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Cattle Drive

Date: June 15 - June 19, 2014
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Special Notice:

May 19, 2014: 
There are a couple openings on the 2014 Cattle Drive.  We are now accepting Paid applications.  The application can be found at the bottom of this page.

Thank you to Ben’s Fine Wine & Sprits and Luva Bella for their generous donations.


2014 is the year to go!
Special Saturday Concert & Dinner
A Very Special Guest will be joining us
First Commemorative Buckle
2014 Application is attached below 
Email for more information


2014 Reno Rodeo

Cattle Drive

See the herd hit town

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

High Noon
Corner of Oddie and Sutro


Startin’ in “Silver Town” Virginia City in the heart of the ole west

Then delicious Basque grub served up for dinner in one of Reno’s best

at the rodeo grounds when Trail Boss Butch gets ya’ ready to ride

on the now world famous and enduring reno rodeo cattle drive


By mornin’ you’ll waken' to the smell of hot coffee, with no sleepin’ in late

scrambled eggs a steam in’; crispy bacon still fryin' when they hit yer’ plate

ridin' a horseback - pushin' them there Corriente steers in the hot desert sun

A heap of hard work for most dudes, but to Buckaroo's it's nothin' but fun


Pinion pine and sagebrush Abound – when purple Lupin catches the eye

After miles on the desolate trail - off yonder cattle camp silhouettes the Big Sky

All fill their bellies with delectable grub and a Jack Daniel's or maybe a few

gather round the campfire singing songs - tellin’ stories - maybe a poem or two


Nighttime high desert skies turn from red, orange, yellow to the color blue

Soon yule’ hit sack with Buckaroo's, Teamsters and even the gnarly Camp Crew

Sounds of crickets and frogs and gentle wind serenades ya’ into a deep sleep

No roosters a crow-in' - pitch black too - all awake without so much as a peep


breakfast comes quick - the camp is dismantled and all have their job to do

people scurrin' about, pulling' up stakes and folding tables and chairs too

saddle-up again and off yonder Wild Mustangs runnin’ over a rollin’ hill

In the far distance a lone coyote, a golden eagle and mule deer give you a thrill


Last day is special cause yer’ preparin’ for a first-class parade show

Cowboys, horses and cattle and of course Buckaroo’s don’t you know

“Put Near” at the end – over the last mountain with cattle town Reno below

A weather beaten face - but unlike the drive of 95', ya’ make it thru - without snow


Mindful of the stampede inclined steers yule’ head down Sutro Street

All will safely arrive at rodeo grounds with family and friends to greet

Over 5-days – with a drinkin and eatin’ and a ridin’ with new pard’s at yer’ side

Yule’ no longer be a Dude stranger, but a real “Buckaroo” ready to ride


If yer’ a mind ta’ check off yourn’ Buck list and cowboy up with us Buckaroo’s

sign up for the drive, you’ll have the time of your life, with nothin’ to loose

few professions bring so much joy and inner piece - yet a great deal of strife

As a real Buckaroo Yule’ always honor and promote the “Cowboy Way of Life

Cattle Drive Sponsor

  • Sierra Dorado

    Cattle Drive Sponsor

  • United Construction Company

    Govenor & Mrs. Sandoval Sponsor