A lot of bull planned for Aug. 15


There’s a whole lot of bull going on.

And they are coming to Grand Coulee Aug. 15 for the Ridge Riders’ bull riding event.

Sorrel Katich will provide about 36 bulls for the one-night event, stock from his ranch south of Keller.

Katich said Tuesday that he would supply 30 long-round bulls and six short-round bulls.

The difference is that the short-round bulls have a better record of discarding their riders.

“Make no mistake,” Katich said, “all of the bulls do a pretty good job of bucking off their riders.”

The mid-week event is a test to see if the Ridge Riders could have a series of Wednesday-night bull riding events next summer. Katich said he could easily supply the bull stock if the Ridge Riders did that.

Tuesday, Katich was headed to Big Sky, Mont., to supply three bulls to an event there. His ranch regularly supplies bulls to rodeos in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Sorrel’s operation is a second-generation bull ranch.

“My dad had a bull ranch and I’ve had one for 30 years. And it looks like my kids will continue with my operation,” Katich said.

The Ridge Rider Bull Riding event will start at 7 p.m., preceded by the opening of the beer garden at 6, Ridge Rider President George Kohout stated.

There will be $2,000 added to the purse for the Wednesday night event. “We will probably get some of the bull riders from the Omak Stampede because our event is right after theirs, Kohout said.

Entry fee is $75 for the cowboys.

Admission to the bull riding evening will cost $10. Tickets will be available at the gate. Children 10 and under will be admitted free.

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