Draw for Chariton – if you have trades, please call me this evening (Wednesday) to take care of those.
Slack is Friday at 11:00 am.
Slack order of events:
Calf Roping / Over 40
Mutton Busting at 5:30 pm
Performance is Friday at 7:00 pm – we may buck a section of bulls at the beginning of the show.
Posted below is the draw for Audubon.
The committee is so excited to host a new rodeo this year!
Contestants will park in the infield of their track, but if you spend the night, you MUST be out by 8 am Sunday morning because they have to prep for tractor pulls.
There will be a hospitality tent for contestants in the infield of the track until they run out. Please visit with the committee and thank them for their hard work.
We’ll see you tomorrow night!
Border Battle Event 2 is in Decorah, Iowa on Wednesday, July 14th.
Contestants will park in the track infield. The Winneshiek Co Fair sells buttons for their grandstand events – buttons are $30. We talked with the rodeo committee and here’s what they decided. Each contestant will get in free – and they’ll get one buddy in for free – anyone else in the truck will have to pay. Good news – they will only charge the “extras” $15 instead of the $30, but you may have to watch from the infield. Just a heads up so everyone’s aware that they were willing to make changes for our contestants’ families.
Here’s the unofficial draw – please check the one posted at the rodeo as well.
If any changes need to be made, please call me ASAP!
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.
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.
Friday Qualifier for Timed Events
Saturday Main Performance
DRAW –> Midwest’s Best 2021 Draw
IT’S RODEO WEEK! I hope everyone is as excited as we are to get the season started!
The Iowa Horse Fair Crew has worked very hard this year to host a great event, even though they are still limited on seats. I will have wristbands for contestants and members of either the IRCA or URA will get a wristband for their buddy. Beyond that, please plan on purchasing a ticket for the rest of the family / buddies.
Don’t forget health papers (for your horses) are required and they will be checking them on Dean Avenue before you enter the grounds.
I’ve been told the road coming to the fairgrounds from the South (East 30th St) is closed south of Dean Avenue and the detour isn’t the best for trucks/trailers, so it’s probably best to come to the Fairgrounds via University Avenue (aka Hwy 163) and then south onto East 30th St, then east on Dean Avenue. From there, they will check your health papers and direct you to parking. Parking is a small lot and there will be other events on the grounds with the Horse Fair other than the rodeo, so please be respectful and park where rodeo contestants are directed.
Order of Events:
Mini Bulls and Ponies
Calf Roping / O40
BB / SB / BR – $69
BAR / CR / SW – $89
TR – $81
GBR – $76
(Includes $10 barn charge)
Non member fee – $20
$400 added per event
IRCA / URA
Click on the red text for the UNOFFICIAL draw: