The ninth annual Doniphan County Rodeo will be held this month in Troy, Kansas.

The Doniphan County Fair Association owns the Doniphan County 4-H Arena on the fairgrounds where the event will be held.

Norman Meng, president of the fair association, said the two-day rodeo is a staple in the community and is designed for families to attend.

The rodeo will include events such as bareback riding, barrel racing and bull riding.

“The youth boot scramble is a very popular event and many kids participate,” Meng said. “It’s really exciting and the parents really enjoy it.”

Each year a rodeo princess is selected from the 4-H Horse Show project. The rodeo princess this year is Zoee Edie.

The Grand River Rodeo Company from Grand River, Iowa, will be the animal stock contractor for the rodeo.

The rodeo will be on June 18 and June 19. The ticket prices for those 12 years old and older is $10, the price for ages 5 through 11 years old is $5 and children four and under are free.

Seating is available but attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets.

A concession stand will be open as a fundraiser for all 4-H clubs in the county.

Nathan Geiger, treasurer of the fair association, said the event is supported by sponsors from Kansas and Missouri.

“We have roughly 50 sponsors and if it wasn’t for their monetary donations, we couldn’t have this rodeo,” Geiger said. “We have community businesses and individuals that help us put this on.”

Geiger said this will be the first year they will hold a raffle for a Milwaukee Impact Wrench.

Youth mutton busting will be held each night at 7 p.m. for ages 4 through 12 years old. The event is limited and pre-registration is encouraged.

The arena is rented out and used for public events throughout the year. The Doniphan County 4-H Fair will be July 24 through July 30 and the Doniphan County Truck & Tractor Pull will be on Sept. 18.

The arena is located at 211 N. Boder St. in Troy, Kansas.

For more information on the rodeo or to pre-register for the youth mutton busting, contact Meng by phone at 785-850-0959.

Maragret Slayton can be reached at margaret.slayton@newspressnow.com.