Come and see the area's best cowboys and cowgirls compete at this IPRA - International Professional Rodeo Association event.
7 PM Main Rodeo Event
NEW Break-a-Way Roping
AUGUST 21 - 27, 2017
I am sure many of you out there have wondered what the deal is with the BIG belt buckles that cowboys and cowgirls wear… Of course, the practical purpose of the belt buckle is to keep your belt closed, but it also can tell a story. Belt buckles come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, designs and are unique from one to the other.
Belt buckles are sort of a cowboy’s resume, name tag, and family history all put onto a piece of silver plated metal. Some people will wear a buckle with their name on it, others like to have their favorite tractor or truck, and some their favorite sport or animal to hunt. But, for a cowboy it is usually a trophy to be worn with pride, and to show others their accomplishments. The family history comes in when it is time for a young man or lady to start their own rodeo career, but they haven’t a buckle of their own so Mom or Dad will pass along a buckle of theirs for them to wear.
Belt buckles are given for accomplishments in the “cowboy” world for such things as barrel racing, bull riding, team roping, tie down roping and more.
Story from Goosewing Ranch wrangler Katie
At the Washington County Fair Pro-Rodeo, buckles are given to the best of the best in the area as they compete in this annual event.