Lone Star Rodeo kicks off in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Lone Star Rodeo Company made its way to Bowling Green, kicking off this Friday night at Western Kentucky University’s L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center.

This rodeo, featuring over 25 bucking horses, over 15 bucking bulls and even more animals on top of that came to Bowling Green to wrap up their close to 25 shows this year.

Rachel Boyd is a third generation owner of Lone Star Rodeo.

“You’re gonna have a blast. We just like to provide family entertainment for the community,” said Boyd.

She was born and raised in the rodeo business since she was two-weeks-old. Boyd said her grandad started up the rodeo 72 years ago.

“When you walk in, you definitely know you’re going to be there because of that arena dirt. You’re going to smell the atmosphere, those horses, those stalls, the livestock,” Boyd described. “You’re going to see the cowgirls in their hats, their boots, their chaps, the whole 9 yards you’re going to definitely feel like you walked into a Western scene.”

Events to look out for are Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

Of course, there’s events for the little cowboys and cowgirls as well. Cousins Piper Clark and Knox Alagna told News 40 why the rodeo is so fun for kids.

“Because there’s lots of horses, and there’s gonna be a clown here,” said Clark.

“Because the Buckin Bulls,” said Alagna.

Clarks added, “There’s gonna be a girl who flips off a horse.”

The kids also gave News 40 peek into their big plans for when they grow up.

“When I get big, I’m gonna ride a horsey,” aspired Clark.

“I’m gonna be a farmer,” said Alagna.

The rodeo runs from Friday through Sunday with the same events each night. People can visit the website for more information on ticket prices and showtimes.