The 2015 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is now in the record books. The August 7th-8th event was full of excitement, sportsmanship and suspense. The Cowgirl Chicks were great excitement and the cowboys from each team are always amazing showing off their skills.
CONGRATULATIONS to the JO-/Hatchet team New Mexico, who came out on top as the Champion Team.
Besides winning cash and prizes, the team wins a bid to the Working Ranch Cowboys Association World Championships held in November in Amarillo, TX. The JO-/Hatchet team scored in all five events, winning two of them--- Team Doctoring and Wild Cow Milking.
JO-/Hatchet team members are captain Bobby Valdez, Kyle McCauley, Ace Peterson, Clayton Smith and Everett Ashurst
GEE, a 7 yr old Dun Mare ridden by ridden by Clint Jackson from the PaloDuro Ranch/Lazy 11 Cattle Co was named Top Horse. Clint Jackson was also named Top Hand.
Placing second was the Palo Duro Ranch/Lazy 11 Cattle Co from Gruver, TX and third place went to the Reding/Lochhead Ranches team from Denton and Terrell counties in TX.
This rodeo drew great crowds each night, many people traveling long distances to the Ranch Rodeo experience in West Texas. The rodeo has been supported by many Big Bend community businesses, without whose support this Rodeo would not be possible. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us. We have already starting planning for the 2016 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo so, mark your calendar for August 12-13, 2016. You do not want to miss the fun! ;