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Parker Ranch Labor Day weekend rodeo and horse auction


Waimea, Hawai‘i’s Big Island ~ The 35th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo will lasso in two days of rodeo events on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th, 2009 at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea.

The action-packed weekend is held annually as a fundraiser to provide scholarships for school-age children of Parker Ranch employees. This year, the event joins all of Hawaii in its celebration of Hawaiian Statehood in 2009.

EVENT ENTRY Deadline August 19
Entries for the rodeo must be postmarked by August 19 or hand delivered to Parker Ranch headquarters no later than August 21.

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM or are available at the Parker Ranch Store, Waimea Feed Supply in Waimea, Hog Wild Feed & Supply in Honokaa, Miranda Country Store or Del’s Farm Supply in Hilo, King’s Trail Ride in Kealakekua and Pearl’s Garden Center in Captain Cook.

Family-style fun begins on Saturday, September 5th at 12 noon with rodeo events which may include everything from open and dally team roping and double mugging, and po’o wai u, to saddle bronc, bull riding, junior bull riding, wahine barrel racing, wahine steer un-decorating, and more. Always fun and exciting to watch is the makule team roping competition. (One team member must be over 40, one over 50). The crowd is always on its feet for the the keiki barrel racing for participants 12 & under, and mutton busting (keiki sheep riding).

The Round Up Club, in partnership with Parker Ranch will be hosting an auction for saddle horses and 2-year old quarter horses. Come at 10 a.m. to participate in the auction and purchase a Parker Ranch horse. For non-riders, come and watch and enjoy the fast pace of a Ranch horse auction.

Sunday’s rodeo action begins again at high noon with more excitement throughout the afternoon. Ono (delicious) food and refreshments will be available both days with on-going events lasting until 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5 per person in advance from the Parker Ranch Store at the Parker Ranch Center, Waimea or $6 at the gate/online on rodeo days. Children 10 and under are free. For more information, call 808-885-5669.


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