Crowder College to host first Roughrider Scholarship Rodeo

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Crowder College has announced its inaugural Roughrider Scholarship Rodeo, to be held at the newly acquired Roughrider Arena, (formerly the Ozark Saddle Club), located at 606 W. Field Street in Neosho.

This family-friendly event is open to the public and will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17.

Crowder College is currently celebrating its 50th year of providing the students in the four-state area educational opportunities. The funds raised through this event will be used to provide scholarships for students.

The event will attract the top performers of the American Cowboys Rodeo Association and the International Professional Rodeo Association. Participants will compete for prize money in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, cowgirls' break-a-way roping, cowgirls' barrel racing and bull riding. Youth and local permits are welcomed to enter.

Special events will include a youth mutton bustin' and a youth calf scramble.

Entertainment for the rodeo will be provided by Michael "Goobie" Smith from Springdale, Ark.

Top quality rodeo stock will be provided by Steve Gussert with G Money Rodeo Co. from Haskell, Okla.

Tickets are available at a cost of $8 for adults, $4 for children and kids age 10 and under admitted free of charge and can be purchased at the Crowder College Bookstore, Eric Norris State Farm Insurance Agency, and First Community Bank locations in Neosho and Goodman.

Gate prices will be $10 for adults and $5 for students. Gates will open at 6 p.m. nightly.

Concessions will be available.

For more information call 417-489-0467 or 417- 455-5720 or visit www.facebook.com/roughriderrodeo.

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