People looking for a little zany fun and entertainment during Vernal’s Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo need look no further than the Wild West Events. They can even take part themselves.
People can enter up to the day of the events; the committee encourages people to enter as early as possible. Entrants must be 18 years or older and wear jeans, long sleeve shirts and boots.
For more information about any of the WILD WEST EVENTS or to sign up, text or message 435-219-2413.
Hide Race – Thursday, Friday
Cow Hide Racing is a two-member sport. One rider rides a horse down the arena around a barrel, dragging a piece of cow hide behind it on a rope. The other member jumps on the cow hide and holds on to the rope.
Two-person teams can enter at $100 each for any night of Hide Racing. 5 Teams a night. Winner-take-all of $500 a night.
Rescue Race – Saturday
New this year is the Rescue Race. It is similar to the Hide Race but there is no hide. The member waiting at the barrel must get on the horse as it runs around the barrel and both riders must be on horseback when they cross the finish line.
Two-person teams can enter at $100 each. 10 teams. $500 to 1st, $300 to 2nd, $300 to 3rd.