31st Annual Great Northern Classic Rodeo kicks off in Superior
The Great Northern Classic Rodeo kicked off Friday night at the Head of the Lakes fairground in Superior. There was a GNCR performance at seven to start the weekend of activities.
17-year-old Jocelyn Dolsen will be barrel racing. Dolsen has been riding horses since she was little and got into racing a few years ago.
“One of my really good friends did barrel racing all the time, and she kind of took me under her wing and showed me the ropes, and here we are,” said Dolsen.
She enjoys the race itself but also likes the atmosphere of the rodeo.
“Just hanging out and interacting with everybody, get to know new people that I’ve never met that are riding,” said Dolsen. “That’s kind of what we do in the horse community is we kind of make it about community and become a family.”
This is the 31st year of the rodeo. There will be another GNCR performance at 7 p-m Saturday night. Sunday’s rodeo will begin with a church service at 10 a-m followed by Miracle Rodeo at 11:30, Watermelon Crawl at 1:30, and one final rodeo performance at 2.