2019 Women's Ranch Rodeo World Finals Recap
The 15th Annual Women's Ranch Rodeo World Finals took place September 27th and 28th in Dodge City, Kansas. Ten of the toughest teams competed in the most competitive finals to date. Cowgirls from California, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas showed up and put on a great show.
You would have to look for a long time to find a better group of ladies who work so well together, and encourage and cheer each other on, inside and outside the rodeo arena.
The Cactus Flowers, a Colorado based team, swept the weekend, winning round two and round three, securing the World Finals Championship title! They also won the Year End Championship title. They also won the Doctoring event in round one, Sorting event in round two, and the Trailer Loading event in round three. They were each awarded two Cactus Saddlery Trophy Saddle certificates, two STS Ranchwear Jackets donated by Total Feeds, Inc., four trophy buckles by Molly's Custom Silver and King Ropes Steer Strings. Taking home a large portion of the 100% payback as well!
J Bar came out strong and won the first round and were named World Finals Reserve Champions. Winning the Doctoring event in round three and they finished third in the Year End placings. The Kansas/Oklahoma ladies were awarded Molly's Custom Silver buckles for round one, Breast Collars donated by Cactus Saddlery, Resistol Felt Hat Certificates, Yeti Tundra Coolers which had custom leather tops created by U Lazy U Leather, and King Ropes Steer Strings and money.
Daughters In-Law, a team from Nebraska were named Year End Reserve Champions and finished third in the Finals Average. They also won the Trailer Loading event in round one, the Tie-Down Mugging in round two and the Sorting in round three. The team took home, Breast Collars donated by Cactus Saddlery, Yeti Tundra Coolers which had custom leather tops created by U Lazy U Leather, Yeti Backflip coolers and King Ropes Steer Strings and money.
T & M Cattle, a New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas team, finished the year fourth in the Finals average and sixth in the Year End. They won the Doctoring event in round two. Taking home Yeti Tumblers, Leather Reins from Rawhide and Roo, King Ropes Steer Strings and Classic Equine Grooming Cases and money.
Colorado's High Plains Cowgirls won the Branding event in round three, and finished fourth in the Year End being awarded Yeti Tumblers. Broken Diamond, a Kansas/Nebraska team won the Tie-Down Mugging event in round one, finished fifth in the Finals Average winning, King Steer Strings and Classic Equine Grooming Cases. Sandhill Strays, a Nebraska team finished sixth in the Finals taking home Classic Equine Grooming Totes and Hay Bags. Oklahoma/Kansas team, Push Hard Cattle won the Branding and Sorting in round one, as well as the Branding in round two. They finished fifth in the Year End taking home Classic Equine Grooming Totes and Hay Bags. No Bull Breeding services, a Nebraska team won the Trailer Loading event in round two. 3KS won the Tie-Down Mugging in round three.
Top Hand for the weekend was given to Sarah Kucera, from the Broken Diamond team, she received custom spurs from Tom Balding Bit's and Spurs along with a custom pair of boots from Broke Dog Custom Boots by Diamond Livery.
Top Horse was given to Lindsay Hall, riding Mr. T, from the J Bar team. She was awarded a custom bit by Tom Balding Bit's and Spurs along with a Classic Equine saddle pad donated by Dyer Feed Store, and T & M Minor.
The Hard Luck award went to Sherrie Theriot, a Louisiana native, from 3KS team, being awarded a custom WRRA halter from Valley Vet Supply. The steers this year were a bit ornery when on foot with them.
Saturday morning we held an Ultimate Hand Competition, limited to first 15 entries. This was an Open event, and a fundraiser to help pay for Finals expenses as well as something else for our contestants, family, friends and spectators to do. Ryan Kucera, from Nebraska won the competition receiving Total Equine, some Total Feeds apparel and cash. Rebecca Corfield, from the Sandhill Strays team was runner up receiving
Special thanks to our long time sponsors Dr. Harry Anderson and the Total Feeds family and American Ag Credit for their continued support over the years. We would also like to thank Cactus Saddlery, Yeti, Mariah Fund, Equibrand/Classic Equine, Holiday Inn Express/Fort Dodge RV Park, Horton Stack Door, Resistol, Broke Dog Boots by Diamond Livery, King Ropes, Tom Balding Bits & Spurs, Whipple Trucking/Bordertown Arena, Zoetis, Russell's Renovations, IMI Global, Valley Vet Supply, Dyer Feed Store, Rawhide & Roo, Flying 3 Vet Services, STS Ranchwear, Crusty's Feed Store, Dodge City Chamber and Boot Hill Casino.