Fans from all over the country filled every seat in the 6,600-seat stadium at the Lehi Round-Up Rodeo last weekend. Tickets for the rodeo were completely sold out several days before the rodeo.
The 2019 Grand Marshals, Bert, and Taunya Wilson, along with 2019 Miss Lehi, Lindsey Larson; First Attendant, Zoey Evans; and Second Attendant, Charly Eldredge, started the night off by riding in the Lehi Silver Band wagon, a long-time tradition at the rodeo. The Lehi Round-Up Royalty, Grace Green, Hadley Seeds, and Katelyn Lisonbee rounded the arena on horseback, waving to the crowd.
On Saturday night the theme for the rodeo was “Tough Enough to Wear Pink,” a nationally recognized campaign for rodeos and other western events to promote breast cancer awareness and fundraising to benefit local communities. Women in the audience were recognized for various accomplishments and all the women in attendance were asked to stand to receive a round of applause.
Each night of the three-day Round-Up Rodeo there were special performances by horse trainer Bobby Kerr, and the motocross team from MOTO X, which included one of only two female motocross riders in the sport. Kerr showed off his skills as a horse trainer. At the end of his performance, the audience watched him put his horse in the back seat of his car. The motocross riders flew high above the arena doing flips and tricks that wowed the audience.
Tickets for the 2020 Round-Up Rodeo go on sale, as always, the day after Thanksgiving or “Black Friday,” November 29, 2019. The $12 ticket price provides a lot of entertainment for the dollar. To purchase blocks of tickets for family or friends, John Lewis, Publicity Director for the rodeo recommends buying early.
Lehi Idol |Nicole Kunze A young “newsie” throws candy from the Lehi Free Press truck in the miniature float parade. | Nicole Kunze Young entrepreneurs sell good during the parades. | Nicole Kunze Lehi 2nd ward wins sweepstakes for their relatable construction float in the miniature float parade. | Nicole Kunze Grand marshal Bert and Taunya Wilson are honored in the all-horse parade. | Nicole Kunze Participants ride in the All-horse parade. | Nicole Kunze