Equestrian Events Begin

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2nd Annual FFA Family Rodeo

The 2nd Annual FFA Family Rodeo takes place on Saturday, April 14, at the Payson Event Center.

There will be events for all age groups including family roping, musical hay bales, barrel racing, pole bending and many more.

Prizes will be awarded to a cowboy and cowgirl in each age group. Kids under 8 years old do not have to have a horse to participate.

Admission is free to spectators.

Come early, stay late, and enjoy a barbecue lunch and exciting competition in between. Contact Payson High School Agriculture Education teacher Jadee Rohner at (928) 474-2233 for more details and information.

Parks horse contests resume

With the spring, dust will be blooming at the Payson Event Center as equestrian competition begins this month.

Barrel & Pole Practice will be on Wednesday nights, starting April 18. Books open at 4 p.m. and time only runs are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The fee is $3 per run or $5 for a three-minute time slot.

Friday Night Barrel & Pole 4D Jackpot also starts this month and features $250 added money to open.

The scheduled dates for the activity: April 27, May 11, June 22, July 20, Aug. 24, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12.

Books open at 5 p.m. and the competition starts at 7:30 p.m.

Time Only is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and costs $3 per run, with a one-minute time limit.

The cost is $25 for registration, plus a $5 arena fee. There will be a 60 percent cash payout.

To learn more, contact the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department at (928) 474-5242, extension 7.

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