• Hillsboro bull rider Ezekiel Mitchell, 21, hangs on tight during his ride Saturday night at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Mitchell was crowned the champion with a score of 86. The Ninth Annual PBR event drew crowds from across the county and across the state of Texas. Bull riders partici-pating hope to qualify for the national finals in Las Vegas. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering
  • Young cowboys await the start of the action Saturday night at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds for the Ninth Annual Professional Bull Riding event. Pictured from left, Trentyn Hurst, Caeden Earl, Cayden Murphy and Tyler Rivas. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering
  • Professional bull rider Ezekiel Mitchell, 21, formerly of Rockdale, greets the crowd prior to the start of the bull riding competition Saturday night. Mitchell won the title at the both the 2018 and 2017 PBR events in Fredericksburg, with a score of 86. He also placed third with a score of 84.
  • Mutton busting winner Kelcy Stehling shows off her belt buckle to the crowd after winning the competition with a score of 84 points.
  • Professional bull rider Aaron Pass takes a ride on “Livin’ Right” Saturday during the Ninth Annual Fredericksburg PBR. Bull riders from across the nation competed in bull riding and bull fighting while young kids took their turn in the mutton busting event.
  • Legendary Hall of Fame ro-deo clown Leon Coffee entertains the crowd in be-tween bull riders with cheesy jokes and remote-controlled sombrero hats.
  • Jonathan Artega tries to keep his grip while taking a ride on “Star Flight.” Artega was one of 40 riders Saturday night.

Kickin' up the dust

Ninth annual PBR brings bull riding, mutton busting and more

Fredericksburg Standard

P.O. Box 1639
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4228