One of the longest running events, the ACU Rodeo, has been known for its ability to help people get involved with all types of livestock such as, calves, chickens and goats.
The annual event willtake place this year at 6 p.m. on March 26 at the Taylor County Expo Center. ACU’s Agriculture and Environmental Science department helped grow the rodeo into quite the event over the years bringing with it many traditions, supporters, and participants.
Kaitlyn Smith, senior animal science major from Mesa, Arizona., and second year co-president of the ACU rodeo, said the rodeo is important to the university.
“It’s a great way for people who are looking to gain experience working in agriculture and livestock,” Smith said. “One of my favorite things about the whole event is that the week of the rodeo we also host a small petting zoo, and it’s always a great experience being around so many different people.”
Along with the mentioned petting zoo, the ACU rodeo has a variety of events that teams can participate in. Some of the main events include: double mugging, calf branding with flour, mutton dressing, calf scramble, chicken relay and the rope and ride.
The rodeo is completely intramural and anyone interested has the opportunity to sign up whether they have a team or are just looking to join solo.
The event costs $25 per person on a team of four and people interested in watching the events can pay $5 per person or $8 for two people.
A list of all events and registration for teams will be at the Campus Center on March 2.