OK Cattlemen's Assoc. Gears Up for Annual Range Round Up Benefiting Children's Miracle NetworkFri, 18 Aug 2017 12:53:26 CDT
This year marks the 33rd year the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association has hosted the Range Round Up, a rodeo of sorts featuring instead of traditional events, some competitions more comparable to the everyday chores ranch hands deal with on a daily basis. It is also the 21st year that OCA has partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network, to raise funds for kids dealing with a variety of medical issues. Dallas Henderson of the OCA and an organizer of the event sat down with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays to talk about this year’s Round Up.
“This is a very historical ranch rodeo, that brings in 12 historic ranches from across Oklahoma, some of which were started back in statehood,” Henderson said, describing some of the different ranch-style events included. “Everything from milking a wild cow - we have ranch bronc, as well as stray gathering where those guys have to go out and rope some stray calves or cows. So, it’s everyday events.”
Competitors in the ranch rodeo are actual ranch hands that work on the twelve competing ranches. The winner will have the opportunity to represent Oklahoma at the World Finals Ranch Rodeo later in Amarillo this November. Proceeds of this event will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network, adding to the OCA’s cumulative total over the years of nearly $450,000.
“It’s cowboys helping kids,” Henderson remarked. “We get those kids involved. We have a contestant cookout where those kids and their families can come meet the cowboys - we’ll put on a small mini-rodeo just for them.”
This event is a tradition for a lot of folks who enjoy not only the ranch rodeo, but the western trade show as well, featuring vendors of feed, apparel and everything western. Tickets are available for all budgets. To book yours, or to check out the complete schedule of events for times and dates, click here or call 405-282-3004. Doors open at 5:00 each day at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma on August 25-26, 2017.
Henderson will join Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays for his weekly In the Field segment on KWTV News9 in the Oklahoma City area on Saturday morning at 6:40 a.m. In the meantime, though, listen to their off-camera interview, by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below.
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