The California Mid-State Fair has dramatically increased the cash awards that will be given out to winners of the 2019 Wrangler Country Rodeo Finals presented by Hearst. The Wrangler Country Rodeo presented by Hearst begins the second week of the 2019 California Mid-State Fair, with the Finals taking place on Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 pm in the Chumash Grandstand Arena.
New this year, each of the fourteen 1st place winners of the finals on Saturday night will receive $1,000 cash, in addition to a champion belt buckle. Championship Saturday night will feature Team Penning champions, Barrel Race champions, Ranch Rope & Brand champions, Mixed Ribbon Roping champions, Match Roping champions, and Double Mugging champions. Also, new for this year is the feature of an All-Around Finals Champion who will receive and additional $1,000 and buckle. Also, first-go qualifiers can earn gift cards from Boot Barn and Wrangler.
The increase in purse money has been made possible by sponsorships from Wrangler, Hearst Ranch and American Riviera Bank.
At the conclusion of the rodeo on Sunday, July 28, as usual, an All-Around Cowboy will win a custom saddle, an All-Around Cowgirl will win a custom belt buckle, and the top Timed Event Cowboy will win a custom wooden ice chest.
California Mid-State Fair CEO Michael Bradley said, “We are very pleased with the active engagement of community members over the past several months who provided advice, leadership and commitment to these improvements. The country rodeo event at the California Mid-State Fair is like no other event produced by a fair, and we will continue to honor and enhance this important tradition.”
Cowboys and cowgirls are encouraged to enter the rodeo by calling 1-805-238-5098 and/or going to www.MidStateFair.com and clicking on the Horse Show tab.
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