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Nebraska rodeo hosts Pro Rodeo instruction for youth

Curtis, Neb. – The North Platte, Neb., rodeo committee will host a one day rodeo instructional school on Sat., March 20, 2010, in Curtis, Neb.

The school will feature non-riding instruction in the events of bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. Curriculum will include safety, chute procedures, an overview of riding equipment, livestock safety, injury prevention and management, and an introduction to the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

The school is open to anyone ages 10 and older.

It’s “something to help generate interest in younger kids and the next generation,” said Jack Morris, board member with the Buffalo Bill Rodeo committee in North Platte. The school will be taught by PRCA cowboys.

So far, 41 students are registered. Most of them are high school and middle school youth from Nebraska, northeast Colorado, and Kansas.

The school will be held at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture’s arena in Curtis. “We’re grateful for the support of the college in allowing us to use their indoor arena,” Morris said.

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The goal of the school, he said, is to educate more young people and their parents about rodeo. “The more kids we can get to take a look at it, the more possibilities there are for them” to compete. The school is a non-riding event, which means attendees will not get on bucking horses or bulls for practice.

For more information or to register for the school, contact Julie Jutten at the PRCA at (719) 304-1471 or jjutten@prorodeo.com.