68th annual amateur rodeo begins with Friday Funday, continues Saturday and Sunday in Paulina

The grounds are ready, and competition is about to begin at the 68th Annual Paulina Amateur Rodeo.LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - J.W. Rose competes in tie-down roping at last year';s Paulina Rodeo.

By the time you read this, contestants and spectators will already be camping out at the Paulina Rodeo Grounds.

Events at the annual Labor Day Weekend event begin with the annual Friday Funday and continue Saturday and Sunday.

Competition kicks off Friday with the ranch cutting competition beginning at noon. The event begins with the open horse class then continues with the kids class, which is open to children 15 years of age and younger.

Immediately following the conclusion of the cutting competition will be the ranch stock horse event, which is expected to begin at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Ranch horse events include a snaffle bit class, and a bridle horse class as well as pen and kids classes.

Friday will also have fun events for kids to participate in.

The rodeo proper is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday with a full slate of competition.

Events include the traditional rodeo events — bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing and team roping. In addition, there will be a ranch bronc riding event, wild cow milking, steer riding for youth 12-16 years of age, calf riding for 7-12 year olds, sheep riding, an animal scramble, and local team roping.

Saturday following the rodeo there will also be jackpot team roping as well as the annual barbecue. Other events at the rodeo include a dance Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning.

There is no cost for spectators on Friday. Saturday and Sunday admission is $8 per adult and $4 for children 12 and under.

Cost for the barbecue is $7 per adult or $4 for children under 12.

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