Wild West Showdown Coming Up

Sheridan's fifth annual Wild West Showdown starts Friday, and Dana Pearce said there are a couple of differences this year.

Pearce, who created the showdown, said this year's event will be three days instead of two – starting on Friday – and there will horse events as well as livestock for the 4-H and FFA participants.

Pearce said the events are similar to the county fair coming up later this year.

Pearce said the event started out for youth in the community, but it's now sanctioned by the Rocky Mountain Jackpot Show Series, so it's open to youth from neighboring states including Montana, Colorado and Utah as well as Wyoming.

Horse events will be held Friday morning and Saturday night, and events for livestock, including swine, sheep, goats and cattle, will be held throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.

Pearce said livestock weigh-ins will start about 7:30 a.m. both days.

In addition to a chance to show their animals in preparation for the fairs, youth also have a chance to win cash prizes. Over $8,000 in prize money was paid out last year.

SheridanWyoming.com

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