The Kueckelhan Ranch Rodeo has been a North Texas tradition for six decades. The final performance will be Saturday night at the Kueckelhan Ranch arena. The show will honor Haynes Kueckelhan, rancher and founder of the rodeo.
A special tribute will be accorded Haynes by his son Marty. Haynes passed away two years ago just before the 58th show. The family wanted the show to go on. One family member said Haynes would have wanted us “to grease the wheels and get the show out of the chute”. This weekend will be the 60th show.
People from across the United States and Canada plan their vacations around this show. Discount tickets are available at Cavenders in Greenville.
Cowboys and cowgirls compete for top prizes. Sponsors include Bonham and Greenville Chrysler as well as Cavenders in Paris and Greenville. The arena is located at the ranch on Highway 78 just north of Bonham. Follow the signs to the ranch.
The Arms of Hope Foundation is the third organization that the Kueckelhan Rodeo welcomes each year. In 2009, Medina Children’s Home and Boles Children’s Home in Hunt County merged. Extra donations are encouraged for these two organizations. Come early, vendors will have a cowboy supper for your enjoyment.
Trick riding, rough stock events, timed contest, rodeo clowns and the All American Cowgirl Chicks will star.