The Schleicher County Rodeo Association will entertain rodeo fans for the 53rd consecutive year as the Top of the Divide Rodeo returns to Eldorado on Friday and Saturday, July 22nd & 23rd at the rodeo area south of town. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate with children 12 and under being admitted for free.

The association has once again arranged for Cadillac Rodeo Company to produce the rodeo. The company was named stock contractor of the year for 12 consecutive years from 2007-2018. Cowboys and cowgirls will be competing for top scores, top prize money and Skyline buckles that will be awarded to event winners.

A special goat roping event is planned for both nights with five ropers being drawn. A $50 per person entry fee will be paid at the event.

The annual rodeo parade will be held on Main Street in Eldorado beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Parade entries will be judged with the first place entry receiving $100, the second place winning $75 and $50 going to the third place winner. Participants should line up by the SCISD tennis courts at 9:30 a.m.

Three young ladies are vying for the title of Schleicher County Rodeo Queen this year. They include Destiny Alanis, Ayla Doran and Takoda Engdahl. The new queen will be crowned during the Saturday evening performance.

Always a crowd favorite, this year’s rodeo will feature a mutton bustin’ event each evening to get the youngsters involved. Tres Rios buckles will be awarded to the mutton bustin’ winners.

A concession stand will be open for both performances of the rodeo, offering plenty of treats for rodeo fans. Be sure to pay them a visit and don’t forget to order up some homemade ice cream!

Rounding out the weekend’s events, a dance at the rodeo slab following the Saturday evening performance will feature the Britt Ballenger Band. The dance is sponsored this year by Cow Boss, so there is no entry charge. Everything will be getting underway at about 9 p.m.

The SCRA encourages everyone to come out, and cheer on your favorite contestants.

Proceeds from the Top of the Divide Rodeo are used to support numerous worthy causes, including scholarships for local students heading off to college.

Bob Johnson Memorial Team Roping

A total of 192 teams from across the area competed Saturday, July 16th in the Bob Johnson Memorial Team Roping at the Schleicher County Rodeo Arena. 
Schleicher County Rodeo Association President Clint Griffin explains that the top 10 teams are advancing to compete in the Top of the Divide Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, July 22nd and  23rd. 

Among the teams who will compete in Friday night’s show are: Will Jones and Mondo Salazar; Daniel Hernandez and Ed Hale; Mondo Villa and Todd Stone; Kalli Criswell and Clay Hale; and Carson Wardlaw and Chase Wardlaw. 

The five teams competing on Saturday night are: Blass Chavez and Alan Marth; David Cathey and Alan Marth; Charles Barber and Misa Hernandez, Sr.; Blass Chavez and Robert Zupata, Jr.; and Ladd Hughes and Ed Hale.