For Immediate Release
Lexington, KY. – The Bulls, Bands, & Barrels (BBB) tour kicked off its 2020 tour with a return to Kentucky. Fans of all ages gathered together on Saturday, February 8th at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena to bear witness to an action-packed evening of bull riding, barrel racing, freestyle bullfighting and live music.
Bull riders started the competition on Saturday in front of a crowd of 3,500 fans. Ross Burney of Coffeeville, MS took home the first place prize, with a total of 170 points and $2,500 in winnings. Burney rode Smoking Armodila with a score of 85 in the first round and White Lightening with a score of 85 in the short round. Both bulls are owned by Generations Pro Rodeo, Inc. of Ash Flat, AR. Coleton Greniger of Rose Bud, AR placed second with 83.5 points, earning $1,500. Kentucky native, Christoper Sallie of Campton, KY rounded out the top three with 81 points and earning $1,000.
Just when fans thought things couldn’t get any more exciting, BBB Bull Fighters Knox Dunn and Jimmy Essary each took to center stage in a true battle of man versus beast in the Freestyle Bullfighting competition. Dunn walked away with the win with a total of 84 points. Essary came in second with a total of 81 points.
Sarah Schneider of Lanesville, IN took first place honors in barrel racing with a time of 13.980, beating her previous winner time in 2017 of 15.613, earning her $1,152 in prize money. Megan Wilkin of Clarksville, OH took second place. Her time was 14.198 seconds, with a $864 prize. Third place went to Sherry Ann Sunden of Greenfield, IN with a time of 14.287 seconds and $576 in prize money. Rounding out the top four was Savannah Moran of Riley, OH with a time of 14.327 and $288 in prize money.
The night also featured the popular music group, Whitey Morgan & the 78’s, following a well-received opening performance from Kentucky favorites, The Wooks. Fans were treated to an “on the dirt” concert experience like nothing they had experienced before. Fans gathered in front of the stage following the competition for an up close and personal concert experience that can only be enjoyed at a Bulls, Bands and Barrels Tour event.
“We love kicking off the tour every year with the Lexington show,” said Hunter Price, Bulls, Bands and Barrels Tour president. “The fans in Lexington are absolutely fantastic and we hope to continue to bring them top level competition and entertainment time and time again. We are looking forward to returning in 2021 and plans are already being discussed for an even bigger and better event next year!”
The Lexington leg of the Bulls, Bands and Barrels Tour was sponsored locally by tour partner, Line-X Protective Coatings as well as GATR Coolers, Boot Barn, and Blue Otter Polarized.
The next stop on the tour is slated for February 29th in Jacksonville, FL. The post event performance will feature up and coming pop-country artist Jimmie Allen along with American Idol winner, Laine Hardy as the opening act. Other tour event dates include Dothan, AL, Gonzales, LA, Bossier City, LA and many more! Fans wanting more information about the tour can find more information on BBB social media or by visiting BullsBandsandBarrels.com.
This Ain’t Your Grandpappy’s Rodeo. Don’t believe us? Come see for yourself.