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Medora to kick off NDRA rodeo season

The North Dakota Rodeo Association will kick off its rodeo season in the Ranch-O-Rama rodeo arena on the east side of Medora, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 2 and 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Rodeo was established in Medora during the early 1900s, when the M...

 

The North Dakota Rodeo Association will kick off its rodeo season in the Ranch-O-Rama rodeo arena on the east side of Medora, at 6 p.m.  Friday, June 2 and 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

Rodeo was established in Medora during the early 1900s, when the Medora Round-up Rodeo was created to be a regular event. It lasted for  several decades; then, for whatever reason, rodeo fell by the wayside in Medora and was revived, five years ago, by the NDRA.

The rodeo will feature hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls, from North and South Dakota, competing for purses in nine separate rodeo events.

This year the rodeo will feature a new rodeo announcer, Riston Zielke from Hebron, bucking horses, provided by Russ Kling out of Grassy Butte, and bucking bulls from Abrahamson Rodeo Company out of Berthold.

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In addition, each performance will feature the Calamity Cowgirl Trick Riders from Noonan, (and Canada), the antics of Theodore Roosevelt impersonator Joe Weigand and the introduction of various rodeo dignitaries during opening ceremonies.

Tickets for the event are $10 and children under 5 will get in free.  There is also free parking.  For more information call 701-590-3532.

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