Working Ranch Rodeo To Benefit Fire Relief Fund
Joe Denoyer - April 14, 2017 11:22 am
The Plains States Ranch Rodeo and Open Bronc Riding benefiting the Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund, will be held on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2017 with each performance beginning at 6:00 at the Ochiltree County Arena in Perryton, Texas. Donations will be accepted as gate admission. The rodeo will be capped at 24 teams consisting of 4-6 member teams and 50 open ranch bronc riders with a 10 head short go. Performances will be split with 12 teams each night and 25 open ranch bronc riders.
The Perryton Rodeo Association will be providing a concession stand at the rodeo grounds with profits donated to the area Volunteer Fire Departments.
In addition, there have been items donated for a silent auction which will be available during Friday night rodeo and all day Saturday. The Ranch Horse Association of America will have a ranch horse competition Saturday at 9:00 am in the arena. Saturday at noon, Palo Duro Cowboy Church from Canyon, Texas will be cooking lunch for the contestants and their families.
Saturday at 5:00 the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang will be serving up ribeye steaks for $15 a plate. Proceeds from this will also benefit the WRCF Wildfire Relief Fund. With your meal donation, you will also be entitled to free admission to the rodeo Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang (www.ocwg.org) or any Perryton Rodeo Association member.
The rodeo events will include Doctoring, Ranch Bronc Riding, Branding, Wild Cow Milking, Stray Gathering plus another section of Open Ranch Bronc Riding. Teams will be coming from the surrounding 5 state area.
The Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation will accept applications and disburse funds to qualifying ranches that have suffered loss in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Texas.