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Moffat County’s Little Britches Rodeo kicks off Friday

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Jaidyn Steele, right, and Mattie Jo Duzik compete in junior team roping at the 2012 Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo. This year's event runs from Friday through Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

— The annual Little Britches Rodeo is scheduled to take this place starting Friday as part of the festive spirit of the holiday weekend.

The rodeo events, which feature rough and tough competitors ranging from ages 5 to 18, will begin at 2 p.m. Friday with the Junior Boys and Girls, Senior Boys and Girls and Little Wrangler categories. Among the activities on the docket:

• Junior Boys: Breakaway roping, bull riding, dally ribbon roping, flag racing, goat tying, team roping

• Junior Girls: Barrel racing, breakaway roping, dally ribbon roping, goat tying, pole bending, team roping, trail course

• Little Wranglers: Barrel racing, flag racing, goat tail untying, pole bending

• Senior Boys: Bareback riding, bull riding, daily ribbon roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping

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• Senior Girls: Barrel racing, breakaway roping, dally ribbon roping, goat tying, pole bending, team roping, trail course

Subsequent rounds will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony in the afternoon.

Bev Salazar, a member of Little Britches' Moffat County Committee, said there are several dozen applicants from multiple states ready to rope and ride, including a number of local kids. Although registration is down this year, partly because of other rodeo events scheduled, she expects a fun time nonetheless.

"It's just a great family event," she said.

If you go

What: Little Britches Rodeo

When: Friday through Sunday

Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds

Details: Events start at 2 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday and include breakaway roping, barrel racing, goat tying and bull riding, among others. For more information, call 970-620-5051.