For the second September in a row, the Douglas County Rodeo is riding tall in the saddle.
Started last year by Bailey Sanchez, Justin Schlag and Brooke Sullivan, organizers hope to keep it going for years.
“We started the annual Douglas County Rodeo in September of 2021 with the intention of creating a great family-friendly event that the entire community can enjoy while also highlighting our local rodeo talent,” Sanchez of Triple S Productions said. “The event has since grown, giving us the opportunity to bring bigger bands to our small town, bring competitors from outside states and bring in spectators from Nevada and surrounding states.”
Sanchez thanked East Fork firefighters and Sheriff Dan Coverley, along with the competitors who traveled hours to the Fairgrounds in Gardnerville to participate.
“We hope to not only make this an annual event for years to come but to also reinvest into the Douglas County Fairgrounds so that Gardnerville has a beautiful facility that can constantly bring our community back together for all different events throughout the year and so we can also grow the Douglas County Rodeo into a bigger and better event every year for our community to enjoy,” she said.
Ranch Bronc - Trey Butler of Leamington, Utah
Bull Riding - Monty Crist
Barrel Racing - Wendy Berrington of Smith
Team Roping - Austin Carasco of Smith and Nick Nalder of Gardnerville
Breakaway - Denver McGill of Gardnerville