Big Bend Ranch Rodeo

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo

Mike Perry of the Alpine Avalanche has done an excellent job of going behind the scenes of the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo.

  • Click here to read a detailed schedule.
  • Click here to read his article on Ted Gray.
  • The following description is taken from this official site:

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is dedicated to the preservation of the working ranch and western heritage lifestyle. Our goals are to put on a first rate ranch rodeo dedicated to working ranch cowboys and at the same time raise money for scholarships for students attending Sul Ross State University in the School of Natural Resources and Animal Sciences. The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo has become one of the premier events in the Davis Mountains and Big Bend area.

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is a sanctioned rodeo by the Working Ranch Cowboy Association. The Working Ranch Cowboy Association is an organization committed to promoting and show casing the skills of those cowboys who still make their living with cattle. It also puts on the World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo every fall by taking the champion teams from each sanctioned rodeo. The WRCA provides the regulations for the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo and we are proud to be affiliated with them. The champion team for this rodeo will participate in the world championship.

In conjunction with the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo, a chuckwagon cookoff is conducted every year. Chuckwagon cooks and wagons compete against each other to see who can cook the most authentic camp food and the public is invited to attend and taste the fare on Saturday before the rodeo. Other events to complete the weekend include a Ranch Horse Association of America competition on Saturday morning and a Ranch Horse Cutting completion at the 06 arena on the same date.

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is held the second Friday and Saturday of August every year. woodcutquotesright