Monday, July 11, 2016

Motoring Monday: Kansas' Biggest Rodeo

Saddle bronc riding - photo credit: JJJ Photo
The biggest rodeo in Kansas has a big history as the event is celebrating its 87th anniversary this summer. From Aug. 4-6, there are nightly rodeo performances featuring world champion cowboys and cowgirls in bareback riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, women’s barrel racing, and bull riding – all sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Children can participate in ‘mutton busting’ before the rodeo each night and nearly 100 Saddle Club members ride horses in a grand entry each night as well. A parade will take place through downtown Phillipsburg on Saturday afternoon.

For the past nine years, Tough Enough to Wear Pink night has raised more than $49,000 for cancer research and patients in Phillips County, as $1 is given by the rodeo committee for each person wearing pink.

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