Rodeos have been a staple of the American West since the 1800’s. Kids of all ages enjoy the excitement that go hand in hand with bull riding, calf roping, and barrel racing. Good old-fashioned traditions make the rodeo a family friendly event. This summer Pulaski County will host five rodeo events.
The action at Pulaski County’s saddle clubs heats up on June 7th, 7 pm, in Richland when Championship Youth Bull Riding comes to town. CYBR was formed in Iberia, Missouri to give bull riders of any age and young mutton busters the opportunity to compete in a family, Christian orientated association. This year’s “No Guts, No Glory” tour kicked off May 17th at Trail Ridge Saddle Club in Stoutland. Their circuit includes Tipton Cowboy Church (Tipton, MO), Hartville Saddle Club (Hartville, MO), Rolla Saddle Club (Rolla, MO), Iberia Saddle Club (Iberia, MO) and Grove Springs Lions Club in Groves Springs, Missouri. They make a return trip to Richland Saddle Club on July 19th. Admission for each Richland date is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 5 are free. Featured events are Mutton Busting (6 years and under), Calf Riding (8 years and under), and, of course, bull riding (3 divisions- Pee Wee, Junior, & Senior) with open bull riding toward the end of the event.
To learn more about CYBR visit them on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Championship-Youth-Bull-Riding/429669407105696
To learn more about Richland Saddle Club visit them on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richland-Saddle-Club/82485627435
American Family Rodeo rides into Dixon Saddle Club on June 28th. Timed events start at noon and the rodeo performance starts at 7 pm. American Family Rodeo Association was formed to “keep the family involved in America’s original sport, Rodeo”. Their 2014 circuit started in Salem, Missouri and includes rodeos in Edgar Springs, Steelville, Vienna, Belle, Cabool, Cuba, Sullivan, Versailles, Rolla, Mountain Grove, and Potosi. Your $8 admission (kids 6-10 is only $4) allows you to watch Pee Wee & Junior Bulls, Mutton Busting, Saddle Bronc, Calf Riding, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, and Chute Doggin events.
To learn more about AFRA visit them online at: http://www.americanfamilyrodeo.com/
To learn more about Dixon Saddle Club visit them on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dixon-Saddle-Club/210639645638633
Ozark Rodeo Association saddles up July 25th and 26th at Richland Saddle Club. ORA also recognizes the importance of family during their two day family friendly events. They will feature the traditional rodeo events such as barrels, poles, goats, mutton bustin’, calf riding, Pee Wee bull riding, open bull riding, bareback, chutedoggin’, break-away roping, & team roping. Their 2014 tour started in Vienna, and includes stops in St. Clair, Desloge, Cuba, Iberia, Salisbury, Potosi, Gerald, Linn, and Warrenton. They make a second appearance in Pulaski County August 8th & 9th at Dixon Saddle Club. One day admission is $8 for adults and $4 for kids aged 6-10.
To learn more about ORA visit them online at http://www.ozarkrodeoassociation.com/
Rodeo fans get an extra treat when WPRA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Association) stars Amy Wilson (Miss Rodeo America 2008) and one of the most decorated female ropers in rodeo, Jackie Hobbs Crawford, make an appearance in Pulaski County, Missouri October 2nd as Team #88 of FIREBALL RUN. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this epic moment at the finish line in Waynesvlle.
To learn more about FIREBALL RUN visit them at http://www.fireballrun.com.
For more things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri visit us at http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com or follow us on Twitter @PulCoUSA.