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Madison County RodeoFriday Night
Have you ever wanted to feel the excitement of a buckin' bull between your legs? Pretty scary if you've never done it before. Once you've graduated from the mechanical bull, maybe you'll want to try out the Madison County Fair Rodeo. This event is open to and limited to residents of Madison County. If you are interested in participating, call Janelle Klingler at 356-9308. Here is a partial list of the events you will be able to participate in:
Rexburg Ranch Rodeo & Women's Steer StoppingSaturday
When we think of a county fair, a few things come to mind. One of those is a rodeo. Fairs all over the west will happen this summer and rodeo will be a big part of these events. The same is true at the Madison County Fair. That’s nothing new, right? This year something new is happening with the Rodeo on Saturday. In May at the Fair Board meeting the Rexburg Ranch Rodeo and Women’s Steer Stopping became a sanctioned event, associated with WSRRA, or Western States Ranch Rodeo Association. This means that ranch rodeo cowboys can qualify for the WSRRA Nationals in Winnemuka.
Who is the WSRRA?The WSRRA – Western States Ranch Rodeo Association – started for one reason; to allow the full time and the average day working cowboy, working men, and women, to have an opportunity to compete in sanctioned ranch rodeo events.
For years, larger associations have catered to the full-time ranch-hand competitor, leaving a large gap for those who work full time in other professions. By including full time ranch cowboys, smaller ranches and WSRRA will considerably enrich the ranch rodeo sport, bringing in fresh talent, showcasing more skills and encouraging seniors, women and youths to participate in a family atmosphere. Only by continuing to expand the opportunities for all ranch rodeo competitors do we ensure that the ranch rodeo heritage will continue for generations to come.
The American cowboy has been a worldwide icon since the early 1800s and the values, traditions, heritage and cowboy code are still alive and well, even today. There are ranch cowboys still out there calving, branding, gathering and doctoring, whether full time or part time. A LITTLE HISTORY
The WSRRA has come together to promote and preserve the heritage of the cowboy tradition through sanctioned ranch rodeo events designed for the full and part time ranch cowboy.
In a day in age where the traditions of our forefathers and the sacrifice of the pioneers who forged this country are always on the verge of being lost forever, a small group of cowboys decided that everyone with a cowboy’s desire should have an opportunity to compete in a sanctioned ranch rodeo.
The small ranchers with full and part time cowboys get left out of the ranch rodeo opportunities available to the larger high profile ranches. Other working ranch rodeo associations cater to these larger outfits, leaving a giant void for everyone else.
In today’s world of cell phones and computers, the part time cowboy is someone who longs for the full time cowboy lifestyle, but because of today's economic climate only gets to enjoy the cowboy life when time permits.
Working men and women who love ranch rodeo and use the same skills as the full time ranch cowboy deserve an opportunity to show those skills in a competitive format. The WSRRA is dedicated to providing a showcase for the full and part time cowboy to compete in WSRRA sanctioned ranch rodeo events. All qualifying teams and individual event contestants will be invited to compete at the WSRRA finals for the national championship.
What does this mean to our Rodeo? The winners at the end of the day qualify for the WSRRA Nationals. Good luck to all who enter the event.