This weekend was the weekend to be a cowboy or cowgirl in Mississippi! The 14th Annual Mississippi Black Rodeo attracted cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country to the Mississippi Colliseum. Whether you were there to tailgate, listen to live entertainment or watch the bull and horse riding competitions, more than likely, you left with a smile.
“The rodeo was very fun and entertaining! I’ve been attending this event for four years and I must say it gets better every year! I generally ride in horse show competitions judged on gait, so it’s quite enjoyable to watch other cowgirls and cowboys participate in divisional events such as bull riding, barrel racing, and calf roping. To me, it’s another world, but they really know how to put on a show! I also love how all the people come together to tailgate and enjoy good clean fun outside!”, said Cowgirl Caronda Trigg.
This year, one of the highlights of the day included Grammy Award winner Jody Watley. The Chicago native is known for many songs, which include, Don’t You Want Me, Looking For A New Love and Real Love.
One of the best things about attending the rodeo is that there’s entertainment for all ages. Families were able to hang out and have fun together.
Eight year old Kamora Brown attended the rodeo with her mom and dad. She says, “The rodeo was good! I liked the horses, some of the songs and the food.”
Family Picture of Tamoria, Kamora and Karrell Brown. Photo Credit: Tamoria Harvey
Kamora’s mom, Tamoria Harvey-Brown agreed with her.
“My family attended the 2PM show this year,” says Tamoria. “Watching the cowboys and cowgirls show their skills in the different events was so exciting! Jwonn’s performance was great also.”
If you are missed out on the black rodeo at the Mississippi Coliseum, the next stop will be at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on July 23, 2016. Click HERE for more information.
Photos provided by Tamoria Harvey and Caronda Trigg. Video clips provided by Tamoria Harvey.
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