Eddie Adams, chairman of the Chambers County Recreation Board, says there will be a kick-off rodeo for the Alabama High School and Alabama Junior High Rodeo clubs at the Chambers County Agricultural Arena on Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th give.

The event begins on Saturday at 11 a.m. Central Time and ends around 6 p.m. for the day. On Sunday there will be a service in the arena at 8 a.m., after which the rodeo will begin. Adams said the event will end earlier on Sunday so attendees and their families can get home earlier.

“We started here a few years ago with 87 children participating,” said Adams. [Some from] the state of Alabama, some from Tennessee, and some from the Florida Panhandle. And of course they brought their parents and siblings and grandparents with them, so there were quite a few people who came in about this. “

Adams said there would be a lot of activity going on at this year’s rodeo.

“The events for the cowgirls will be barrel races, bar bending and goat tying,” he said. “And then we have bareback bronc riding and bull riding for the boys. Steer wrestling and team roping, tie-down roping and breakaway roping for the girls. ”

Adams said contestants would compete against each other to reach the National High School Finals Rodeo, the largest rodeo in the world.

“Typically there are around 1,600 to 1,800 children from the US, Canada and Australia,” he said.

“And they take the first four of every event in every state [to] makes it to the state finals. There are many scholarship options. “

Adams said there will be concessions at the rodeo and no entry fee will be charged. Visitors are welcome to donate.

“Rodeo is a real American sport,” he said. “It was founded here.”

The National Barrel Horse Association will host a running competition at the Chambers County Agricultural Arena on Saturday, August 28th, starting at 6:30 p.m. Central Time.

NBHA member Candace Powers said the end of the event depends on how many people will be attending.

Powers said the event would be mostly adults, mostly from Alabama and possibly some from Georgia.

She said the event does not require entry, but attendees will have to pay fees between $ 10 and $ 35 depending on the course they’re taking.

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