Billed as the Largest Such Rodeo in Nevada, Winnemucca’s Ranch Hand Rodeo Highlights Real Working Cowboys and Cowgirls in Action
By Eric Cachinero, Charlie Johnston, & Amy Vigen
Upwards of 30 teams compete for bragging rights, money, and prizes in the 24-year-old event that features saddle bronc riding, calf roping, wild mugging, team roping, ranch doctoring, and team branding.Like many Nevada rodeos, there is more to the event than just rodeo competition. The five-day Ranch Hand Rodeo also features Kids Contests, ranch dog competitions, a stock horse challenge, and a western trade show with vendors offering saddles, tack, western jewelry, leatherwork items, and more. Organizers call the horses offered at the rodeo’s Horse Sale the best ranching, roping, and performance horses in the West, and the bull sale is equally revered.
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Ranch Hand Rodeo, Winnemucca
February 27-March 3