Some say a cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.
That may be true, but the Working Ranch Cowboys Association’s teams participating in the 15th World Championship Rodeo in Amarillo are all working ranch cowboys who’ve won a previous sanctioned rodeo.
Wednesday, November 10 opens this year’s competition in Amarillo. The rodeo celebration begins with a 6PM BBQ dinner and an evening of entertainment from Cowboy singer and poet, Red Steagall . Steagall and his band will be kickin’ it up in the Heritage Room at the Amarillo Civic Center. The $25 ticket for Wednesday includes dinner, entertainment, and an introduction to all of the 2010 competing ranch teams. (Call 806-374-9722 for opening night tickets, children 10 and under are free.)
One of the goals of the WRCA, since 1995, is to keep the cowboy tradition and Western heritage alive for generations to come. The WRCA also wants to support its cowboys with a generous crisis fund for hospital bills or whatever is needed, as well as yearly college scholarships for their kids. “We’re helping thirty-four working ranch kids right now. This year’s theme is Dedicated to 15 Years of Giving,” said Whipple, the association’s president.
Whether you’re a cowboy, or a city slicker wanting some rodeo entertainment, it will be a “fun packed week” said Whipple.
Come watch these cowboy winners participate in exciting, jaw-dropping events, from Ranch Bronc Riding, Wild Cow Milking, and Team Branding (with flour dipped irons), plus a ton more from fun kid-friendly events to Clydesdales.
Make plans now to cowboy up and get in on the fun whether attending the trade and trapping show, the exhibits, the Jr. Ranch Rodeo Finals, or the nightly World Championship Rodeo Finals. Check out the full schedule.
Get your rodeo tickets from Panhandle Ticket Masters for nightly events beginning Thursday November 11 – Sunday, November 14. Prices range from $16-$28.
The WRCA World Championship is held every second week in November, so if you can’t make it this year, make plans for the next.
Come have fun, but know that you’re helping out cowboy families far and wide.
Dallasites can hop on a flight out of Dallas and be in Amarillo in no time at all.