Ranch Rodeo offers fun look at cowboy life

Published 10:40 pm Thursday, July 9, 2015

The pool and the beach call everyone’s name during summer, but why not try something a little different this weekend?

Burning Bush Cowboy Church in Troy is hosting its very first Ranch Rodeo, and it will be great fun for the whole family.

The Ranch Rodeo isn’t the typical rodeo. This rodeo will represent farm life in its truest form. There won’t be barrel racing at this rodeo, because when was the last time anyone saw a farmer racing his horse through obstacles on his ranch? The Ranch Rodeo will feature daily activities of a cowboy on a ranch, just in a competition style.

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Just how does that work? Well, farm life might include milking cows. In the Ranch Rodeo, contestants will milk a cow to see who can get the most milk into a bottle in an allotted amount of time. It’s still a race against the clock, as in a typical rodeo, but it’s more accurate to the life of a true cowboy.

Teams from across the South, including Florida, Georgia and north Alabama are coming to Troy to compete in this event, so there’s plenty of talent and personalities to watch.

But this rodeo won’t keep you in your seat. Families can mingle in between performance times and enjoy pony rides, mule and wagon rides and even bouncy houses for the kids. During the intermission, Kevin Adair’s concert will keep the party going.

And members of the Banks Volunteer Fire Department will trade in their fireman’s hats for a chef’s hat as they light the grill to prepare hotdogs, hamburgers and other snacks to sell.

The Ranch Rodeo is Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the arena at the Cattlemen’s Complex on U.S. 231 Admission is free. Gates will open at noon so the fun will last all day.

So come on out and enjoy a glimpse of life on the ranch, at its most competitive.