Big Bend Ranch Rodeo weekend coming up this summer
July 6th, 2017 under Sports
ALPINE — The August 11-12, 2017 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is fast approaching. Ranch teams from Texas and New Mexico have sent in their entries and are loading their horses. Don’t miss this year’s event.
This year’s ranch rodeo is going to be two days of non-stop horse action.
Friday morning @8:00am there is a Cutting competition at the o6 Flats Arena . That evening at 7:00pm starts the first of two performances of the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo.
Tickets for the rodeo performances go on sale at the gate at 5:30pm each night. Tickets are $10.00 and children 12 and under get in free.
Big Bend Ranch Rodeo events include:
bucking horse for 8 seconds in a working ranch saddle and one-rein halter.
(This one gets nasty!)
cow and milk her in less than two minutes. Milking may not commence until the
rope is off the cow, so three men must hold her. (This one gets wild!)
animal from a large herd, rope it, and place a non-toxic paint mark between the
animal’s eyes in less than two minutes. (This one is a ranch necessity!)
teams will compete at the same time and they each have two minutes to rope,
throw and mark with non-toxic paint, two calves each. (This one is exciting!)
This year we will continue the “2 go” format—each team will compete in each event each night—making the competition even tougher.
These five events earn teams their points toward qualifying for the World Championship Ranch Rodeo in November and the winner of the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo automatically wins a place in the World championships.
Saturday, August 12th at 9:00am starts off with the RHAA competition and at
2:00pm with a 17-and-under working cow horse event. Both events showcase the talent of the rider and the horse in many ranch related exercises.
The Saturday night Ranch Rodeo performance is at 7:00pm and will end with the awards ceremony. There will be a dance following the awards ceremony at the Lobo Bar.
On Sunday, there will be a church service at the Big Bend Cowboy Church at 10:30am.
Call Chachi Hawkins at 432-364-2696 for more information on the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo weekend. Visit our website at www.bigbendranchrodeo.com
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