Howdy folks !
Just received the "list" from the spectacular SRC President Jan with the Wild Horse Race teams ! The Smithers Rodeo WILD HORSE RACE is always a crowd favorite to watch and we are very proud to have some homegrown Smithers cowboys teaming up to bring some local competition to the arena.
What is the WILD HORSE RACE EVENT ?
One of the most exciting events, the Wild Horse Race has been said to be a rodeo in itself. Unlike the bucking stock used in the standard riding events, these horses are truly wild. They’ve never been ridden before, let alone saddled, and these mustangs plan on keeping it that way! These uncooperative beasts are called “outlaws” which is a term of endearment compared to some of the names tagged on them by the competitors.
The horses are haltered in the chute with a long lead rope. Two cowboys hold on to the end of the rope before the signal to start while the third member of the team holds the saddle in readiness. At the sound of the boom, the chute gate is opened and as soon as the horse crosses the chalk line in front of the chute, the three cowboys try their hardest to get the horse saddled.
A team of two hold the horse long enough to saddle him and allow the third cowboy to mount up, ride across the finish line, dismount, and run to the judge. Sounds simple and easy, but actual practice and theory become two complete strangers during this wild race. The general excitement and mass confusion plus the crowd all contribute to the fun in this favorite event for the spectators.
A big thank you to our SRC event sponsors with your generous help and donations.
- C+ Rodeo- 150 Mile House BC - Roughstock contractor of the WILD HORSE RACE
- Greenarch Spray Foam - Smithers BC
- Allen's Scrap & Salvage - Terrace BC
- Smithers Feed Store - Smithers, BC
Be sure to cheer on the brave ....yet slightly reckless 2014 Wild Horse Race Teams of
Team GRANT STEWART - Terrace BC
Team ALAN PULHALLO - Quesnel, BC
Team JEFF JAARSMA - Smithers, BC
Team KYLE HARSTAD - Brenton, AB
Team BRAD HUISMAN - Smithers, BC
Actions begins at 5:00pm on Thursday August 21 and 6:00pm on August 22 & 23 at the Smithers Rodeo Club Arena.
Don't forget that your BVX gate admission gets you automatically into that night's rodeo perf !
Back again during all three nights are the prize packed SRC rodeo programs ( $2 bucks gets you huge chances at winning $$ and sponsor swag) and 50/50 draws !
NEWS FLASH: Smithers Rodeo Club will have their SRC Apparel for the whole family available for purchase during the SRC 3 day rodeo event. Be sure to check out all the new fresh designs !
Only 8 more sleeps.....Hope to see you there #rodeo peeps !