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Wyoming hosts first Women’s Ranch Rodeo

The Toro Ranch team as the Rodeo 1 winners on May 31. Photo courtesy Bucking H Bash

Cold, rainy weather brought out some bronc rides in otherwise broke horses at the Bucking H Bash in Gillette, Wyo. It was just another chance for the women competing in Wyoming’s first Women’s Ranch Rodeo to show their skills. With 48 women on 12 teams traveling from Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado, the competition was full of thrills, spills and good hands doing what they do on the ranch at home. The two-day event was presented as separate ranch rodeos, so two teams qualified for the Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association World Finals Oct. 17-18 in Loveland, Colo.

To give the men folk something to do while they accompanied their ladies to the Bucking H Bash, there was an Open Stray Gathering on the first day to kick off the WRR weekend.

Based on the attendance and the popularity of the event, plans are already in the world for next year. If anyone wants to put on a WRRA event in the Northwest Region (South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota,Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska), they can contact Northern Board members McKenzie Minor 308-760-2892 or Cheyenne Wilson 605-891-1827.


Rodeo 1, May 31 –


1) Toro Ranch (qualified for the WRRA World Finals)

2) Hickert Land & Cattle

3) Turkey Track Livestock

4/5) tie Brand X Production Ranch Gals

4/5) tie Too Hard To Handle.


1) Turkey Track Livestock

2) Toro Ranch


1) Hickert Land & Cattle (only qualified time)

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1) Hickert Land & Cattle

2) Toro Ranch

Tie Down/Mugging

1) Ranch n Rebels

2) Toro Ranch

Calf Branding:

1) Too Hard To Handle

2) Brand X Production Ranch Gals

Top Hand: Raelyn Gilmore, Too Hard To Handle team

Top Horse: Ellie, ridden by Sarah Kucera from Nebraska

Rodeo 2, June 1 –


1) Too Hard To Handle from Nebraska (qualified for WRRA World Finals)

2) Antelope springs Ranch

3) Cowgirl Swank

4) Ranch n Rebels


1) Sage & Sparkle

2) Brand X Production Ranch Gals


1) Toro Ranch

2) Cowgirl Swank

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1) Riata Ranch

2) Too Hard To Handle

Tie Down/Mugging

1) Sage & Sparkle

2) Turkey Track

Calf Branding

1/2) tie Antelope Springs Ranch

1/2) tie Toro Ranch

Top Hand: Jennifer Scheer of the Antelope Springs team

Top Horse: Buttons, ridden by Alesa Jones from Nebraska.

Buck Up Saddle Sportsmanship Award (voted on by the other contestants): Lora Anderson, Crawford, Nebraska.

Men’s Open Stray Gathering: Andy Selle, Baker, Mont., Shane Wilson, Oelrichs, S.D., Tyler Minor, Hyannis, Neb., and Kelly Dyer, Crawford, Neb., with a time of 1:06:45.

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