Thank you to everyone who made it to Ottumwa to compete!
Once again, BP (Elliot Oil) was a huge sponsor for the rodeo. They provided water for the contestants and crew, pizza for the contestants during slack Friday night, and also gave $50 fuel cards to each event winner!! Thank you to Andrew Woodard and family for the hospitality!
Thank you to the Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress for planning the great event and to all of the sponsors who made it possible.
We had 374 total contestants and paid out just under $20,000 total to the contestants!
We hope you enjoyed stopping by the beautiful Greater Ottumwa Park over your Cowboy Christmas.
We’ll see ya next year!
Ottumwa 2021 Unofficial Results
What a great crowd at Cresco – they told us the stands held 4,000, and there weren’t many empty seats. I think everyone was happy, so thank you! I won’t complain at all that we got to rodeo on dry ground after 4.5 inches of rain the day before either – thank you to the committee. We understand the obvious (that it was pretty narrow), but we do the best with what we have. I’m so proud of the contestants, mostly the barrel racers and team ropers, for showing up and accepting the challenge without any complaints. Thank you to everyone who traveled north and to our MRA friends who came down to see us!
Border Battle Update:
Rough Stock: Leroy Miller is leading with $539.56
Timed Events: Ryan Holle won both the Open Calf Roping and Over 40 Calf Roping for a total of $681.88.
Judd Grover, Trey Carlson and Kathy Stoker aren’t [ … ]
The unofficial draw is here! Official one will be posted at the rodeo.
Contestants will get in free of charge. Members of IRCA / MRA have a buddy pass to get one other person in free of charge. Everyone else should expect to pay – thank you!
The Howard County Fairgrounds are located on the northwest corner of Cresco. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Performance time is 6:00 pm – slack will be after the rodeo.
Cresco 2021 Unofficial Draw
The Greater Ottumwa Park is located at the corner of Hwy 34 and Wapello St. Please enter through the “Contestant Entrance” (3rd entrance). If you park in the campgrounds, camping is $15 for primitive and $18 for hook up to electric and water. Park Custodians can be reached at (641) 682-1307.
The City is very proud of their park, as they should be. Please be courteous of the grounds and pick up ALL trash, hay, and manure when you leave. We actually re-seed the arena area each year after the rodeo!!!
The Hi-Noon Kiwanis will be serving breakfast at the Jimmy Jones Shelter Saturday morning for $5. Pancakes, sausage and drinks! The Kiwanis groups work to raise money for the children.
Ottumwa Order of Events:
Calf Roping / O40
Slack Order of Events:
Calf Roping / O40
Ottumwa’s performances begin at 6:00 pm each night.
Ottumwa 2021 Draw
As always, the committee worked their tails off all year have the ultimate experience for everyone!
Contestants are always the #1 priority in Albia and they even came up with $200 added in each of the jackpot events.
We all appreciate you entering and coming to our great little town.
We met with sponsors in their places of business Saturday morning and they were all happy to give their hard-earned money towards the great event.
Great Rodeo, Great Payout, and BEAUTIFUL weather!!
Albia 2021 Results
I really want to genuinely thank those of you who trusted us enough to enter the qualifier and rodeo. What a great venue and I was so pleased with the ground!!!
Here are the results from Saturday night:
Midwest’s Best Results
I’ll be mailing checks that didn’t get picked up!
All trailer parking Thursday – Saturday will be in the lot on the South side of Dean Avenue (Rock Island)
Unless you want to camp on the hill
No horses in the campgrounds
Stalls will be available for $34 per stall for up to 2 days
Pay for your stalls when you pay fees
Use the stalls on the west end of the horse barn (closest to Jacobson) The Five Star Select horse sale will be using the stalls on the East end
The Iowa State Fairgrounds will be checking stalls daily to see how many are used – PLEASE PAY ME
Bring your own bedding
You do not have to clean your stall
Camping in the campgrounds (on the hill) is $30/night. You can plug in and park wherever you’d like.
Camping in the Rock Island lot is $40/night
Settle up with the Campground Hosts – they’ll be around checking everyone! 🙂
They’ll bill you if you don’t. Not my [ … ]
Attached are the results! Click on the red text.
Iowa Horse Fair Rodeo ’21 Stats:
Added Money: $4,000
Total Payout: $18,771.80
Another year of record attendance! I think we’ve officially outgrown the Pavilion!
What a night – we had a range of contestants from first time competitors to PRCA Circuit Champions. We bucked 40 bulls with a few in slack. We got through a jam packed performance in just under 3 hours and finished the rest of a big night of slack in another 2.5 hours. We saluted the American worker and sang the National Anthem horseback – what a talented group of people we choose to surround ourselves with.
We have the hardest working crew there is and I’m so honored and proud to consider them my friends.
It was so good to see so many of you contestants after a long fall and winter!! What a great event for the first rodeo of 2021!!
Results: [ … ]