The Bar-N-Bar Ranch in Dayton, owned by rodeo legend Mutt Neuman, was the site of a recent gathering of Texas cowboys and cowgirls.
Current and past rough stock events, timed events, barrel men, clowns, bullfighters, announcers, timekeepers, secretaries, pick-up men and labor hands were among those invited to the First Annual Texas Cowboy Reunion on Sept. 22 hosted by Ron Fortenberry and Dewey Porter.
Porter started off the event with a blessing prayer. Memory photos of Texas cowboys who have passed on were placed the tables throughout the Bar-N-Bar hall. The event included door prizes and a horse shoe tournament, and was catered by Pappy’s BBQ.
Mutt Neuman was honored with a buckle presented to him from Dewey Porter and Ron Fortenberry for his contributions to the sport and his continued active role in rodeo since 1966. Johnny Ludtke was presented a buckle for being a rodeo producer since 1982. Casey Stone won the horseshoe tournament.
The event was sponsored by Blessed Welding, owned by Art Musgrove; Safire Rodeo Productions, owned by Michael Schaffer; and Highway 6 Vet Clinic in Alvin, owned by Tom Evans, DVM.
(Photos and article courtesy of Melinda Wheeler-Dhillon)