Get Ready for the 34th annual PRCA Memorial Day Rodeo at Mansfield Park Arena
May 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2017.
Are you ready to RODEO?????
Bandera is the Cowboy Capital. We have the tradition of raising rodeo champions. We
also have the tradition of having great rodeos, including our professional rodeo over Memorial
Day Weekend. This includes rodeos Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, starting at 7:30 p.m.
We are fortunate to have RafterG Rodeo as the producer for the rodeos. RafterG has been
producing rodeos since 1957. RafterG is owned and operated by Neal Gay and his family,
including Kay and their children and grand-children. Their champions include the 2013 WNFR
Champion Bareback Horse, the 2013 WNFR Reserve World Champion Bull and the 2013 and
2014 Bucking Bull of the Year in the Texas Circuit. The family helped start the Mesquite
Championship Rodeo in 1958 and they have produced the Fort Worth Rodeo for over 35 years.
As they say, they have the experience to work with the needs of rodeos of all sizes. We are
looking forward to seeing their moto “RODEO. IT’S WHAT WE DO” in action. In addition, Barrelman
John Harrison , will be providing entertainment.
We are working hard to make this year’s professional rodeo the best ever. To do this, we
need the continued support of the community.
Please consider the sponsorship/advertising opportunities. If you see something
that is a fit for you, complete the Sponsorship Agreement and mail it to,
P.O. Box 457
Bandera, Texas 78003
or,email it to:
For more information, you can email your inquiries to [email protected] or go
to : banderaprorodeo.org
We look forward to seeing you at the rodeo!!
BARRELMAN: JOHN HARRISON
John Harrison lives in Soper, Oklahoma with wife, Carla, daughters Addison & Billie and son Cazwell. He has a degree in Ag.-business and is a certified Equine Massage Therapist.
John was six when he received his first trick riding lesson after watching a trick rider perform at a nearby rodeo. Since then he has trained and performed with many of the best trick riders in the world.
John became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999, as a trick and roman rider, and trick roper. He has since diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card.
Today John entertains with his walk & talk comedy that is backed by his quick wit, and with his strongest acts; Miss Rodeo Universe and Comedy Trick Riding. 2010, a new breed of magician hit the rodeo trail and this is one disappearing feat that would leave Houdini puzzled.
John has been selected to perform 3 times at the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV. Seven times he has been nominated for Comedy Act of the Year, four times nominated for Coors Man in the Can, and four times for PRCA's Clown of the Year. 2012 John picked up the coveted award of Comedy Act of the Year, and he hasn't stopped smiling since. Blessings have continued as he was voted to work the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.