Barrel racing, team roping fund-raisers set at Fair Park

There will be an open 4D barrel race on Friday, July 30 and a team roping on Saturday, July 31 at Rockdale’s Fair Park Arena as a fund-raiser for the Thrall 4-H/ FFA Booster Club, spokesperson Marty Tanner said.

Bob Berg buckles will be awarded to winners in each division of the barrel race and those winners will be eligible for a drawing to win a Brittany Pozzi Saddle donated by Double J Saddlery. Pozzi is a two time world champion barrel racer. There will also be a raffle drawing held at the event for a day lesson with Pozzi.

Books for the barrel race event will open at 5 p.m. July 30 with exhibition from 5:30-7 and the open starts at 8. Entry fee is $30 with a 70 percent payback and an office charge of $5.

The team roping is set for July 31 with books opening at 4 p.m. and roping starts at 5. Costs are #10 with six cap four for $30 and #13 for $40. Enter as many times as you want, Tanner said. Bob Berg buckles will be awarded to the average header and heeler of each roping.

A Twister custom saddle will be given to the high-point roper from combined ropings. A raffle will be held at the event for a one day lesson with nine-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier Tyler Magnus.

An 8-and-under stick horse race will be held during the barrel exhibition and also a dummy roping after the first round Saturday. Bob Berg buckles will be awarded to winners in those events.

Buckle sponsors for the events are Bubba, Jennifer and Alix Hoffman; Kimmi Byler & Horse Swim; Milam County Livestock Auction; Charlie Thompson & Kenneth K irk; Brazos Valley Equine Hospital; LeAnn & Amanda Kay; Marty, Kelly, Tucker and Kayden Tanner.

For more information, contact Tanner (barrel race/team roping), 512-446-0202, or Kenneth Kirk

team roping), 254-493-0930.

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