Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Original Rodeo

Ranch Rodeos!

 Ranch Rodeo is an event that was re-created a number of years ago to return to the roots of rodeo when the first event was established in 1882. The event widely hailed as the first rodeo was held in North Platte, Nebraska and was produced by William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). Buffalo Bill incorporated trick riding and a number of other entertaining additions to the rodeo.

The competition was about the ranches and who could be awarded the prize of being the best ranch in the rodeo. Ranch-versus-ranch contests gradually sprang up, and events were created that simulated what the ranch cowboys did for work each day on the ranch.
These rodeos were a gathering of ranch families and became a social function that was not only a competition but a time of visiting with each other and sharing their lives. As time went on rodeo evolved and became a showcase of each individual cowboy rather than the team concept or ranch-verses ranch competitions that were originally held. Modern day Ranch Rodeo is a return to those times of sharing and friendly competition.

To learn a little more visit:
The events will vary from rodeo to rodeo, a few are: Ranch Bronc Riding, Wild Cow Milking, Team Doctoring, Team Sorting, and Team Branding.

Last night I went and watched A and his team compete. My best friend and grandpa went along.I also got to see my good friend that I made the burp clothes for.  It was a blast. The rodeo its self is fun to watch and the people I was with made it even better.
Team Sorting

A gettin ready

The chute opens

No sure who this is, but thought it was a good action pic

My T-Shirt. It has all of the ranches that are competing along with their brands. You could choose the shirt color and the screen printing color as well. Made right in front of you.-what a great idea.

My mom was jealous when I told her about this so after the wedding tonight we might try to make part of tonight's performance!


  1. Love ranch rodeo! So glad you got to go and enjoy!

  2. Ranch rodeos have to be THE best!!
    I'm ready for the one to go on down here.

    Glad you had fun!

  3. Love the shirt design! That is awesome!