- Mar 31 - Apr 1 , 2017
$35.00 for reserved stands
$20.00 for adult general admission
$10.00 for child general admission (under 12)
$20.00 for "You & LeDoux" VIP Meet & Greet
On sale Friday, February 17 at 11:30am
Per our building policy, children 2 and older will need a ticket upon entrance.
- $10, $20 & $35
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Championship Bull Riding
featuring Buckin' Broncs & Country Star Ned LeDoux
White’s Mountain Motors presents buckin’ broncs, mutton busting, and the return of Championship Bull Riding (CBR) at the Casper Events Center. CBR brings two nights of non-stop action to the Casper Events Center on March 31st and April 1st. The Friday performance will feature an exclusive performance by county star and Wyoming native, Ned LeDoux included in the price of the rodeo admission (upgrade to "You & Ledoux" VIP Meet & Greet package for $20.00). Saturday night will feature mutton busting during the performance and an official after party in Casper Events Center’s Summit Room provided by Wyoming Amusements featuring cash bar, pool tables, dartboards, corn hole, and music. Both Friday and Saturday performances will feature a buckin’ bronc competition where stock contractors can buck their horses for sanctioned points.
On Saturday morning at 10:00am, The United Bucking Horse Association and Bucking Horse Breeders Association sanctioned event will take place in the arena. One, two and three year old horses will be bucked with a dummy. These horses are competing for cash prizes and points that qualify them for the finals in Las Vegas in December. The 4 and 5 year old horses will be competing for the same points when they are bucked during the CBR competition Friday and Saturday nights. The 4 and 5 year old horses are bucked with real cowboys who are also competing for prize money.
MUTTON BUSTIN' INFO
The Casper Events Center will be taking mutton bustin' registrations beginning at 5:00 pm on SATURDAY, April 1st. We will have a registration table inside the facility. Rounds of mutton bustin' will begin at 5:30pm. We do not plan to cap the number of kiddos that can participate. Weight restrictions: 60 lbs and under. Per our building policy, children 2 and older will need a ticket upon entrance.
Located near the cowboy capital of the world, historic Weatherford, Texas, Championship Bull Riding (CBR) is an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the very best elements of the sport. Under the direction of CEO Benny Cude and bull riding icon Tuff Hedeman, CBR has grown into an organization that works to put the best riders on the best bulls, delivering world-class qualified rides and entertainment to its legions of world-side fans. CBR has two tours, riders begin in the Horizon Series earning points to move onto the elite Road to Cheyenne Tour. The Road to Cheyenne Tour culminates in July in Wyoming at the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days where the world champion bull rider earns a $100,000.00 bonus. The CBR Bull Team Challenge is also part of the tour events where stock contractors bring their best bulls and compete for annual cash prizes that total over $1 million. Providing opportunities for contestants, stock contractors, fans and sponsors is why CBR is the REAL COWBOY SPORT. CBR is featured at over 70 venues across the United States with national television programming on the Fox Sports Networks for 26 consecutive weeks in prime time. Follow CBR on all major social media platforms as Championship Bull Riding and CBRbull. For more information visit www.cbrbull.com.
About Ned LeDoux
In country music, a last name like LeDoux casts a big, storied and bittersweet shadow, but it’s one Ned LeDoux doesn’t mind standing in one bit. Having been a drummer in his dad Chris’ band Western Underground since 1998, Ned knew from an early age that he had “no plan b” but to play music, “Once I got the taste of the road, and being in front of a crowd and just the sound of it, it was...freedom.”
When his dad passed away in 2005, Ned continued to tour with his father’s band to keep the musical spirit of Chris LeDoux alive. This drove him to pick up the guitar and try his hand at some of his dad’s songs. It started with “Rodeo Man,” and before long Ned had a whole catalogue of his father’s early hits ready to play. When the other band members heard Ned’s voice, he found himself front and center singing at the shows. Stepping out from behind the drums stirred something inside of Ned that he hadn’t felt before, “It’s a different kind of rush, getting up with a guitar and standing behind a microphone...shoot I’m getting butterflies thinking about it right now.”
The timing couldn’t be more right for Ned to pick up a guitar and belt out “Western Skies;” it has been over 10 years since Chris LeDoux passed and he believes people want to hear something new. Ned has boxes of song ideas his dad never finished and is digging through those for inspiration, “I will kind of stick with what dad used to do but bring my own stuff to the table.” In July of 2015, Ned traveled to Nashville with some of those unfinished songs and met up with Mac McAnally to put that inspiration to work. Mac produced Chris’ last two studio records and wrote his hit “Horsepower,” so the collaboration with Ned was a natural fit and lead to the first new Chris LeDoux co-writes in nearly two decades.
Keeping the cowboy in country is important to Ned as you can hear in the song “Forever A Cowboy” also co-written with his dad. Ned puts his own spin on his endless touring with “Brother Highway” about all the time he has spent on the road with various bands since his days in high school. Ned says he doesn’t even need a road map anymore–that he and the highway are like brothers. He wants to write songs about what he knows, keep the themes simple and harken back to the sound of good ole country music but with an edge. Eventually Ned plans to release an album of new material and include a few of his dad’s songs re-recorded in his own style as a tribute.
For the last year, Ned has been steadily touring and opening for acts like Toby Keith, Chris Janson, Aaron Watson and Randy Houser. Yet now that he is in front of the mic, Ned has a new goal. “There’s an age group who doesn’t know who Chris LeDoux is and I just want to keep his name out there. I want to reintroduce him to people who’ve maybe heard of him but didn’t know what he did. Just carry on his legacy and carry on his music and at the same time show them what I can do.”
On tour, you’re guaranteed to hear “This Cowboy’s Hat” the song most requested by his fans and a request Ned is honored to oblige. His personal favorite song to sing though is one called “We Ain’t Got It All.” It’s the first original song Ned co-wrote with his dad and seems to pick up right where Chris left off. And with his debut EP “Forever a Cowboy” available now, there is a new voice to carry on the LeDoux sound.