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Hermanson Memorial Ranch Rodeo June 10


Shay Severson, left, and Oaklee Lonski are holding their belt buckles they won for the Senior and Junior Stick Horse Race at the Neal Hermanson Ranch Rodeo.

The Neal Hermanson Memorial Ranch Rodeo and Calcutta will take place on Saturday, June 10 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Sidney. Admission is only $5.00 with children 5 and under admitted free.

The five events of the rodeo: team branding, team trailering, team doctoring, wild cow milking and saddle bronc riding promise great action and fun as the cowboys show off their skills.

Little buckaroos can get in on the action too, by participating in mutton bustin', stick horse races and ribbon pulling.

The rodeo has been held each year since 2009 in memory of Neal Hermanson who died in a tragic accident in 2008.

100% of the proceeds from the rodeo go towards The Empty Saddles Memorial Foundation. With "Mend them, Teach them" as the foundation's motto, the goal is to honor the lost horsemen of the area. They will continue to tell their stories to reach their goal of inspiring youth to work toward developing positive relationships with their horses, improving their horsemanship skills and exemplifying what it means to be a true horseman and individual. In the past three years, the foundation has worked to honor these inductees by helping out with the education and the medical needs of our area youth.

This spring 18 scholarships totaling $8,250 were given to area graduates. A total of $46,000 has been awarded to date.

If you would like to help preserve this heritage, please help by giving to the Empty Saddle Memorial Foundation.


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