The Benton Rodeo Welcomes All


BENTON, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl and get ready for the annual “Benton Rodeo.”  Eyewitness News Reporter Lauren Hensley takes us to the Rodeo for all the action

Move over Will Smith, its the Fresh Prince of the Rodeo. Dusty is a second generation rodeo clown.
“Some people say they follow in their father’s footsteps I took the big floppy footsteps,” said Dusty Myers.. 
    All this entertainment can be found at the 34th Annual Benton Rodeo. A tradition that keeps families coming for generations 
“The nice thing about rodeo life is that the children come around. You are down there at night and see all the children bouncing around,” Pat Tooley, General Helper Raw Hyde Rodeo Company.. 
    From bouncing to Bucking  bull Riding takes center stage. 
 Lauren took her turn riding a bull.   Doug Simcox, Rodeo announcer did the honors of announcing her.
“Oh he’s a mean bull.  4 years old. We’ve got Lauren in the shoot. She is gonna get ready to go here in just a bit.” said Doug Simcox, Rodeo  Announcer  
    So how furious can this big boy be after all Gus has his own Facebook page??
Dan Welsh is a retire Bull Rider and owners Gus,  He told us Gus’s story 
“Gus was a Christmas present from my wife and I unwrapped a picture of him at three days old.-and I picked him up and took him home when he was 3 months old, which is on his Facebook page”. 
    You can gallop.
    Or gracefully trot…
    It doesn’t matter how you get here this proud American tradition continues in Columbia County.

The Benton Rodeo continues until Sunday.
    The events kick off at 7:30 each evening.
    Adult tickets cost 15 dollars — which can be purchased at the gate.

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