Northwest NEWS

January 8,2001


Challenge 2001 benefits equestrians

The Bullriders' Challenge 2001 will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan 19 and Saturday, Jan 20, at the Equestrian Park, Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.
   Each night top bulls square off against 30 of the top professional bull riders from all over the Northwest in competition for a total purse of over $9,500.
   One lucky bull rider will draw the chance to win an extra $1,000 for riding the Bounty Bull for eight seconds. Barrel racing and crazy clowns will be featured.
   This is a family event which includes free pony rides for the kids, which start at 6 p.m. For those young cow hands who weigh 60 lbs. or less, there is the ever-popular mutton bustin' event.
   There will be a beer garden, sponsored by Buzz Inn, and Saturday night immediately after the last bull is bucked, the whole family can stay for "Dancing in the Dirt" with Gerry Andal & the Roughriders.
   Tickets are $10 each and children under six are free. Tickets are available through Beth West Western Wear, Bothell; Monroe Farm and Feed; Gerry Andal's Auto Ranch in Everett; and at the door on the nights of the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to fund the Equifriends Therapeutic Riding Program of Snohomish County.
   For more information, call Elaine Angel at (360) 568-2355 or (425) 344-4385.