Saddle up: The Old Spanish Trail Rodeo is riding into town

HOLT, Fla., March 21, 2017—The 28th annual Pro Rodeo Old Spanish Trail Rodeo is scheduled for April 7 and 8 at the Baker Arena.

Events include rodeo standards of bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, cowgirl breakaway roping, barrel racing and bulldogging competitions. The evening ends with the favorite bull riding competition.

Additionally, Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks equestrian drill team will perform their trick horseback riding, all done at breakneck speed.

This year, an added event will be freestyle bullfighting. Three freestyle bullfightersalso known as rodeo clownswill compete each night.

According to the event website, bullfighters will be judged on “their control and maneuvering of the bull, precision in jumping the bull, contact with the bull and handling of the [safety] barrel” for more than $2,000 in prizes.

In between rodeo events, kids will have a chance to score a prize by participating in the chicken and pig scramble. Children 5 to 8 will attempt to catch a chicken. Children 9 to 12 have to snag a “slightly greased” pig to earn a prize.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Rodeo activities begin at 7:30 p.m.

Advance ticket sales are available throughout the Baker, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach area.

Ticket Locations

General Admission

  • Baker Farm Center
  • Baker Feed & Country Store
  • Baker Parts & Supply
  • Blackmon Country Store
  • Days Tire
  • Gator Cafe
  • Pic n Sav – Baker
  • Taco Town – Baker
  • Wooten Lumber
  • Azteca Mexican Restaurant
  • Coastal Bank & Trust – North Ferdon
  • Samuel’s Roadhouse – Crestview
  • Ace Hardware – DeFuniak Springs
  • Farm World – Laurel Hill
  • Ace Hardware -Bluewater Bay
  • Ace Hardware – Racetrack Rd – FWB
  • Ace Hardware – Niceville
  • Horse Around Feed & Tack – Mossy Head

Reserve Ticket Sales Location

  • Tractor Supply – Reserve Ticket Sales Location
  • Ace Hardware – Crestview – Reserve Ticket Sales Location

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