2013 Featured Entertainment
Jonathan Cabral - Rodeo Clown
Rodeo Clown Jonathon Cabral will be providing entertainment this year.
He has been traveling the country from coast to coast for the past 15 years entertaining the rodeo fans.
He is a resident of Hollister and looks forward to performing for the home town crowd at the Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo.
J Parson, Pre-Show & Saturday BBQ Entertainer
singer/songwriter from Bakersfield, will be singing his original songs
before the show each day in front of the Grandstand. He is also the featured
entertainer at the Family Barbecue on Saturday afternoon.
Although J started rather late in life when it comes to performing for
audiences he is making up for lost time in a big hurry. He has performed
throughout the west including California, Washington, Wyoming, Nevada, New
Mexico, Kansas, Texas, and recently at the big Road to the Horse Competition
in Tennessee. He was a featured performer at the 2007 Cowboy Gathering in
Elko, Nevada and received great reviews. He can be seen each week
performing music on the RFD TV network show "Cowboy Flavor" while his
friends Billy and Sue Ruiz demonstrate their outdoor cooking expertise. He
was also recently featured by his good friend Chris Cox on his RFD show. He
has appeared at several of Chris' horsemanship tour stops around the
country. "These people are my friends and the opportunity that they have
given me is unbelievable. I will forever be thankful for their generosity
and proud of their friendship."
"There is nothing else that I have found that is as gratifying as watching
an audience respond to the music that I have to offer while I am performing.
To watch their faces and their eyes and see that I am having a positive
impact is so rewarding I don't know how I got along without it for so long.
Recently a fellow who had obviously been around came up to me after a
performance and told me 'You are the voice of the west.' That is such a
fine compliment and I'd like to think for just a while he was right."
Eddie Kutz, Rodeo Announcer
Eddie Kutz, a life member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys' Association (PRCA)
and over a 10-year touring veteran of the bull and bronc-riding circuit, has found
a way to achieve his dream of induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He's not
going to rope or ride his way in, he's going to talk his way in ... because he
not only has the insights that come from years of competition, he has the gift
It was during his touring the circuit years that Eddie found he had a quick wit
and a way with one-liners. He was not all talk, though.
You don't stay on the touring circuit for 10 years "just by flapping your lips,"
Eddie says. He's proud of having been a competitor, and has the buckles to
prove his ability - such as saddle bronc champ at the California Rodeo in
Eddie has been announcing rodeos since 1981. He says he started "almost as a
whim," but his career has advanced to the point that he logs more than 100
appearances a year at rodeos and monster truck rallies.
Eddie Kutz is a native of Hollister, California. He has spent many years on the
PRCA circuit as a performer and announcer and is a Life Member of the PRCA and
a member of the Screen Actors Guild. For further information, contact him at
Ted Dwyer, Rodeo Announcer
Right from the arena, across the United States, up and down back roads, side roads,
dirt roads, to rodeos in one-horse towns to indoor shows.
From getting throwed down, knocked down, mauled around, and just plain hanging around!
With almost 39 years experience in the sport of rodeo, starting with riding rough stock
including bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding.
In 1974 Ted turned to the baggy pants and the football cleats as a rodeo clown and bullfighter
working about 35 shows per year for about 10 years. While working as bullfighter in 1984 at a
PRCA rodeo in Hill City Kansas, a bull from the Dorenkamp Rodeo Co. called “Zorro” also know as
Frontier Airlines ended that career.
After that injury Ted worked on a few movies series, such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,
Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy, Back to the Future III and The Shadow Riders.
Ted’s love for the sport kept him involved, working for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys
Association office in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the public relations dept. Then Ted moved
back to California where he worked for Cotton Rosser’s Flying U Rodeo Co.
In 1987 Ted got started announcing rodeos and now is announcing about 50 performances per year,
for various stock contractors and rodeo committees around the country. Also, about 20 Ice Hockey
games per year as well.
Ice Hockey………..yep Ted’s son Michael who is 15 years old plays for the Fresno Jr. Monsters Hockey
team, which, are the 2011 California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) State Champions and also the 2013 NorCal Champions.
Ted has been voted the International Pro Rodeo Associations “Western Region Announcer” of the
year 8 times, and has been selected to be the announcer for the California Cowboys Pro Rodeo
Association 4 times as well as the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Associations Adams Cup Playoffs & Finals.
Dwyer hopes his work as a rodeo announcer helps give rodeo-goers a feeling for the way the Wild
West was, while also blending in an understanding of the difficulties of the modern day cowboy.
Dwyer wants people to leave the stands seeing the Cowboy for what he is -- the hero of the rodeo.