Siloam Springs Rodeo Begins After Month-Long Weather Delay

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SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM)- For the first time in 57 years, the Siloam Springs rodeo was delayed due to weather. The event always falls on the third week of June, but this year the rodeo is happening July 16-18.

Kevin Andrews is the vice president of the Siloam Springs Riding Club and said they don't have a place for people to seek shelter when the weather gets bad.

"There's no where to go plus with the rain people don't want to come sit in the rain and be miserable to watch the rodeo," Andrews said.

He said because of the delay, they were able to get more contestants involvd in the rodeo. Andrews said rodeo events include bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, mutton busting and much more.

Lindsey An Thompson is a junior from Little Kansas, OK and is competing in barrel racing and the rodeo queen contest.

"My favorite part is the barrel racing and the Sky Angels, it's super fun to run around all dressed up on my horse as fast as I can go just screaming and everybody loves it," Thompson said.

She said despite the month-long delay, she's ready to compete.

"I don't think I would want to spend my summer any other way because it's so awesome," Thompson said.

The rodeo begins around 7p.m. Thursday-Saturday night. Information on ticket prices can be found here.