The Family Ranch Rodeo Fest at the Kendall County Youth Ag & Equestrian Center (KCYAEC) on Saturday, October 2 gave folks a glimpse into the real day-to-day life of ranch cowboys and cowgirls as well as their outstanding character.Differing from a professional rodeo, the ranch rodeo featured tasks that ranch hands regularly encounter such as rounding up cattle for doctoring and loading for transport.
Twelve teams—many from Kendall County—competed for prize money, buckles and other awards. To reflect the very real makeup of many ranching families, the rules called for at least one of the four team members to be a female or a youth under the age of 17.
The Family Ranch Rodeo Fest featured fun for the entire family including mutton busting, goat roping, kids’ activities, an online auction, food & refreshments and live music with the Jason Roberts Band and Cory Morrow.
Proceeds from the event support KCYAEC, home to more than 400 4-H, FFA and Jr. Livestock members who participate in agriculture and equestrian activities, competitions, and educational enterprises.
The Family Ranch Rodeo Fest embraces American values key to youth developmentPerhaps now more than ever, Americans cherish our country’s unique freedoms, boundless opportunities and core values. The values that Americans strive to teach their children--courage, optimism, self-reliance, authenticity, honor, duty and compassion—are alive and well in the character of the ranching cowboy.
Congratulations to Rhett Schladoer winner of the Can-Am Defender Max!
Champion Ranch Rodeo Team:
BJ Dugger, Clint Singleton, Andi Weekley and Mark Weekley with David Kilgore of Diamond J Properties, Cowcutta winner and Sierra Sekula of Coyote PowerSports,
Cattle Baron sponsor
Reserve Champion Ranch Rodeo Team:
Rowdy Yow, Tate Yow, Mallory Wheeler Tate and Taylor Tate with Alex Lopez of Kendall County Roofing, Cowcutta winner and Randy Moon with Ancira Buick GMC,
Trail Boss sponsor
Third Place Ranch Rodeo Team:
Jr. Martinez, Casper Ringlestein, Cross Ringlestein and Braden Martinez with Hollis Terrell of HBT Construction, Cowcutta winner
Jr. Martinez with Andra Wisian, Ranch Rodeo committee. Buckle donated by Karen & Jonathan Cluck
Top Hand Award:
Brandon Kalkomay with Kristin Jay, Family Ranch Rodeo Fest committee.
Sponsor: Frost Bank
To Horse Award:
"Fanni" ridden by Redda Roberts.
The Rivers Team, Judith & Dwaine Rivers
Mutton Bustin’ Champion:
Pepper Pressler represented by her parents, Tiffany & Kristopher Pressler with Cliff Wheeler, Wheeler’s Western Outfitters and Kristin Jay, Family Ranch Rodeo Fest committee
Mutton Bustin’ Reserve Champion:
Harper Terell with Cliff Wheeler, Wheeler’s Western Outfitters and Kristin Jay, Family Ranch Rodeo Fest committee
Mutton Bustin’ Champion’ 3rd place:
Shawn Garlas with Ed Goulet, Family Ranch Rodeo Fest committee
Can-Am Defender Raffle winner:
Rhett Schladoer represented by his sister, Beca Short and husband Dutch with Shane Lindner Ranch Rodeo committee, Steven Hay, Manager of Coyote PowerSports and Sierra Sekula Marketing Manager of Coyote PowerSports
Thank you sponsors!
Texas Ranches for Sale, Ken HoersterMobil Mixers, Kenny MantorDebbie & Richard ChapmanPressler Cattle CompanyKim & Joby ReedNogotta Ranch,, Beca & Dutch ShortKendall Co. 4-H Horse ClubKendall Co. Jr. LivestockKendall Classic
J.R. Oviedo (2)Liza & Art HumphriesKerr / Cashion FamiliesHBT ConstructionKendall County RoofingSherry & Jack SpeirAllison & Rick WoodJohnny Lozano, Chloe LozanoMobil Mixers, Kenny MantorMatkinHoover Engineering & SurveyingZane PricePower & Peel, Tanya & Kent PowerJAJ Construction, The Jay FamilyMarco RamirezStacie & Russ FarrellMcCarthy FamilyDiamond J PropertiesHalle & Carl Baldwin
Keri & Tom RobertsonPro Care Collision Boerne, Kerrville, Terry BurklandWinsome VenturesPhillip and Lacey HallDavid and Andrina GarciaBergmann Water Well ServiceBruce MaldonadoFull Throttle GarageCrosshairs Recruiting, Lisa GreenJCT Construction, Joey Gonzales, Jr.Jennifer & Aaron WyleFirst Centennial MortgageBarrett Houser, WS&P InsuranceDouble R Enterprise, Russell RustAmy Dutton Real Estate - Sotheby’s International RealtyYates & Associates Insurance, Rodda Yates ScharaBoerne FFA Alumni
Kelli & Ty Young
Port Bay Hunting Club, RockportBonnie & Dr. Jerry Billquist / Chad SchearerRudy's BBQJoshua Creek RanchFiddlin' FrogsKim & Joby ReedLiza & Art HumphriesThe Cowboy ChannelDiamond C Stables Andra WisianBoerne Area Model SocietyChuck Brower, Wood-N-StuffBoerne Beauty BarYoder Plant CompanyStrait Luxury RealtyAEG Vision