Preview of the Ballarama and Rodeo this weekend
By Linette Lanski
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? (August 29 & 30, 2015) Come on out and join the Twin Valley Riding Club for an exciting, family friendly, fun filled weekend at Lee’s Rodeo Grounds just southeast of Esterhazy near Hazelcliffe.
It’s a jam packed weekend with events kicking off 10:00 a.m. Saturday with some fast paced Team Cattle Penning hosted by the Esterhazy Team Penners. Contact Mark Fraser 745-6778 or Kimberly Parks 745-7638 for info.
Then the TVRC Bullarama & Junior Steer Riding starts at 6:00 p.m. with the TVRC youth carrying in the flags of rodeo and very proudly the Canadian Flag as Cassandra Tomolak sings Oh Canada. Now off to the races!! The Wild Pony Races that is!! – a team of 3 youth under 15 try to get one rider on the back of these little bundles of dynamite for at least two jumps, sounds easy right!
Ok now take a deep breath, get on the edge of your seats because here comes the BULLS!!!!! Watch some bucking good action with both bull and junior steer riding. During Intermission if you’re needing a snack head over to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Canteen (they will be there all weekend). We’ll also give you a chance to catch auction fever and buy your favorite bull rider or the pen of bulls during the Calcutta. Now back in your seats and watch them battle it out – bulls against riders. You call it – Who’s gonna WIN.
Whew Bullarama’s done for another year – thinking of heading home – WHOA you are not done yet! Come on over to the Beer Gardens for the Family Friendly Cabaret. Kick up your heels and dance the night away with some great live entertainment provided by local favorites RODEO ACTIVE. Great time will be had by all!!!
Wakey Wakey it’s Sunday morning and time for more action.
9:00 a.m. is youth barrels, poles and games. No charge to the young contestants and each one receives a prize due to the generosity of our amazing sponsors.
12:00 Noon join us for a Cowboy Worship Service with Lorne Bonk and friends. Come enjoy this low key style of worship with plenty of uplifting Country Gospel Music.
Now on with the show!!! 1:00 p.m. the TVRC Rodeo kicks off. This rodeo is one of the few jackpot rodeos still running and has been since the early 70’s. There are events for everyone, young and old, no memberships required, entry fees are paid back to the winning contestants, don’t have to be a pro, with many contestants trying their first rodeo event here.
Again we start with the TVRC youth carrying in the flags of rodeo and the Canadian flag while Cassandra sings Oh Canada. Now the action begins with a whole list of events including Bull Riding, Wild Pony Race, Calf Scramble, Wildcow Riding, Junior Steer Riding, Team Roping, Open and Junior Barrels, Open and Junior Breakaway, Mutton Busting and so much more.
Another great BONUS of the weekend is to meet ROYALTY – the TVRC 2015 King – Clayton Spencer. He will be on hand throughout the weekend meeting and greeting everyone. Clayton is the TVRC representative at the Saskatchewan Riding Club Association Provincial Finals in Moose Jaw at Golden Mile Arena, September 25-27.
Want more info on this Awesome event or just want to know more about the Twin Valley Riding Club and who we are in the community check out our website at www.twinvalleyridingclub.ca.
But whatever you do take a little drive to the country because we sure hope to see you there.
Twin Valley Riding Club riding along with you since 1966!!!