Cinnabar Mountain Playdays youth are at it again, competing in rodeos this summer.
“We’re thrilled to have started our rodeo series this year,” said Cinnabar Mountain Playdays board member Laura Hopper. “We’re excited for the rest of the events and to see the kids keep continuing to learn and have fun.”
The Cinnabar rodeos began June 11, with a doubleheader held last Saturday.
All of this summer’s events are held at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day, and admission is free for spectators.
Youth through age 18 compete in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, dummy roping, keyhole racing, flag racing and figure 8 racing during each rodeo.
Saturday’s rodeo was a Wrangler National Patriot event with contestants and spectators dressed in red, white and blue clothing, along with contestants’ horses decked out for the occasion.
As part of the National Patriot event, donation jars will be set up in the community, with proceeds supporting a local veteran program.
The CMP’s next rodeo is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 16, and their final event will be held Aug. 20-21.
For more information about the rodeo series, contact Didgette McCracken, 541-575-3520; Janet Plocharsky, 541-792-0077; or Emma Winkelman, 541-620-1199.
Cinnabar Mountain Playdays June 11 results:
Gus Rowell, first
Bransyn Harper, second-third
Weston Hamilton, second-third
Peewee — 6 and under
Kodee Kimball, first
Anna Jacobs, second
Tatyn Harper, third
Junior — 7-9
Coy Mathiasen, first
Rowdy Israel, second
Bailey McCracken third
Intermediate — 10-14
Sam McCracken, first
Denali Twehues, second
Conner White, third
Senior — 15-18
Hunter Martin, first
Chloe Martin, second