George Ranch Rodeo

February 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762 Rd
Richmond, TX 77469
George Ranch Rodeo @ George Ranch Historical Park | Richmond | Texas | United States

About the Event:

For more than 100 years, black cowboys played an essential role in Fort Bend County ranching operations. At the George Ranch specifically, four generations of black cowboys worked alongside four generations of the George family, leaving behind a rich legacy of black cowboy heritage that is unique to this part of Texas.

This February, the inaugural George Ranch Rodeo will spotlight this amazing history and honor James and Willie Thomas. The Thomas brothers grew up at the George Ranch and, from a young age, rode anything they could – including Ranch pigs! Both brothers went on to compete in professional rodeos: James rode bare back until he left the cowboy life to serve in the U.S. Army and Willie became one of the best professional bull riders of his era. (Willie’s contributions to the field have now been recognized by the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.)

This full-day event has an estimated attendance of 500+ and will include a rodeo with prize pots, slack events, mutton-busting, a variety of food and marketplace vendors, entertainment and other fun activities for children.

At the Door Ticket Pricing:

General Admission

Child (4-12): $10

Adult: $20

Box Seats – Includes Park Admission!

Child (4-12): $17

Adult: $35

Schedule of Events:

9am-5pm – Initial Rodeo rounds aka the Rodeo Slack

11am-9:30pm – Food & Marketplace Opens

4pm-6pm – YMCA Rodeo Kids Corner Opens

Music with DJ R.E.M.

6pm-8pm – Music with DJ 281

6:30pm – Flag Ceremony, National Anthem, Grand Entry Parade

7pm-10pm – Evening Rodeo

Mutton Busting

Pee Wee Breakaway Roping

Jr. Breakaway Roping

Ladies Barrel Racing

Jr. Barrel Racing

Steer Wrestling

Pee Wee Tie-Down Roping

Jr. Tie-Down Roping

Open Tie-Down Roping

Ladies Steer Undecorating

Team Roping

Bull Riding

(Order of events is subject to change)

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