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Lickety Split — a trick pony — is coming to Wahoo.

But the equine act will be far from the only attraction at the Wahoo Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo.

The public is invited to the rodeo, which starts at 8 p.m. July 19-21 at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

This marks the 64th year for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event in Wahoo.

As in past years, the rodeo will include bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. Muttin’ Bustin’ for kids takes place all three nights, but signups to participate have ended.

General admission tickets are $12 for adults in advance and $15 at the gate; $3 for children ages 6 to 12 in advance and $6 at the gate. Children ages 5 and under get in free. The event also includes supervised kids’ games.

Nebraska 4-H Night is that Thursday. All 4-H’ers wearing 4-H gear get in free when accompanied by a parent or adult.

That Friday is Military Night. All active duty military and veterans get in free with a valid ID. Aksarben Farm Families will be recognized this night also.

Senior Night is Saturday, but seniors ages 65 and older get in all three nights for $10.

Tickets are available at the website: wahoosaddleclub.com or ticket outlets including Tractor Supply in Fremont. Box seats are available for $18 in advance at Wahoo Super and $20 at the gate.

A three-night rodeo pass is $35 for adults; $15 for children and are on sale Thursday night only in the rodeo ticket office.

Other ticket outlets are: QC Supply in Elkhorn; Wolf Brothers, Omaha; Fort Western and Orscheln, Lincoln; Corner Market, Wahoo; and Cubby’s in Yutan.

Dusta Lee Kimzey of Strong City, Okla., will provide the specialty act. Her act includes trick riding, trick roping and a military style closing with an American flag. Lickety Split, the trick pony, has his own act, states information provided by the saddle club.

Scot Allerdings will serve as rodeo clown and barrelman. Allerdings grew up around rodeo. His father was a bareback rider and team roper. His grandfather was a rough stock rider and roper as well.

When not working rodeos, Allerdings is a high school physical education teacher and assistant high school wrestling coach and says he truly is a “class clown.”

Chris Pyle is the announcer. Championship Pro Rodeo is the stock contractor.

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Katelyn Houser, marketing and sponsorship coordinator, encourages area residents to attend the rodeo.

“Dusta always brings something new. You never really know what to expect from her so she’s a great aspect of the rodeo,” Houser said. “Our stock contractor brings some of the best bucking horses and bulls so they always put on a great show. I really think we have some great talent between our cowboys, the stock contractor and the animals and Dusta.

“It’s — all around — a great show.”

Houser also noted that the rodeo provides a family friendly atmosphere and an overall affordable event.

The Wahoo Saddle Club was organized in 1942, states information from the group’s website.

In the mid-1940s, the Saunders County Fair Board asked the Saddle Club to host horse shows and horse racing.

After the 1954 fair, they decided to try improving the fair with a Rodeo Cowboy Association (RCA) rodeo, the website states.

For more information, email: wahooprca@gmail.com.

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Tammy Real-McKeighan is news editor of the Fremont Tribune. She covers news, features, religion stories and writes the weekly faith-based, Spiritual Spinach column.

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