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Great Basin Challenge Offers Rodeo Competition for Younger Set

WINNEMUCCA, Nev.— While the Bulls and Broncs Rodeo will offer heated competition for the older set, younger buckaroos will have their shot in the arena too as part of the Great Basin Challenge.

Friday, August 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Outdoor Arena, boys and girls ages 2 to 16 will compete against each other in Stick Horse Barrel Racing, Lead Horse Barrel Racing, Dummy Roping, Mutton Bustin’, Calf Riding, Mini-Bucking Horse, Mini-Bull Riding, Junior Barrel Racing and Wild Pony Racing.

The winning contestants from Friday night’s prelims will then compete in the Saturday, September 1, Bulls and Broncs Rodeo, including the top four in Stick Horse Barrel Racing, the top four in Lead Horse Barrel Racing, the top four in each class of Dummy Roping, the top six in Mutton Bustin’, the top four in Calf Riding, the top four in Mini-Bull Riding, the top four in each class of Mini-Bucking Horse, the top five Junior Barrel Racers, and the top four teams in the Wild Pony Race.

First place winners in each event and each age group will receive silver buckles. Entry cost for each event ranges from $5 to $15; entry fee for the Wild Pony Race is $60 per 3-person team.

Entry forms and complete rules are available online at www.LaborDayFair.com. For more information, please call Winnemucca Events Complex Administrative Clerk Holly Gallian at (775) 623-2220 or email fairgrounds@wmca.net.

Entries must be received at the Winnemucca Events Complex Office by 4 p.m. Thursday, August 30. No late entries will be accepted. Entry forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and notarized. There is no notary at the Winnemucca Events Complex, so please notarize forms prior to submission.