Show me the Monkeys!

9 Jan

You have seen horses, you have seen cattle, but have you seen the monkeys? This weekend at Wells Fargo Arena a unique team of talented monkeys and canines will be taking on the dirt at the World’s Toughest Rodeo. The rodeo will be full of family friendly events like bull riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, and more but the act I’m most excited about will be the specialty act – rodeo monkeys!

Team Ghost Riders, led by Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard, will be performing during the rodeo both Friday and Saturday. Tim is a long time rodeo enthusiast with over 28 years of experience under his belt and he has actually trained his team of monkeys to ride dogs as if they were cowboys riding horses. Not only is it hilarious when monkeys do things with human-like qualities in general, but to see them riding dogs like they are horses is something I never thought I would ever see. The way they grip the ropes with so much concentration and focus on rounding up their goat friends is quite entertaining. These Monkeys are good!

Don’t believe how funny it really is? Check out this video yourself to see just a clip of what these animals are capable of.

Show Me The Monkeys! (Click here to watch)

After watching that video the first time I couldn’t believe my own eyes, and I couldn’t stop laughing either. You never know what a monkey is truly capable of doing.

Come to the rodeo this weekend to see this amazing act. Trust me – you’ll want to see it in person. It is quite the show.

Tickets start at just $20 and kids tickets are always half price! Tickets are still available at all Dahl’s Foods Locations,, 1-866-55-DAHLS, and the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office. If you visit any Taco John’s locations you can pick up a voucher for a free kids ticket with an adult ticket.

Plus you really can’t resist these cute faces now can you?


One Response to “Show me the Monkeys!”

  1. Jessi Mead 01/09/2012 at 10:15 pm #

    This is a great act. I have seen it at a few rodeos, and It brings a laugh every time.

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