The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is holding its 15th annual rodeo at the Somervell County Expo Center March 5, 6 and 7. Cowboys and cowgirls from Alberta, Canada to right here in Glen Rose, Texas, will test their skills and compete for big prizes.
The husband and wife due of Kevin and Ember Stewart from Glen Rose will compete in their own events at the rodeo.
Kevin started roping 31 years ago and still feels the pressure of performing in front of the home crowd.
“It’s always nice to rope close to the house, but there’s more pressure roping in your hometown than anywhere else,” Kevin said. “If you miss, you have to hear about it all week.”
Kevin is scheduled to compete in the team roping event on Thursday.
Ember, who is originally from Wyoming, met Kevin on the rodeo circuit and moved to Glen Rose to be with her husband. She will compete in barrel racing.
Other cowboys to watch include Derrick Begay from Arizona competing in team roping, Cliff, Clint and Tuf Cooper of Decatur in calf roping, Sherry Cervi from Arizona in barrel racing, Blake Elms from Cleburne in team roping, Bradley Harter from Weatherford in saddle back bronco riding, Jarrod Craig from Hillsboro in bull riding, J.B. Mauney from North Carolina in bull riding, David Motes from Tolar in team roping and Stran Smith from Childress in calf roping.
General admission tickets are $8.50 each with reserved seats going for $16. The box office opens at 5:30 p.m. each night.
The ever popular Mutton Bustin’ will literally kick off the rodeo each night at 7 p.m. before grownups get their turn at 8 p.m.
Any children interested in Mutton Bustin’ need to check in by 6 p.m. and pay a $10 registration fee. They must weigh less than 50 lbs. A helmet and jacket will be provided.
At 8 p.m., the broncs come out with bareback and saddle back riders. The PRCA event will also hold popular events like calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.