You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Legendary rodeo announcer to call bullfights in Poteet
POTEET -- Hadley Barrett will be in Atascosa County to celebrate the eighth anniversary of Cowboy Fellowship. He will be the featured announcer at the bullfight Saturday, May 7, at the Poteet Lions Arena on the Strawberry Festival grounds.
This year’s celebration event will feature two styles of bullfighting. Matador Enrique Delgado will perform a bloodless bullfight, and 2010 American Bullfighting Champion Evan Allard will also enter the ring.
Hadley Barrett is an institution in the world of rodeo. His mellow voice has entertained fans at almost every major rodeo across the country for more than 40 years.
Born and raised in North Platte, Neb., Barrett’s career began in the early 1950s when he announced his first rodeo in the Nebraska town of Arnold. He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2008, Barrett was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. He has also been honored at the Hall of Fame at Cheyenne Frontier Days. And when he is announcing, facts and tidbits of information flow from the microphone.
“There is absolutely tons of preparation for each rodeo,” Barrett said. “I guess you are a cross-section between a sports reporter, a master of ceremonies, and, in some cases, a stand-up comedian and entertainer.”
Barrett and the bullfighting will kick off May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person for those 10 years and older. A concession stand will be available. No ice chests or food items can be taken in.
For more information, visit www.cowboyfellowship.org or call 830-769-3733.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Agriculture Today Archives
Customs intercepts pest new to the United States (May 25, 2016)
Does wounded tree have a chance? (May 25, 2016)
Livestock Market Reports (May 25, 2016)
Mother Nature whips Wilson County crops (May 25, 2016)
Scrapie confirmed in Texas (May 25, 2016)
TDA Market Recap (May 25, 2016)
Texas Hay Report (May 25, 2016)
Beef cattle seven-year decline ends (May 18, 2016)
Educational video for water well owners (May 18, 2016)
Free Beef Quality Assurance training set for May 25 (May 18, 2016)
Fretwell wins Region 8 high school all around rookie saddle (May 18, 2016)
Grant to restore, enhance the monarch butterfly habitat (May 18, 2016)
Grass-fed beef conference (May 18, 2016)
Gun safety and barbecue in New Braunfels (May 18, 2016)
La Vernia Poultry Judging wins state, advances to nationals (May 18, 2016)
Lawn, landscape, rainwater program May 21 in Floresville (May 18, 2016)
Lesser prairie chicken off the list (May 18, 2016)
Livestock Market Reports (May 18, 2016)
Luling Foundation Field Day (May 18, 2016)
Protecting your tomatoes (May 18, 2016)
TDA Market Recap (May 18, 2016)
Texas Hay Report (May 18, 2016)
As El Nińo fades, expect warmer, drier weather says Texas A&M expert (May 11, 2016)
Floresville team wins second at state (May 11, 2016)
Livestock Market Reports (May 11, 2016)
Llamas, load up! (May 11, 2016)
TDA Market Recap (May 11, 2016)
Texas Hay Report (May 11, 2016)
Transplanting mountain laurels (May 11, 2016)
2016 La Vernia Junior Livestock & Poultry Show (May 4, 2016)
Beef, forage symposium May 10 (May 4, 2016)
Cattle raisers’ crime watch (May 4, 2016)
Corn acreage increases in Texas (May 4, 2016)
Help controlling the weeds (May 4, 2016)
Krueger leads the way at La Vernia stock show (May 4, 2016)
Land Heritage nomination deadline nears (May 4, 2016)
Livestock Market Reports (May 4, 2016)
TDA Market Recap (May 4, 2016)
Texas Hay Report (May 4, 2016)
May 2016 Gardening Calendar (May 1, 2016)