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Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend
by Susan Allen, click here for bio
Program: Today's Chuckle
Date: April 08, 2009
The Pendleton Cattle Baron's Weekend will be held Mya 7,8 & 9.Begin the Cattle Baron weekend with a western art show. Hamley’s will host “IN THE COMPANY OF COWGIRLS.” Listed as an ‘Oregon 150’ event, it opens Thursday May 7th at 1 pm, with a free artists reception from 6-9 in the Cattle Barons Room at Hamleys Steakhouse. Hosted by Jeff Keane and Susan Allen from the American Rancher Radio program the evening will include music, poetry, film, and art. This event is sponsored in part by Oregon Women for Agriculture. Preview for the horses featured in the Western Classic Gelding sale will start Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm. The popular SALOON CRAWL is slated for Friday night, participants receive a fun commemorative t-shirt. Saturday, May 9 will offer something for everyone. It all happens downtown from 9 am to 1 on Main St. Preview the select geldings offered fro sale; visit the Artisan’s Village at Hamley’s and enjoy the Dutch Oven showoff or the East Oregonian’s little buckaroo’s photo contest plus pony rides and lots of kids events. At 2 pm, the action moves from Main Street , to the Pendleton Roundup Pavilion, for the Cattle Barons Stock Saddle Bronc Riding. Ranch cowboys compete in this original old west cowboy sport. A performance preview of 25 of the 'best horses in the Northwest' will follow. The WesternCLASSICs Gelding Sale is the premier horse sale in the Western United States. Pat Beard of the Auction committee says that, "This is the best group of geldings I have ever seen offered for sale in one place. There are horses for every interest, from roping and cutting, to ranch horses and recreational riding horses. We have great horsemen from 6 states bringing horses. The horses will be sound and well broke. If you need a good gelding this is place to find one." Finish the weekend at the Cattleman’s Street dance on Main Street between the 'Rainbow' and Hamley’s Steakhouse. The band starts at 9 p.m. and there is no charge! Bring your neighbors suffering from 'cabin fever,' along with your mother and her friends to help celebrate Pendleton’s western heritage.
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