Rachel Boyd, from the Lone Star Rodeo Association, was in studio Thursday morning to talk to WPKY about the upcoming Lone Star Championship Rodeo this weekend in Hopkinsville.

The 20th Annual Lone Star Championship Rodeo will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 17th and 18th at the West Kentucky Fairgrounds in Hopkinsville beginning at 7:30PM each evening. Events will include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl’s breakaway roping, team roping, cowgirl’s barrel racing, and Brahma bull riding. Rachel stated that competitors are coming from 11 states, and even Canada, and are part of both the Lone Star Rodeo Association and the International Professional Rodeo Association. There will also be kids events before the rodeo like the Gold Rush, which is a type of Rodeo Egg Hunt where kids will search for prizes, and a costume contest for ages 10 and under. There will also be authentic chuckwagon racing and Rodeo Clown and Barrelman “Mighty” Mike Wentworth will be there.

Rachel then told listeners that all of the proceeds from the night will go to provide over $10,000 in scholarships for area students. Scholarships are awarded based on an application process and any high school senior who is wanting to pursue a college education and has a background in agriculture is eligible to apply. More information about applications for next year can be found on their Facebook page at Christian County Cattleman’s Lonestar Rodeo.

Tickets for the rodeo are $15 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased online here or at the gate each evening. More information about the rodeo can be found online or by calling 270-881-1737 or 270-269-6000.

You can catch the full interview with Rachel Boyd below.