Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Rodeo comes to Hailey again

Days of the Old West Rodeo runs through July 4

Express Staff Writer

    Rodeo fans will be entertained by some of the top performers in the Intermountain West as rodeo action comes to Hailey for three days for the Fourth of July holiday.
    Organized by the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club, the Days of the Old West Rodeo will be held through July 4. It started on July 2. The rodeo is held at the Hailey Rodeo Grounds on the southern end of Main Street.
    Bill Bobbitt, president of the Sawtooth Rangers, advises buying tickets in advance, especially for the show on July 4 because it often sells out.
    “If they want to come, they better have their tickets and get there early,” he said.
    Tickets can be purchased from the Hailey Chamber of Commerce or at Atkinsons’ Markets in Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum. General admission is $10. Children 10 and under can get in with a $5 ticket.
    Bobbitt said some of the “top notch” riders from Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Nevada will be competing in events such as bull riding, stock saddle bronc, bareback bronc, saddle bronc, team roping, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling.
    Half-time entertainment will be provided by the Silver Spurs Riding Club from Jerome.
    Rodeo action starts at 7:30 p.m. each night, but there several pre-rodeo events to be seen. Mutton bustin, limited to 12 riders, will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, July 3. Hometown bull riding, limited to 6 participants, will be held at 7 p.m. on July 4. Queen coronation is set for 6:30 p.m. on July 4.
    Food concessions will be operated by the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs.

About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads

 Local Weather 
Search archives:

Copyright © 2020 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.