61st Annual Sisters Rodeo Set for June 8, 9, 10

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sisters Rodeo Association

    SISTERS, Ore., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Plans are
 well underway and tickets are selling fast for the 61st annual Sisters PRCA
 Rodeo scheduled for June 8, 9 and 10.  A number of major improvements and new
 entertainment will make this year's rodeo outstanding, according to
 Cathy Williams of the Sisters Rodeo Association.
     For the first time, the Sisters Rodeo will be an official part of the
 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's summer tour.  This recognition should
 attract more top rodeo cowboys to Sisters, Williams said.  Total purses will
 increase from the more than $120,000 offered at last year's rodeo with the
 Sisters Rodeo Association contributing $1,500 more for each PRCA event this
 year.
     "Another major change in the rodeo this year will be that the Sunday
 afternoon performance will be a true finals," Williams added.  "The top
 scoring cowboys from each of the other performances will compete against one
 another at that time for top honors.  We will also be adding one more section
 of bull riding each day."  The new PRCA status will result in the Sisters
 Rodeo finals being featured on a delayed broadcast for a special ESPN
 telecast.
     Featured entertainment at all rodeo performances will be the Eh Capa
 Bareback Riders.  This unique horse drill team, composed of 35 - 40 boys and
 girls ages 8 - 19, will perform a variety of drill routines, including
 pinwheels of various dimensions, jumping in pairs and small groups and other
 routines.  Eh Capa (Apache spelled backwards) began in 1955 and the team comes
 from Caldwell, Idaho.  Following a Native American theme in their clothing and
 horse gear, they have performed at Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
 rodeos throughout the West for the past 25 years.  Each performer rides a
 horse without a saddle or bridle, controlling the animals with leg queues,
 voice and a one-inch wide leather strap around the horse's neck called a
 "tack rein."
     Queen Stephanie West of Bend will reign over the weekend event, including
 the Saturday morning Sisters Rodeo parade.  Deadline for parade entries is
 May 11.
     Tickets are selling fast for the four performances.  Tickets and parade
 entry forms are available at the rodeo office at 220 SW Cascade Street in
 Sisters or by phoning 541-549-0121 in Central Oregon or 800-827-7522 out of
 the area.
 
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    SISTERS, Ore., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Plans are
 well underway and tickets are selling fast for the 61st annual Sisters PRCA
 Rodeo scheduled for June 8, 9 and 10.  A number of major improvements and new
 entertainment will make this year's rodeo outstanding, according to
 Cathy Williams of the Sisters Rodeo Association.
     For the first time, the Sisters Rodeo will be an official part of the
 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's summer tour.  This recognition should
 attract more top rodeo cowboys to Sisters, Williams said.  Total purses will
 increase from the more than $120,000 offered at last year's rodeo with the
 Sisters Rodeo Association contributing $1,500 more for each PRCA event this
 year.
     "Another major change in the rodeo this year will be that the Sunday
 afternoon performance will be a true finals," Williams added.  "The top
 scoring cowboys from each of the other performances will compete against one
 another at that time for top honors.  We will also be adding one more section
 of bull riding each day."  The new PRCA status will result in the Sisters
 Rodeo finals being featured on a delayed broadcast for a special ESPN
 telecast.
     Featured entertainment at all rodeo performances will be the Eh Capa
 Bareback Riders.  This unique horse drill team, composed of 35 - 40 boys and
 girls ages 8 - 19, will perform a variety of drill routines, including
 pinwheels of various dimensions, jumping in pairs and small groups and other
 routines.  Eh Capa (Apache spelled backwards) began in 1955 and the team comes
 from Caldwell, Idaho.  Following a Native American theme in their clothing and
 horse gear, they have performed at Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
 rodeos throughout the West for the past 25 years.  Each performer rides a
 horse without a saddle or bridle, controlling the animals with leg queues,
 voice and a one-inch wide leather strap around the horse's neck called a
 "tack rein."
     Queen Stephanie West of Bend will reign over the weekend event, including
 the Saturday morning Sisters Rodeo parade.  Deadline for parade entries is
 May 11.
     Tickets are selling fast for the four performances.  Tickets and parade
 entry forms are available at the rodeo office at 220 SW Cascade Street in
 Sisters or by phoning 541-549-0121 in Central Oregon or 800-827-7522 out of
 the area.
 
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