Gooding Pro Rodeo Is Back In Action
Gooding, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Gooding Pro Rodeo is one of the top rodeos in the Northwest. After all, the rodeo is the Wilderness Circuit '2011 Large Rodeo of the Year', tying with Caldwell for the honor. It's continuing to grow after earning the circuit's Best Small Rodeo in the past.
Don Gill, Gooding County Fair Manager says, "the rodeo is high energy. It's more like going to a football game. Everybody brings signs and costumes and the broncos have their Blue Elvis and we have John Waynes and everything else."
The hottest ticket in town is the Gooding Pro Rodeo. This award–winning event draws thousands to a town whose population is roughly 2800.
Cade Burns, Bull Fighter and Stock Contractor adds, "the atmosphere here is unlike any other rodeo. The fans are really, really good fans. They get into the rodeo, they enjoy it...the good cowboys make the good fans and having good cowboys all ties in together."
With two hours of PRCA rodeo action, fair officials won't be surprised if it's sold out each night.
Burns says, "we got a really good set of cowboys coming to town and bulls, are going to be better than they've ever been. I'm looking for some high–marked rides and good entertainment."
Cade Burns is one of the stock contractors. He calls Laramie, Wyoming home and one day aspires to be featured in the NFR.
"The NFR is the superbowl of rodeo. So that's my lifetime dream," adds Burns.
Gill says, "we use multiple contractors here to try and get an even set of animals for the cowboys."
A big–time rodeo with a small town feel.
The Gooding County Fair and Pro Rodeo lasts through Saturday. The PRCA rodeo begins at eight nightly. Some of the highlights for tomorrow include the Dairy Cattle Showmanship Show which begins at 8:30 in the morning. Then at 8–pm, wear pink and attend the PRCA rodeo as it's Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night.