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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Ranch Rodeo coming soon

Cowboys to compete for Big Sky Finals

 

August 21, 2019

Pierre Bibbs

Dakota Gustad rides during the 2018 Ranch rodeo at the Phillips County Fair.

The Phillips County Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for Monday, September 2, at the Trafton Rodeo Arena in Trafton Park after the conclusion of the 50th Annual Milk River Wagon Train.

The event formerly sanctioned by the NILE Rodeo, is under a different entity.

"It is Big Sky Rodeo sanctioned this year," P.C. Saddle Club Secretary Kendra Green told the PCN. "The top team gets to compete there. We just wanted to try something different. We have had really good luck at the NILE but we wanted to try something different."

The Big Sky Ranch Rodeo Finals is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, in Miles City.

The categories at this year's event include Trailering, Doctoring, Double Mugging, Jackpot Bronc Riding, and the always hilarious Wild Cow Milking.

"Our Bronc Riders will also get to go to the finals but we get to take two of them instead of just one with the team," Green said.

The event has a limit of ten teams, with payouts for the top three. The top team gets $1,500, the second team gets $1,000, and the third team gets $500.

Green explained that the categories mimic what ranchers have to do in the field.

"All of these guys are ranchers and cowboys," Green said. "Most of them either own a ranch or are working on a ranch. We have several local teams and several outside teams."

Green confirmed that some of the outside teams include ranchers from Grass Range, Chinook, and Glasgow.

The event is scheduled to start at the conclusion of the Wagon Train. To sign up for the rodeo's waiting list call Green at 301-0149. Entry fees are $500 per team. Bronc Riders have to pay an entry fee of $50. There will be a payout based on the amount of bronc riders.

"The first ten teams to sign up can come," Green said. "If twelve sign up, we have to cut two."

 

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