2018 Grand Marshal Dick Cain

Born 81 years ago, Dick has seen a lot of years of the Crooked River Roundup. Dick’s grandfather Jess Cain was the founder of the Roundup, and as a young boy Dick spent much time with his grandfather building the rodeo grounds. Raised on their Hereford cattle ranch in the Prineville area, Dick grew up showing cattle in 4-H and FFA beginning when he was nine years old. He also played football and basketball. After high school Dick spent two years in Germany in the military. He came back to the family ranch which by this time had relocated to Powell Butte where it still is today. Dick ranched with his parents, James Melton “Melt” and Ethel. When the cattle market dropped Dick took up writing stories and poems, just in case he needed a second career. The market did come around and today Dick and is son Robert run over 200 head of cows on 400 acres. Dick also has two daughters, DeAnn and Terry who are both nurses; and four grandchildren. Still an active rancher, Dick holds his annual branding the day before Mother’s Day and has 30-40 people from all around the state who come to help drag the calves to the fire – where Dick does all the castrating so “it’s done my way.”