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Bull ride and wild horse race coming


What happens when the area’s best bull riders face the area’s meanest bulls?

You can find out, Friday, June 17, at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds, when the Fifth Annual Memorial Cleatis Lacy Bull Riding event is held.

Ridge Rider officials have posted some $2,500 added money for the bull riders, which is attracting interest in the Lacy event.

Lacy, a “cowboy’s cowboy,” was a regular on the rodeo circuit, both participating and helping in the chutes. He died in 2011, at 89, living his last 65 years in Grand Coulee.

Bulls for the event are being supplied by G.L. Whitman, out of George, Washington.

Whitman said it will be a real test for cowboys to stay on the bulls for the eight seconds required for a ride.

Other events June 17 will include the wild horse race, always producing a few laughs and a lot of spills. And there’s the junior steer riding event, where some future rodeo cowboys will try their skill.

It all goes for $12, and children 10 and under attend free.

The action begins at 7 p.m. Advance tickets went on sale last week at Loepp Furniture and Appliance on Grand Coulee’s Main Street.

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