Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup Committee 4th Annual Exceptional Rodeo
Before Saturday’s performance of the Big Sky Roundup Ranch Rodeo and the PRCA Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup, there will be sixty unique rodeo enthusiasts learning all about rodeo, from some of the best cowboys and cowgirls around.
The Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup Committee, along with Eagle Mount Great Falls and Special Olympics Montana, will host its 4th annual Exceptional Rodeo. The event was initiated in 2013 and welcomes rodeo fans, with various disabilities, to participate in modified events that resemble those of the professional rodeo. Each participant is given the opportunity to work one-on-one with a cowboy and/or cowgirl to experience what the life of rodeo is all about.
The morning will start off with a photo station (Scott Photography) to capture the memories of the day. Then they will participant in each of the following stations: steer roping, a manually run bucking barrel, barrel racing and rodeo 101 with Ike Sankey (PRCA Stock Contractor). However, you can’t fully experience rodeo without rodeo royalty and some clowning around with the rodeo clown.
“All of Montana’s rodeos offer fans an amazing experience, but when it comes to special events for members of the community, this committee is definitely a trailblazer,” Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup Committee Lindsey Kunkel says. “To date, this is the very first and only event of its kind in the state of Montana.”
Registration begins at 8:30 am Saturday with the rodeo events getting underway at 9:30 am. The Exceptional Rodeo is sponsored by: Pepsi of Great Falls, D.A. Davidson & Companies, Star Radio and Latigo and Lace of Augusta.
3rd annual Big Sky Roundup Ranch Rodeo
The Big Sky Roundup Ranch Rodeo is brought to you by Pro-Tech Steel, LLC and Montana Shed Center. Enjoy watching teams of authentic Ranch Cowboys show off their ranching skills in events that have aspects of traditional ranch work at the 3rd annual Big Sky Roundup Ranch Rodeo. The ranch rodeo will be held 11:00 am on Saturday August 6th at the Montana ExpoPark Grandstands. A team Calcutta will lead off the event giving fans a chance to win money if their team wins money. There are ten teams competing from all over North Central Montana. A ranch rodeo team consists of four ranch hands and each team will compete in five different events including Bronc Riding, Calf Branding, Team Doctoring, Team Sorting and Trailer Loading. This will be good entertainment for the entire family!
This event wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our sponsors:
Title Sponsors: Pro-Tech Steel, LLC and Montana Shed Center
Event Sponsors: AAA Construction Inc., Calico Rodeo, Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Great Falls, Mitchell’s Crash Repair and North 40 Outfitters
Buckle sponsors: Anderson Family Pharmacy, Buckhorn Bar, Power Pro Equipment Company and Pro-Tech Steel, LLC
Prize sponsors: Grizzly Saddlery, Western Livestock Auction and Western Ranch Supply
Pick up your $2 off Reserved seat or General Admission seat coupon at any Great Falls Dairy Queen location
Exceptional Rodeo check-in: 8:30am
Big Sky Roundup Ranch Rodeo: 11:00am
Queen Coronation: 6:00pm
PRCA Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup: 7:00pm
Final round of Mutton Bustin: During the rodeo performance