Ranch rodeo to show the real stuff Saturday

A cowboy throws a lariat during the 2013 ranch rodeo.
A cowboy throws a lariat during the 2013 ranch rodeo.

Ever wonder what a real cowboy does?

You can find out Saturday evening when the Ridge Riders hold their Ranch Rodeo in Delano. Action begins at 7 p.m.

It’s the second year that the Ridge Riders have brought ranch rodeo action to Grand Coulee.

Saturday’s program is an excellent time to bring the family because children 10 and under can attend free.

Team contestants will compete in the following categories:  1) Team branding; 2) Trailer loading; 3) Pasture gathering, and a special individual category: bronc riding.

Buckles and money are in line for the cowboys and cowgirls in the various categories, where time is the deciding factor.

A ranch rodeo circuit exists from Tonasket to Republic and Winthrop to Grand Coulee.

Last year the Ridge Riders staged a pair of ranch rodeos.

Teams are made up of three men and one woman, and spectators can get a good idea of what a true cowboy/cowgirl will do in today’s ranch world.

Teams can be made up from individual ranches or a combination of members.