Rodeo – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:44:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Join the fun and excitement of ranch rodeo Saturday http://www.pagosasun.com/join-the-fun-and-excitement-of-ranch-rodeo-saturday/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:00:31 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175966 By Lisa Scott
Special to The SUN
The Western Heritage Ranch Rodeo will be Saturday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Western Heritage Event Center arena.
A ranch rodeo is made up of teams of cowboys and cowgirls, typically five to seven individuals, competing against each other in events based on the type of work they do on a ranch on horseback. These ranch hands compete for fun, cash prizes and bragging rights.
Each team has the opportunity to compete in five timed events and the team designates which team members participate in each contest. Calf branding requires the team to find and rope specific calves (calves marked with a visible number) out of a larger herd, bring calves to the branding area and “brand” with chalk.
Wild horse catching is roping a wild horse, saddling the animal and riding it across the finish line at the other end of the arena. Trailer loading requires the team to catch a specified number of horses from a herd, move them across the arena and load them into a trailer.
Steer doctoring is identifying the “sick” steer from the herd, roping and bringing the animal into a pen for veterinary care.
Wild cow milking is roping a wild cow and settling the cow enough to hand-milk it into a bottle and run the bottle across a finish line to the judge who verifies they accomplished the task.
The events showcase the riding and roping skills of the rider and the agility and cooperation of their steed. Awards at the end of the rodeo include accolades for Top Hand, Top Horse and overall championship Ranch Team. This is an exciting event for participants and spectators alike.
Admission at the gate is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. Concessions and covered bleacher seating will be available. Come join the fun and excitement of traditional ranch work in an arena setting.

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Archuleta County Fair rodeos http://www.pagosasun.com/archuleta-county-fair-rodeos/ Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:37:58 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175018

SUN photos/Terri House

Rodeo fans were treated to multiple events at this year’s Archuleta County Fair. Spectators and participants alike enjoyed a kids’ rodeo, a ranch rodeo and Bares, Broncs, ‘n Bulls.

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Traditional Rodeo Prayer http://www.pagosasun.com/traditional-rodeo-prayer/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:54:42 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174800

SUN photo/Terri House

Rodeo participants pause for the traditional rodeo prayer during the Bares, Broncs, ‘n Bulls event at the Archuleta County Fair on Friday night. The prayer was followed by a salute to the flag and bareback, bronc and bull riding.

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It’s county fair time http://www.pagosasun.com/its-county-fair-time/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:00:03 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174253

Photo courtesy Archuleta County Fair

Today is the opening of the 68th Archuleta County Fair. If you haven’t been to the fair before, then come see what you’ve been missing. There are fun events, activities, exhibits and entertainment you don’t want to miss.
Take a walk around the exhibit hall to see the 4-H youth projects. You will see the dedication and hard work that the youth have accomplished. Read their stories to find out what they liked best and some of the struggles they may have had completing their projects. You will also see the talents of residents who enter the open classes with traditional items like homemade jams, canned and baked goods, floral arrangements, fruits and veggies, crop samples, and much more. And you can’t help but notice the beautiful quilts that line the center of the hall. There are so many stunning colors, patterns and designs, you could spend hours just wandering the walls of quilts.
Everyone can participate in activities around the fairgrounds. You can challenge your friends to a game of laser tag, or maybe tug-of-war is more your style of competition. Compete in a round of horseshoes or have some good, old-fashioned fun in the pie-eating contest.
Not into competition? Then make your way to the activity tent where you can see Wacky Science with mad scientist Dr. Barb Shaw, an aikido demonstration and the Wild Man Phil show with Stumpy the tortoise and other live animals. Take the kids to the Kid Games tent or the Petting Farm to pet bunnies and goats. If you are looking for a break from the kiddos, you can put them on the train to enjoy a jaunt around the grounds while you catch your breath from the fun. Indulge in the yummy fair food like funnel cake, waffle burgers, sopapillas, gourmet hot dogs, fajitas and snowcones. There is plenty of live music to go around with an encore performance by the High Rollers.
One of the newest events is the Bares, Broncs and Bulls. You will see rough stock riders compete for buckles, cash and fame. Enjoy a night of action-packed riding and top-notch broncs and bulls. You can also attend the Ranch Rodeo at high noon on Saturday and the Kids Rodeo at high noon on Sunday.
The 4-H livestock shows are the cornerstone events that showcase beef, sheep, goat, swine, rabbit and poultry. These shows lead up to the Livestock Auction. It’s an exciting time for not only the audience, but the youth and the buyers who reward these youth for their hard work in raising their animals. The auction is held on Saturday evening after the famous Chuckwagon Dinner, where the San Juan Conservation District will honor the very well-deserved Conservation Educator of the Year Award to JD Kurz. Congratulations, JD.
All events, activities, a full schedule and fair information can be found at www.archuletacountyfair.com. So, come one, come all to the 68th Archuleta County Fair, where there is something for everyone.
CPR and first aid classes
CPR and first aid certification classes are offered monthly by the CSU Extension office on the second Monday and Wednesday of each month from 6 to 10 p.m. Anyone needing to receive or renew certification can register by calling the Extension office at 264-5931.
We will also attempt to schedule classes on additional dates with five or more registrations. Cost for the classes is $80 for combined CPR/first aid and $55 for CPR, first aid or recertification. The type of first aid information provided will vary by the needs of the audience.

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Archuleta County Fair right around the corner http://www.pagosasun.com/archuleta-county-fair-right-around-the-corner/ Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=173714

Photo courtesy Archuleta County Fair

By Terry Schaaf
Special to The PREVIEW
The Archuleta County Fair board would like to invite everyone to the 68th annual Archuleta County Fair Aug. 1-4.
We would also like to challenge everyone to enter items in the open class. Did you knit or crochet something, take a beautiful photo, paint or draw something? Even if you think it isn’t perfect, we want to see what you have done. Bring your items to the fairgrounds on July 30 from 1 to 8 p.m.
The Archuleta County Fair is a great time for the whole family to come and see the 4-H animals, Wildman Phil and his unusual animals, lots of live music and three different kinds of rodeo (bulls and broncs, ranch rodeo and kids’ rodeo). You don’t want to miss the pie-eating contest, laser tag, Mud Tug, the 4-H chuckwagon dinner, livestock auction and karaoke.
To see a complete schedule of events and find more information about the fair, please see our website at archuletacountyfair.com.

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Local cowboys http://www.pagosasun.com/local-cowboys/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:00:24 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172822

Photo courtesy Alvin Schaaf

Local cowboys Lane Schaaf and his grandfather, Jim Bramwell, won the incentive team roping at this year’s Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo.

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70th annual Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo http://www.pagosasun.com/70th-annual-red-ryder-roundup-rodeo/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:00:21 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172869

SUN photos/Randi Pierce

The 70th annual Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo spanned three days and treated crowds to a variety of traditional rodeo events, including bronc riding, roping, barrel racing and more, as well as a rodeo clown and, for the youngsters, a mutton bustin’ competition. While the adult contestants were vying for larger prizes, the kids competed for a belt buckle and also each received their own Red Ryder BB gun.

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JR Ford honored with Red Ryder Award http://www.pagosasun.com/jr-ford-honored-with-red-ryder-award/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:56:04 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172640

Photo courtesy Western Heritage Event Center
Western Heritage Event Center board member Mike Ray, left, presents JR Ford with the Red Ryder Award at the Fourth of July Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo.

By Lisa Scott
Special to The SUN
Local resident JR Ford was honored with the 2019 Red Ryder Award at the Fourth of July Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo.

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70th Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo set for July 4-6 http://www.pagosasun.com/70th-red-ryder-roundup-rodeo-set-for-july-4-6-2/ Thu, 04 Jul 2019 11:00:25 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172291 By Lisa Scott
Special to The PREVIEW
A traditional American rodeo is a must-see event. Join the fun as cowboys and cowgirls from various states compete for prizes and prize money at the sanctioned rodeo series known as the Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo. The rodeos are Thursday, July 4, at 2 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, at 6 p.m. at the Western Heritage Event Center arena and grounds.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo and the event is filled with a variety of exhibition events to make an entertaining affair. Each rodeo begins with a presentation of flags waving from westerners on horseback. Rodeo clowns are both entertainers and bullfighters. Their primary job is to protect the cowboy and prevent a tragedy with dangerous livestock. Between activities, the clown will entertain the crowd. Other rodeo events are interspersed with a variety of other activities like the mutton bustin’ contest and the Daisy BB gun raffle.
Mutton bustin’ is a crowd-pleasing event. Cowpokes 6 years and younger will test their strength and stamina by riding a sheep as long as they can hold on. This contest is held daily with 10 new contestants each leaving the arena with a special prize and the overall winner, the boy or girl recording the longest ride, receiving an authentic Red Ryder Rodeo belt buckle.
Tickets are available at Goodman’s Department Store and at the gate prior to the event. The cost is $10 per adult and $6 for children 12 and under on July 5 and 6. Tickets are $15 per adult and $8 for children 12 and under on July 4. A limited number of box seats are available and can be purchased by calling 264-5000.
A variety of concessions are available throughout the event including smoked meat plates, Our Savior Lutheran School manning the beer garden and selling drinks and snacks, other vendors providing lemonade, kettle corn and more.
The rodeo has a long history in Pagosa Springs and was named after Red Ryder, who was the feature cowboy character in the popular long-running western comic strip created by Stephen Slesinger and artist Fred Harman. Red, and his horse Thunder, was a tough cowboy who lived on Painted Valley Ranch in the Blanco Basin in the San Juan Mountains. He and his sidekick, Little Beaver, with his horse Papoose, dealt with the bad guys of the day. The comic strip was wildly popular and ran from 1938-1964 in 750 newspapers.
The Western Heritage Event Center, the organization that produces the rodeo, invites everyone to share in preserving the history and tradition of the American west and attending a traditional American rodeo.

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July 4th Celebration Guide http://www.pagosasun.com/july-4th-celebration-guide-2/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:57:22 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172029 Thursday, July 4
Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Parish Hall. Before the parade. $5 for pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee or tea. Tickets available at the door.
Fourth of July Parade. 10 a.m., downtown Pagosa Springs. The parade will start on U.S. 160 and 6th Street and will continue through town making a right onto 2nd Street, a right on Hermosa Street and end at Hot Springs Boulevard, just past the park.
Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mary Fisher and Town parks. Vendors will fill the parks with woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay, food and more.
Carnival. Noon-10 p.m., Town Park athletic field.
Pagosa Springs Community Band Patriotic Concert. 2 p.m., The Springs Resort. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Larry Baisdon at 371-9288 or Malinda Burnett at 903-7109.
Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo. 2 p.m., Western Heritage Event Center. Tickets $15/adult, $8/child (12 and under). Tickets available at Goodman’s Department Store or at the gate prior to the event.
Tribute to Patsy Cline. 6 p.m., Liberty Theatre. This year’s donation will go to Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County. Tickets are available at Goodman’s Department Store and Liberty Theatre. Call 769-7254 to reserve tickets.
Fourth of July Fireworks. Dusk, Pagosa Springs High School sports complex.
Friday, July 5
Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mary Fisher and Town parks. Vendors will fill the parks with woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay, food and more.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ 2 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Carnival. 4-10 p.m., Town Park athletic field.
Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo. 6 p.m., Western Heritage Event Center. Tickets $10/adult, $6/child (12 and under). Tickets available at Goodman’s Department Store or at the gate prior to the event.
Curtains Up Pagosa Presents ‘Tarzan the Musical.’ 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for students and children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, or at the door.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Jekyll and Hyde.’ 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Night Sky: Our Solar System. 7:30 p.m., Chimney Rock National Monument. This program is timed for when the moon is present in the sky, but not fully illuminated. For more information, go to www.chimneyrockco.org.
Saturday, July 6
Pagosa Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., East Side Market. For more information, please contact paulineb@centurytel.net or visit the SOS website, www.sospagosa.org.
Archuleta County Genealogical Society. 11 a.m., Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St. Our program will be “Brick Walls” in genealogy research. For more information, contact Carolyn Paschal 946-3255.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ 11 a.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mary Fisher and Town parks. Vendors will fill the parks with woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay, food and more.
Carnival. Noon-10 p.m., Town Park athletic field.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Ring of Fire.’ 2 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo. 6 p.m., Western Heritage Event Center. Tickets $10/adult, $6/child (12 and under). Tickets available at Goodman’s Department Store or at the gate prior to the event.
Curtains Up Pagosa Presents ‘Tarzan the Musical.’ 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for students and children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, or at the door.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘The Who’s Tommy.’ 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Sunday, July 7
Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mary Fisher and Town parks. Vendors will fill the parks with woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay, food and more.
Carnival. Noon-10 p.m., Town Park athletic field.
Curtains Up Pagosa Presents ‘Tarzan the Musical.’ 2 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for students and children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, or at the door.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Mamma Mia.’ 2 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Bingo. 5:45 p.m., Parish Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m., early-bird bingo at 5:45 p.m., bingo from 6-8 p.m. Concessions and cash prizes. No outside food or drink.

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