Professional Armed Forces World Finals Rodeo Kicks Off Today 11/30/13
CBS 7 News
Military men and women have been saddling up today for the Professional Armed Forces World Finals Rodeo.
"[Seeing their support] makes me feel, itís my heart," says Disabled Veteran Adam Pollard. He was a corporal in the United States Marine Corp and won first place in bareback riding in 1995 "It's just fun, it's the camaraderie."
Waving flags are all over the arena not only to show pride in our country, but it also honors service members. Midland Horseshoe Arena Marketing Director, Tammy Dooley tells us this is the third year the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association has held the finals in Midland.
"We love having it here and are hoping to make it a permanent thing," says Dooley.
"We just like to come out and support the troops...I'm a veteran," says Hector Garcia.
Active service members from any branch come from all over America and parts of Europe to compete. They compete in rodeos across the United States throughout the year to get to this point.
Roping, bucking, and the Heart of Texas Cowgirls were just some of the sights to see at the rodeo.
Shows are today at 1pm and 7pm and Sunday the December 1st at 1pm. Matinee prices are $9 for adults and $5 for children. Evening prices are $12 for adults and $8 for children.
For questions call the Midland Horseshoe Arena at: 432-682-1300.