BOSSIER CITY, Louisiana – November 18, 2023 – Saddle up and get ready for a thrilling event that celebrates the rich heritage and culture of African American cowboys and cowgirls! The Real Cowboy Association (RCA) is proud to announce the upcoming National Black Rodeo Finals, set to take place on November 18th, 2023, at the Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier, Louisiana.
The RCA is not just about rodeo; it’s a commitment to community involvement, education, and the preservation of Western heritage. With a mission to promote leadership, scholarships, and business involvement in local communities, cities, and states, the RCA’s National Black Rodeo Finals is more than just an action-packed show – it’s an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of unity, hard work, and tradition.
The RCA rodeo season is an annual extravaganza, featuring events in the southern region, including Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Over 100,000 dedicated rodeo fans from these states gather to witness the thrilling action. The rodeo season kicks off in the summer and runs through November, culminating in the highly anticipated National Black Rodeo Finals in Bossier, Louisiana.
For over 15 years, the RCA has consistently sold out its events, drawing enthusiastic spectators from as far as Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The RCA gallery features fierce competition among Cowboys and Cowgirls vying for the coveted 1st place top prize. It’s a testament to the enduring appeal of the rodeo and the dedication of its participants and fans.
- Event Name: Real Cowboy Association National Black Rodeo Finals
- Location: Brookshire Grocery Arena, Bossier, Louisiana
- Date: November 18, 2023
- Ladies’ Barrel Racing: Watch as cowgirls race their horses around barrels in a cloverleaf pattern, competing for the fastest time.
- Jr Barrel Racing: Young riders under the age of 15 join the action in their own barrel racing competition.
- Jr Breakaway: Young riders aim to catch a calf by throwing a lasso, with the shortest time earning the victory.
- Team Roping: A team event requiring cooperation and precision as riders rope the steer’s head and hind legs.
- Ladies’ Steer Undecorating: Ladies on fast horses chase steers and aim to remove a piece of tape from their backs while mounted, all in record time.
- Steer Wrestling: Experience the thrilling moment when riders dismount from their horses onto the steer, wrestling it to the ground in a matter of seconds.
- Old Timers Breakaway: Participants aged 50 and older compete in catching calves with a rope, with speed as the deciding factor.
- Calf Roping: Witness riders catch calves with a lariat, dismount, and tie their legs together with lightning speed.
- Pony Express: Teams of riders race around barrels, passing a baton to the next teammate, and the fastest team wins.
- Bull Riding: The bravest cowboys take on bucking bulls, trying to stay mounted for a full 8 seconds to earn a qualified score.
The Real Cowboy Association National Black Rodeo Finals promises an action-packed day of family entertainment, cultural celebration, and awe-inspiring athleticism. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this unforgettable event, where history, culture, and tradition come to life.
This is not just a rodeo; it’s a celebration of African American cowboys and cowgirls’ Western heritage. Join us on November 18, 2023, at the Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier, Louisiana, and witness the heart-pounding action of the Real Cowboy Association National Black Rodeo Finals!
Tickets can be purchased here.