The 2022 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is Now in the Record Books

The August 12th-13th event was full of excitement, sportsmanship and suspense. The best cowboys from Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas are always amazing as they show off their skills. We continued the “2 go” format and the cowboys provided lots of excitement and entertainment for the spectators each evening.
CONGRATULATIONS to the VealeRanch/Allen Cattle team from Texas who are the 2022 BBRR Champions. Besides cash and prizes, the team wins an automatic bid to the Working Ranch Cowboys Association World Championships held in November in Amarillo, TX.


2022 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo Champions: Veale/Allen team from Texas

Photo credit: ©Hadley Kibbe, Have Camera, Will Travel

Veale Ranch, from Aledo, TX, and Allen Cattle, Friona, TX, have partnered to compete in the 2022 BBRR. Veale Ranch, owned by PMB Land and Cattle and operated by John C. Brian, was established in 1935. The ranch is a cow/calf and stockers operation, and it brands a PMB. Allen Cattle is owned and operated by the Allen family and is also a cow/calf and stockers operation. Team members include John C. Brian as captain, Cutter McLain as bronc rider, Tanner Allen and Coy Speer.

Veale/Allen scored points in 5 out of the 5 events, tying for 1st place in both the Team Sorting and Wild Cow Milking.

2022 Top Hand Award Winner: Jayde Smith from the Circle M8 Land and Cattle Co. team

Photo credit: ©Hadley Kibbe, Have Camera, Will Travel

The 2022 Top Hand Award went to Jayde Smith from the Circle M8 Land and Cattle Co. team. Winning the Apache Adams Top Horse Award was Metallic Outlaw, from the Wilson Cattle team.

Winner of the Apache Adams Top Horse Award: Metallic Outlaw from Wilson Cattle Co.

Photo credit: ©Hadley Kibbe, Have Camera, Will Travel

Placing second was the Muleshoe Ranch | Hatchet Ranch team, from Paradise, AZ. Placing third was the Myrick Land and Cattle Co. from Hart, TX and Union County, NM.

2022 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo 2nd Place: Muleshoe Ranch | Hatchet Ranch team

Photo credit: ©Hadley Kibbe, Have Camera, Will Travel

Mark Your Calendars!

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo

August 11-12, 2023  ★  Alpine, Texas


Tickets for the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo
will only be available at the gate and
will go on sale at 5:30 each night before
the 7 o’clock performance.

Tickets are $10 for individuals age 13 and up,
children 12 and under are free.


Buy a Cowboy a Meal

“Buy a Cowboy a Meal” has been great success and a part of our weekend that these ranch cowboys are still talking about! 

You can send in your donation to

PO Box 2140
Alpine, Tx   79831
or drop it off at
Big Bend Saddlery or OutWest Feed and Supply.
For more information contact Mattie Sargent at 432-837-5551.

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo Awarded the
2020 WRCA Rodeo of the Year Award

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is extremely proud to announce that it has been named 2020 RODEO OF THE YEAR by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA). The BBRR has been an official sanctioned WRCA rodeo for the past 20 years and is the 2nd sanctioned rodeo to be given this award.

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo has been a leader among WRCA sanctioned rodeos in many areas: we are proud to be the 1st sanctioned rodeo to designate our proceeds for rodeo scholarships, we were the 1st to establish a Youth Competition as part of our rodeo weekend (that has spread to the WRCA as one of their weekend events) and we were also the 1st to have a “Buy a Cowboy a Meal” type program where we feed every contestant in addition to a hospitality tent where the cowboys and their families can get a hot meal.

The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo Committee is made up of hard working people who are dedicated to preserving the ranching way of life and providing a venue where working ranch cowboys can show off the skills they use in their everyday work and also have a little fun and maybe earn a little prize money. 2020 Committee members are: Gary Dunshee, John and MaryAnn Luedecke, Don Cadden, Mattie and Clayton Sargent, Ashley Wood, Stacey Wood, CJ Aragon, Jess and Colby Smith, Dennis Yadon, Paula Wilson and Lonnie Rodriguez, Tate McMullan and Chachi Hawkins.

This ranch rodeo could not happen every year without the terrific support of area businesses, restaurants and ranches and we are grateful for their continued interest in keeping the working cowboy traditions alive. Our hats are off to you all. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.



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