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Gottlieb to be honored at Parker Ranch rodeo


Parker Ranch will celebrate its 49th Annual Independence Weekend Rodeo and Horse Races on Monday, July 4, 2011 at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea.

This year’s honoree is Alan H. Gottlieb, who holds the position of Secretary/Treasurer of Ponoholo Ranch Limited and serves as Vice President of Kahua Ranch on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Parker Ranch, Inc. Rodeo Chairman Brandi Beaudet said, “Parker Ranch, Inc. is pleased to recognize Alan Gottlieb for his untiring work in support of the Agriculture industry and especially the Ranching industry in Hawaii.”
Alan 'Nahua' Gottlieb
Beaudet also said, “Not only was Alan the founder and sponsor of the Paniolo Hall of Fame that honors our Hawaii paniolo, but he has been very active in spearheading legislation in support of our ranching industry.”

In addition to its special honoree, the Ranch commemorates the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11. The Ranch will be raising “The Flag of Heroes,” that names all of those who perished in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. It names those on the planes, at the Pentagon, and in the World Trade Center.

Fast paced rodeo action will begin shortly after the 9 a.m. grand entry parade and continues non-stop until noon.

The line-up of rodeo events, featuring Parker Ranch cowboys joined by paniolo from ranches all around the Big Island, is full of excitement. Spectators enjoy thrilling horse races, ribbon mugging, ranch mugging, dally team roping, the unique-to-Hawaii Poo Wai U and more.

This year, the horse races have attracted even more participants, so expect an exciting show.

The Parker Ranch July 4th rodeo provides an opportunity to see Hawaii’s cowboys in action while enjoying local food, keiki (children) activities with the “kids favorite,” pony rides. For those who enjoy having a memento, Parker Ranch commemorative logo items will be conveniently available at the arena at the Parker Ranch Store booth.

The Parker Ranch Rodeo was first held just three years after Hawaii became a state in 1959 and has always been highly anticipated by visitors and the local community.

Tickets for the Monday, July 4 event are $5 per person in advance or $6 at the gate. Presale tickets available at the Parker Ranch Store in the Parker Ranch Center. Children 10 and under are free.

For more information, call 808-885-5669 or visit

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