It’s that time of year folks! Bring the family out for the Jacob Hamblin Days Ranch Rodeo June 15 and 16 at the Kaneplex Arena in Kanab. 

The event kicks off with the youth rodeo Friday night at 6 p.m. Come cheer on the kids as they compete with speed and agility in barrels, flag race, teamwork in ribbon roping, and experiencing “true grit” in the hide race, prove their cunning in the boot race, and then attempt to ride the toughest mutton in the west. 

Those who are up to the challenge can submit their entries to Dusty Reese at (435)691-0067. All others are invited to come out and cheer the spunky youth on. 

Immediately after the ranch rodeo, is a team sorting. Team sorting consists of two team members on horseback moving as many calves as possible, in numerical order, in under two minutes from one pen to another. 

It might sound easy, but trust me, it’s not! If you think herding kids is hard, try moving calves when your mode of transportation has a mind of its own, and the calves have no comprehension of verbal commands or cuss words. (Okay, maybe it’s not that different.) There will be a class for women, youth and open.

What better way to celebrate Dad than to bring him to watch the best display of manly-men at the ranch rodeo? 

This classic event will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. Twelve teams will compete in real-life ranch events like roping, branding and loading an ornery old steer in a trailer. Come watch the strength, speed and occasional wreck that will make you cheer. 

There will also be barrel racing for the ladies and mutton busting and money races for the kids. This weekend always brings fun, laughs and a couple of tumbles for the enjoyment of the whole family. We hope to see you there!