It’s a wrap for the 9th Annual de Golyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash, hosted and produced by Cody and Kristina de Golyer with their loyal volunteer crew, the event culminates what has come to be a busy month of rodeo events in Churchill County.
“What an amazing weekend, the Bull Bash and kick-off concert was,” said Kristina, “There was a lot of moving parts to this weekend and there was no way we could have done this without all the amazing crew we had. Thank yous do not do justice to our team.” She said they are grateful and proud of each person who has been on this journey over the past nine years. “You all have a special place in our hearts so thank you from the bottom of our hearts for showing us the teamwork and dedication you have for being a part of our legacy.”
According to Kristina the concert turnout was perfect and intimate with 545 seats sold. The rodeo was a “Bucking Good Time,” as she says with 4,000 spectator tickets sold.
Kristina expressed gratitude to the many contestants who continue to travel and enter the rodeo. She said it has been incredible to watch over the years as contestants showcase their abilities and master the events. “Thank you to all of our contestants for wanting to enter our rodeo. Without your bravery, talent, and dedication to the sport, we wouldn't have these shows. We look forward to having you again for our September event.” And she promises details are coming soon.
In addition to a first-class rodeo, de Golyers also created a full weekend of events with two nights of music, food, and family fun. Kristina also thanked the bands who played, White Water, Steven Christie and The Washouts, Jennifer Grant, “And a big thank you to Doug Stone and his crew for making it out to our Hometown.” She also thanked Nick Phillips Productions for the hard work of his crew on the nights leading up to the concert. “Our weather was not accommodating but he made it happen, the concert was perfect.”
Most impressive over the years of this event is the number of sponsors Kristina and her crew can include in the production. “Without you all having faith in us to create these nights of entertainment for you, your friends and family, our community it would not be possible to do this kind of event and we are looking forward to having you again for our future events.”
The Bull Bash has a reputation for bringing quality vendors and food trucks to the event, including Fallon favorite, Troy’s Double Shot Bar who has been on board since the first year of the event.
Also performing during the weekend was the world-famous Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, known for their trick riding and trick roping. The group is based in Three Rivers California, east of Visalia, and has traveled to 18 countries and across the US representing and promoting the Western American lifestyle. “Thank you for making the trek to us,” said Kristina, “everyone enjoyed their performances, talent, and ability. It was beautiful and amazing to watch.”
One of the most telling parts of the weekend is the Senior Raffle which allows for the Highland Village Seniors and staff to attend the event. “In about an hour and a half our community went and bought raffle tickets to our hay raffle and chest freezer full of homegrown meat and we were able to raise $650.00 to donate to our seniors and make sure that they get to attend another event of their choice,” said Kristina.
Of course, no event is complete without the spectators, and Kristina explained they have a loyal, and dedicated base of supporters who have continued to support them over the years. “We hope to always impress our spectators with the choices we make to better the action and entertainment at each and every show we produce. The Bull Bash and Fall show will depend on our supporters and we always look forward to providing our supporters and their families a fun, affordable evening out with each show we create.”
Kristina also thanked the stock contractors for making the trip to Fallon, as well as the City of Fallon and Churchill County for their support of the facility and the promotions. “This event has become bigger than we could have ever imagined,” she said. “We learn something new every event, and our goal will always be to produce the best event our hometown can enjoy, and we look forward to seeing everyone at our fall event scheduled for September 22 and 23, the Fall Rough Stock Rodeo and Barn Dance.” The 10th Annual Bucking Horse and Bull Bash is scheduled for June 28, 2024.
Champions of the 9th Annual de Golyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash.
Thank you to all of our contestants!
Jr. Steer Riding
Ranch Bronc Riding
Womens Cow Riding - No scores
1st-Blain Jensen/Jayden Jensen
2nd-Terynn Archuleta/Garrett Archuleta
3rd Macy Henke
Bull Riding - No scores
Event photos by Mary Darby