A group of our Winter Ranchers and Trophy Gardens residents headed out today to the watch the National Professional Bull Riders (NPBR). The NPBR brought some of the nation’s top bull riders to town for a two-day event on Jan. 30-31 at the RGV Livestock Show Complex, Mercedes. According to the Winter Texan Times 35 top cowboys competed for an average of $14,000 in money and prizes. It also included a chance to win one of three $600 Monsoon Silver Champion Trophy Buckles and a sack full of money. The NPBR not only attracts bull riders from Texas and the surrounding states but also from Mexico, Brazil and Australia.
Jim Drake, our bus driver for the day
Under age ten kids trying to grab the bow off the calf’s tail
Some of our gang in the seats
Tom Robinson and Sue Henderson
Pro Rodeo Clown and Barrelman, Rockin’ Robbie Hodges of Cave Spring, GA
Girl on the mechanical bull
Symbol for a hot 8 second ride
Thanks to Lee Clement for the pictures of this event!