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2017 Gaff•n•Go Rodeo Information
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2018 Rodeo Events Information

May 11, 2018
The Gaff-n-Go Equipment Operator's Rodeo and Vendor Expo at Meadow Event Park

May 12, 2018
The Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo at Meadow Event Park
The Awards Banquet at the Hilton Richmond Hotel at Short Pump

All events held at the Meadow Event Park and are generally open to the public.


2017 Rodeo Events Information

The events for the 2017 Gaff•n•Go Rodeo were:

Journeyman: Hurt Man Rescue, Climbing Skills, Dead End Cross Arm Change Out, Wire Down/Dead End, Replace a Failed Underground

Apprentices: Written Test, CPR/AED, Hurtman Rescue, Climbing Skills, Street Light Head Change Out

Best T-Shirt Contest

Winner: Delaware Electric Cooperative



Gaff-n-Grill BBQ Cook-off Competition

A big thank you to our grill sponsor: Tom's Meats & Produce

1st: Southside Electric Cooperative ............. Hawg Hangers
2nd: Southside Electric Cooperative ............. Central Smokers
3rd: Community Electric Cooperative ......... Buckhorn Bar-B-Que

Community Electric Cooperative ......... Buckhorn Bar-B-Que
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative ....... Fire-N-The-Wire
Northern Neck Electric Cooperative ..... Bama Boys Spitting Fire
Prince George Electric Cooperative ...... Black Creek BBQ
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative ..... Blue Ridge BBQ
Southside Electric Cooperative ............. Central Smokers
Southside Electric Cooperative ............. Hawg Hangers
Southside Electric Cooperative ............. C.R. Butts Smoke
Southside Electric Cooperative ............. Hookin N cookin
Southside Electric Cooperative ............. Southside Smokers



Events Agenda

Friday, May 19, 2017
Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA

10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Equipment Operators Rodeo Judges Meeting

10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.  Equipment Operator’s Rodeo Participant Registration (No registration before 10 A.M.)

10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.  GAFF-n-GO EXPO (Doors Open at 10 A.M. Sharp!)

10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Lineman’s RODEO Participant Registration (contestants and judges) – Team Members and Apprentices must pick up rodeo packets and sign releases.  All three team members must register.

10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.  Collectible T-shirt & Hat Sales

11:15 A.M.  Equipment Operator’s Opening Ceremony 

11:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Equipment Operator’s Rodeo COMPETITION BEGINS

NOON  Expo Lunch (free to participants and judges; guests may purchase food)

3:00-5:00 P.M. CPR Apprentice Practice

4:00 P.M.  Lineman’s Rodeo Judges Meeting - Part 1 (All Judges & Assistants)

5:00 P.M.  Linemen’s Rodeo Apprentice Written Test (All Judges)

5:45 P.M.  Gaff-n-Go Judges Meeting & Meal - Continued - Part 2 (All Judges & Assistants)


Saturday, May 20, 2017
Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA

7:00 A.M.   Contestants at the arrive Meadow Event Park (Building opens at 7 A.M.)

7:45 A.M.  Lineman’s Rodeo Opening Ceremony (and instructions to participants)


10 A.M.-2 P.M. Petting Zoo, Balloons and Face Painting


At the Hilton Hotel and Spa Glen Allen, VA

5:00 P.M.

6:45 - 7:30 P.M. Altec Sponsored Safety Speaker: Nate Humphrey

7:30 P.M. Rodeo Awards Presentation: Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s & Equipment Operator’s Rodeos

8:30 P.M. Conclusion and Congratulations



Awards Banquet

Will be held at the
Hilton Richmond Hotel at Short Pump
12042 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23233


Hotel Room Block Information

Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond
4100 Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA  23060
Phone Number: (804) 421-1600
Website: http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/homewood-suites-by-hilton-richmond-west-end-innsbrook-RICWTHW/index.html


Reservation Cut-Off Date: May 5, 2017
Rate: $104.00/per night Single or Double standard room (plus tax)
Booking Code: AOE
To make a reservation: Copy and paste the link (above) into your Internet browser, enter your arrival and departure dates and then click on the continue button.

Hotel Quick Facts:
• Full hot breakfast
·Hot breakfast buffet
·Full dinner buffet reception Monday – Thursday, with complimentary beer & wine
·Complimentary shuttle service to any location within 5-7 mile radius
         Shuttle runs until 7:00 p.m.
·internet access in rooms
·Hilton Honors Rewards Program
·Exercise Room
·Fully equipped kitchen in all rooms
·Outdoor pool (seasonal)
·Check-in after 3:00 p.m. & check-out is Noon
·Cancellation:  24-hours before the day of arrival to avoid penalty
·No Smoking (beginning mid-2015)
·Service animals welcome


Wingate by Wyndham
13991 North Gayton Road
Richmond, VA  23233
Phone Number: (804) 421-1600
Website: www.wingateshortpump.com/

Reservation Cut-Off Date:  April 18, 2017
Rate: $109/King (Standard or Deluxe) or $113/King (deluxe with Pull-Out Sofa)
Booking Code: Gaff N Go
Cancellation Policy: Cancel 72-hours prior to arrival without penalty.
To make reservations: Call hotel direct at (804) 421-1600 and reference booking code.

Hotel Quick Facts:
• Full hot breakfast
• High speed internet in room
• Parking
• Shuttle service within 5-mile radius
Check-in after 3:00 p.m. & check-out by Noon
Indoor pool and jacuzzi
Refrigerator in room
Microwave in room
Keurig single-cup coffee maker in room
On-site fitness center
Wyndham Rewards Program
Service animals allowed
No smoking rooms available


SOLD OUT Hilton Hotel & Spa
12042 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23233
Phone Number:  (804) 364-3600
Website: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-richmond-hotel-and-spa-short-pump-RICWSHF/index.html

Reservation Cut-Off Date: April 27, 2017
Rate:    $122.00
Booking Code:  VMDAEC
Cancellation Policy:  Cancel 72-hours prior to arrival without penalty.
To make reservations: http://www3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/search/findhotels/index.htm

Hotel Quick Facts:
• Complimentary parking and high speed internet in room
• Check-in after 3:00 p.m. & check-out by Noon
· Hilton Honors Rewards Program
· Aura Spa and Salon
· Exercise Room
· Indoor pool
• Service animals allowed
• No smoking rooms available




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