Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame
The rich history of rodeo and the sport it has evolved into, along with the even richer history of Pecos have provided the impetus for the creation of the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame by a group of dedicated individuals striving to preserve that history, with the realization that history is more than events: It’s the people.
With an emphasis on inducting those who have competed in the World’s First Rodeo, the West of the Pecos Rodeo, the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame honors those who have reached the pinnacle of their sport and served as worthy ambassadors to further the sport and sportsmanship of Rodeo. We are currently honoring 40 members.
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"Preserving West of the Pecos Rodeo History by Honoring the People Who Made That History!"
James Pruett Espy, Sr.
James Pruett Espy, Sr., better known as “Big Jim”, was a well-known face at the West of the Pecos Rodeo for many years. Jim first began competing at Pecos in the late 1930’s in both calf roping and team roping. Some of the men he competed against in calf roping were Walton Poage, Lefty Wilkins, […]
The 132nd West of the Pecos Rodeo
June 9, 2015 ~ The Crockett Bits & Spurs Special Exhibit…
The Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame Committee is honored to exhibit a hand picked selection of bits and spurs manufactured by The Original Crockett Bit and Spur Company. The founder of the company, Oscar Crockett, was born in Pecos, Texas in 1887 during the 4th year of the West of the Pecos Rodeo. Come join us as Mr. Crockett's grandson, Standley S. Skinner, tells us about the life and history of The Crockett Bit and Spur Company.
June 26, 2015
The 2015 Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
11:00am ~ The Old T&P Depot
Honorees ~ Shot Brenham (timed events) Midland, TX; Jackie Bob Cox (barrel racing) Del Rio, TX; Clark McEntire (timed events) Coalgate, OK; John Ray Powell (timed events) Eldorado, TX.
$10/plate BBQ ~ After the ceremony, across the street, under the pavilion on the grounds of the West of the Pecos Museum.
For more information or to contact the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame email us at: texasrodeohalloffame@yahoo
June 24, 2015
West of the Pecos Museum Old Timer's Reunion
West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade
Horse riders and rodeo participants along with other organizations from around West Texas come together to show off their best.
Parade begins at 10:00am
Admission Fee: Free.
For more information call 432-445-2406
Reeves County Sheriff's BBQ
A big BBQ takes place immediately after The West of Pecos Rodeo Parade.
Admission Fee: Reasonable
Location: Reeves County Sheriff's Posse Barn.
For more information call 432-445-2406.
June 24-27, 2015
The 132nd West of the Pecos Rodeo!
Four exciting evenings filled with calf roping, bronc riding, barrel racing, and much more. A variety of vendors.
Rodeo begins at 7:00PM.
Admission Fee: Varies on seating up to $14.00.
Location: Buck Jackson Arena.
For more information call 432-445-2406. Performances begin at 7:00PM. Nightly.