WAR Patriot Week Decatur TX 2018

Schedule (will be updated regularily so check back often)

May 28 – 29 Monday / Tuesday
  • Tie-Down Roping Clinic at Cooper Arena. Instructor – Clif Cooper. 

May 30 – 31 Wednesday / Thursday

  • Fit-N-Wise Sports Medicine 
  • Bull Riding Clinic Wise CountyCowboy Church. Instructors –  Bobby Roberds, Jeff Tackett, rotating pros Aaron Pass, Juan Alanzo, Mike Lee, Cord McCoy 
  • Bull Fighting Clinic Wise CountyCowboy Church. Instructor – Shorty Gorham
  • Team Roping Clinic at NRS. Instructors – Sonny Miller, Justin Parish, Jason Hughes. rotating pros Trey Johnson 
  • Thursday night 1000 Miles till Home Banquet featuring Warriors and Rodeo. Civic Center. 
June 1 Friday
  • Fit-N-Wise Sports Medicine 
  • Steer Wrestling Clinic at KC Jones Arena. Instructor – KC Jones
  • CANCELED: Saddle Bronc/Bare Back Clinic Wise County Cowboy Church. 

June 2 Saturday
  • Warriors and Rodeo Muttin’ Bustin’ Contests. Mechanical bull.
  • PBR Velocity Event – Warriors and Rodeo 2 bull riders exhibition ride with 3 of our bull fighters fighting for them

June 3 Sunday  Church Service at Wise County Cowboy Church

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WAR Patriot Week activities!

Who can attend WAR Patriot Week?
You must be registered with Warriors and Rodeo. Acceptance to the events of WAR Patriot week will depend on the following?
  • registration with Warriors and Rodeo
  • military & first responder
  • if you have joined WAR after March 1, 2018 we will call for a phone interview.
  • click here to register or renew
  • if already registered, must have renewal in by May 20, 2018

We are hoping all of Warriors and Rodeo will stay at the NRS Ranch. Click here to make your reservation. If you need to share a room with someone from WAR, let us know so we can help place you! http://nrsranch.com/nrs-guest-ranch/

Main Location609 Medical Center Drive, #200
Decatur, Texas 76234

What about my wife/girlfriend/husband?  The clinics are only for the person who has served. At this time Warriors and Rodeo is not large enough or have enough staff to run our programs for spouses and children, although it is on our radar and hope to expand in the future as we get more volunteers. Please have your spouse sign up as a volunteer for the clinic you are attending. They can help with the WAR table set up at each clinic, help with drinks, photography, videos, and social media. We need volunteers for these clinics to be a success. This does not include the team roping clinic. They can sign up as a sponsor and attend. 

What about my children, can they attend? While Warriors and Rodeo promotes family time and bonding. We have many who struggle and need this time to escape the worries and stress of life. PTSD can manifest in many ways and we want to make sure they are in a place and around people who can handle that and understand. If for some reason you cannot make other arrangements or have other circumstances you can contact Sheri Smith and discuss it personally.
Children WILL NOT PARTICIPATE in the clinics if they are allowed to attend with a parent. We hope to have family clinics and retreats in the coming years that will be for them and the parents. WAR is already in talks with an association that can help us make that happen soon.
Children WILL NOT ATTEND THE BANQUET. It is open bar and we ask only those over 18 attend. There will be a sign up sheet for this banquet.
Contact Sheri via phone to discuss your children attending with you. Her children will be there but will follow all the rules of any other children attending and in fact they will be volunteering most of the week helping with product, sign up, booths, communication, and being the right arm of the president. If your children come we ask you to get them involved in helping.

When will barrel racing and other events be added? We started WAR Patriot Week in 2016 with a one day bull riding clinic with PBR World Champion Mike Lee. WAR was honored and featured at the PBR Velocity WC Challenger event that included two WAR bull riders riding at half time.

2017 WAR expanded with a two day bull riding and bull fighting clinic, due to our awesome partnership with Wise County Cowboy Church. This second year we also added a WAR Tie Down clinic with Clif Cooper at the Cooper Arena. WAR also added the banquet attendance at the 1000 Miles till Home banquet. PBR Velocity WC Challenger honored our organization as well as invited two WAR bull riders to ride in the intermission.

2018 WAR is expanding to include a two day team roping clinic, one day steer wrestling, and three bull fighters fighting while our two bull riders are in the half time show. WAR has looked into barrels on Tuesday but had to cancel the registration due to the small number of possible students.

2019 WAR hopes to expand to include a second week - a family retreat at NRS that will have clinics for the entire family! This will be in the fall.