Childress Old Settlers Rodeo is back in the saddle

This will be the 133rd consecutive year for the Childress Old Settlers Rodeo.

This will be the 133rd consecutive year for the Childress Old Settlers Rodeo.

CHILDRESS – Everything is going back to normal with the 133rd Childress Old Settlers Rodeo, keeping it the oldest consecutive rodeo in the State of Texas.

“We hope everyone comes out and enjoys the rodeo and entertainment,” said Childress Old Settlers Director Stephanie Martin.

Scheduled for July 16 and 17, this year’s events include the Friday and Saturday night rodeo, Saturday morning parade and Saturday night dance, Martin said. But there is a new addition this year: the Hardin Simmons Six White Horse drill team.

“They will add a lot of entertainment, and they’ll show off their horsemanship,” said Martin. In addition to being part of the rodeo both nights, they will perform in the parade.

The kid events will start the rodeo at 6 p.m. both nights at the Mashburn Event Center. Mutton bustin’ is for kids seven years and under, calf riding is for eight- to 12-year-olds and steer riding is for 13- to 15-year-olds. Martin said those interested can sign up the day of the rodeo.

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