August 2, 2018 500 AM
ALPINE – The 2018 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is just around the corner – August 10-11 – and we anticipate this year’s event to be bigger and better than ever. We will continue the “2 go” format to make the performance even more competitive. Each team will compete in each event each night. Ranch teams from near and far will travel to the S.A.L.E. arena at Sul Ross State University in Alpine to compete in two days of non-stop action.
The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboy Association (WRCA) whose purpose is to preserve the lifestyle of working ranch cowboys and to provide those cowboys and their families with financial assistance in time of hardship. The purpose of a WRCA sanctioned ranch rodeo is to provide those cowboys an opportunity to educate the public about the everyday work of a working ranch. The goal of the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is to support the WRCA, to promote the far West Texas region by sending a representative to the championships and to provide Sul Ross State University with scholarship monies for agriculture and rodeo students.
The winner of the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo automatically wins a chance to compete in the WRCA World Championship Rodeo.
So be sure to get here early and get a good seat. The gate opens each evening at 5:30pm. Tickets are $10 each and kids under 12 get in free.
The Ranch Rodeo weekend’s events include:
Friday, August 10
8am – Cutting competition at the o6 Flats arena 7pm – WRCA Rodeo Performance at the S.A.L.E. arena
9am – Ranch Horse Association of America competition at the S.A.L.E. Arena Sul Ross
2pm – Youth Working Cow Horse Competition S.A.L.E. Arena, Sul Ross
7pm – WRCA Rodeo Performance at the S.A.L.E. arena
Awards ceremony immediately following the rodeo
9pm – Dance at the Ole Crystal Bar
Sunday, August 12
10:30am – Church service Cowboy Church
We invite you to spend this weekend being entertained by the best cowboys in Texas and New Mexico and at the same time supporting some very worthwhile causes.
Remember, August 10-11, 2018.
For additional information, contact Chachi Hawkins at 432-364-2696.
Check out our website: www.bigbendranchrodeo.com