Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive arrives in town Thursday

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Updated: 6/18/2014 11:33 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The rodeo may kick off on Thursday, before the festivities begin, the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive will steer into town.

The Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive is about as far from the streets of Manhattan as you can get, but for Stephen Sameroof, there is no place he'd rather be.

"At night, when you're looking at the stars, no ambient light, no street lights, no nothing, it's just amazing desolation," said Sameroof. "It's more than I expected, it's like the outward bounds meets the Sierra Nevada. It's just a hoot."

The native New Yorker is one of more than a hundred people taking part in this year's Cattle Drive, pushing 300 steer for 100 miles from Doyle to the Rodeo Grounds. "What's so nice is that you can actually place yourself to what it was like 100 years ago doing a cattle drive. It's so authentic."
People travel from around the globe to take part in the drive, and this year was no exception. "The event is exceptional, everybody involved in the cattle drive from the people who take care of the horsse to the crew that builds up the camp. Everybody who's involved are unbelievable," said Yishay Isaac.

Isaac and his wife flew more than 24 hours from Tel Aviv, Israel and say they would do it again in a heartbeat. "It's an amazing experience, the people are amazing. Everything that we grew up on in Israel is a lot about the cowboy way of living, about the cattles, about the open space."

If you would like to watch the Cattle Drive as it rolls into town Thursday morning, the best place to do so will be on the corner of Sutro and Wells, or at the Rodeo Grounds.

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LASD1096 - 6/19/2014 3:09 PM
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Doyle is not 100 miles from Reno no matter what way you head in. The cattle drive is a fun thing, and the big city folk who sign on have a good time but Doyle is not 100 miles from the Reno Fairgrounds!

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