The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo, named the 2015 Great Lakes Circuit Rodeo of the Year, brings top notch Ram Rodeo to St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, June 17 & 18, with 7:30pm performances. Gates open at 4:30pm and the performances are rain or shine.
Rider Kiesner, 4-Time World Champion Trick Roper, is the feature act. Rider is a fifth generation horse trainer who not only thrills rodeo audiences with his trick roping but is also a whip cracker and a gun spinner.
No rodeo would be complete without Rodeo Royalty. This year’s St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo Queen is Kristina Knudson from Amery, WI. Kristina is currently attending Vermilion Community Collage in Ely, MN majoring in fisheries and wildlife management along with wildlife ecology. Assisting Kristina is Rodeo Princess Alana Cain from Amery. Alana, a 2015 graduate of the Oklahoma Horse Shoeing School, currently is employed as an orthodontic assistant. Beth Kujala, 2016 Miss Rodeo Wisconsin and Savannah Quinn, Miss Rodeo River Falls, also plan on being in attendance.
In addition to the thrill of watching professional cowboys compete on the rough stock furnished by the famed Barnes Rodeo Stock Company, there are added attractions for the entire family, particularly junior wranglers.
Muttin Bustin, sponsored by Bernard’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, is a real crowd pleaser, testing the ability of junior wranglers to ride sheep. Each night, starting at 4:30, there will be a buck off for all entrants who must be 5 or older and weigh 55#’s or less. The top 10 entrants in the buck off will compete in the rodeo performance. Winners of the event, receive a traveling trophy that they keep for a year and then turn in for an engraved western buckle. (While helmets are provided, entrants are encouraged to bring their own bicycle or equivalent helmet.)
In addition to Muttin Bustin, youth can compete in the Nickel Scramble and Stick Rodeo. Fantasy Corral is bringing their collection of exotic petting animals and, for a charge, offering pony rides. For all ages, Trail Dodge Chrysler Jeep is sponsoring complimentary wagon rides pulled by Steve Jarchow’s Percheron Hitch. Another big draw is the mechanical bull for all would be rodeo stars. Be sure to come by 4:30 pm to take full advantage of the junior wrangler competition.
The St. Croix County Fairboard and Dean LeMay, Chairman of the Rodeo Committee, extend a warm welcome to all of our guests. Dean wants everyone to know that the show will go on rain or shine, “nothing is more fun than watching bronc riding, steer wrestling & bull riding in the mud”!
For details and advance discount tickets, visit www.gorodeo.org.