Rodeo in town this weekend
Close to 65 contestants will enter the rodeo arena at the Bank of Colorado Pavilion at the Phillips County Fairgrounds in Holyoke on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24 and 25.
It’s the Southern Colorado Little Britches Rodeo Association coming to town with kids ages 5-18 competing.
Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, the outdoor arena will be utilized, with the remainder of the rodeo moving inside around 9 a.m.
A second round of action will follow the first on Saturday and is anticipated to begin inside around 2-2:30 p.m.
All of Sunday’s rodeo events will be inside the pavilion, beginning at 10 a.m.
Cowboy church will start the day off Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the pavilion. Trent and Lindy Sharon and their five boys from La Junta will be leading the service, and the whole communty is invited to attend.
A total of 15-20 events are included in the rodeo competition, including such things as rough stock, roping, and speed events like barrels, poles and flags.
Rodeo coordinator Mindy Richards noted that the Southern Colorado Little Britches Rodeo Association is a franchise of the National Little Britches Rodeo Association.
Kids in the southern Colorado group compete in rodeos all over the state, and some also travel to other states including Texas, Missouri, Wyoming and more.
Registrants for this weekend’s rodeo in Holyoke are coming from the western and southern parts of Colorado, as well as Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Richards said they’re hoping to return to the Phillips County pavilion on a regular basis with the Little Britches events.
She added that they appreciate the solid sponsorship support from the Holyoke community. “The community has been fabulous,” Richards added.