Ride a horse feed a cowboy, Aug. 27-29
The community of Hulett, WY will welcome riders to their community Aug. 27-29 for their fourth annual event known as “Ride A Horse Feed A Cowboy.”
Ride A Horse Feed A Cowboy is a non-profit organization that raises funds for community members battling cancer. This year’s benefit recipient is Deena Parnell. Born and raised in Wyoming, Parnell and her husband own and operate the Hulett Hardware store. In March she was diagnosed with Metastatic Malignant Melanoma. In May Deena underwent a total hysterectomy, where they found three other cancers. She also has had several masses removed from her right arm, which is presently healing. She underwent radiation treatment at the end of July. Deena says she is just taking one day at a time and still likes to ride her horses when she can.
The weekend events kickoff Friday, Aug. 27, with an Old West Cowboy and Indian Collectible Trade Show at 8 a.m., continuing throughout the weekend. Horses begin riding into town at 4 p.m., followed by a community BBQ at 5 p.m. A benefit auction begins at 7 p.m., followed by a dance at 9 p.m. to Ruckus.
On Saturday, Aug. 28, the invitational Tough Enough to Wear Pink Bronc Match begins at 1 p.m. at the Hulett Rodeo Grounds. Stock will be provided by Mike Maynard with Travis Hackert announcing. The Cowboy Calcutta Poker Tournament gets underway at 6 p.m. with Badger Horse band playing for the evening dance. A Cowgirl True Western Benefit Concert begins at 7 p.m., tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door.
Events wrap up Sunday, Aug. 29, with Cowboy Church at 10 a.m.
To learn more about the Ride A Horse Feed A Cowboy festivities, visit http://www.RideaHorseFeedaCowboy.com.
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