Ramirez lends a ‘hand’ to help winning team
Velma Ramirez and her gelding, Bob, won “Top Hand” and “Top Horse” in the Dilley ranch rodeo event in October.
DILLEY -- Ask any cowboy or cowgirl involved in ranch rodeo what the most coveted title is, and the answer may be either the team finishing No. 1 or being named individually as the “Top Hand.” One La Vernia High School graduate, Velma Ramirez, not only captained a team that earned two first-place finishes in 2012, but also was honored with the Top Hand award. 2012 has been a great year for Velma, 21, whose team is a strong contender on the South Texas women’s ranch rodeo circuit. . . .
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