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DUBLIN — Rodeo fans, get ready. The Virginia High School Rodeo Association Championship Rodeo is coming to town.
Starting Friday, May 30, and running through Sunday, June 1, the VHSRA Championship Rodeo will be held at the New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin.
Ranging in age from 5 to 18, more than 100 contestants from Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and West Virginia will be participating, with more than 20 from the New River Valley area, 13 of which are from Pulaski, Radford and Christiansburg.
Friday night’s events will begin at 6 p.m. On Saturday, junior events will be held at 1 p.m. and high school events will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday’s events will start at 10 a.m.
Events include mutton busting, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, break-away roping, ribbon roping, calf roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, team roping, bull riding and junior bull riding.
In addition, on Saturday night, the rodeo “queen” will be crowned.
The top four contestants in each event will qualify for the National High School Rodeo in Farmington, N.M., in July.
The National High School Rodeo Association is an organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rodeo and the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship and exposing its positive image to the general public, preserving Western heritage, offering the privilege of family bonding, offering opportunities for continuing education and maintaining the highest regard for livestock.
Locally, besides participating in yearly competitions, the VHSRA has contributed to the community in numerous ways, including holding a “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” rodeo, in which proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society, participating in demonstrations with Pulaski County High School’s “Ag Day,” which is held at the NRV Fairgrounds for fourth and fifth graders, and creating a float to enter into local Christmas parades.
Tickets for this weekend’s rodeo will cost $5 for adults, and children 6 and under get in free. Concessions will be available, along with Western retail vendors. Games involving crowd participation will also be held during intermission each night.
For more information about the VHSRA, visit www.vhsra.org, or for information about next weekend’s rodeo, contact Jennifer Viers at (540) 980-2719.

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Rodeo coming to town

DUBLIN — Rodeo fans, get ready. The Virginia High School Rodeo Association Championship Rodeo is coming to town.
Starting Friday, May 30, and running through Sunday, June 1, the VHSRA Championship Rodeo will be held at the New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin.
Ranging in age from 5 to 18, more than 100 contestants from Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and West Virginia will be participating, with more than 20 from the New River Valley area, 13 of which are from Pulaski, Radford and Christiansburg.
Friday night’s events will begin at 6 p.m. On Saturday, junior events will be held at 1 p.m. and high school events will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday’s events will start at 10 a.m.
Events include mutton busting, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, break-away roping, ribbon roping, calf roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, team roping, bull riding and junior bull riding.
In addition, on Saturday night, the rodeo “queen” will be crowned.
The top four contestants in each event will qualify for the National High School Rodeo in Farmington, N.M., in July.
The National High School Rodeo Association is an organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rodeo and the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship and exposing its positive image to the general public, preserving Western heritage, offering the privilege of family bonding, offering opportunities for continuing education and maintaining the highest regard for livestock.
Locally, besides participating in yearly competitions, the VHSRA has contributed to the community in numerous ways, including holding a “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” rodeo, in which proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society, participating in demonstrations with Pulaski County High School’s “Ag Day,” which is held at the NRV Fairgrounds for fourth and fifth graders, and creating a float to enter into local Christmas parades.
Tickets for this weekend’s rodeo will cost $5 for adults, and children 6 and under get in free. Concessions will be available, along with Western retail vendors. Games involving crowd participation will also be held during intermission each night.
For more information about the VHSRA, visit www.vhsra.org, or for information about next weekend’s rodeo, contact Jennifer Viers at (540) 980-2719.

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