A county barrel race will be held on Wednesday, March 13 with exhibitions beginning at 5 p.m. Books for the barrel race will open at 5:00 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kayce Warren at 361-449-0262.
Thursday, March 14 the books for the County Team Roping will open at 6 p.m. with the roping to begin at 7 p.m. Entry fees are $50 per person. Ropers enter 1 and draw 1 and may enter four times. The top 12 teams will come back during the rodeo with 6 teams Friday night and 6 teams Saturday night. There will be one set of buckles awarded.
The rodeo will be Friday and Saturday nights, March 15 & 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night. Hat Brand Rodeo Company is the stock contractor for this CPRA approved rodeo with $2,700 in added money ($300 per event/$600 for team roping). Entry fees for bareback riding is $65, calf roping is $100, team roping is $240 per team, and all others are $80 (saddle bronc, bull riding, girls’ barrel race, girls’ break-away roping, and steer wrestling). Non-CPRA members are welcome to enter with purchase of $10 permit.
The books will open on Monday, March 11 for Rough Stock from 5 to 10 p.m. and Timed Events from 6 to 10 p.m. Books will also be open on Tuesday, March 12 from 9 am until 4 p.m. for all events. To enter, call 1-800-54-RODEO (1-800-547-6336). The draw will be posted at www.rodeosportsnetwork.com.
Those interested in entering the mutton busting contest must be between 3 and 7 years of age on the day of the event and have submitted a completed entry form with the $20 entry fee. There will be 30 contestants each night and contestants can enter only once. Entry forms will be left at the appropriate school campuses, This & That Gift Shoppe in George West, and in Three Rivers at the Farmer’s Coop. The completed entry form and entry fee must be received by March 11. Slots will be filled as entries are received. Contact Harriet Lamm (361-449-1546) for more information.
Rodeo tickets are $6 presale and $8 at the gate. Presale tickets for the rodeo are available from the Queen’s contestants, in George West at This & That Gift Shoppe and in Three Rivers at the Farmer’s Coop and Hefco.