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1st Annual George Ranch Rodeo

  • 10215 FM 762 Road
  • Richmond, TX 77469
  • Dates: February 16, 2019
  • Location: George Ranch Historical Park
  • Phone: (281) 343-0218
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $15 Adults (ages 13-64), $12 Seniors (ages 65+), $10 Children (ages 4-12), FREE under age 3
  • Overview

    For more than 100 years, black cowboys played an essential role in Fort Bend County ranching operations. At the George Ranch specifically, four generations of black cowboys worked alongside four generations of the George family, leaving behind a rich legacy of black cowboy heritage that is unique to this part of Texas.

    This February, the inaugural George Ranch Rodeo will spotlight this amazing history and honor James and Willie Thomas. The Thomas brothers grew up at the George Ranch and, from a young age, rode anything they could – including Ranch pigs! Both brothers went on to compete in professional rodeos: James rode bare back until he left the cowboy life to serve in the U.S. Army and Willie became one of the best professional bull riders of his era. (Willie’s contributions to the field have now been recognized by the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.)