To Be Me – a track produced by and featuring guest vocals from longtime friend/songwriting partner Kid Rock – also became a staple on country radio playlists nationwide.

Despite his relatively recent breakthrough solo success in country music, Uncle Kracker is actually no stranger to the audience, scoring a No. 1 hit with When The Sun Goes Down, his collaboration with Chesney. He also co-wrote Kid Rock's multi-format smash hit, All Summer Long – which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard country charts. “I’ve always had a genuine passion for country. I think that audiences appreciate that, and that’s why they’re giving me a chance,” Uncle Kracker explains.

“Country music was one of the types of music I grew up with, so elements of it naturally come out in my songwriting. Listening to a lot of my songs – all the way back to Follow Me – I feel like I’ve been making country music for years.” For more information about Uncle Kracker, visit

Existing ticketholders will need to exchange the Terri Clark tickets for Uncle Kracker tickets, and that the office will begin the process of mailing them out as soon as possible. Actual Uncle Kracker tickets will be available for purchase Monday.
(760) 872-4263.

For more information about Bishop Mule Days, visit, or call (760) 872-4263.

Mule Days: Terri Clark cancels, a new headliners will be announced in the next few days!

The Bishop Mule Days Celebration regrets to announce that its 2012 concert headliner, Terri Clark, has cancelled her May 24th appearance.

“It’s our understanding Ms. Clark cancelled four West Coast appearances in May, including ours, due to scheduling conflicts,” Barbara Laughon, Bishop Mule Days spokesman, said. “While naturally this is a disappointment, we are in talks with another nationally-recognized vocalist who is willing to step in at this late date.”

Laughon said Mule Days will announce the new headliner within the next few days. Ticketholders are encouraged to wait for further instruction once the new headliner is confirmed.

Please contact the Mule Days office at (760) 872-4263 for additional details.

Mule Days: Tickets go on sale today! Feb. 1

Click here for the official Mule Days website for tickets and info!

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 For more information about Bishop Mule Days, visit, 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.


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."
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