About the Rodeo

The Venue

Ramona Outdoor Community Center

The Ramona Outdoor Community Center, Inc. (ROCC) is located at 421 Aqua Ln, Ramona, CA 92065 and has become a staple of the community.

It features:

  • A 5,000-square-foot covered pavilion
  • A full kitchen
  • 4,000 stadium seats
  • An Olympic-sized equestrian arena
  • Three food booths and multiple picnic areas.

If you’d like to host an event at the R.O.C.C, call (760) 788-0811.

The Culture

Ramona

Ramona the Beautiful

The rodeo encompasses everything that makes Ramona beautiful. We have such a unique, beautiful town and way of life that you just don’t find many places anymore – it is true Americana.

Ramona has so many things that make it unique – from our horses, small businesses schools and vineyards, to the amazing people who live here and the true camaraderie and spirit of friendship that is alive in our community truly make it a special and unique place to live.

Tradition

Honeycutt Rodeo Company

Heritage and Tradition run deep in Honeycutt Rodeo.

Walt Alsbaugh (Jerry Honeycutt’s Grandpa) began his rodeo career back in the 1930’s.  Rodeo was his life for more than 60 years.  He won his first rodeo in 1931 at the age of 13, and competed in every event in rodeo except the Bareback Riding.  In the late 40’s, Walt used his vast knowledge of rodeo to become a Rodeo Stock Contractor. Over the years he was recognized as one of the top Contractors in the Rodeo World and was awarded some of the most prestigious honors the Rodeo Industry bestows including (but not limited to):

  • The Family Heritage Award from the WRPA in 2010
  • Induction into The Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009
  • Induction into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1990
  • 1986 PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year
  • The 1981 International Rodeo Fans’ Man of the Year

Roy Honeycutt, (Jerry’s Dad) continued the tradition and extended the business to include some of the best stock in the rodeo business raised on his ranch in Colorado. World Champion Bucking Horse and Bull Breeding programs continue to be the foundation of Honeycutt Rodeo.

Today, Jerry Honeycutt credits his dad, Roy, for teaching him how to put on a top notch, fast-paced and high quality professional rodeo. And he’s honored to carry on his grandfathers’ dream of producing professional rodeo. Honeycutt Rodeo is now five generations strong, and has been producing Rodeos spanning eight decades.

“It takes a lifetime to build up respect, and just because I’m the grandson or son of professional rodeo stock contractors doesn’t mean I can live my life off them,” Jerry finishes. “You have to earn your own respect, and that’s most important to me, My goals are to put God first, be a good husband and father, and produce great rodeos.”

“I look forward to carrying on the tradition of producing top notch rodeos and cannot wait to see what the next 80 years holds for Honeycutt Rodeo.”

The People

Board of Directors

EmployeePositionEmail
Charlie Koehler
ROCC President
charlie.koehler@gmail.com
Pat Donovan
ROCC Vice President
patshobbies@yahoo.com
Art Thomsen
ROCC Board Member - Secretary
Joani Georgeson
ROCC Treasurer
joani@ramonarodeo.com
Artie Thomsen
ROCC Board Member - Facilities Management
Mike Celaya
ROCC Board Member - Facilities
Eric Guenther
ROCC Board Member - Parking
jguenther1776@gmail.com
Chris Anderson
ROCC Board Member
chris@realestatechris.com
Cheryll Schulz
ROCC Board Member
Kayla Duba
Ramona Rodeo Sponsorships
kayla@ramonarodeo.com

Location

Fred Grand Arena / ROCC Site
421 Aqua Lane
Ramona, CA 92065

Mailing

Ramona Rodeo
PO Box 1555
Ramona, CA 92065

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