SPRING -- Monday night Bull Riding. Look for announcements on this page and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
JUNE (TBA) Annual P.R.C.A. Ken Lance Memorial Rodeo. Bulls, Broncs, Roping, Wrestling, Women's Barrel Racing, plus rodeo entertainment and lots of family fun and excitement. Great for the whole family.
Queen contestants must be 16 - 24 years of age. Princess contestants must be 5-15 years of age
Anna Hunt (center below) joined us for a Monday Bull Riding on August 8, 2012. She is with Texas Womenand brought with her 80 bulls for bucking. In over 4 hrs of bull riding, more than 80 bulls were bucked. What a night! Here she is pictured with Mike Lane, Scott Mesick, Kelly Mesick and Co-Founder of the original Ken Lance Arena -- Ruth Lance Wester!
YOUTH RODEO CAMP
Bulls, Barrels, Broncs, Roping + Horsemanship: July 3-7, 2013
$225.00 for 5 days, 4 nights. Classes for events like: Bull Riding, Roping, Barrels, Horse riding, and more. Plus, Christian devotions each night... swimming... lots of great food and making new friends and having fun.
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 pros in the rodeo world! You'll receive proper training and technique as well as inspirational stories and instruction about living a successful life by God's leadership in your life.
For boys and girls in grades 7-12. Insurance is required.
Several campers received the Lord and 2 of them got baptized.
SUPPLIES: Students need to bring bedding, toiletries, changes of clothes, rodeo supplies, horse and tack. We will go to the LaserZone (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. Cowboys will stay overnight at the Meeting Hall at 3Crosses Arena. Cowgirls 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. Contact email@example.com
HELP SUPPORT THE CAMP and PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS for CAMP FEES: Donate online (at our DONATE LINK) and select "3Crosses"
or mail your support to: 3Crosses Youth Camp P O Box 1343 Ada OK 74821
During parts of our season we have Monday Night Chute-Outs at 7:00 P.M. (May - November as we are able). Bull riding right from our Priefert chutes. Our announcer is Rich Kaye who does an excellent job of providing music that will get your heart pumping, and color commentary that will keep you knowing the score and so much more! We have a full concession stand to keep you fed and watered. Plus the bleechers are fully covered. Restrooms are available. Bullriding is free to enter. Admission is free to watch.
Photos by Austin Mesick:
Rich Kaye announces and plays the music at the bull ridings
bull riding 8 15 '11 action right in the chute!
RUTH LANCE HISTORICAL PRODUCTS
PERFECT GIFT FOR RODEO FANS! THE AMAZING HISTORY OF THE KEN LANCE ARENA - in Book and DVD
Ropin' The Dream 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 +Shipping)
Here's Ruth at the 2010 1st Annual Ken Lance Memorial PRCA Rodeo:
(Photo By Siri Stevens of The Rodeo News used with permission)
VIDEO History of the Arena
Here 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 HERE for her book and DVD combo ROPING THE DREAMand THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME.
Some of the souvenirs, awards and recognition received over the years:
THE RODEO NEWS MAGAZINE
We are in The Rodeo News magazine every month -- Look for our ads about 3Crosses.
We have been featured in the June 2010, 2011 and 2012 issues and others about our annual PRCA Rodeos.
***Three Crosses Church Inc is a ministry partner with the Gospel Station Network (SCOCBI). The Gospel Station does not own or operate the Three Crosses Church Inc.***
We regret to announce that Naomi Wells, who took such great care of our concession stands at 3Crosses, passed away Thursday Feb 7, 2013.
We hope everyone will join us in consoling her son Jack Wells who keeps our arena going. The two of them put their heart and soul into their work. They both had a fervor for serving that is rarely found. We love her and will miss her.
MAIL: 3Crosses/Ken Lance Arena, PO Box 1343 Ada Ok 74821