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Flathead River Rodeo announces a change in the event line up

From Flathead River Rodeo

POLSON — Flathead River Rodeo will kickoff the weekend with a 1-day ranch rodeo held on August 24 in place of the Thursday night INFR Region rodeo performance. The INFR region rodeo will be held Friday and Saturday August 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. nightly.

The Ranch Rodeo will feature everyday ranching scenarios that will test the best ranch hands in fast paced competition. Featured team ranch rodeo events will be: team branding, team steer mugging, and trailer loading. A special ranch saddle bronc riding will also be featured.

Pete White, owner of Pistol Creek Rodeo and 2017 Flathead River Rodeo organizer commented. “We wanted to add an event that will get more local participation and keep the three day event format for our fans and sponsors. We wanted to show our fans other Western lifestyle events that help preserve working ranch cowboys way of life.”

The four-time INFR rodeo of the year will feature top Native American and First Nations cowboys and cowgirls from across U.S. and Canada to compete in the two-day event. Participants will compete for prizes and prize money to help them qualify for the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas held in early November.

Special entertainers at this year’s rodeo will include fan favorite Danger Dave Whitmoyer. Danger entertains crowds from coast to coast with high-energy performances, crazy antics, jokes, and a trailer load of trained animals. We will also feature the voice of Indian rodeo, Ray Champ. Originally from Billings, he now resides in Cut Bank Montana. Ray is best known for energizing crowds and keeping rodeo fans engaged in the entire rodeo performance. Pistol Creek Rodeo Company from Ronan is a tribal member owned and will be producing the three-day event. Pistol Creek Rodeo will bring several elite INFR contractors to feature their top Bucking stock that are also vying for spots at the INFR in Las Vegas. Pistol Creek Rodeo has been producing local open rodeos in Western Montana since the 1990’s and has brought selected stock to the INFR in Las Vegas since 2009.

White commented: “We want to match up the top cowboys with the top Bucking stock that you would see at the INFR finals. We want to bring that intensity to Flathead River Rodeo. It’s not only great to watch, but top cowboys love to compete on the best of the best.

Flathead River Rodeo will feature an exciting rodeo performance on Friday and Saturday nights. Plus, food and craft vendors will be on hand at the event.

Flathead River rodeo is focused on great family entertainment and is active in boosting the business community by providing added value to their sponsors and fans. Flathead River rodeo is committed to developing strong business relationships that will create value to our community. If you or your company is interested marketing your products or services please contact us to start a conversation about how we can help you.

For more information about this event, or how to become a sponsor. Please contact Pete White at or message us on Facebook @flatheadriverrodeo
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