Bartlesville Roundup Club Annual Rodeo
In 1941 several businessmen from Bartlesville bought 48 acres right outside of Bartlesville in Osage County off Hwy 60. The money came from personal contributions as well as contributions from some corporations in the Bartlesville area. Some of these men included Mr. May (May Brothers), Mr. Roy Hughes (Car Dealer), Mr. Orson Webb, Mr. Cooley Vincent (Phillips Petroleum), Mr. Mort Murray, Mr. Clay Briggs (City Service), Mr. Gerald Nutter (Druggist), Mr. Orville Guinn, (Feed Dealer).
The Roundup Club members were always very active in local events, such as parades, Cavalcade, and Roping. The same is true for today. Back in those times the club put on a lot of roping’s, as they do now, however, back then the stock charge (cattle charge) was $.25 per run, now the same run is between $15-$30, pending on the caliber of event you are having.
The Roundup Club was very proud of their new concession, bathrooms, and bleachers in 1988. The original concession was from the back of a pickup truck in the ‘40’s. The last new arena that we have today was built in 1990, and 1991. There had been several before that.
When the Roundup Club bought the land from Mr. Beumeler, it was stated that the land can never be sold as long as the grass grows, the water flows, and the wind blows, and there is at least one club member, there will always be a Bartlesville Roundup Club.
This July 28th, 29th, and 30th 2022, will be our 41st Annual Bartlesville Roundup Clubs Green Country ACRA/IPRA Rodeo. (American Cowboys Rodeo Association, International Professional Rodeo Association) Locals can enter all events, plus we have a funny man, lots of door prizes, kids’ calf scramble, and Mutton Bustin starting at 7:00pm. Our Stock Contractor is Big Horn Rodeo Company out of Lamar, Oklahoma. Events will include Wild Horse Race, Steer Roping, Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Dogging, Breakaway Roping (Women), Tie Down Calf Roping, Barrel Racing (as well as PeeWee, and Jr Barrel Racing), and Bull Riding. With any Rodeo we will proudly present our Queen and Little Britches Contestants that are vying to win a Yocham’s Custom Made Leather Trophy Saddle. Entrance to the Rodeo is $10.00 for 13 and older, $5.00 for kids 7-12 years of age, 6 and under Free. Thursday night, kids’ night, 12 and under admitted free if mentioned at the gate. Friday night is Back the Blue night, with identification, we will admit our Police, Firefighters, and 1st Responders free. Saturday night is Patriotic night, and with identification, we will admit Military, past and present free. Located just West of the P66 Research Center, off Hwy 60, and on the South side of the road. CR 3007 & Hwy 60. For more information you may call Devin Gray at 918-327-0362 or contact our Facebook messenger @Bartlesville Roundup Club. Check our FB page for coming events.
Most of all BRUC would like to thank all our local sponsors for their support, without them none of our events would happen. We appreciate them more than can say. BRUC is a non-profit organization only here to promote and preserve our cultural Western Way of Life.