It didn’t happen in 2020, but wild horses couldn’t stop the Pleasanton Young Farmers from hosting the 55th annual Open Rodeo and Festival in 2021. Held August 20-21 at the Atascosa County Show Barn in Pleasanton, “The Richest Open Rodeo in Texas” awarded a total payout of $30,280 including $13,500 added money.
Atascosa Livestock Exchange sponsored the 2021 Cowboy of the Year Saddle which was awarded to Brandon Smith. William “Ernie” Bandy and Robert May were inducted into the South Texas Hall of Fame.
Pleasanton High School senior Autumn Guerra was crowned 2021 Cowboy Homecoming Queen. Princesses are Ally Sherley, Raylin Castillo, Erin Light and Linda Sanchez.
Sponsored by Clear Creek Ranchers Supply, buckles were awarded to All Around Champion Cowboy Forrest Fisher and All Around Champion Cowgirl Breanna Meyer. The calf scramble 1st prize bike was sponsored by Angie Cude Properties and 2nd-5th place ropes were provided by Ron and Sandy Rickaway.
The rodeo results are as follows:
Barrel Racing sponsored by Atascosa Dodge-Allways Chevrolet
1st-Lisa Thornton, $1,179
2nd-Kay Blandford, $960
3rd-Amanda Slaughter, $786
4th-Riley Arrington, $655
5th-Callie Albrecht, $437
6th-Jimmie Kay Cox, $349
Ladies Breakaway sponsored by Clear Creek Ranchers Supply
1st-Katy Armstrong, $1,056
2nd-Brooke Hester, $825
3rd-Bailey Jay, $594
4th-Breanna Meyer, $495
5th-Melissa Pfeil, $330
Ranch Bronc sponsored by Sotello Electric
1st-Yorny Burguos, $925
2nd-David Morales, $925
Open Breakaway sponsored by MG Building Materials
1st-Forrest Fisher, $468
2nd-Cord Crowell, $312
3rd-Garett Chick, $240
4th-Colton Green, $180
Calf Roping sponsored by Ramos Tire and Auto Service, Inc.
1st-Krystin Gunels, $1,072
2nd-Jim Bob Crow, $721
3rd-Clint Singleton, $721
4th-Jake Metheney, $503
5th-Tres Medietta, $335
Bull Riding sponsored by Price Chevrolet
1st-Tristian Donaghue, $1,520
2nd-Yorny Burguos, $1,520
Open Team Roping sponsored by Cowboy Fellowship
1st-Quisto Lopez and Dee Rampy, 3,294
2nd-Forrest Fisher and Caleb Green, $2,767
3rd-Joel Rocha and Justin Ambriz, $2,108
4th-Tommy Zuniga and Cody Owens, $1,516
5th-Cord Crowell and Cody Owens, $1,516
6th-Cash Fretwell and Levi Martinez, $1,054
7th-Leander Williams and Truman Magnus, $922
8th-Bull Austin and Dee Rampy
9th-Tyler Magnus and Colton Johnson
10th-Joel Rocha and Andrew Storey
The PYF would like to thank the following sponsors for their part in making this year’s event a success:
Angie Cude Properties, Ashley Salvage, Atascosa Bank, Atascosa County Farm Bureau, Atascosa Dodge-Allways Chevrolet, Atascosa Livestock Exchange, Atascosa Materials, Bar K Cattle Co., Bert Williams Insurance Agency, Brohill Realty, Cactus Ropes, Capital Farm Credit, Catholic Life Insurance, Cenizo Services, Center Pharmacy, Chaparral Veterinary Center, City Cleaners, Claude Zabava State Farm Insurance, Cowboy Fellowship, D&H Trucking, Dairy Queen, Dornak Auto Parts, Double P Rentals & Sales, Elliott Electric Supply, Frank Nieschwietz Enterprises, Gaydos Construction LLC, Germania Insurance, Granzin’s Meat Market, GunnPfeil Certified Public Accountants, H-E-B, Helena Agri Enterprises, Hindes Helicopters, Hurley Funeral Home, JAT Construction, Jeff’s Auto Rebuilders, Johnny Yow Welding, K&C Hose and Supply, Karnes Electric Coop, Kathryn Pavlovsky CPA, Liveoak Livestock Auction, Lyssy & Eckel Inc., MJ Poth Plumbing, Methodist Hospital | South, MG Building Materials, Moys Water Well Drilling, Nelson’s Truck & Tire, Pleasanton Express, Plestex 4 Theatre, Price Chevrolet, Primo’s Feed & Supply, Rakowitz Engineering & Surveying, Ramey Insurance Agency, Ramos Tire Service, Ranchers Exchange, Ron and Sandy Rickaway, Rickaway Energy Corp, Riata Cleaners, Rice Electric, RM Car Care Service, SIMCO Custom Homes, Sotello Electric, Southern Signs, Southtrust Bank, Swan Auto Sales, Tellus Equipment, Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Farm Credit, The Feed Pen Inc., The Other Shot Glass, The Shot Glass, Trout Trucking Co. Inc., Tuttle Motor Co., Wells Construction and Wilco Peanut Co.