Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pro Rodeo Returns to Double D Arena

The Pledge of Allegiance starts each night at the rodeo

A traveling rodeo of professional cowboys is coming back to Walterboro on May 1 and 2, bringing family fun and western wear back under the spotlights at the Double D Arena. Cowboys and cowgirls will find their way to Rodeo Road in Walterboro for the two nights of horses, bulls, calfs and the daring contestants that hope to tame them. This is the 26th year that Tommie Derry and family have hosted the pro rodeo, where everyone can watch the drama unfold as cowboys try to qualify for the Rodeo National Finals.
Don't have a cowboy hat??
Then get one at the Rodeo!!
Gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and adult ticket prices are $20 at the gate. Two kids under the age of ten years old are admitted free with one paid adult. Rodeo fans will want to get there early to enjoy all of the atmosphere that goes along with events at the Double D Arena. Country music will be playing, children will be playing on the jump castles and everyone will be eating the special offerings from the food trucks. You will find me in line for the hot and fresh mini doughnuts, followed up by a foot long corn dog! Western wear sales will include cowboy hats, boots, leather belts, bolo ties, chaps, bandanas and so much more. 

But no night at the rodeo gets underway without a salute to the troops of the United States of America and recognition of the blessing of being free. Everyone is told to rise and a cadre of horseback riders come into the arena bearing flags and ride in formation all around the ring before coming to a stop in front of the American flag. The National Anthem helps remind everyone that the rodeo is just as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie.

To read this entire article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries about wild horses click here.

To view past blog entries about trail riding click on Georgia -  North Carolina

To view past blog entries for Polo for the Point click on 20142013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2009.

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