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Round up your herd for the Mesquite Texas Rodeo!

Growing up west of Fort Worth, the idea of rodeo was not a foreign one
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My friends were all in 4-H, school let out for a holiday during the Fort Worth Stock Show, and after each local rodeo there was always a dance to attend. Now with kiddos of my own, those rural roots are not nearly are prevalent in Arlington, Texas. However, the little bit of cowgirl in me (a stress a little bit), still desires to share my upbringing as well as what a rodeo is all about.

Lucky for me, the Mesquite Rodeo is a great local option for bringing out the cowboy in all of us. Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM until August, everyone is invited to put on their hat, gather up their herd and mosey on down to air-conditioned Mesquite Arena to experience the rodeo! The PRCA-sanctioned events include the best of championship rodeo: bull riding, saddle bronc and bareback riding, cowgirl barrel racing, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. In addition to the rodeo competition, pageantry, comedy and kid-friendly activities such as mutton bustin’ and calf scrambles.

On the schedule for 2012 are a number of specialty acts that add even more entertainment and excitement to the extreme sport of rodeo including:

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  • A new illusion act seems to make a horse appear out of thin air is something that has to be seen to believe.
  • The Cowgirl Chicks amaze with their entertaining trick riding, while Kenny Petet shows the crowd the fast world of chuck wagon racing.
  • Guy McLean, a self-taught Australian horseman, entertains with stunts performed with his four Australian-bred horses.
  • Whiplash, the cowboy monkey, is one of the funniest events for kids at the rodeo. Lynn Payne, a wild animal wrangler, makes the crowd go wild with the crack of his whip.

So put on those dusty boots and come on down to the Mesquite Rodeo!

Mesquite Texas Rodeo

1818 Rodeo Drive

Mesquite, Texas

Now until August 25

Adult tickets start at $12. Reserved adult tickets are $24 and $30, with kids 12 and under are half price. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and rodeo events begin at 7:30 p.m. Post-rodeo concerts begin at 9:30 p.m.

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