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The Neal Hermanson Memorial Ranch Rodeo To Be Held This Weekend


September 5, 2018 | View PDF

The Neal Hermanson Memorial Ranch Rodeo and Calcutta will take place on Friday, September 7 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Sidney. Admission is only $5 with children 5 and under admitted free.

The four events of the rodeo, including team trailering, team doctoring, team mugging 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' and stick horse races.

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 Saddle Memorial Foundation. With "Mend them, Teach them" as the foundation's motto, the goal is to honor the lost horsemen of the area. This year, Gene Koch will be inducted into the foundation during the rodeo.

Their stories will continue to be told with the 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 nine years, the foundation has worked to honor these inductees by helping out with the educational and the medical needs of our area youth.

This spring 16 scholarships were given to area graduates, as well as medical aid to one individual. If you would like to help preserve this heritage, please help by giving to the Empty Saddle Memorial Foundation.

Plan now for an eventful Friday night watching real ranch competition at the Neal Hermanson Ranch Rodeo.


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