Casper Ranch Rodeo Sept. 28 Helps Pedro Mtn. Fire Victims
- September 23, 2019
- Savanna Simmons
As the summer ranch rodeo schedule wraps up in Wyoming, Matt Johnson and Dominick Mongillo are putting on one last ranch rodeo to benefit families that have been impacted by the Pedro Mountain Fire, which is no longer burning, through the Alcova Community Foundation. The idea came from Cork Meyer, of Slip Knot Livestock, and he enlisted the help of Mongillo and Johnson.
“Cork called my boss Matt and asked if we wanted to help him,” Dominick said. “We just want to be neighborly and try to help someone out.”
The ranch rodeo, which starts at noon, Sept. 28 at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Outdoor Arena in Casper, Wyoming, will include team branding, team tie, team doctoring, trailer loading, and bronc riding. The event will also have a roping, open ranch bronc riding with $500 added, and mutton busting.
Meyer, who lives outside of Rawlins, Wyoming, will be donating the ranch broncs for the event and the Four Three Ranch out of Lusk, Wyoming, and Zane Morris, of Wheatland, Wyoming, will be donating the use of the stock.
To raise funds, there will be a $10 cost for entry for all those 11-years-old and above, and additional donations will be accepted at the event. The ranch rodeo teams will be auctioned off in the calcutta, and donated items will be auctioned too.
If you wish to help, but cannot attend, reach out to the Alcova Community Foundation.
About Savanna Simmons
I'm Savanna Simmons and I live north of Lusk, Wyoming, on the Four Three Ranch with my husband Boe and our sons, Brindle and Roan. I grew up evolving my horsemanship with clinicians like Ray Hunt, Joe Wolter, and Jack Brainard, but not within a...