Richest rodeo in Texas should draw top contenders in Aug.




Calf roping is just one of many events cowboys will compete in during the 2014 Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival. It will be held Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16 at the Atascosa County Show Barn Arena, 2209 West Oaklawn in Pleasanton.

Calf roping is just one of many events cowboys will compete in during the 2014 Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival. It will be held Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16 at the Atascosa County Show Barn Arena, 2209 West Oaklawn in Pleasanton.

With $15,000 added, the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo should bring some great talent to compete Friday and Saturday, August 15-16.

Competitive events are: Ranch Bronc Riding ($75 entry fee)- includes $2,000 added money plus a saddle; Team Roping ($100 per man entry fee) – includes $4,000 added money plus buckles; Calf Roping ($75 entry fee)- include $2,000 added money plus buckles; Breakaway Ladies ($75 entry fee)- includes $2,000 added money plus buckles; Barrel Race Ladies ($75 entry fee) – includes $2,000 plus buckes; Bull riding ($100 entry fee)- includes $2,000 added money plus buckles and Open Breakaway ($75 entry fee) – includes $1,000 plus buckles.

The All-Around winner will also win a two-horse slant trailer.

Books will open Monday, August 11 with rough stock 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with limited entries. Timed events will be 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Slack will be held Thursday night, August 14 7:30 (only timed events).

County and area team ropings will be held the weekend before, August 8 and 9. The roping books will open on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and #10 Draw Pot will open on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Call 830-281-5650 to sign up or for more information on all events.

The rodeos are held at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena, 2209 West Oaklawn, Pleasanton, TX. Admission will be $10, $5 for children 6-12. Children under five are free. Tickets are available at Paisley’s (307 Second Street) and Southern Signs (620 W. Oaklawn) in Pleasanton.

Cowboy of the Year, Hall of Fame

The announcement of the 2014 Working Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee(s) will be made before the Friday night performance, August 15 at 7 p.m.

Entertainment

After both rodeos, bands will take the stage to entertain the crowd even more.

Friday night’s entertainment will feature Natalie Rose, the songstress from Seguin. She has been heard locally as well as opening for big names, such as Charley Pride, Ronnie Milsap, Clay Walker and Kevin Fowler.

On Saturday, Mark Chesnutt will take the stage. His career has spanned over 25 years where he has

14 number one hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit.

Barbeque cook-off, washers

Planned again for this year is an IBCA sanctioned BBQ cook-off and washer contest.

Entry fees for all three meats will be $100 with 75 percent payout. Beans entry fee is $20 with 100 percent payout.

Turn in times will be as follows: Beans – 11 a.m.; Chicken – noon; Ribs – 1:30 p.m.; Brisket – 3 p.m.

Head Cook meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Meat inspection will be on Friday.

For more information, contact Randy Rice at 830-534-0131 or go by Southern Signs at 620 West Oaklawn to sign up.

A washer tournament is also planned. Teams can contact Robert Earl Wood at 830-570-1211.

Sponsorships for all events are still available. Interested parties should call Rice if interested.


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