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Badlands Ranch Rodeo

Now in its second year, KCBA will be hosting the Badlands Ranch Rodeo during the Kadoka High School alumni weekend celebration.

The rodeo will get underway on Saturday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m. at the Kadoka Rodeo Arena.

KCBA Co-president Donna Enders has announced that the sign-up deadline for rodeo entry is Friday, June 25th. Anyone wishing to get a four-person team together for the event is encourage to call her at 837-2144 or 462-6403.

There will be a team calcutta in front of the Kadoka Fire Hall at 11:00 Saturday morning.

The rodeo events will include team penning, cow doctoring, ribbon race, trailer loading relay, a wild horse ride (saddle bronc) and two mystery events.

Contenders will be briefed on the rules for each event prior to the rodeo.

The wild horse ride is nothing but a saddle bronc ride. However, the riders will be judged not only on how long they ride, but by the wacky outfits they wear during the event. Enders encourages all contenders to prepare for the event ahead of time.

The stock will be provided by Dave Morrison. Each team will have to provide their own saddle bronc saddle, halter and lead rope.

Only one of the team members will ride in this event, so pick your best.

Enders said the pay-out comes from entry fees and the gate money. The team taking first place will receive $800 and ranch rodeo T-shirts; second place will take home $500 and third $250.

Every team member will be competing in the team penning (steers provided by Clint Amiotte), cow doctoring and trailer loading relay events. Two members’ names will be drawn for the ribbon race, and the mystery events remain a mystery.

Children will also take part in the rodeo. There will be two age divisions for children eight and under. Some of their events will include stick-horse barrel racing, a boot race and dummy calf roping, to name a few. They will not need to bring a horse.

There will be events which will require a horse and that’s open to all children. Again, there will be two age divisions competing in barrel racing, poles and a flag races.

Kathleen Carlson is in charge of the kids’ events.

Following the ranch rodeo there will be a 4-D open barreling racing event. The entry fee is $20 a run and all fees will go toward the pay-out. Barrel racers may sign up at the rodeo area on Saturday.

KCBA will have the concession stand open, so make plans to come out and enjoy the entertainment.