Benevolent Events 10/10/07 9:20:49 PM
Home On The Range Rodeo: Through the Gjermundsons we have sponsored for years now the annual August 6 - Champions Ride “Celebrity” Saddle Bronc Match, hosted at Home on the Range, Sentinel Butte, ND. It is a benevolent charity that supports a boys and girls ranch for wayward teens. We also used my DV camera videotaped and reproduced a CD for a fundraiser of the entire 50th anniversary event! It is always a great sunny afternoon filled with pure rodeo entertainment!
It's just not a North Dakota summer without a good rodeo practically every weekend. From the early days of after-chore entertainment on the ranch to its present-day high falluting status as a National Finals Rodeo style competitive sport, rodeos provide lots of action that will have you yelling for more! You'll see lots of cowboys and cowgirls do what the event they do best. Our favorites are the bucking bulls and saddle broncos, "the big man's event" steer wrestling, and the ladies' fast-and-furious-paced barrel and pole or stakes racing. Rodeos continue to be a integral part of North Dakota's western heritage and a symbol of our glorious past and a future my kid has now adopted. |
There are many rodeos throughout North Dakota. Here are just a few of them held throughout the summer months. At many of them we sponsor awards for like trophies, ribbons, buckles and tooled trophy saddles.
June 29 - July 1 - Roughrider Days Rodeo, Dickinson: 800-279-7391
July 1-4 - Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration, Mandan: 701-663-1136
July 3-4 - 83rd Annual Killdeer Mountain Roundup Rodeo, Killdeer: 701-764-5777
August 6 - Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match, Home on the Range, Sentinel Butte: 701-872-3745
August 11-13 - Ashley Rodeo Days, Ashley: 701-288-3813
September 8-9 - NDRA Championship Rodeo Finals, Watford City: 701-444-2804
September 22-24 - Roughrider Rodeo Finals, Devils Lake: 701-662-4903
For a complete listing of all the rodeos in North Dakota, contact the following organizations:
Roughrider Rodeo Association, www.roughriderrodeo.com; 701-624-5226
North Dakota High School Rodeo Association, www.ndhsra.org; 701-675-2027
North Dakota Rodeo Association, www.ndrodeo.com; 701-774-8482
Many county fairs, centennials and community events also feature rodeos as part of their festivities. For a full list and more information about these events or other attractions in North Dakota, go to the North Dakota Tourism website at www.ndtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.
This information taken off the Internet 10/11/07.