Bartow County Championship Rodeo

38th Annual Bartow County Championship Rodeo July 12-13, 2019   8pm

Bartow County Saddle Club Covered Arena: 

21 Saddle Club Drive, Cartersville, GA

Tickets $15   Children age 6-12 $10   Age 5 & under Free

Parking is Free

40th Annual Phillips Championship Rodeo June 28-29, 2019   8pm

Phillips Ranch:  475 Mt. Zion RD NE,  Resaca, GA

Tickets $15   Children age 6-12 $10   Age 5 & under Free

Parking is Free

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Phillips Championship Rodeo

The story would have to involve the beginning of the rodeo forty years ago on the Phillips Ranch east of Resaca. In 1980 Larry Phillips first exposed North Georgia to the skills, thrills, chills and dangers displayed by talented cowboys and cowgirls. Larry Phillips died suddenly in 2001. The rodeo story did not end. A remarkable aspect of the story is that the rodeo began as a family affair and it continues as such. Larry’s son, Danny, along with his wife Bridgett and their two daughters Danielle and Sage, kept the event alive. Beginning in 2001, the rodeo was renamed the Larry Phillips Memorial Championship Rodeo. Worthy of attention is Larry Phillips motive for founding the rodeo. Phillips had grown up in a time with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Western shows on TV and the Saturday cowboy movies at the old Gem Theater. Also, people of his age had grown up on the farm with cows, mules, horses and other animals. That era was fading from exposure to a younger generation. Larry wanted to preserve for a younger generation a flavor and heritage of the reality of life around the horses and bulls of just a few generations back.

Tough Enough To Wear Pink Theme

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Phillips Rodeo History

In 2008 Phillips Rodeo decided to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness with the “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” theme. All fans are asked to wear pink to the rodeo in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of getting a mammogram. The goal is to “Pink-Out” the rodeo area. Bridgett Phillips has successfully fought a battle with the disease undergoing surgery and treatment requiring a near year-long stay in her native state of Oklahoma.. Each year there is a special edition T-Shirt Designed for each rodeo. For those “Tough Enough To Wear Pink,” head to Resaca and go east on Hwy. 136, turn left on Mt. Zion road and travel one mile to the arena on the right at Phillips Ranch as the 40year tradition continues.

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