Bares & Broncs Rodeo Kicks Off March 23 At McKenzie Co. Ag Expo

In the new McKenzie County Ag Expo Indoor Arena, Watford City, Stan Headings will be hosting the sixth annual Bares and Broncs Rodeo, March 23 at 7 p.m. Its the second year of being a PRCA sanctioned event. The rough stock rodeo features the best horses of five different stock contracting companies to be competed on by some of the best PRCA cowboys in the business.

This year, Stace Smith Pro Rodeo (Malakoff, TX), Burch Pro Rodeo (Gillette, WY), Brookman Pro Rodeo (Sidney, MT), J Bar J (Brockway, MT), and Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp. (Wainright, AB) will attend with 10-15 of their top horses, giving every cowboy a shot at a great ride on a top horse. Each contestant will get one horse, with the top 4 advancing to a short round. Thirty saddle bronc riders and thirty bareback riders, over half having been to the National Finals Rodeo and past world champions included, will thrill the crowd as they compete for the payout of over $40,000.

The cowboys won’t be the only World Champions in the building. Several horses who have graced the National Finals Rodeo and hold world titles will be filling the chutes at the Expo center, in its first time hosting at the new facility.

In between sets, Dusty Dickerson, Illinois, will entertain with her Roman riding performance as she has multiple times at the National Finals Rodeo. Tate Rhoads will be the rodeo clown for the evening and present the “fan of the night” moment, and crowd giveaways. Jesse Knudson will be coming from Wisconsin to announce and has performed the sound and music for the steer tripping event at the National Finals Rodeo. A concessions and bar will be offered, and there will be a VIP area for sponsors to enjoy the show.

Immediately following the rodeo, a live band featuring John Scalia and the Dirty Word will perform for those not quite ready to call it a night. Admission to all the evening’s entertainment is $30 for adults, and children 10 and under attend for free. For any questions, Stan Headings can be reached at 620-874-1526.


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