Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mutton busting to bull riding at junior rodeo

The Curry County Events Center hosted dozens of rodeo participants ranging in ages from four to 19 on Saturday through Sunday, as the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association (HPJRA) made a tour stop in Clovis. The Hobbs, New Mexico-based HPJRA is a non-profit youth rodeo organization represented by boys and girls 19-years of age and younger from throughout the Southwest. Established in 1974, HPJRA officials said the organization has served 8,000 youth possessing fervent interest in advancing the sport — with many HPJRA alums advancing to claim collegiate and professional world championship titles. This weekend’s participants spanned from mutton busting competitors to senior bull riders, hailing from New Mexico and Texas. And if you missed the opportunity to check out the HPJRA exploits this weekend, don’t fret. The Curry County Events Center will host the Association’s finals July 13-16...more

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