Community rodeo in Elizabeth quite a ride

Event held a week before the Stampede

Posted 5/31/15

Local cowboys and cowgirls gathered at Casey Jones Park Stampede Grounds in Elizabeth for the annual Elizabeth Stampede Community Rodeo on May 30. All events were open to anyone willing to pay the entry fee and climb on the back of PRCA or PBR stock …

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Community rodeo in Elizabeth quite a ride

Event held a week before the Stampede

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Local cowboys and cowgirls gathered at Casey Jones Park Stampede Grounds in Elizabeth for the annual Elizabeth Stampede Community Rodeo on May 30. All events were open to anyone willing to pay the entry fee and climb on the back of PRCA or PBR stock for bull and saddle bronc riding.

The open competitions also included barrel racing, team roping and a hide race. A free concert featuring the music of Carlos Washington & the Steel Horse Band followed the competitive events and presentations to the winners. Team ropers took home purses of up to $234.

The original community rodeo began in 1937 and was organized by the Elizabeth Commercial Association. The annual event ultimately evolved into the Elizabeth Stampede. In 1988, the Stampede became a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event, which eventually filled the weekend with professional rodeo competitions and did not allow time for the amateur rodeo.

In order to continue the tradition of amateur competition, a separate community rodeo was created in the 1990s and is held annually the weekend leading up to the Elizabeth Stampede. The event is free to the public.

The Elizabeth Stampede opens June 5 with the PRCA XTreme Bulls Rodeo and closes on June 7 with rodeo performances and the coronation of the 2016 Stampede Royalty.

Event

Place

Name

Barrel Racing - Youth

1st

Jessica Crawford

Barrel Racing-Novice Horse

1st

Kristen Myers

Barrel Racing-Novice Rider

1st

Haley Pavlick

Barrel Racing-Open 1D

1st

Kelly Schnaufer

Barrel Racing-Open 2D

1st

Tawna Upchurch

Barrel Racing-Open 2D

2nd

Karen Carter

Barrel Racing-Open 3D

1st

Kristen Myers

Barrel Racing-Open 4D

1st

Kelli Riggs

Team Roping 12 point

1st

Eric Martin - header / Squeak Musgrove - heeler

Team Roping 10 point

1st

Justin Hood - header / Ryan Velgersdyk - heeler

Team Roping 8 point

1st

Julie Atkinson - header / Bret Boswell - heeler

Team Roping mixed-over 50/16 & under

1st

Dale Atkinson - header /Tim Baum - heeler

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