Red Horse Ranch rodeo FridayPublished 11:33am Monday, August 6, 2012
Steers will be wrestled, broncos will buck and Fergus Falls residents will come out again for the eighth annual Red Horse Ranch PRCA Rodeo this Friday and Saturday.
As usual, the rodeo will be hosting some top-tier talent. The rodeo is a legitimate stop for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, with many of the competitors in the running to compete in the nation’s top competition in Las Vegas, according to organizers.
The rodeo features all of the regular events fans love, from bull riding to steer wrestling to barrel racing and more. And, as usual, Saturday will be home to the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night, in which fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of the fight against breast cancer.
Also taking place Saturday is a fan favorite event that combines the rodeo with local participation. The wild cow ride pits a cantankerous cow against a trio of amateurs who must successfully saddle and ride the cow. The ranch is currently looking for more teams of participants.
Of course, the RHRA’s rodeo wouldn’t be complete without a killer specialty act, and organizers are confident that Sure Shot Acts won’t disappoint. A pair of trick riders originally hailing from Alberta, Canada, Sally Bishop and Roz Beaton are known for performing high-stakes tricks and breakneck speeds (photos of their act can be found at www.sureshotacts.net).
Gates open at 5 p.m. both nights, with rodeo action beginning at 7:30. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults and $8 for children 6 through 12. Special VIP seats, which include prime seating, a meal and unlimited drinks, are $62. Tickets can be purchased over the phone, at the ranch or at BJ’s East.
To purchase tickets, sign up for the wild cow ride or for more information, call 736-3000.