PRIVATE, INVITE-ONLY RODEO
Rogue Rodeo has partnered with Kemin Industries to offer its employees from around the world the chance to attend an authentic, professionally-ran, private rodeo. For many, the event will be the first of a lifetime!
More than 800 Kemin employees from six continents (90 countries) will be arriving in Des Moines, Iowa, this week. We are incredibly honored to host them at this event, as part of Kemin’s “Journey to the Vision”, a global sales and marketing meeting held every three years in various locations around the world. The invitation-only event will offer cowboys and cowgirls the opportunity to compete for prize money while providing a glimpse of the American sport to international guests.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Iowa State Fairgrounds
Des Moines, Iowa
Enter from the South through Gate 7
Park in the gravel lot to the East of the Pavilion
Entry Fee: $100 with 80% payback
Added Money: $1,500 per event
Pays Top Three
10 Contestants per Event
(Draw will be posted at the Event)
Contestant Meeting at 5:00 pm in Pavilion
Welcoming activities begin at 5:30 pm
Opening Ceremonies with Grand Entry at 6:30 pm
Meet and Greet with Autograph Signing Immediately After
(Includes all Contestants and Personnel)
Contestants were invited from all over the Midwest and were chosen based on their skill and ability to represent not only Rogue Rodeo and the western lifestyle, but the entire United States, in a professional manner. Food trucks, beer trucks, demonstrations, and merchandise will be available to purchase on the Grand Concourse just outside of the pavilion. Please feel free to enjoy these amenities with the Kemin employees.
Order of Events: Bareback, Breakaway Roping, Calf Roping, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding
About Kemin Industries:
Kemin Industries is a global ingredient manufacturer with a focus on improving the quality of life for more than 3.8 billion people every day with over 500 specialty ingredients made for the human and animal health, aquaculture, pet food, nutraceutical, food technology, crop technologies and textile industries.
For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products.
Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States.
The Draw is posted below.
Designated Slack will begin at 9:00 am in the following order:
Rodeo is at the Monroe Co Fairground on Hwy 5, North of Albia.
Enter the 2nd Gate – No parking in the grassy area east of the arena.
Joe Soukup Memorial Buckle to Calf Roping and Steer Wrestling Champions
Dan Larson Memorial Buckle to the Champion Bull Rider
Metal Wall Hanging to each Event Winner
*** If you win your event, please make arrangements with me to get your metal wall hanging.***
(Too heavy to send in the mail.)
We will have NEW Rogue merchandise available to purchase if you’re interested.
New to the PERFORMANCE this year is the JumboTron, with live feed and instant replay, and a Mechanical Bull.
Click on the link below to see the UNOFFICIAL DRAW for the Iowa Horse Fair in Des Moines, but please check the official draw posted at the rodeo in case of changes.
Enter on the south side of the fairgrounds at GATE 7 off of Dean Avenue. No cars will be allowed to park in the contestant parking area this year, so hopefully it’ll be a little easier to park. If you’re not parked in the designated parking area, please be mindful of the grassed areas.
They’ve told us that they are requiring health papers this year.
Please bring your buddy with you when you pay fees and they can get their wristbands. The Horse Fair needs to keep track of buddy passes handed out for capacity reasons.
If you have your membership already, please have your card with you when you pay fees to speed up the process.
We have a really full show planned for Saturday night, so please be ready when it’s your turn!
Thank you all for your entries; it’s going to be a great show!
Oh — God’s timing is always perfect! We had a very healthy baby boy a week earlier than expected, so we’re officially ready for a rodeo now!