Fifty years of roping and riding celebrated this year

Little Britches Rodeo training grounds for cowboys and cowgirls

The weekend of May 21-22 will be busy at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Club grounds when the 50th anniversary of the Little Britches Rodeo commences.

The weekend will have young contestants competing in barrel racing, steer riding, break away roping, pole bending and other fun events.

“This year will be different for the nine-year-olds and under, Outriders president Denise Little says.

We are not having mutton busting. Maybe we’ll have the kids grab a kerchief off a goat. We aren’t getting enough sheep entrants to warrant the mutton busting.”

Little adds they are still in the planning stages and trying to track down a clown.

A goat scramble is scheduled during the intermission between junior and senior events.

Spectators are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness on May 22 and $1 from every gate pass sold will go towards breast cancer research.

Folks are invited to purchase merchandise with logos celebrating the rodeo’s 50 years from small items to jackets.

The rodeo starts at 9 a.m. both days. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and children six-years and younger get in free.

A gymkhana is slated for 10 a.m. at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Club grounds on May 23 – admission is free.

100 Mile House Free Press

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