LIMA — With the growing popularity of the sport of rodeo, the Allen County Fair again will have a world championship rodeo.
Jim McElroy, the owner of Broken Horn Rodeo, said the event will feature both national professionals as well as locals. The professional riders will compete for points. Featured events include bareback horse riding, tie-down calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and bullriding.
“The point system is pretty simple,” McElroy said. “For every dollar earned, they earn a point.”
McElroy said the pro rodeo ran for about four years at the fair previously, and was brought back last year after popularity of the event began to spike. He said the popularity of the event can be attributed much to the excitement and unpredictable outcomes in the competition.
“There is a lot of action,” McElroy said. “It is some of the best family entertainment available.”
The event will take place in the grandstand beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 25. Admission is $12 for age 14 and older and $7 for children age 7-13. Children under $7 are free. Infield passes are available for $15.
“We are committed to producing a colorful, well-organized and exciting rodeo for all rodeo fans,” McElroy said. “With Broken Horn Rodeo, you are watching some of the most talented cowboys and rankest and best livestock in the Midwest.”
Broken Horn Rodeo is a member of the International Professional Rodeo Association, based in Oklahoma City.
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