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Thursday, 09 July 2015 14:35

Double M Rodeo Now Open Every Weekend

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BALLSTON SPA – This summer, the Double M Rodeo will be held every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. at 678 Route 7 in Ballston Spa off exit 12 on I-87. Open for 50 years, the Double M Western Store is celebrating its 37th year of the rodeo.

Like previous years, there will be bull and “bronc” riding, where participants try to stay on the saddle of their bull or horse for at least eight seconds. They are then judged by how long they stay on, their body position and form and how much the animal bucks.

 

There will also be barrel racing and roping events such as team roping and breakaway roping for women where the goal is to rope the steer with the fastest time.

 

“It’s a great event for families and even single people. Some people come every week,” said Cindy Martin, who runs Double M with her husband Wayne. “It’s a park-like atmosphere with open-seating. It’s really a comfortable environment.”

 

For those who come early on Friday nights, there is line-dancing from 6 to 8 p.m. under the pavilion. This “barn dance” is presented by Kevin Richards from 100.9 The Cat who will give the dancing instructions.

For those who want a drink, a burger or some BBQ there are concession stands available. There are no coolers and no dogs allowed at the rodeo.

 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Group rates and season passes are also available. Parking is free. For any questions please call Double M at (518) 885-9543. 

 

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