High school rodeo season kicking off
Mandan’s Dacotah Centennial Park will host the opening of the N.D. High School Rodeo Association’s 2013-14 season with double-header competitions on Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25
The first rodeo go-round begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and will run through approximately 7 p.m.
Cattle-cutting competitions will be held Saturday morning, from 7 a.m. until about 10 a.m.
Round two of rodeo competition begins Sunday at 9 a.m. and will conclude at about 5 p.m.
Approximately 180 freshman through seniors in high school from across the state will compete. Boys’ events are bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bull riding and cattle cutting.
Girls’ events are breakaway roping, barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending and cattle cutting. Both male and female contestants may compete in the team roping.
Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 7 to 12, with children age 6 and under admitted free. A $2 discount is available for atwo-day pass.
A contestant and youth dance will be held at the rodeo grounds Saturday night from 9 p.m. to midnight with Nightlife Entertainment providing music. Admission is $4.
The rodeos are hosted by the Mandan Horse and Saddle Club, which consists of nearly 100 families with 40 members from Mandan, Bismarck and around the state competing in high school rodeos.
For more information, visit www.ndhsra.org or www.mandanhorseandsaddle.com.