Rodeo set in memory of Kreek

There’s still time to support the upcoming youth gymkhana rodeo set July 22 at the Erath County Cowboy Church Arena in memory of Kreek Magin. 

Chris Walters, president of the Erath County Riding Club (formerly Dublin Riding Club), is organizing the event. Kreek would often take part in riding club play days with his brother Kash, and their father, Matt, is the arena director.

“We wanted to do something for Kreek,” Walter said. “This is what I had to offer.”

All proceeds from the day’s events will go to the Kreek Magin Memorial Scholarship Fund at Tarleton State University. Walters reported that the scholarship has been set up as an endowment so it will serve as a lasting reminder of the young cowboy who died in April. 

“We’ve got a bunch of interest,” Walters said of the competition. “I think just about everybody who’s usually there will come plus even more.”

Entries will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7:45 a.m. 

Cost to enter is $30 for lead line and $10 for clover barrels, flags, straight barrels, goat tie/slap, poles and dummy roping. Awards and prizes will be available for leadliners and top two winners in each event. The riders and ropers will compete in four different age groups, not separated by gender. 

Sponsors have been gathered for each of the age groups but opportunities are still available. Businesses can have banners printed and displayed in the arena for a donation of $250.

The rodeo will also feature a live/silent auction. Although there are already dozens of great auction item, Walters said there is room for more.
Hambone’s Catering will also be on site offering tasty BBQ for the contestant and the crowd, with part of their concession sales also going toward the scholarship.

People can also help the event and cause by simply attending. “We need people to just come out,” Walters said. “I’d like to invite everyone to come out, have a BBQ sandwich, watch the kids and have a great day.”

Those interested in donating auction items, donations or sponsorship can call Chris Walters at 592-4380.  

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