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January 10, 2013

Hitch up the trailer for shodeo season

All you shodeo kids – remember that Rangeline Arena will begin their 2013 series at 3 p.m. Sunday with another shodeo on Jan. 27.

Events will include barrels, flag race, and pole bending. These events have an entry fee of $6 per class for leadline, beginner class, 6 and under, 8 and under, 9-12, and 13-16. They will also hold a 4-and-under stick horse barrel race with only a $1 entry fee.

Dummy roping has been added this year. To qualify for series awards each contestant must pay a one-time $5 nomination fee (which must be paid before points will count). Contestants must attend seven of the nine shodeos. A parent or guardian must work at least three of the shodeo dates and sign a liability release for each participant. Each contestant that meets the above requirements will receive prizes at the end of the series.

In the timed events (barrels, flags, and pole bending) at the Rangeline shodeos there will be $3 jackpotted back to the contestants. Ribbons will be given out to each contestant. No money, just ribbons will be go to contestants in the stick horse race or the dummy roping. All money brought in from the office fee, nomination fee, stick horse barrel race, and the dummy roping will be paid back to the qualified contestants in the form of prizes at the end of the series. For more information or in the case of inclement weather, call Kristy Hubler Wilson at (918) 448-8868, Brandon Wilson at (918) 448-4468, or Rick Hubler at  (918) 557-9951.

Calf ropers: On Sunday the Hays Family Arena will present the first Hays Family Invitational open calf roping and open breakaway roping with $1,500 added in each event. The roping will start at 12:30 p.m. with the open calf roping as they break in the IFR calves. The Hays Family Arena is located at 32772 W. 241st St.South in Bristow. For more details and entry information go to www.iprarodeo.com.

The International Finals Rodeo 43 will be held at the Oklahoma City State Fair Arena Jan. 18-20. The bucking stock sale is Jan. 15-16, starting at 9 a.m. each day. Belt buckles will go to the buyers of the highest selling bull, saddle bronc, and bareback horse. There will be added money bull riding, saddle bronc, and bareback competition and a 5 and 6 year old futurity. The futurity winners will advance to the World Finals Bucking Horse Futurity in December. There will also be a bullfighting competition.

On Jan. 18, there will be a Barrel Bash and T-Town Futurity with $4,300 added money and $6,000 barrel racing incentive fund bonus money. This race will be held in the Mustang Arena at the ExpoSquare in Tulsa. For complete details and entry forms go to www.barrelhorseworld.com events page. These races are sanctioned by Womens Professional Rodeo Association and Bonus Race Finals. For more info, contact Renea Bolling at  (918) 617-0660.

Bull Riders, Inc. will again hold their finals in Muskogee on Jan. 25-26. This year it will be the first time dirt has ever been down on the arena floor at the Muskogee Civic Center. Their top 30 bull riders will be riding and they will crown a new champion bull rider. Keep up with BRI either on their website at okbullridersinc.com or on their Facebook page. Remember to watch “Aint Scared.”

The Professional Bull Riders season opener has come and gone as 42,994 fans watched throughout the three days of action at the Monster Energy Invitational, held at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Robson Palermo rode Whitewater Trouble for 90 points to take the win  on Sunday. J.B. Mauney led going into the championship round, but Rock & Roll kept him from the win and also kept him from taking home the “Monster Money Bull” reward of $12,000. If he had ridden the bull, he would have won the event title and received the reward money.

PBR will be in Chicago this weekend, Winston-Salem, N.C., Jan.19-20,  then Oklahoma City on the 26-27!

Good luck wherever you are competing this weekend!

Reach Rhonda Stewart with rodeo news or comments at rayandrhon@netzero.net or  (918) 869-1498.

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