Rodeo activity heats up late this month with two special events at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds.
Friday night, June 28, the Ridge Riders present their 2nd Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding.
And on Saturday night, June 29, the Ridge Riders present the only Ranch Rodeo of the year.
The Lacy Bull Riding Memorial event is named after Grand Coulee’s late Cleatis Lacy, a rodeo cowboy and rodeo hand whose career spanned several decades.
The bull riding begins at the rodeo grounds at 7 p.m. with concession stands and the beer garden opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Entry fee for bull riding is $75, with an added purse of $1,500. You can register through Sorrel Katich, 631-4655 or 634-4316. Katich will supply the stock for the special event.
The Ranch Rodeo is being organized by Bubba Egbert and teams can register by contacting him at 633-6849 or 631-4200.
Entry fee for the Ranch Bronc Riding is $50, with $1,500 added.
The team part of the Ranch Rodeo has an entry fee of $200 per team.
Teams are made up of three men and one woman and they will compete in such events as team branding, trailer loading and pasture gathering.
Teams can be made up of ranch hands, four individuals who would just like to compete, or any other combination.
Tickets are $8 and action begins at 6 p.m. The concession stands and beer garden open at 5 p.m.