The Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding presented by Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino
EL PASO, Texas – (February 12, 2019) – In an event format that requires an invitation from four-time World Champion Bull Riding and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Tuff Hedeman, the highly decorated Mexican bull riding champion, Ricardo Gonzalez Aceves of Chihuahua Chih, nicknamed “Tiger", will join the roster of superstars competing this weekend at the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding held at 8 pm at the El Paso County Coliseum. You can meet and take selfies with Ricardo at Casa Ford, Montana from 3 pm to 5 pm on Wednesday, February 13 and again on Thursday at Teachers Federal Credit Union, 12020 Rojas from 3 pm to 5 pm.
Gonzales has been competing professionally for 22 years and is a PBR, and PRCA bull riding champion in Mexico and was recently asked to compete by Hedeman in his one night only three-round tournament style performance worth $30,000 in prize money to the invitation-only bull riders.
The annual event at the El Paso County Coliseum is the third stop on Hedeman's 2019 nationwide bull riding tour and features three days of appearances and opportunities for fans to get up close and personal with Hedeman and the bull riders including a Kick Off Party at Pershing Inn Bar and Grill, a tailgate down pre-party at the coliseum featuring the Mainstreet Band, and the After Party at Whiskey Dicks..
“Anytime you have $30,000 available to riders, you will draw the elite athletes of the sport, the talent level this year exceeds my expectations with World Champions and the NFR’s hottest guys coming to El Paso, said Tuff Hedeman, four-time World Champion, Prorodeo Hall of Famer, and pioneer of the sport of bull riding.
The invitational roster is headlined by World Champion Josh Barentine and Bossier City Champion and 3-time NFR qualifier Roscoe Jarboe, THBRT event champions JT Moore, and NFR qualifier Koby Radley.
Additional bull riding athletes competing on the THBRT this season are 4-time PRCA World Champion JW Harris, CBR World Champion Josh Barentine, NFR superstars Eli Vastbinder, Jeff Askey, Trey Benton, Dustin Bouquet, Boudreaux Campbell, and Cole Melancon.
“If you didn’t make it out to Vegas, it’s okay many of them will be riding in El Paso, and it is ridiculous how easy the young guns make rank bulls look,” said Hedeman who defers to the younger generation as the real stars.
Ticket holders can look forward to the family-friendly event which features an adrenaline rush two-hour event wrapped around a top sports field of 24-30 elite bull riders competing in a three-round tournament-style contest.
New to the schedule is the Texas Federal Credit Union (TFCU) Stick bull riding which takes place at 7 pm on the floor of the arena and invites 6 years of age and under boys and girls to compete for prizes and a custom trophy Tuff Hedeman trophy buckle. Email email@example.com to enter.
Hedeman, who has produced the El Paso event for 14 years, recruits rodeo’s leading entertainment including returning NFR barrelman of the year, entertainer Cody Sosebee of Charleston, Arkansas and the Tuff Hedeman Bullfighters Bryce Redo and Beau Schueth who are both Bullfighters Only competition Champions. There will be additional opportunities to Meet Tuff Hedeman and the bull riders - schedule below.
WILD WESTERN WEEK
Wednesday, February 13
3-5 PM Autograph Signing - Mexican champion Ricardo Gonzales will be signing autographs at Casa Ford, 5815 Montana, El Paso, 79925.
Thursday, February 14
3-5 PM Autograph Signing - Tuff Hedeman at Casa Ford, 5815 Montana, El Paso 79925
3-5 PM Autograph Signing - Mexican Bull Riding Champion Ricardo Gonzales, Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU) 12020 Rojas, El Paso 79936
Friday, February 15
3-5 PM Autograph Signing - Bullfighter/BFO Champion Bryce Redo and bull riders, Casa Ford, 5815 Montana, El Paso 79925
3-5 PM Autograph Signing - Tuff Hedeman (4 pm) and bull riders - Cavender’s, Fountains at Farah Shopping Center, 8889 Gateway Blvd W, El Paso 79925
3-5 PM Autograph Signing – Mexican bull rider Ricardo Gonzalez, Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU) 975 Lomaland, El Paso 79925
6-8 PM Autograph Signing – Tuff Hedeman and Bryce Redo - Whataburger 1300-B Airway Blvd, El Paso 79925
7-10 PM THBRT Kick-Off Party, Pershing Inn Bar & Grill, 2902 Pershing Drive, El Paso 79903
Saturday, February 16th
5-7:30 PM - Tailgate Down Party and Concert – Parking Lot of Coliseum – open to all event attendees, sponsors and staff – Featuring the Mainstreet Band live on the Western Tech Stage. Food vendors and Coors/Coors Light beer on sale.
6:30 PM El Paso Coliseum Doors Open to the public with tickets
7 PM TFCU Stick Bull Riding for 6 & Under, enter by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 PM The Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding presented by Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. The show will start on time!
10 PM After Party at Whiskey Dicks 1580 George Dieter Dr. Ste. 204, El Paso TX 79936
Tickets available at Ticketmaster link, Tickets, https://www1.ticketmaster.com/tuff-hedeman-bull-riding-el-paso-texas-02-16-2019/event/0C00557CCFC44499 or Ticketmaster by Phone: 1-800-745-3000 or in person at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office.