Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association to host rodeo this weekend in Durant

Photo courtesy OYRA.

By Joey McWilliams

DURANT – The Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association will be hosting a rodeo Nov. 18-19 at the Durant riding Club Arena. It is the third of nine events hosted by the OYRA during the 2017-2018 season before the finals in June in Ada.

Activities will be from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m on Sunday.

The event is sponsored by Shelburne Heating and Air, Dill Services, Choctaw Services, Choctaw Country and Pettit Machinery.

There will be a benefit open barrel race on Saturday evening at 7:45 p.m.

It will be two days of cowboys and cowgirls from 4-18 years old, as well as 40-50 local barrel racers in town for Saturday night’s benefit.

The rodeo also benefits the community in that it brings in 100-125 families to Durant for the weekend.

Durant will also be hosting the final event of the season on May 5-6, 2018.

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