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Letter: Better rodeo facility

Published: Thursday, Sept. 13 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

The saddle bronc competition at the Days of '47 Rodeo at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.  (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) The saddle bronc competition at the Days of '47 Rodeo at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

I am writing to express my opinion on the lack of rodeo facilities in Utah County. I am a member of the Utah High School Rodeo Association and the National High School Rodeo Association. I compete in rodeos all across the state of Utah.

About 90 percent of the rodeos I go to have huge facilities that are excellently maintained, convenient and organized. It's disappointing when we rodeo in Utah County, which is where I am from, and we have no facility that even compares to the rest of the state.

Rodeo in Utah County is actually very common, more than a lot of other places in the state. I think Utah County deserves a nice rodeo/equestrian facility because we produce some of the best rodeo athletes in Utah, and we should have a nice facility to represent that.

Josie Smith

Payson

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