A World Championship Rodeo is returning to Falmouth on Saturday, June 15. The gates will open at noon. The rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Pendleton County Fairgrounds on U.S. 27.
The rodeo is done in memory of a little cowboy now in heaven, Brandon Ray Buckler. Brandon died with Gauchers disease, for which there is no known cure.
Lots of things to come out and see. At noon the opening arena act will be the talented inspiring Young Guns Equestrian Drill Team from Boone County, Kentucky. The ages of this group range from 9-18 years old. This group has raised donations for tornado victims, and other organizations. Now they will join hands with the Memorial Rodeo Brandon Buckler and Children's Gaucher Research Fund to help in the fight to find a cure for children's Gaucher's disease. The Young Gun's Drill Team will perform four times throughout the day, changing their outfits and their horses tack to complete their uniformed look and showcase their unique skills on horseback in the arena.
The Broken Horn Rodeo operated by Jim and Sandy McElroy and sons have also joined hands with Children's Gaucher Research Fund to help find a cure. Their rodeo company has won many awards over the years. Their rodeo is sanctioned by the Mid-States Rodeo Association and the International Pro Rodeo Association and will be open for public participation, all card and permit holders for all seven events offered. Participants are only allowed to participate by calling in from 8 a.m- 5 p.m. CST on June 10, 2013 at this number 1-800-639-9002.
There will be bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, cowgirl barrel racing, team roping, and bull riding. Stick around after the rodeo's two and a half hour show to watch the slack contestants tool. Slack is the remaining contestants that didn't participate in the rodeo show but, are still a part of the rodeo event, competing for $4,000 added money and titles. These World Championship cowboys and cowgirls are signing autographs from 4:30-6 p.m.
Don't forget to bring your stick horse to compete in the race around the arena to win a bike. This event is for two age groups, five and under and six-nine.
Admission is $13 for adults, 10 and under $5 and pre-sold are, family of four, two adults and two children discounted tickets for $30, contact rodeo coordinator for these tickets at (859) 391-7627.
Before the rodeo come to the rock-a-thon at the fairgrounds to keep Brandon's memory and spirit alive from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013. Live DJ Mike Young will be there. There will be Wii competitions. Food and drinks will be provided for all rockers. See article on page one for more information.
Some of the proceeds from this rodeo will be donated to a scholarship fund for one senior from Pendleton County, and one senior from Campbell County.
After the rodeo a party is to be held at Grant's Lick Inn with live band.
The folks involved in this rodeo and other events want to help find a cure and bring more community awareness about Gaucher's disease, the disease that took the life of Brandon Ray Buckler on May 1, 2012.