​​​The SW District

STICK HORSE RODEO 

9am - Saturday, Feb 3, 2018


Presented by McDonald's

  • open to kids ages 0-7

  • event fees: $7 per event if pre-registered by 2/TBA/18 at 5pm. ($8 per event-late registration fee day of rodeo)

  • Late registration this year will be a very short time period from 8:15-8:45 am ONLY!  Rodeo will start at 9 am. (Please  pre-register your child online HERE to insure registration!) 

  • pre-registered contestant check-in: 8:30 - 8:45.  (pre-registered kids must still be checked in to receive their contestant "back number" and McDonald's coupon.)

  • no rodeo experience is necessary.

  • all contestants receive a free mcdonald's coupon good for a happy meal. (limit of one coupon per contestant)

  • 1st place winners in each event receive 4 free rodeo tickets to the saturday matinee performance.

  • trophies will be awarded to 1st - 3rd place winners in each event.​​

  • a limited number of stick horses will be available to check out for those children who do not have a stick horse. but if possible, we recommend that kids bring their own stick horse to the event.

  • ​Stick horses/bulls will also be available for purchase. (limited availability)

Stick Horse Rodeo Events


​​Bronc Riding​  

2 Age Groups: 0-4 & 5-7
The Bronc Rider begins his ride in a miniature bucking chute on his stick horse. His 6 second time begins when the chute gate opens and he bucks out holding on to his stick horse with one hand, and the other hand high in the air. The rider is judged on his control during the ride and the presentation of his ride. Scores usually range from the 50's to the 80's. Highest score wins.

Barrel Racing 

1 Age Group: 5-7 only
The miniature barrels (3) are set up in the arena in a cloverleaf pattern. The rider must come into the arena and run her horse around each barrel in a cloverleaf pattern without knocking them over and then back to the alley with great speed as this is a timed event. A five second penalty is accessed for each barrel knocked over. Fastest time wins.

View the barrel racing pattern HERE.

Pole Bending

1 Age Group: 5-7 only
There are 3 poles in the center of the arena approximately 5 feet apart. The pole bender contestant starts his or her run from the entrance of the arena with great speed. Time begins at a designated starting line. The pattern is in and out of the poles down there and back without knocking one over. Time stops at the designated finish line. A five second penalty is accessed for each pole that is knocked to the ground. The fastest time wins.

View the standard pole pattern HERE.

Ours will follow this, but will only have 3 poles.) 

Bull Riding

​​2 Age Groups: 0-4 & 5-7
Just stay on 6 seconds and you've got it made! The rider comes out of the bucking chute holding on with one had to his stick bull and one hand high in the air. The rider is scored on his control and presentation of his ride. The rider receives no score if he bucks off or falls to the ground before the 6 second time. Scores usually range from the 50's to the 80's. The highest score wins.


Flag Race

2 Age Groups: 0-4 & 5-7

Time starts when racer leaves the starting line. The flag racer will run down the arena, take a flag from a bucket, and run back to starting line. Fastest time wins.

View the Flag Race pattern HERE.


Stick Horse Queen & Jr. Queen

2 Age Groups: 0-4 & 5-7

Each of the cowgirls will be introduced and upon their name being called will have the opportunity to step forward, then wave and smile at the judges. Judging will be based on execution of the smile & wave, as well as choice of western attire. 




Burton Complex Ag Arena Warm-up pen​