Riders to chase times Saturday

Published 6:51pm Friday, July 5, 2013

By Daniel Evans

The Selma Times-Journal

Saturday, cowboys and cowgirls of all ages will be at the Dallas County Horse Arena for a rodeo run by the Alabama Youth & Junior Bull Riding Association.

Pam Boswell, co-organizer of the jackpot bull-riding event, says the purpose of the rodeo is to raise money for timers.

There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted.

“We are opening it free to the public but we will take donations. We are just trying to do this as a fundraiser, jackpot deal for the kids,” Boswell said “Our association needs timers and all the kids decided, let’s do a jackpot and that will help raise money so we can get timers for our association.”

Riders of all ages are taking part in the event, from younger participants to a gentleman that is 38-years-old.

“We are going to have sheep riding to professional, pro bull riding,” Boswell said.

The rodeo starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, and gates will open at 12 p.m.

“We do a rodeo every month. Some of them are in Selma and some are off. Our next rodeo will be in Roanoke, Va.,” Boswell said. “We are going to make this free because Selma has been good to us. We just want everyone to feel free to come out and watch it.”

Boswell said the rodeo’s major sponsors during the past year include Holley True Value and Selma Trophy.

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