WARSAW — Starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 10, the Kosciusko County Community Fairgrounds hosts the International Professional Rodeo Association World Championship Rodeo, produced by Broken Horn Rodeo, one of the premier stock contractors in the country. The event provides local families, and others who may be unfamiliar with this sport, a chance to witness an great American tradition.
As much as we may associate the rodeo with the western United States, it is truly an international sport. And on July 10, bronco busters, barrel riders and even clowns from places as far-flung as Brazil and Australia will be on hand to earn the money and points they need to qualify for the world finals.
The rodeo, taking place at the grandstand, will feature events such as saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, calf roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and cowgirls barrel racing. It is expected to last approximately two and a half hours,
Stick horse races for children in two age groups — 5 and under and 6 to 9 — will also take place during intermission. The winners receive a free bicycle.
The IPRA World Championship at the Kosciusko County Fair is produced by Broken Horn Rodeo, whose events are sanctioned by IPRA and Mid States Rodeo Association. It was named Stock Contractor of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. Ticket prices do not include admission to the fair.
For more information, contact the Kosciusko County Community Fair at (574) 269-1823 or online at www.kcfair.com. Information for the Broken Horn Rodeo may be found at (937)392-4608 or (513) 309-5371 and online at www.brokenhornrodeo.com