Tri-county high school rodeo in town for the weekend

Published: Sep. 16, 2023 at 10:41 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The kid’s brought out their cowboy hats and lassos for a weekend at the Grand Stands. The annual Tri-County High School Rodeo is in town, preparing and raising funds for future state and national competitions.

Cowboys and cowgirls saddled up on Friday before a panel of judges to demonstrating their horse’s athletic abilities in a competition called horse cutting, which exercises a horses ability to control cattle.

On Saturday, folks gathered to watch the high school and middle schoolers rope calves, where contestants were judged on lassoing a calf around the neck and keeping a good grasp.

The Tri-County Rodeo Team says proceeds from the events will go directly to teams competing in future state competitions and rodeo national finals.