Rodeo gets a boost from Jess Ford


Garrett Jess, left, hands a big check to George Kohout to cover the cost of the new Priefert calf chute behind them. - Scott Hunter photo

The Ridge Riders Saddle Club and their annual rodeos got a boost Monday as Jess Ford principal Garrett Jess handed a check to Ridge Rider President George Kohout to cover the cost of a new piece of equipment.

The $2,400 will pay for a new chute for the team-roping event at the Colorama Rodeo.

"I kind of have a soft spot for rodeo in my heart," said Jess, who also competes in team roping on the rodeo circuit.

That's something he "can't remember not doing," he said, but he only recognized as an adult the tremendous amount of effort that goes into putting on a rodeo behind the scenes.


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