Bobby Mote rides Sankey's Gus.
The Desertview Pro Rodeo number 14 is riding into town on July 26, 27, and 28 at the rodeo arena in Castle Dale at 7:30 p.m. For 14 straight years the Desertview Pro Rodeo has grown larger and is now in its special 14th big year. The rodeo committee knows the success of this rodeo is due to the greatest rodeo fans and sponsors in the country. The three day event will be jam packed with cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country competing for big money purses. For the sixth year the Desertview Pro Rodeo is a sanctioned RAM Rodeo.
National Rodeo Finals riders will make an appearance at the Desertview Pro Rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls sure to please the crowd include: six top 10 roping teams from the Wilderness Circuit. Four time world champion team roper Allen Bach will make the trip to Castle Dale. The number one bull rider in the Wilderness Circuit is Joe Frost and he will be here. Former world champion bull rider Wesley Silcox will ride a bull in Castle Dale. Eight of the top 10 calf ropers in the Wilderness Circuit will rope here including the famous Justin Truman from Huntington who is currently sitting fifth in the Wilderness Circuit. The cowgirls will also make a splash in Emery County with Nancy Hunter who is the number one barrel racer in the Wilderness Circuit. The Desertview Pro Rodeo is proud there will be a number of local cowboys and cowgirls participating this year. Amy Adams, Teigan Adams, Kristine Young and AnnDee Mead will all participate in barrels. Huntington brothers Justin and Brock Truman will compete in calf roping and team roping. Saddle bronc rider Brock Winn from Ferron, currently in 13th place in the Wilderness Circuit, will thrill the hometown crowd. Bull riders include Jacob Marshall, Kashe Potter and Chase Sherman from Huntington; Kache Moosman from Elmo, Miles Moosman from Price. Jody Sheffield will be here in barrels and competed in the National Final Rodeo last year.
The wild cow milking will be held each evening this is an extreme, unique event. Don't miss this event because you will be entertained to the max with this wild action.
The Desertview Pro Rodeo has attracted some local cowboys as well as cowboys from all over the country. The rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening under the Emery County blue skies. Will Rasmussen will be the rodeo announcer for the event.
On Thursday night of the rodeo there will be a text messaging contest sponsored by the Emery County Abstract and Title. The fastest texter will win two tickets to the National Finals Rodeo and a nights stay at the South Point Hotel and Casino. All those 21 years of age and older can participate in the texting contest. The announcer will ask a question and the person to text the correct answer to the number given will be the winner. The winning incoming text message will be determined by the order it comes in. For example texter number 100 might win or texter number 50.
The Desertview Pro Rodeo committee wonders if you are "Tough Enough to Wear Pink." The rodeo committee wants every rodeo fan through the gate on Saturday night to show their support by wearing a pink shirt, hat, ribbon or just anything will do.
"Tough Enough to Wear Pink" has been raising big bucks for cancer across the nation. Some of the largest rodeos in the nation have climbed on board. Many of them have raised $30,000 and more for a single event.
Wrangler is a partner in the cause and donates all of the money from the sale of pink shirts to cancer awareness.
Desertview Credit Union said, "We are proud to sponsor the Desertview Pro Rodeo for the residents of Castle Valley. This is a world class rodeo event and with the continuation of the 'Tough Enough to Wear Pink' event for cancer we hope to make this rodeo even more community friendly. We hope everyone comes out to support the rodeo and this event which gives everyone a chance to make a donation for cancer. Hope to see you at the rodeo."
Saturday night is "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" night at the rodeo.
New West productions will provide the rodeo stock for the event. New West is known far and wide for their rodeo animals. These animals know their job and perform it well. Their stock is used every year at the National Rodeo Finals held each year in Las Vegas.
Come and spend a night watching the best rodeo action around. This rodeo has something for everyone and even if you don't think you're a rodeo fan, you will be after a night spent at the Desertview Pro Rodeo.
Also this year is a combo ticket special, good for all three nights of rodeo action at a reduced price. Tickets are available on line at www.emerycounty.com\fair. This is the second year for the on line ticket sales. Everyone is encouraged to get online and reserve your seats.
Tickets are also available at Emery County recreation office, Emery County treasurers office, Desertview Federal Credit Union and IFA in Price. With reserved seats you will know your spot is secure and you won't have to arrive extra early. You can still get tickets the night of the rodeo at the gate, but these seats will be subject to availability.
A dance will be held on Friday and Saturday nights after the rodeo.
Rodeo concessions will be offered each night for the hungry cowboy and cowgirl. The Desertview Pro Rodeo kicks off two weeks of fun and the Emery County Fair begins Aug. 1 with a free swim and free ice cream and bbq at the Emery County aquatics center. Events continue Aug. 1-4, culminating with the huge, free Glen Templeton/Lost Trailers concert on Aug. 4 at 7:45 p.m. at the Aquatics Park.
Other special events at the rodeo include the $1,000 Crawl for Cash which is sponsored by the Price Auto Group and guaranteed $1,000 on July 27.
Get your name registered at the Recreation District office located at 75 S. 400 E. Castle Dale The registration deadline is July 25 at 5 p.m. You must be more than 18 years old to enter. Fifteen names will be drawn. Details: Call 381-2108 Monday-Friay from 12 noon-5 p.m. You must preregister for the special events including the Mutton Bustin which will be held during the rodeo, the hide race and the wild cow milking. Event sponsors include the Castle Valley Co-op for the wild cow milking; Robinson Transport for the hide race and Coca-cola for the mutton bustin.
The Ram Truck Brand will take a special place at the rodeo. For more than 30 years, the Ram Truck brand has merged two of Americas favorite past times, automobiles and the sport of rodeo. The Ram Rodeo Series comes to over 560 locations across the United States. All guests who to visit the onsite Ram Rodeo trailer or tent will be eligible to enter the Ram Rodeo Sweepstakes, a national giveaway for a chance to win $45,000 toward any eligible Chrysler Group vehicle. The Ram Rodeo Tour, Desertview Pro Rodeo will take place on July 26-28 starting at 7:30 p.m. each night, and will feature a full line of activities brought to you by Price Auto Group.
Continuing the spirit of the Ram Rodeo Series, the Ram Truck brand will bring excitement to local rodeos by showcasing its newest truck models. By once again partnering with the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, National High School Rodeo Association and National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, Ram is committed to showing its support for the youth involved in the sport of Rodeo. As the official partner of the ProRodeo's nationwide cancer awareness campaign, "Tough Enough to Wear Pink," the Ram Truck brand and its local dealers are dedicated to help raise funds for cancer research.
Ram will award five $1,000 scholarships to National Little Britches participants. At each Rodeo, one fan will win a belt buckle and during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, a Ram truck will be awarded to one lucky winner. All participants who enter the national giveaway must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid U.S. drivers license.
Dusty Duba, cowboy saver, was raised in the small farming community of Kramer, Neb. in the Blue River Valley just outside of Lincoln. His interest in rodeo began at a young age when he began riding bareback horses and bulls when he was 12. His success took him to the Little Britches Rodeo Finals a few years later where he placed in the top five for the bareback riding event.
Dusty was also an exceptional athlete in high school on both the track and football fields where he continuously earned recognition for his ability in both disciplines. His passion for rodeo brought him back to the arena after graduating high school and while attending the University of Nebraska he competed on the intercollegiate rodeo team.