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3-Crosses / KEN LANCE Arena and Youth Camp
 


Rodeo

Info Page

C L I C K    H E R E



 

RODEO ARENA ~ YOUTH CAMP ~ COWBOY CHURCH

EVENT PAVILION ~ MEETING HALL

Rent it for your activity, rodeo, etc

official street address
20289 County Road North 3610
Stonewall OK 74871-2035

7 miles South of Ada OK on 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


 
Coming Events


BULL RIDING CANCELLED APRIL 13
DUE TO RAIN
BULL RIDING season has started.  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.

 

MAY 8-9, 2015   IPRA Sactioned OPEN Rodeo.  Annual Ken Lance Memorial Championship Rodeo. $10 admission. DETAILS BELOW. Info: Call JACK WELLS 580.559.9027 or 1-800-557-8815 (Gospel Station offices) email randall@thegospelstation.com   Rodeo Page click here

MAY 9, 2015  -  Talent Contest.  Saturday morning 10am at the Pavilion at 3Crosses: talent Contest for singers, bands, intstrumentalists. Contact Mark Huitt at The Gospel Station 1.800.557.8815 or marksmusicministry@gmail.com  $50 entry fee.

MAY 9, 2015  -  Rodeo Parade.   Ken Lance Memorial Rodeo Parade and Stonewall Heritage Day -- Main Street, Stonewall OK. BBQ, Antique Cars, and Stonewall Hertiage Day all day. Parade at 2pm, line Up at 1pm by the ball field. Bring your horses, floats, custom cars, antique cars, motorcycles, ATVs, hot rods, etc for the parade.  For more information Jack Wells:  580.559.9027

MAY 9, 2015  -  Re-enactment at 11am Pretty Boy Floyd shootout of when he robbed the First State Bank in Stonewall. Main Street.

JULY 1-5, 2015  -  Youth Camp.  7th-12th grade boys and girls. Wednesday-Sunday ending on July 4th weekend.  Horse Riding, trail rides, swimming, great fireworks show, lazer zone (arcade) and much more!  More details: randall@thegospelstation.com

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RODEO QUEEN CONTEST
Rodeo Queen Contest Entry and Rules 2015.pdf

RODEO QUEEN CONTEST
Saddles, Sashes, Crowns and Buckles

entry form and rules
Rodeo Queen Contest Entry Form and Rules 2015.pdf




MONDAY NIGHT BULL RIDING

 Bull Riding 2015 season starts.jpg  



 
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       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

*Added dates

A.A.R.C.

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)

        

 

 

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 --- from 2014 ---  watch for infor 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

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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.

WEBSITE:  www.therodeonews.com 

 GET THE MOBILE APP for Rodeo News   

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mediawire.printstand.mobile.presentationrodeonews

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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)

WEBSITE:  www.ruthlancewester.com

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YOUTH CAMP



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.



ENROLLMENT 

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 randall@thegospelstation.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:
http://newsok.com/rodeo-camps-teach-roping-and-fellowship/article/3373911


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

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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


Click to enlarge


 
Annual Rodeo


KEN  LANCE  MEMORIAL 
CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO

get tickets now!
online store link:

click here to buy online
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.

Just $10
Youth 12 and under are free!

Rodeo Contractor:  Rocking R of Seminole OK

GRAND ENTRY

8:00 RODEO EVENTS
Bull Riding
Saddle Bronc
Bareback

Calf Roping
Team Roping

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

  • timed events
  • stick horse races
  • and more
  • Prizes and ribbons 4pm
  • mutton bustin will be part of the Rodeo each night

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



TICKET  PRICE

KIDS 12yrs and under FREE

Tickets $10 




RODEO WEBSITE >>>>
*Click Here*


Concessions with Delicious food and BBQ
FREE PARKING
Covered bleachers

The proceeds support our Youth Camp
for Rodeo skills and Horse Riding
Boys and Girls in grades 7-12
at 3Crosses Camp

1.800.557.8815

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:

http://www.kten.com/story/25681944/5th-annual-ken-lance-memorial-rodeo-coming-to-ada

Ruthie Lance Wester
Ruthie Lance Wester


Ruth Lance Wester - Promoting the Rodeo 2013:
P L A Y    A U D I O 

listen
(4.18.2013)


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BE LISTED IN THE RODEO PROGRAM

HAVE YOUR BANNER IN THE ARENA

SPONSOR THE LIVE REMOTE BROADCASTS


Be in the Official Brochure

PRCA Rodeo Queen Contest

THE 3CROSSES/KEN LANCE ARENA & YOUTH CAMP

WELCOMES YOU TO THE RODEO


 
3 Crosses Arena RV Park

3Crosses Arena RV Park
20289 CR N 3610
Union Valley OK   73090


580.559.9027 Jack Wells
9 slots
Water, Sewer, Elec hookups (15/100amps available)
Some pull-thru slots; Most are Back In

RV Slot  $30 per night
Horse Stalls $25 per night

FREE WiFi
Pavilion available with restroom

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CONTACT US



PHONE:       580.332.0902
Toll-Free: 1.800.557.8815 
(This is The Gospel Station Network offices and offices of 3Crosses)

MAILING ADDRESS:
3 CROSSES, PO Box 1343, Ada OK 74821

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
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.

 

FOLLOW 3Crosses Camp on social media:

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Twitter www.twitter.com@3CrossesKLArena

EMAIL:  email@thegospelstation.com

  


 

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