National Day Of The Cowboy At Fort Worth Stockyards!!
Rodeo Clowns include bullfighters, barrelmen and laugh-getters. They were all called rodeo clowns back in the beginning. The title continued for many years because these paradoxical funnymen were expected to do it all. They had to fight bulls to keep cowboys safe and entertain the audience with their acts and animals. In today’s rodeo arena the bullfighters are considered athletes, and the responsibility of entertaining the audience with laughter is not their responsibility. The laugh-getters are often the barrelman, and provide the comedy relief. Just as other professions have evolved they to have become specialists.
The Reunion includes anyone who spent time legitimately in the rodeo arena as a bullfighter, barrelman or laugh-getter. Those who are attending are from all over the United States and Canada, and range in age from 50 to 92. Although many started their rodeo career as a competitor they found that their greatest adrenalin rush was from handling the bull so the bullrider could get to safety and/or hearing the audience laugh at their ridiculous antics and animal acts.
The purpose of the Reunion is to honor these amazing old-timers from yesteryear for their feats at saving cowboys and entertaining and to let them know how much they are appreciated. They will don their old costumes and make-up and entertain fans at the rodeos and throughout the day in the Stockyards. They will also be signing autographs, having their pictures taken with fans, and so much more.
Make your reservations for the Stockyards at Fort Worth to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy. For further information about the Rodeo Clown Reunion contact Chairman, Gail Woerner at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-426-8668, or visit www.StockyardsRodeo.com.