Rodeo News

Junior Barrels Rule Change Effective July 23, 2015

Junior and Open Barrels Rule Change -- Effective July 23, 2015. Junior age barrel racers can enter the Open Barrels but cannot enter both the Junior and Open Barrels in the same rodeo.

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June 11, 2015 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo photos

Note: This is only a partial display of photos. We are in a learning process with a new website and new photo management program. Please be patient as we work to get the photo galleries current. We apologize for any inconvenience. June 11 feature photo above by George Hendrix.

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July 16 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo to Feature Blizzard and Boo and Tough Enough to Wear Pink

July 16, 2015 Specialty Act-- Blizzard and Boo Returns & Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo Raises Funds for Fight Against Breast Cancer

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George Hendrix Guest Photography July 9 2015

Guest Photographer George Hendrix has shot the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo for many seasons. George says, "I continue to feel the magic taking photos of people, particularly candids." George captures images of contestants, volunteers and spectators, representing a visual snapshot of what the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo represents. You can learn more about George and view his images at
Thank you George for sharing with us!

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Cody Griebel Guest Photography July 9, 2015

A big thank you to Cody Griebel for sharing her photographs with us.Cody grew up in a rodeo family and is helping her daughter Bailey with a new barrel horse prospect. Bailey won the Junior Barrels season buckle two years ago. Cody explains her love for ranching and photography - "As a Documentary photographer, I give the viewer a glimpse into a lifestyle that is steeped in tradition and a passing way of life. A life of simplicity, a world filled with integrity, compassion, and beautiful moments, that I have the privilege of living.

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Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo -- July 16, 2015

Are You Tough Enough To Wear Pink?

Come on out July 16, 2015  for a Special Celebration!!

Do you know a family member or close friend whose life was impacted by cancer? Chances are you do. You too can join the western community in its efforts to raise research funds for the fight against cancer! The Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital will receive a portion of the rodeo proceeds.

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