Arcola Rodeo draws audience of all ages

         Hello rodeo fans. On Friday August 9the Arcola Rodeo Committee held their 3rd annual Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association Prime Time Rodeo rough stock event, MBRA barrel jackpot and open team roping.

         The action started early Friday morning with the ladies barrel jackpot with the top ten girls returning to run in the evening performance, the ladies did not disappoint with how stiff the competition was.

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         The performance action started off with an introduction to the hard working members of the Arcola Rodeo Committee during a beautiful grand entry with local cowgirl Cassie Eaton flying the Saskatchewan flag and High School Rodeo Queen Ember Schira flying the Canadian flag during the National Anthem.

         The action started with the saddle bronc and once again Jim Lawrence’s bucking horses did not disappoint one spectator in the stands, these cowboys were forced to work for their money, with Tyler Winters of Douglas Sk. aboard the bucking horse Wheel House of Prime Time Rodeos with a score of 78 to top the pack.

         In the bareback riding it was Travis Heeb of Lestock Sk. aboard One Iron that pulled out the win with a well deserved 77 point ride.

         The young cowboys showed up to ride in the Jr Steer Riding, with almost all the young hands throwing up scores to the board, Tanner Skene of Prince Albert Sk. was able to take the buckle home with a 74 point ride.

         When the dust settled in the ladies barrels it was young Moosomin cowgirl Cloe Woods that sped her way to the win on her horse Mixer with a time of 18.30 seconds. Way to go Cloe.

         One of the fan favorite events in Arcola include the Mutton Bustin where local kids get to try their hand at staying aboard some wild and wooly sheep provided by Coreen Brigden of Kisby, all the kids did extremely well, providing lots of giggles among the crowd. Coreen also provides extra entertainment with her amazing border collie herding dogs at the end of the mutton Bustin.

         The wild pony racing is also a fan favorite, this years winning team was Wyatt and Shilo Mickler of Fillmore and Hanna Wyatt of Kisby.

         The wild horse racing proved once again to be one of the rougher sports in our rodeo, second only to the bullriding, this year we had a former winning team return and grit out yet another win through sheer determination! Well done Mike Wyatt of Kisby, Brett Mickler of Fillmore and Tyce White of Carnduff.

         Our first team roping event was held this year during the performance and local header Ralph French of Arcola along with his Redvers heeler Doug Moore were able to take top spot, good job guys.

         And last but not least, Wyatt Lavallee of Poplar Point Mb. Was able to get a good one twisted in the bullriding throwing up a score of 84 points to finish off the night with a bang.

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