Big Bend Ranch Rodeo slated for Aug. 8-9

The 2014 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is just around the corner, Aug.  8-9, 2014, and we anticipate this year’s event to be bigger and better than ever. 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. 

The Ranch Rodeo weekend’s events include:

Friday, Aug. 8 
8 a.m.  Cutting competition at the o6 Flats arena
7 p.m.  WRCA Rodeo Performance at the S.A.L.E. arena
Saturday, Aug. 9
9: a.m. Ranch Horse Association of America competition at the S.A.L.E. Arena Sul Ross
10 a.m. Youth Working Cow Horse Competition at the S.A.L.E. Arena, Sul Ross
5:30 p.m. Chuck wagon Feed on the R.A.S. grounds at Sul Ross State University
7 p.m. WRCA Rodeo Performance at the S.A.L.E. arena
Awards ceremony immediately following the rodeo
9 p.m. Dance at the Alpine Civic Center with Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band 
Sunday, Aug. 10
10:30 a.m.  Church Service, Cowboy Church 
We invite you to spend this weekend being entertained by the best cowboys in the area and at the same time supporting some very worthwhile causes.
For additional information, contact Chachi Hawkins at 432-364-2696.