The 2018 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo represents our eighteenth annual Alpine event.
This rodeo is committed to preserving western heritage by demonstrating the skills of daily ranch work in a positive and cultural atmosphere. All proceeds from the rodeo and the related weekend activities are given to Sul Ross State University through scholarships and gifts designated for students interested in rodeo and agriculture. Over the past seventeen years, the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo has raised more than $200,000 for these scholarships.
The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association. The WRCA is committed to the preservation of cowboy heritage and lifestyle and promoting ranching on a national level. The WRCA funds two programs designed to provide working ranch families financial assistance. One is the Crisis Fund designed to provide assistance to cowboys and their families in times of serious financial hardship. The other is their Scholarship Fund which provides monies to working ranch cowboys and their family members interested in continuing their education. These funds are gathered through contributions to the Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation and through the sale of western art prints.