TWO NEW EXCITING EVENTS FOR 2015!
NW Rodear Style Ranch Rodeo ~ Expo Invitational
Team Branding, Team Doctoring, Alley Sorting & Trailer Loading
Presented by MJ Rising H Ranch and Olson Training
Increasing in popularity, Rodear Style Ranch Rodeos simulate the cattle handling techniques used by cowboy crews working cattle in areas where there are no corrals available. Riders will position themselves around the herd or “Rodear”, like a fence. They then take turns going into the Rodear to perform tasks such as branding, sorting pairs, doctoring, and weaning calves. Among the men on these crews the ones with the best horsemanship, roping, and stockman ship skills are held in high respect.
The NW Rodear Style Ranch Rodeo consists of 5 select teams of working cowboys/cowgirls competing against one another in events similar to the tasks they face every day such as trailer loading, branding, roping, and tying, as well as groundwork and horsemanship skills.
Teams will be competing against each other in four events; Trailer loading, Team Branding, Team Doctoring, and Alley Sorting. In addition to being a timed event, teams will receive time deduction bonus points based on their roping style, horsemanship and stockmanship. Any teams throwing and catching fancy loops will receive these bonus points. Teams will be encouraged to go about the tasks as if they were at home working on the ranch.
Audiences will get the chance to participate as well! Learn educational tidbits on the preservation of ranching heritage and the lifestyle of the working ranch cowboy/cowgirl, hear each ranch team bio’s, get play-by-play judging explanations, win free drawings, show ranch team spirit and Q&A.
This a competitive K-9 Dock Diving national championship series that combines first time competitors with our elite “Rock Star” K-9 handler teams in 5 divisions and 4 sports! The first round starts in June and the National Championship Finals finishes on Labor Day, the first weekend of September. Each round of the series (Venue host) is a qualifier for the national finals in September where we will crown a series point’s champion and a national champion.