The Cowboys of Color Rodeo is the living dream of Cleo Hearn, a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association since 1959, he began producing rodeos in 1971. In 1995, he changed the name from the Texas Black Rodeo to Cowboys of Color Rodeo to be inclusive of other cultures. The rodeo was designed to educate while it entertains, and highlights diverse contributions that many history books fail to mention. The Cowboys of Color Rodeo is also a training ground for the PRCA and features over 200 culturally diverse cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash prizes.

The rodeo offer traditional competition in bull riding, bareback bronc busting, calf roping, steer wrestling, and ladies barrel racing, along with 16 and under junior

breakaway calf roping and junior barrel racing. Historical facts and cultural entertainment are provided between the rodeo events to educate the audience about a history they may never have heard. The Cowboys of Color Rodeo brings diverse cultures (contestants and audience) together to celebrate our collective Western heritage.



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