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Texas Bronc Rider’s Association 2018 Finals Set for Last Weekend in September
story by Lori O’Harver
GLEN ROSE, Texas – “We’re thrilled to have the bronc riders back in town, but honestly? It’s the TBRA lady ranch bronc riders our community is most looking forward to having back. They’re just hard not to love,” said Kelly Harris of the Glen Rose Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
The $20,000 added TBRA Finals III has expanded to three days; 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday nights, September 28 and 29 and the 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, September 30. Bareback, saddle bronc, ranch bronc, ladies ranch bronc riding contests are a three head/average format. The $15,000 TBRA Scholarship Shoot Out is open to the world (members and non-members) and by invitation. Invitations are won by submitting a 500 word essay about yourself, your goals and commitment to the various sports of bronc riding nation. Contestant hopefuls should email essays to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted at the Somerville Expo Center in friendly Glen Rose, Texas, for the second time in the association’s three-year history, the venue is contestant, bucking horse and fan friendly. Surrounding events include the world famous Glen Rose Chili Cook-Off and concerts after each night performance.
“We’re proud and energized with the progress of the TBRA,” said Daryl McElroy, president, founder and visionary behind the association that provides more opportunity for contestants to hone their skills on their way to the pro’s, for contestants who need to stay a little closer to home to still have the opportunity to compete and for young bronc hands just learning their trades. “We have more visions we plan to bring to life as the association grows and we’re, of course, anxious to get those programs running, but looking back to the conversation between Michelle and myself that inspired us to get to work to start the TBRA, thanks to the support of great, visionary sponsors and partners who believed in the idea, we’ve come a long way. Having the opportunity to work with and meet so many great supporters of the bucking horse community has been an honor – one we are committed to doing justice to. We strive to make them proud to be involved with us.”