Following in his father’s footsteps, there are not many things more important to one of the toughest kids on dirt as Joaquin “Boogie” Saenz is bucking his way to the American Youth Bull Riding Finals in Ignacio, CO Nov. 16—18. Although from Valley Center, his father, professional bull rider Junior Saenz and Boogie are a staple in Lakeside, both participating in the Lakeside Rodeo and Bulls only Rodeo.
Following in his father’s footsteps, there are not many things more important to one of the toughest kids on dirt as Joaquin “Boogie” Saenz is bucking his way to the American Youth Bull Riding Finals in Ignacio, CO Nov. 16—18. Although from Valley Center, his father, professional bull rider Junior Saenz and Boogie are a staple in Lakeside, both participating in the Lakeside Rodeo and Bulls only Rodeo. Boogie, mentored by Lakeside’s own Danny “Buffalo Chip” Alvarez, has spent his life in the arena since age 3, and by Alvarez’s side before the rodeo event and in helping out during the Stick Horse Race every year. His love of the rodeo is evident and he is well on his way in representing the rodeo cowboys of tomorrow.
Boogie says that it is not about winning, but it is all about having fun and riding new sheep as he is heading towards the finals. But as in the sports world, Boogie needs company sponsors in order to make it to Colorado for the finals in November. Company sponsor logos will be clearly represented by patches or embroidery on his shirt or vest and its position will be dependent on the amount of financial contribution by each company. Company sponsors will also be branded along with Boogie on all of his social media sites.
Watching Boogie at the rodeos over the past years, he is truly a great representative of the sport of rodeo and would make any company proud with his spirit and determination. And though it is a lot of money for a family to deal with, the cost of around $2,000, which covers entry fees, travel, hotel and food is not much money for our local businesses to pull together to get this fine young man, now in first grade to Colorado to chase his dreams.
This is an opportunity for a local company to step up and make a young dreamer, dreams come true. He is rodeo through and through, and for those who love the sport of rodeo what better way to ensure its future by sponsoring the youth that are dedicated to the sport at such a young age. He has contributed so much at such a young age in continuing the legacy of rodeo in America and has done much of this in the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. As a future great bull rider and a bullfighter in training with the best of both, he is sure to continue the spirit of the sport throughout his life. And for those of us who love the sport of rodeo, this is a wonderful thing to see.
His mother, Jackie Saenz is in the forefront of getting Boogie his sponsorships as she knows how much this means to Boogie, his dreams of the future and the importance of this great American sport. Win or not, Boogie will be a great sponsor for any businesses that jump out of the gates to support his beginning future endeavors with a strong possibility of being part of one the next generation of bull riders in America from the very beginning. It is worth every dime to invest in Boogie and the sport.
If you want to become part of shaping Boogie’s future as a bull rider, contact his mother Jackie Saenz at JackieSaenz84@gmail.com for more information and how to contribute to his campaign to make it to the finals in Colorado.
Go get’em Boogie! We are rooting for you.