Stettler District Ag. Society kicks off summer junior rodeo series

Natalie Wittmack, unfortunately, gets a no-score on her turn during the breakaway roping event. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Natalie Wittmack, unfortunately, gets a no-score on her turn during the breakaway roping event. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Skylar Hymers gets his calf, roping the animal in 4.84 seconds. All part of breakaway roping action at the Stettler and District Agricultural Society Junior Rodeo series running Tuesday evenings through the summer. (Kevin Sabo/.Stettler Independent)Skylar Hymers gets his calf, roping the animal in 4.84 seconds. All part of breakaway roping action at the Stettler and District Agricultural Society Junior Rodeo series running Tuesday evenings through the summer. (Kevin Sabo/.Stettler Independent)
Randon Ross gets a no-score in the breakaway roping event of the Tuesday evening Junior Rodeo series. July 5 was the first night of the event which runs all summer long. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Randon Ross gets a no-score in the breakaway roping event of the Tuesday evening Junior Rodeo series. July 5 was the first night of the event which runs all summer long. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Natalie Wittmack gets her goat into position to tie its legs. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Natalie Wittmack gets her goat into position to tie its legs. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Natalie Wittmack dismounts her horse during the goat tying event of the Junior Rodeo series which kicked off on July 5. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Natalie Wittmack dismounts her horse during the goat tying event of the Junior Rodeo series which kicked off on July 5. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Gabby Heck competes in the goat tying event, all part of the rodeo action as part of the Stettler and District Agricultural Society Junior Rodeo Series running all summer long. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Gabby Heck competes in the goat tying event, all part of the rodeo action as part of the Stettler and District Agricultural Society Junior Rodeo Series running all summer long. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

The Stettler Junior Rodeo series kicked off on Tues, July 5.

A regular summer staple at the Stettler and District Ag. Society, the series runs several Tuesdays throughout summer for various age groups of youth.

Events will run July 12, Aug. 2, Aug. 9, and then wrap on Aug. 16.

The series is open to youth from ages six to 19. Starting first, the six to nine age group will start beginning at 3 p.m. followed by the 10 to 13 age group after 5 p.m.

Depending on weather, the outdoor arena may be put into use for the 14 to 19 age group which means they could start earlier than 7 p.m. advertised on the Stettler District Ag. Society Facebook page.

Each age group will feature typical timed rodeo events such as barrel racing, pole bending, girls goat-tying, boys goat-tying, and breakaway roping.

Once all the main events are finished, team-roping will run for all age categories followed by tie down roping for ages 13 plus.

The promotional poster for the event notes that it is cash only and full western attire is required for participants.

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