From A News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, AUGUST 22, 2016 – The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) and Oklahoma Ford Dealers invite you to attend the 32nd Annual OCA Range Round-Up this weekend at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. Performances will begin at 7 p.m on Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27. Tickets can be bought at the door or reserved early online at www.lazye.com. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. to allow time for attendees to visit the trade show.
“OCA Range Round-Up set out on a mission back in 1985 to provide family entertainment, promote beef and raise money for charity,” said Tim Drummond, OCA Range Round-Up Chairman. “2015 marked the 19th consecutive year that the selected charity has been the Children’s Hospital Foundation. In that time, the OCA has donated more than $420,000.00 and formed a strong connection to the charity and its work.”
The event will still consist of twelve ranch teams consisting of ‘real ranch’ cowboys that compete in 5 different events that mirror many of the activities they do on the ranch.
“The competition is fierce, but the cowboys don’t take home much more than bumps and bragging rights when it’s all said and done,” said Drummond with a grin. “Knowing that we are raising money to for children’s medical research is an incentive and makes competing worth the while.”
This year’s completing ranches include: Alfalfa County Land & Cattle, Cherokee, Okla.; Spur Ranch, Vinita, Okla.; Buford Ranches, LLC, Hominy, Okla.; Stuart Ranch, Waurika, Okla.; Drummond Land & Cattle Co., Pawhuska, Okla; Hall Ranch, Comanche, Okla, Daube Cattle Co., Ardmore, Okla.; McCoy Ranch, Ada, Okla.; Beebe Livestock, Ada, Okla.; Kelly Ranch, Marlow, Okla.; Lazy Rafter Slash Ranch, Lenapah, Okla.; Treadwell Land & Cattle Co., Frederick, Okla.; McPhail Land & Cattle, Snyder, Okla.; Whitemire Ranch, Delaware, Okla.; and Stierwalt Ranch & Cattle Co., Shidler, Okla.
“We like to call the event, ‘Cowboys Helping Kids’,” said Drummond. “We are proud of this event and we appreciate the ranches, sponsors, fans, and volunteers who help us with this important mission.”
Held in conjunction with the OCA Range Round-Up, a Working Ranch Horse competition will be held on Saturday morning at 8 a.m., Aug. 27 the Lazy E Arena. Anyone who would like to watch the working ranch horse competition is welcome to attend.
In addition, the 3rd annual LONGRANGE kid’s roping contest will be held Saturday, August 27th at the Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, Okla. Check-in is at 11 a.m. and the contest starts at noon. Lunch will be provided. No entry fee required. Kids can partake in a roping competition where they will rope a stationary “steer” until one final winner is announced! Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each of the three age divisions.
That afternoon a special event will be held where the participating cowboys get to meet some of the children from the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The cowboys will spend time with the children and show then a few things about ranch life, caring for animals and offer horse rides.
Oklahoma Ford Dealers have been the presenting sponsor of Range Round-Up since the inception of the event back in 1985. OCA credits much of the event’s success to the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma cattle industry and exists to support and defend the state and nation’s beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership or activities visit www.okcattlemen.org.