Old Spanish Trail Rodeo celebrates 25 years when it returns next month

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 04:27 PM.

Longtime crowd favorites will be on hand to entertain rodeo fans between events.

Rodeo clown Rudy Burns, a rodeo fixture, for more than 15 years, returns. "Rudy is one of those individuals who has helped us build our rodeo into what it is today," Todd said. "Not only does he do a great job of entertaining as the rodeo clown, but (also) with the safety of the riders."

Veteran announcer Jim Poole will again call the action.

And, for the third consecutive year, the All-American Cowgirl Chicks return to delight fans with a top-notch show that includes music and trick riding.

"It's highly unusual for us to have an act in back-to-back years," Todd said. "But they do such a great job for us, not only from the entertainment in the middle of the rodeo, but (also) at the start of the rodeo. They come in a day or two in advance and promote and go to the radio stations with us. They will do meet and greet (events in the community). They just add a tremendous amount to the overall rodeo event."

The rodeo will recognize a Wounded Warrior each night and present the honoree with an American flag from that night's event.

Two new additions to this year's rodeo will be bull fighters performing each night. And Saturday night will be Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

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