Don King Days ~ September 3-5, 2016

2016 marks the 27th anniversary of Don King Days. Always held over Labor Day weekend, this grand celebration features a variety of events, such as championship steer roping, old style bronc riding, and polo. The best part is that all the fun is right in front of you . . . no arena fences or barriers.

Again this year Don King Days will be hosting World Championship Blacksmiths Horseshoeing Contest starting on Saturday,
September 3, and continuing throughout the weekend.

The Old Schoolhouse is rockin' and rollin' every day and into the evening. Dance the night away to live music by Paul Bogart Sunday and Monday night . Everyone is welcome!

2016 Schedule of Events
Saturday September 3
World Champion Blacksmiths Contest - gates open at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday September 4
World Champion Blacksmiths Contest - gates open at 9:00 a.m.
Polo - 11:00 a.m.
Calcutta and introduction of ropers, riders, players and horses; Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Beer - time TBA.
Calcutta - time TBA.
Don King Days events to follow. Late afternoon entertainment at the Old Schoolhouse - Paul Bogart..

Monday September 5
World Champion Blacksmiths Contest - gates open at 9:00 a.m.
Don King Days events begin with the polo finals at 11:00 a.m. Roping events and bronc riding to follow.
Late afternoon entertainment at the Old Schoolhouse - Paul Bogart.
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Polo playoff games:
All polo playoff games are free and open to the public... come on out!
Expected 2016 playoff dates:
Sunday August 25th at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday August 27th at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Friday August 29th at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Don King Days Polo finals:
Henry Burgess Memorial - Sunday September 4 at 11:00 a.m.
Don King Days Final - Monday September 5 at 11:00 a.m.


Results From Don King Days 2015:

Polo
Don King Days Winner: No Trees - Craig Duke, Diego Florez, Fort MacCarty, Brad Blake
Runner-Up: Clearwater - Amy Goodson / Julie Nicholson, Annie Ahern, Chip Campbell, Gonzalo Tevez
MVP: Ford MacCarty
Best Playing Pony: "Emma" owned and played by Chip Campbell

Henry Burgess Memorial Winner: Jan Pamela - Wayne Garrison, DeeDee Connell, Paul Wollenman, Hector Galindo
Runner-Up: San Pedro - Kris Dalton, Joe Fitzsimons, Katie Connell, Brad Scherer
MVP: Brad Scherer
Best Playing Pony: "Addy" owned by Joe Fitzsimons, played by Hector Galindo

Steer Roping Winner:
Bronc Riding Winners: Colt Hammaker
Horseshoeing:


 

Here are a few photos from past Don King Days Celebrations -


Click here for 2008-2014 results.


 
 
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