Professional bull riding returns to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. when the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association sponsors the Fourth Annual Fredericksburg PBR.
The evening also includes live music and a dance after the show featuring Zach Edwards.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the opening ceremonies start at 7:30 p.m. Concession booths will also open at 5:30 p.m.
The bull riding will take place on the track in front of the grandstand, and the chutes will be set up so that the bulls will ride out toward the grandstand.
Between 35-40 riders are expected to compete in the event, which is part of the PBR’s Touring Pro Division. Riders are competing for points to earn spots in the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas in October.
Each rider will ride in the long round. After that the top 10 will come back for the short round to decide the champion.
Texas riders scheduled to far include Juan Alonzo of Weslace; Jonathon Barrera of San Antonio, Bryce Barrios of Bluff Dale, Ralph Benson Jr. of Atkins, Cody Brown of Godley, Nick Cocuzza of San Antonio, Sterling Furr of Boerne, Troy Garcia of Alice, Richard George of Amarillo, Neil Holmes of Houston, Miles Zachary of Gonzales, Lane Nobles of Mount Calm, J.T. Petitt of Odessa, Derek Powell of Kerrville and D.D. Spratt of Austin.
Also scheduled to appear are Luis Blanco of Iacanga, SP Brazil; Brenton Chaffin of Riner, Va.; Claudio Crisostomo of Barro Alto, GO, BZ; Clay Cudmore of Cherokee, Okla.; Paula Cesar Ferreira Lima, Bezerros, PE; Gage Gay of Staley, NC.; Carrson Hiatt of Rosalia, Kan.; Skeeter Kingsolver of Mclouth, Kan.; Dee Lewis of Haines City, Fla; Markus Mariluch of Elko, Nev.; Nick McCormack, Ellensburg, Wash.; Francisco Morales, Irapuato, Gua., Mexico; Gustavo Pedrero of Jalisco, Mexico; Pedro Reynaga of Estipac, Jal., Mexico; Lachlan Richardson of Gresford, NSW, Joseph McConnel of Bloomfield, N.M. and Ryan McConnel of Bloomfield, N.M. and Brady Sims of Holton, Mo.
There will also be mutton busting on Saturday night.
Mutton busting is limited to the first 25 riders who sign up. Participants must weigh 65 pounds or less. There is a $10 entry fee, and sign-up begins at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14.
Advance general admission tickets are $18 through 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. After that, admission is $20.
General admission pre-sale tickets are available at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, Stroeher and Olfers, Lochte Feed and General Store, ProBuild and Blanco National Bank.
In addition, box seating is $40. Box seating tickets are only available at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds or by calling 997-2359.
Tickets for children six to 12 years of age are $10 while children six and under will be admitted free.
As a way of honoring service men and women, general admission tickets are $10 for all military, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel who present a valid ID.
Information and advance ticket sales is available by calling the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association at 830-997-2359 or visiting www.gillespiefair.com.
While the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association is sponsoring the Fredericksburg PBR, local businesses and organizations have signed on as event sponsors.
Sponsors to date include Agritech Research LLC; Allied Ag Services, Inc.; Arrowhead Bank; Blanco National Bank; Burrow Custom Builders; Class A Rentals; CMC Truck & RV, Inc.; Cowboy Cleaners; Jaycees Crawfish Festival; Crenwelge Motors; Edward Jones Investments; Edward Stroeher; Fredericksburg Inn & Suites; Gatti’s Pizza; Global Cooling; Highland Machine Tool Repair; Hill Country Refrigeration; Jack Ledford Ranch Sales; Keg 1 O’Neal; L & L Drilling; Laughlin Homes; PMI – Hye Pipe & Feed; ProBuild; Security State Bank; Sonic Drive In; Stroeher and Olfers; Stroeher and Son; Sunbelt Rentals; Tech Con Trenching, Inc.; Tres Rios Silver, and West Central Wireless.
San Antonio Magazine is the official publication for the Fredericksburg PBR.