|3-Crosses / KEN LANCE Arena and Youth Camp|
RODEO ARENA ~ YOUTH CAMP ~ COWBOY CHURCH
EVENT PAVILION ~ MEETING HALL ~ RV PARK
Rent it for your activity, rodeo, etc
Reserve your spot at the
3Crosses RV Park
official street address
20289 County Road North 361
Stonewall OK 74871-2035
7 miles South of Ada OK off Oklahoma Hwy 3
Take UNION VALLEY exit
Just north of Clover Leaf Feed Store
and Madeleine Ranch on C.R. N361
***Three Crosses Church Inc. is a ministry partner
with The Gospel Station Network. ***
PARTNER UP WITH US HERE:
OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and TWITTER
BULL RIDING - Monday Nights at 7pm, Cowboy Church at 6:30 in the stands. Free admission, free to ride. Lots of excitement with music, scores, and a full concession stand. Free parking. Runs through October and held as weather permits. Check website and our Facebook or Twitter for updates or cancellations.
SEPT 5-6-7 Labor Day Weekend BASH! Barrels and Bulls. Saturday and Sunday: Open 5D barrel race, Junior barrel race, and exhibitions. Monday night: Jackpot Bull Bash.
SEPT 18-19 Flea Market under the pavilion. 3Crosses will be selling lots of items too! Rent booth space 10x10 just $10 including electricity. Bring your own tables if needed. Gates open 6:30am on Saturday Sept 18. Contact Jack at 580.559.9027
OCT 1-3 (Th-Fri-Sat) 2nd Chance Biker Rally
October 17-18 (Sat/Sun) RODEO - OJRA (Okla Jr Rodeo Assoc). Events for kids and teens including bareback, bulls, breakaway roping, team roping, goat tying and more. Ward Rodeo Company.
LABOR DAY BASH -- Sat-Sun-Mon SEPT 5-6-7, 2015
Exhibitions @ Sat/Sun 4:30
Junior Barrels (16 and under) @ Sat/Sun 6pm
Open 5D Barrels ($1,000 added) @ Sat/Sun 7:30pm
Jackpot Bull Riding ($500 added) @ Mon 7:30
Early Online registration:
Books close 8pm on Saturday and Sunday night of the event. Exhibitions at 4:30 Sat/Sun for $3 each or 5 for $10.
MONDAY NIGHT BULL RIDING
Bull Riding 2015 season starts.jpg
October 17-18 (Sat/Sun)
Ward Rodeo Company
Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association
ABOUT the O.J.R.A.:
"The OJRA is a family-focused rodeo organization. Our mission is to provide the youth of Oklahoma an affordable opportunity to build character through competition in the sport of rodeo. We strongly believe that good attitudes, good sportsmanship, & good effort will lead to victories in the arena and in life." See their website http://ojraonline.com/
(co-ed 7 and under*)
(8-9-10 years old*)
JUNIOR BOYS & GIRLS
(11-12-13 years old*)
SENIOR GIRLS 14 and up*
team roping (coed)
SENIOR BOYS 14 and up*
*based on your age on Jan 1st 2016
little wranglers $23
CODY WARD - WARD RODEO COMPANY
Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/nn5rt3j
LOCATION: 3Crosses/ Ken Lance Arena
South of Ada off HWY 3 in UNION VALLEY OK (CR N 361)
|Ada Area Roundup Club|
Ada Area Roundup Club (AARC)
For questions/concerns, contact Dayna Brown 580-320-2400
Here's a photo from the 2014 Awards Banquet:
3 saddle winners and 17 buckle winners!
Play Days 2015 For the whole family, held at the 3Crosses/Ken Lance Arena. Follow Ada Area Roundup Club on Facebook.
2015 Playday Schedule
We are starting in April, so the first 3 playdays will be on SATURDAY at 2pm, books will open at 1pm.
In May, we will go back to Friday at 7pm, books will open at 6pm.
We have revised the 2015 Playday schedule: we are adding 5 more playdays to make a total of 17. If you are running for points, you will have to compete in 12 out of 17 playdays to make the 70%. in at least 2 events per night.
April Sat @ 2p | Fridays @ 7pm for May, June, July, and August:
April 11 May 1* June 5 July 10 rodeo Aug 7
April 18 May 15 June 19 July 17 Aug 14
April 25 May 22 June 26 July 24 Aug 22* State Shootout
May 29 July 31* Sept 12-13 State Finals
The AARC wants to draw new people in and bring back the ones who formerly were in the club. These playdays are open to all participants... anyone... any age. From Lead-line divisions to those 40 and up.
If you want points to go to year-end saddle prizes, then you must be a member of the club. These play days are family oriented. Learn rodeo events like: barrels, poles, flags, stakes and rings. Learn riding skills, sportsmanship and have fun competitions. There is also a queen contest as a fundraiser to help with the year-end awards.
FROM THE A.A.R.C. NEWSLETTER:
"It's that time again! The days are getting longer and it's time to pull the horses out of the pasture, dust the cobwebs off the saddles and start riding!
We are so excited about the new ideas, and enthusiasm that these ladies are bringing to the playdays.
Our events will be: Flags, Barrels, Stakes, Poles, and Rings.
Our age divisions are:
BEGINNERS: 6 yrs and under
PEANUTS: 9yrs and under
PEE WEE: 10-13 yrs
JUNIORS: 14-18 yrs
SENIORS: 19-39 yrs
40 and Over.
Membership dues will be $25 for an individual, $40 for a family. Dues must be paid before points will count towards year-end awards. Entry fees will be $3 per even for lead line, $4 per event for members, $5 for Barrel exhibitions, and $5 per event for non-members. Birth certificates are required for Peanuts, Pee-Wees, and Juniors. A negative Coggins is required for all horses.
SADDLES will be awarded to YOUTH classes.
BUCKLES will be awarded to SENIORS class and up.
Please join us on Facebook (Ada Area Round-Up Club) https://www.facebook.com/groups/471082899619957/?ref=br_tf
for more information and events that will be happening throughout the summer.
We hope that everyone comes and joins us this year for a fun-filled Spring and Summer of riding and hanging-out with old friends and making lots of great memories!"
For questions/concerns, contact Dayna Brown 580-320-2400
2015 summer series
PRESIDENT Samantha Jamie Davis
SECRETARY/TREASURER Dayna Brown
2014 Awards (note: the winners are from 3 families all named Brown)
--- from 2014 --- watch for info on the 2015 schedule!
|VIDEO History of the Arena|
There is a video segment by the TV magazine "EXPLORE ADA" called "Ringmaster: The Ken Lance Story" -- A fantastic account of the legendary arena and its humble beginnings, and enormous success. Featuring: Ruthie Lance Wester, Pro Rodeo Announcer Rich Kaye, Champion Cowboy Larry Mahan, longtime friend Tony Pippin, and pictures of country legends who performed there on their way up: Reba McEntire, Mickey Gilley, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Barbara Mandrell, George Strait, Bob Wills, Conway Twitty, and many more.
If you want to see more of the history of the arena as told by Ken's wife and business partner and Rodeo Queen, Ruthie Lance Wester, click the link to buy her book and DVD combo ROPING THE DREAM and THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME click here for Online Store
|The Rodeo News|
3Crosses is in The Rodeo News magazine every month -- Look for our ads and articles.
We have been featured in the June 2010, 2011 and 2012 issues and others about our annual Rodeos. Our ad is in The Rodeo News for this year's rodeo!
Check out their website at www.therodeonews.com
Look for some complimentary copies available while supplies last.
GET THE MOBILE APP for Rodeo News
|RUTH LANCE HISTORICAL PRODUCTS|
PERFECT GIFT FOR RODEO FANS!
THE AMAZING HISTORY OF THE KEN LANCE ARENA - in Book and DVD
Ropin' The Dream (book) AND "The Ride of a Lifetime" (DVD) tell the amazing story of how a trick roper (Ken Lance) and a Rodeo Princess (Ruth Lance) turned an Oklahoma watermelon patch into the 2nd largest RODEO ARENA in America! Learn of the stories of the nation's LEGENDARY RODEO COWBOYS and NASHVILLE'S COUNTRY STARS. They are PERFECT for any rodeo fan. Told by Ruth Lance Wester, Ken's wife and business partner for 25 years. Ruth is a staunch supporter of the 3Crosses/Ken Lance Arena to this day and she is making this offer available to our friends!
The book and DVD are sold separately for $15 each
BUY THE COMBO AND SAVE $10!
BOOK + DVD COMBO ($20.00)
Ropin' The Dream Book ($15.00 )
The Ride of a Lifetime DVD ($15.00)
Here's Ruth at the 2010 1st Annual Ken Lance Memorial PRCA Rodeo:
(Photo By Siri Stevens of The Rodeo News used with permission)
KEN LANCE MEMORIAL
Purchase by phone 1-800-557-8815
Purchase at the Gate
I.P.R.A. Sanctioned OPEN RODEO
Our Biggest Event of the Year!
MAY 8-9, 2015 rain or shine - all seats covered.
Youth 12 and under are free!
Rodeo Contractor: Rocking R of Seminole OK
8:00 RODEO EVENTS
Women's Barrel Racing
Women's Breakaway Roping
Bulldogging (steer wrestling)
On Saturday May 9, 2015,
part of the fun surrounding our Ken Lance Rodeo weekend,
we will have a kids rodeo ... PLUS
Keep checking this page for details.
There will also be a Grand Entry you can ride in each night
MAY 9 at 11:00 AM
Reenactment of the shootout of the Pretty Boy Floyd robbery of the First State Bank in Stonewall OK on Main Street.
Western Heritage Parade in downtown Stonewall OK at 2pm.
The public is welcome to ride in that parade
Antiques, Hot Rods, Specialty vehicles,
Motorcycles, Horses, ATVs, Trucks, etc.
RODEO QUEEN CONTEST
Rodeo Queen Contest Entry and Rules 2015.pdf
Click for directions to arena >>> http://goo.gl/maps/SRUk7
Listen to THE GOSPEL STATION
for your chance to WIN tickets
88.3FM / 105.1FM
KIDS 12yrs and under FREE
RODEO WEBSITE >>>> *Click Here*
Concessions with Delicious food and BBQ
The proceeds support our annual
3Crosses Youth Camp for
Rodeo skills and Horse Riding
Boys and Girls in grades 7-12
Thanks to Ruth Lance Wester -- one of the founders who built and ran the Ken Lance Sports Arena from 1968 on -- who is a great supporter of this rodeo and the youth camp! In 2014, she did a great job being interviewed on KTEN News channel 10 in Dennison TX to promote the Rodeo!
SEE VIDEO from 2014:
Ruthie Lance Wester
Ruth Lance Wester - Promoting the Rodeo 2013:
P L A Y A U D I O
BE LISTED IN THE RODEO PROGRAM
HAVE YOUR BANNER IN THE ARENA
SPONSOR THE LIVE REMOTE BROADCASTS
Be in the Official Brochure
CAMP APPLICATION: ---> http://tinyurl.com/lvsxylc
DETAILS: July 1-5, 2015 just $225.00 for 5 days, 4 nights. Classes include instruction for: Bull Riding, Roping, Barrels, Horsemanship, and more. Plus, Christian lessons each night... swimming... lots of great food and making new friends and having fun.
AGES: For boys and girls in grades 7-12. Insurance is required.
Camp Sponsors and Instructors will lead our campers to know the Lord in a deeper way and enjoy the sport of rodeo in a Christian atmosphere. Champion Cowboys will be there in person.
Youth Rodeo Bible Camp features hands-on training by rodeo and horse pros! Campers receive proper training and technique as well as inspirational stories and instruction about living a successful life by God's leadership in your life.
WE START WITH A BANG! FIREWORKS SHOW! JULY 1
Everyone Welcome. --- Enjoy Snacks and a great show --- Bring a lawn chair. Union Valley church at the intersection of CR N361 Rd and CR E160 Rd. Union Valley OK.
PREPAY on our secure website: http://tinyurl.com/o5hwdt8
You may enroll a camper on the opening day from 8-10 A.M. in the multi-purpose building at the back of the grounds. Tan metal building.
WHAT TO BRING / CAMP RULES:
SUPPLIES: Students need to bring bedding, toiletries, towel, changes of clothes, rodeo supplies, horse and tack. We will go to the LazerZone (game and arcade center) at least once during the camp to bowl and play games. Students might need some spending money for that outing. Please bring a Bible, notebook and pen. If students have a cot or air mattress, it would be helpful to bring it.
WHAT YOU'LL ENJOY: Each night there will be devotionals, bible studies, campfire prayer circles, and cowboy chapel. This is a Rodeo Bible Camp. Christian and Biblical principles will be taught at this camp. Boys will stay overnight at the Meeting Hall at 3Crosses Arena. Girls will stay overnight at the Union Valley Baptist Church Youth Center. Adult supervision will be provided overnight. There will be at least one adult male supervising at the Meeting Hall, and one female adult supervising at the Youth Center overnight. Saturday will be a youth rodeo exhibition for friends and parents to enjoy. Camp concludes at Sunday afternoon at 2pm with an awards ceremony for the campers. Plus there is always a great july 4th fireworks show!
Contact email@example.com or call 1-800-557-8815
THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN covered the youth rodeo bible camp: See the online pictures and Article fromSunday Paper, June 1, 2009. Read article ---- here:
HELP SUPPORT THE CAMP and PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS for CAMP FEES: Donate online (at our DONATE LINK) and select "3Crosses"
Mail your support to:
3Crosses Youth Camp
P O Box 1343
Ada OK 74821
Our 2014 year had a lot of activities at the arena! Here are just some of them
Ada Area Roundup Club (AARC) Play Days on Fridays - For the whole family MAY 2, 13, 30... JUNE 13, 27... JULY 11, 25... AUG 8, 22... SEP 5, 19
July 7 - September 1 (Labor Day) - MONDAY NIGHT CHUTE OUT. BULL RIDING. Free to watch and ride. Concession stand open. Announcer RICH KAYE. Starts 7pm. Free parking.
Barrel Bash (Aug 30/31) Saturday and Sunday Night 8pm -- $1000 added each night -- $50 entry fee with 80% payout. Pre-entries August 24-27 call 918.857.5327
Breakaway Bash (Sept 1) Monday Morning 9am -- LADIES ONLY - $1500 added. Mail entries to Big Horn Rodeo 2769 N. 389 Rd, Lamar Ok 74850 by Aug 22 (or $20 late fee) -- 3 for $200, 75% payback.
Bull Bash (Sept 1) Monday Night 7pm -- Chute Out 7pm - $500 added money -- $10 per bull fee to stock contractors -- Awesome bull riding action! Cowboy Church - 6:30pm
November 3 - MONDAY NIGHT BULLRIDING - SEASON FINALS. JACKPOT FINALE BLOWOUT. $20 Entry. 80% payback. $1,000 ADDED MONEY. $10 per head in the pot. FREE ADMISSION TO WATCH -- Donations accepted at the gate. CONCESSIONS. Covered Bleachers. Starts at 7pm. TO REGISTER CALL 1-800-557-8815. For info: JACK 580.559.9027
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|3 Crosses Arena RV Park|
3Crosses Arena RV Park
20289 CR N 3610
Union Valley OK 73090
Located at the Legendary Ken Lance Rodeo Arena
Great for those living the western life!
580.559.9027 Jack Wells
RV Slot ...... $30 per night ($150/week; $375/month)
Horse Stall.. $25 per night
- 9 slots (some pull-thru slots; most are back-in)
- Water, Sewer, Electric hookups (50/100amps available)
- Great water pressure
- FREE WiFi
- Large pavilion
- Restroom in Pavilion
- 8 Showers in Mtg Hall (4 curtained/ 4 open)
- Storm Shelter nearby
- Quiet country area; safe for your family and animals
- Great area to rest your animals or let them graze in the field or roam in the arena.
- Roughstock Pens (hold 70 bulls)
- 3 additional pens for livestock/steer/horses
- 1 Large Arena (uncovered)
- 1 Practice Arena (uncovered)
- Barn Stalls (covered)
WE ARE CLOSE:
Cloverleaf Feed Store: 3 blocks down the road
Pontotoc County AGRI-PLEX: 10 miles north
Laser Zone family fun center: 7 miles up Hwy 3
Sunday 11am and Wednesday Night at the end of the block
(Union Valley Church) and at the area on Monday nights at
the arena bleachers at 6:30 before bull riding May-October.
Youth Camp each July (grades 7-12) horsemanship/rodeo
We welcome your inquiries.
Come enjoy the country setting
at the historic Ken Lance Arena.
(This is The Gospel Station Network offices and offices of 3Crosses)
3 CROSSES, PO Box 1343, Ada OK 74821
7 Miles southeast of Ada, Oklahoma on State Highway 3. Turn at UNION VALLEY sign, north on CR N361. 1/2 mile north. (The arena is south of the intersection of CR E160 and N361.)
Address is 20289 CR N361. There is a Clover Leaf feed store, and Madeleine Horse Ranch at the intersection on CR 361.
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