Bull Ride Spectacular in Clinton This Saturday

Jill M. Rohrbach
One of my favorite memories of this year is watching my 8-year-old son’s face — mouth hanging open, eyes wide – as he watched the first bronc rider out of the chute at the Rodeo of the Ozarks in Springdale back in July. I grew up on a farm and going to the rodeo was a familiar family occurrence to me. But my kids know nothing about farm life, so they were in awe watching the rodeo events, all the way from the riding clubs to the roping to the finale of bull riders.

They always save the best for last, right. Nobody wants to leave until they see a rider try to stay on a violently twisting and bucking bull for eight seconds without touching the animal or its riggings with his free hand.

You have an opportunity to see the wild and fun action of bull riding this Saturday, Aug. 28 when the Clinton Area Rotary Club presents the Bull Ride Spectacular. The event, which has been raising money for local scholarships for more than 20 years, begins at 8 a.m. at the Rotary Rodeo Arena located behind the Clinton Middle School. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 at local banks in the Clinton area, or for $10 at the gate.

This event attracts top bull riders that compete for prize money, the thrill of the ride and to entertain the crowd. Judging is based on the performance of the Brahman bull as well as that of the rider.

Call Dixie Lee Carter at 501-745-2785 or email her at dlcarter@ualr.edu for more information.

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