Reins of Life is selling tickets to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo as a fund-raiser through Friday, Sept. 21, with the rodeo performance Saturday, Sept. 22.

Ticket prices are $10, with a portion of the sales benefiting the Reins of Life Therapeutic Riding Center in Ellis County.

“A portion of all sales going toward us is just another way people can support our organization even if they don’t have the extra time during the week for classes,” Amy Wilson said, saying those going plan to meet at Wal-Mart in Waxahachie and caravan from there at 6:45 p.m. to Mesquite.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the rodeo beginning at 8.

“If there are any Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops, church groups or anyone else who wants to schedule a night out with friends, this is a great way to have fun and support us at a very reasonable price,” Wilson said.

The scheduled events include calf roping, bareback riding, bull riding, cowboy poker, steer wrestling and chuckwagon races, with mutton bustin’ and a calf scramble for children during intermission.

Ticket sale money and any unsold tickets should be turned in Friday, Sept. 21.

The rodeo is held at the Resistol Arena, Mesquite Championship Rodeo located at 1818 Rodeo Drive in Mesquite.

For more information, call (469) 658-5667 or send an e-mail to

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