Rock­y­ford Rodeo makes 60th turn around sun

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Terri Hux­ley The Drumheller Mail

The L ions Club Ro ck­y­ford Rodeo hit s t he g round r un­ning come July 28, 29, & 30. The Foothills Cow­boys As­so­ci­a­tion (F .C.A.) a pproved event will con­tinue the clas­sic com­pe­ti­tions of st eer w restling, team rop­ing, wild horse races, bull r id­ing, and b ar­rel rac­ing with big lo­cal high­lights in­clud­ing ch uck­wagon and char­iot rac­ing , m ut­ton bust - ing, and catch and keep.

The main fea­ture of the three day ben­der will be the Gringo bulls f ea­tur­ing s even pr ofes­sional bull­fig hters in­clud­ing Dy­lan Miller.

“It’s like one bull figh ter out there against a me xi­can fight­ing bull. It’s free style bull­fight­ing ba­si­cally,” said Justin Geer­aert, event plan­ner.

As f or lo cal e vents, C atch and keep is a f un event for lit- tle ones where they es­sen­tially catch an an­i­mal, typ­i­cally a pig or chick and then get to keep it to take home.

“It’s a go od way to get a p et chicken – Y ou got ta be t here to s ee that,” said D arcy Koester.

Pro­fes­sional r odeo an­nouncer Mike L abelle, b est known f or his s er­vice dur ing the an­nual Cal­gary Stam­pede, will be t he c om­men­ta­tor f or the event.

A p arade is s ched­uled f or the S atur­day mor ning b egin­ning a t 10 a .m.a s we ll a s the tra­di­tional Ch uck­wagon pan­cake br eak­fast. The f ood doesn’t stop there as a b ar­be­cue b eef supp er w ith Alb erta prime beef will be at 5 p.m.

Dances w ill b e he ld b oth nights. The f ree f am­ily danc e will b e on F ri­day w ith t he Cow­boy B all on S atur­day. TC & Com­pany Band will be play­ing at 9:00 p.m.

The r odeo g rounds ar e a g reat plac et o c amp w ith week­end and da y rates so you will never be too far away from the ac­tion!

Pho­tog­ra­phy cour­tesy of N.A.S.H. Pho­tog­ra­phy

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