On The Right Lead June 2024

Saddle up! Let’s Ride!

Whether you rodeo, trail ride, show, or just hang out with your horses, there’s something fun going on! Check out just some of the events below, or follow the Mendocino and Lake County Equestrians page on Facebook to keep up with all the equine happenings in our area.

In June we celebrate Dads and Grads! Need a gift or card for that special occasion? Don’t forget that Rainbow is full of great ideas for the Dads or Grads in your life. Make Dad’s life easier with the Stihl GTA 26 – a portable, compact garden pruner that will handle all kinds of essential pruning jobs … and it’s fun! Order online at rainbowag.stihldealer.net – pick up at the store. Check out the new Milwaukee tool Department, now open in the Ukiah store. A complete line of famous Milwaukee power tools and accessories are now available at the Ukiah store. Or let Dad pick out his own gift, with a Rainbow Gift Card. Available in any amount and good at all Rainbow stores.

Wow! What a beautiful bunch of new tack at the Lakeport store! Head to the next ride with your pony looking his best. A new headstall, reins or breast collar? Yes, please! 

Summer brings a lot of fun but it also brings a lot of pesky flies. Get ahead of fly season, with this month’s Subscriber Coupon for 20% off any Farnam Fly Repellent Spray, or stop flies before they start with SimpliFly feed through fly control, on sale all month!

Save even more with two Buy One Get One offers from Farnam, good for the month of June! Buy a gallon of Endure Fly Spray, and get a free quart of Endure. Or, buy a gallon of Tri-Tec Fly Spray and Get a Tri-Tec Qt free! Stock up and keep those flies away all summer long!

Upgrade your back yard with a cowboy flare – a stock tank pool! And the perfect surface for around the pool? Pavers from Rainbow Brickyard Building Materials! It’s gonna get hot so cool off in your own personal stock tank.

Rainbow Brickyard also has everything you need to build a fire pit, outdoor kitchen or paved patio. Turf too! Contact Thomas Prine at the Ukiah store for more great ideas to spruce up your backyard!


Willits Horsemen’s Annual BBQ and Rodeo – June 2 Afternoon. Early entries advised, but same day entries begin 8:00 AM and closes at 11:00 AM. Entry and information

Shoreline Riders 2024 Calendar of Events
Playday Buckle Series June 23, July 21, August 25, September 22

NATRC Region 1 Eel River Competitive Trail Ride – June 8 & 9. Sanctioned by the North American Trail Ride conference but you don’t need to be a member to ride. Come join us for a fun weekend trail riding your horse. Open division is 25 to 30 miles a day, CP and Novice divisions are 15 to 20 miles a day and the Leisure division is 10 miles. This is a judged competition but it’s lots of fun. Novice, CP and Open check in on Friday afternoon and Leisure on Saturday morning. Check out our Facebook Event Page or call 707-743-9973.                         

Redwood Empire Trail Riders Annual Adamae Rege Memorial Trail Ride – June 14 – 16 at a beautiful new location, Jaxon Keys Winery in Hopland.  For entry forms and information, contact Carol Rankin, rankinranch@comcast.net.

94th Annual Lake County Rodeo has a new, temporary venue this year. Though their new permanent Rodeo grounds are under construction, the rodeo will go on! This year, it will be held at the Potter Valley Rodeo Grounds on July 13th and 14th. Head over to Potter Valley and enjoy CCRPA Rodeo events, Drill teams, Mutton Bustin’, Cutest Lil’ Cowpoke Contest, Local Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Breakaway Roping, and all the good fun of this historic rodeo! More information

Trivia Contest

All correct answers go into a random drawing. Last month, we asked, Summer is riding season, but it is also _________ season! Simple, but all horse owners know it is also FLY SEASON! Our winner is Tracy Parker.

Where will the Lake County Rodeo be held this year?

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