OC Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo scheduled for mid-July
The annual Orange County Sheriff Posse 2012 Rodeo will be held at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 20-21 at the Orange County Sheriff Posse Arena located on Farm Road 105, 1/2 mile east of Texas 62 in Orange. This year’s primary sponsor is David Self Ford. Tickets are adults $8 and children 12 and under $4. Parking is free.
There is something for everyone at this family oriented event. Two bicycles will be given away to the winners of the Calf and Lamb Scrambles each night. Door prizes include Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn tickets. Kid events include Calf Scramble, Lamb Scramble, Mutton Busting, and free stick horse races for children 5 and under.
Saturday night includes live music from Shawn Newell and Straight Six beginning at 6:45 p.m., before the rodeo.
This year includes a new event both Friday and Saturday nights for non-cowboys and cowgirls called the Ribbon Run. Teams of two (one adult male and one adult female) may enter for $50 per team. The goal is to pull the ribbon from the calf’s tail and cross the finish line first. The prize is 100 percent payback of the entry fees for this event. To sign up your team for this event, call (409) 920-8324.
For rodeo information, call (409) 886-2638. To sign your team up for the Calf Dressing event, call (409) 781-1181. Cowboys and cowgirls who wish to compete may sign up for rodeo events by calling SYJ Productions: (409) 745-1471 (books open Monday, July 16, 6-10p.m.).
Events include: Jr. Bull Riding, Team Roping, Tiedown Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Breakaway, and Steer Wrestling. Negative EIA required.