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Mesalands gears up for Spring Rodeo Weekend activities

April 11, 2016

The Mesalands Community College Spring Rodeo Weekend will begin with “Stampede Fiesta” on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. The celebration will continue with the Mesalands Community College Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Spring Rodeo on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Quay County Rodeo Arena.

“We want to protect our home court advantage. It’s very rewarding and very fulfilling to win any rodeo, but to win your home rodeo is even more so,” said Tim Abbott, Mesalands Intercollege Rodeo Coach. “We’ve had success at every single rodeo this semester. The challenge for us has been consistency. Hopefully, we’re ready for that strong team-wide performance at our home rodeo.”

Below are lists of the “Mesalands Spring Rodeo Weekend” activities:

Thursday, April 21

Stampede Fiesta
5:30-8:30 pm
North American Wind Research and Training Center

  • To kick off the Mesalands Spring Rodeo Weekend, the College once again has combined their Cinco de Mayo festivities with the Spring Rodeo, for one big community celebration, “Stampede Fiesta”.
  • Live mariachi music will be provided by Ernestine Romero, Female Vocalist of the Year and Producer of the Year for 2012.
  • There will also be a special performance by the Tucumcari Elementary School Orff Ensemble.
  • Come and enjoy the food and games for all ages, including horse rides, face painting, and free popcorn.
  • There is no gate charge, but participation in some of the activities will have a nominal charge.

Friday, April 22

Mesalands Spring Rodeo
6:00 pm   First Rodeo Performance
Quay County Rodeo Arena

  • Tickets: $5, Seniors 55 and over $2, Children under the age of 12 (accompanied by a paying adult) will receive free admission to the Mesalands Rodeo, with the purchase of an adult ticket
  • Free admission for Mesalands students, faculty, and staff. Must show College ID at the gate.

Saturday, April 23

Mesalands Spring Rodeo
9:00 am   Slack
Quay County Rodeo Arena

  • No charge

Mesalands Spring Rodeo
6:00 pm   Championship Performance
Quay County Rodeo Arena

  • Tickets: $5, Seniors 55 and over $2, Children under the age of 12 (accompanied by a paying adult) will receive free admission to the Mesalands Rodeo, with the purchase of an adult ticket
  • Free admission for Mesalands students, faculty, and staff. Must show College ID at the gate.

“We are very excited to have nearly 200 rodeo participants and their families coming to our community for our second Mesalands Spring Rodeo Weekend,” said Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, President of Mesalands. “We invite everyone to come out and join us for the various Mesalands Spring Rodeo activities scheduled and thank you again for your continued support of the Mesalands Rodeo Team.”

For more information, please visit www.mesalands.edu/springrodeo, or contact the Public Relations Office at (575) 461-4413, ext. 138.