Top Home
1st California Gay Rodeo
Las Angeles, California
March 30-31, 1985
First posted Oct 16, 2011
Last update Dec 6, 2014
Of Interest
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid

Transcript of the following article is available below
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Transcript of the above page

The CGRA Drill Team

OCR Transcript by Frank Harrell, March 10, 2013

Slightly dangerous, exciting, fast paced and entertaining ... thats the goal set by team members of the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association's one-of-a-kind mounted drill team and for many of the members, a statement of pride in both themselves and our community. Better known throughout the country than in their hometown, the group has performed at the Reno National Gay Rodeo in 1982 and 1983 and was asked to show off at Madison Square Garden for the AIDS benefit Rodeo last October (The team never made it to the Garden because of difficulty in winning permission to ride from the show producers !) To become a team member takes not only the expensive ownership of a horse, but he ability to control his mount with enough precision to ride the intricate patterns. Many people are able to achieve the first two steps but then lack the dedication to spend the necessary hours in practice to achieve a team attitude. C. G. R. A.'s 1982 team consisted of eight people and mounts, but a week before leaving for Reno disaster struck with the death of one of the horses. The pattern was quickly re-written to a four-horses unit, and the show went on. By 1983 the team had enough members to provide eight riders plus alternates.
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Of Interest
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid
Date_Grid Thumbnail_Grid