SAN ANGELO, Texas – “Rodeo Town” is living up to its Texas roots in a bigger way.
The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association has hired Texas-based Pete Carr Pro Rodeo as its stock contractor for the February 2016 event.
“The rodeo committee has voted to move forward with Pete Carr,” said Justin Jonas, the executive director for the association. “Pete Carr has shown us the commitment and concern imperative to putting on a premier event, as San Angelo has grown accustomed to over the past 84 years.”
Carr has been recognized as one of the top producers in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, having received multiple nominations for Stock Contractor of the Year. Each of the past two season, the Dallas-based firm has had more animals selected to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo than any other contracting company in the PRCA.
“The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo has a great tradition, and we’re excited to be part of such a classic event in our sport’s history,” Carr said. “We’ve been fortunate to be part of this exciting rodeo over the last couple of years. It’s an exciting time for me and our company.”
One of the most original and prestigious rodeos in Texas will kick off its 12 performances on February 5th, 2016. Over the years, the San Angelo Rodeo has grown from 8 to 10 and now has a dozen performances. “Rodeo Town” celebrates the rodeo’s heritage with more than 97 percent of the seats sold out each year
From a West Texas town of only 110,000 people, this caliber of rodeo and livestock show is a combination of excitement and entertainment that is unheard of anywhere else in the event community.
“They definitely love their rodeo in San Angelo,” said Carr, the 2014 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s Stock Contractor of the Year. “The association does a great job of putting on a great event for the fans out there.”
The rodeo committee will work closely with Carr and his team on producing the event, which is scheduled for February 5-20 at Foster Communications Coliseum. This past February, reigning PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year Dirty Jacket guided NFR qualifier Jessy Davis to a 93-point ride to win the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Cinch Shoot-Out.
Dirty Jacket is just one of four Carr horses to be named the world champion bareback horse, joining MGM Deuces Night, Big Tex and Real Deal. The 11-year-old bay gelding is one of 27 Carr animals selected to buck at the finals in 2013 and ’14, a record number of animals coming from one contracting company.
That kind of talent combined with the historic San Angelo Rodeo should be the perfect mix.