Rodeo Festival fast approaching

Once again, the Pleasanton Young Farmers are gearing up for a great Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. As usual the group has a great lineup scheduled for August 19-20 at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena, 2209 West Oaklawn, Pleasanton.

Rodeo

Books open on Sunday, August 14 with R/S 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. T/E is 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Slack will be held Thursday night, August 18 at 7:30 sharp (only timed events). Fees range from $75-$100.

Rodeo performance will begin after the Cowboy of the Year induction at about 8 p.m. on Friday, August 19 and at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 20. 

Events will include: Ranch Bronc Riding – (Saddle), Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Breakaway Ladies, Barrel Race Ladies, Bull Riding and Open Breakaway (All Buckles).

Cook-Off/Washer Tourney

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

Barbeque cookers should contact Randy Rice at 830-534-0131 or go by Southern Signs at 620 West Oaklawn to sign up. 

Cowboy of the Year, Hall of Fame

Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame nominations are still being accepted.

Please submit nominations for this year’s Working Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee(s). Cowboy of the Year nominations must be working cowboys and reside in Atascosa County. South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame nominees must have worked in Atascosa County, but no longer have to be active or living in the county.

Pleasanton Express will act as roundup headquarters for entries, which should be sent to: Atascosa Cowboy of the Year, P.O. Drawer 880,Pleasanton, Texas 78064, emailed to sbrown@pleasantonexpress.com or brought to the Pleasanton Express office at 114 East Goodwin.  Deadline is Friday, July 29 at 5 p.m.

The winners will be announced at the Friday night rodeo, August 19 at 7:30 p.m.  

Our special section, Cowboy Tales, will feature stories of past and present cowboys.  It will hit the newsstands on August 17.

Entertainment

On Friday, August 19 Country Music Legend TG Shepperd will be performing after the rodeo.  On Saturday the ever popular Johnny Rodriguez will take the stage after the rodeo followed by Roger Creager.    

TG Sheppard

According to his bio TG Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for music. This passion along with 21 number one hits and being ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time has made him one of the most popular live performers on tour today. It’s only natural with a show chock full of chart topping hits like “Last Cheaters Waltz”,”I Loved ‘Em Everyone”,”Do You Wanna Go To Heaven”, and “Party Time” that TG has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want. All this and more combined with a steadfast dedication to entertainment has truly made him one of the great Legends in country music.

Johnny Rodriguez

Almost 40 years after he first arrived in Nashville, Johnny Rodriguez is right back where he started coming full circle back to making the kind of honest country music that he and his fans always enjoyed.

Johnny was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage in 2007, an honor well deserved for his contribution to country music.  In 2010,  Johnny received the Pioneer Award from the Institute of Hispanic Culture.

Roger Creager

Roger Creager is an adventurist; he does not like to sit still while the world passes by. Whether it’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, jumping off his boat to snorkel with wild dolphins, snow skiing in the Rockies, catching tuna 100 miles from shore, piloting his airplane to far-off concerts, spear-fishing around oil rigs, scuba diving coral reefs, surfing in Costa Rica, or playing music through the Italian countryside, he tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer. All of this finds its way into Roger’s music and live shows. His passion for life invigorates everyone around him including his fan base. Those who get hooked on his charismaOnce again, the Pleasanton Young Farmers are gearing up for a great Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. As usual the group has a great lineup scheduled for August 19-20 at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena, 2209 West Oaklawn, Pleasanton.

Rodeo

Books open on Sunday, August 14 with R/S 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. T/E is 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Slack will be held Thursday night, August 18 at 7:30 sharp (only timed events). Fees range from $75-$100.

Rodeo performance will begin after the Cowboy of the Year induction at about 8 p.m. on Friday, August 19 and at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 20. 

Events will include: Ranch Bronc Riding – (Saddle), Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Breakaway Ladies, Barrel Race Ladies, Bull Riding and Open Breakaway (All Buckles).

Cook-Off/Washer 

Tourney

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

Barbeque cookers should contact Randy Rice at 830-534-0131 or go by Southern Signs at 620 West Oaklawn to sign up. 

Cowboy of the Year, Hall of Fame

Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame nominations are still being accepted.

Please submit nominations for this year’s Working Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee(s). Cowboy of the Year nominations must be working cowboys and reside in Atascosa County. South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame nominees must have worked in Atascosa County, but no longer have to be active or living in the county.

Pleasanton Express will act as roundup headquarters for entries, which should be sent to: Atascosa Cowboy of the Year, P.O. Drawer 880,Pleasanton, Texas 78064, emailed to sbrown@pleasantonexpress.com or brought to the Pleasanton Express office at 114 East Goodwin.  Deadline is Friday, July 29 at 5 p.m.

The winners will be announced at the Friday night rodeo, August 19 at 7:30 p.m.  

Our special section, Cowboy Tales, will feature stories of past and present cowboys.  It will hit the newsstands on August 17.

Entertainment

On Friday, August 19 Country Music Legend TG Shepperd will be performing after the rodeo.  On Saturday the ever popular Johnny Rodriguez will take the stage after the rodeo followed by Roger Creager.    

TG Sheppard

According to his bio TG Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for music. This passion along with 21 number one hits and being ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time has made him one of the most popular live performers on tour today. It’s only natural with a show chock full of chart topping hits like “Last Cheaters Waltz”,”I Loved ‘Em Everyone”,”Do You Wanna Go To Heaven”, and “Party Time” that TG has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want. All this and more combined with a steadfast dedication to entertainment has truly made him one of the great Legends in country music.

Johnny Rodriguez

Almost 40 years after he first arrived in Nashville, Johnny Rodriguez is right back where he started coming full circle back to making the kind of honest country music that he and his fans always enjoyed.

Johnny was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage in 2007, an honor well deserved for his contribution to country music.  In 2010,  Johnny received the Pioneer Award from the Institute of Hispanic Culture.

Roger Creager

Roger Creager is an adventurist; he does not like to sit still while the world passes by. Whether it’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, jumping off his boat to snorkel with wild dolphins, snow skiing in the Rockies, catching tuna 100 miles from shore, piloting his airplane to far-off concerts, spear-fishing around oil rigs, scuba diving coral reefs, surfing in Costa Rica, or playing music through the Italian countryside, he tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer. All of this finds its way into Roger’s music and live shows. His passion for life invigorates everyone around him including his fan base. Those who get hooked on his charisma 

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