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2007 Grand National Rodeo

2007 School Programs
  • Tour the Livestock Barns!
  • Watch the Judging!
  • Presentation on Ranching & Livestock by the California CattleWomen's Association!
The 62nd Grand National Rodeo, Horse & Stock Show, April 6 through 14, invites teachers and students to "School Tours 2007", an opportunity for children (6th grade & younger) to view the many ways that agriculture affects their lives. Reservations are required and must be made by completing the School Visit Reservation Form.

Arrive between 8:45am - 11:45am
    Thursday, April 12
  • Livestock Judging: Sheep, Beef, & Cattle
  • Quarter Horse Competition
  • California CattleWomen Presentation (10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.)

    Friday, April 13
  • Livestock Judging: Sheep & Dairy Goats
  • Quarter Horse Competition
  • California CattleWomen Presentation (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.)

Reservations? Must be on the Cow Palace School Visit reservation form. A confirmation letter will be sent to teachers acknowledging acceptance of reservation.
Cost? With an accepted reservation, school visits are free for students, teachers and chaperones.
Parking? There is an $10.00 parking charge; however, if this is a hardship, a request for pre-paid parking tickets can be made. On school letterhead, submit a request for the number of vehicles and reason for need.
  • Mail request to the Cow Palace: P.O. Box 34206, San Francisco, CA 94134
  • Fax request to the Cow Palace: (415) 337-0941
Only schools with more than 8 children may request parking assistance.
Time? Indicate your choices for arrival time. Your time will be noted in your confirmation letter. Schools that are close by are encouraged to arrive after 10:30 a.m. to avoid an early morning lineup. Allow 2 hours for your visit. Time is not structured.
Presentation? Given by The California CattleWomen (Beef/Ranching) and will last about 40 minutes. Presentations will be held in the Auction/Sales Barn, with grandstand seating. The presentation will be repeated twice.
Lunch? Bag lunches are allowed and may be eaten at any location, but no bottles are allowed. Please look for a receptacle to dispose of trash. If eating in the Main Arena during horse show events, please sit in the upper stands and remain quiet during the competition.
Applause? Of course, cheering is appreciated when the winners are announced.
Tours? Tours of the barns are self-guided. Maps will be provided and volunteers will be on-hand to assist you. You may stop wherever you choose and set your own pace. The only time structure is for the presentations.
Questions? E-mail [email protected]