HEMPSTEAD, Texas – Rodeo is a competition featuring tremendous animal athletes and rugged cowboys and cowgirls.
In this part of Texas, it is so much more, and that’s just what Clint Sciba has planned for the Waller County Fair and Rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3-Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Waller County Fairgrounds in Hempstead.
“My main basis on that deal was that if we were going to spend that much on a PRCA rodeo, I really wanted to make it the best in the Southeast, whether it’s southeast Texas or the Southeastern United States,” said Sciba, the Waller County Fair Board president and chairman of the rodeo committee. “We wanted to produce the most non-stop, action-filled rodeo within the constraints of our finances, so that’s what we set out to do.”
The foundation for a great event is based on its production. That’s why the fair board hired Pete Carr to produce the annual rodeo. Carr owns Carr Pro Rodeo and Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo, which, combined, has become the largest stock contracting company in the sport.
“When you want to be the best, you need to be associated with the best, and that’s what we’ve got with Pete,” Sciba said. “He’s been nominated for stock contractor of the year in the PRCA, and in my opinion, he’s the best there is. He’s got great horses and bulls, and that’s one of the main reasons we get all the best cowboys to our rodeo.”
Great rides and fast times make for amazing competition, but Waller County’s rodeo features so much more. This year, in fact, it will feature two great acts, including the return of funnyman Troy Lerwill, a six-time winner of the PRCA Specialty Act of the Year Award, along with Bobby Kerr and his Mustang Makeover act.
“Troy is one of the funniest guys out there, not just in rodeo,” Carr said. “I try to get him as often as I can, because he brings a whole new dimension to each show. He’s the best entertainer in rodeo because of how he handles the crowd.”
Kerr is the perfect fit for the high-action entertainment, showcasing the versatile nature of once-wild mustangs.
“Fans are going to love what these mustangs can do,” Sciba said. “When you combine that with Pete Carr’s great bucking horses, you get to see some awesome animals work. We’re pretty fortunate to have that kind of a show to put on.”
That’s why the Waller County Fair and Rodeo is a must-see for anyone who wants to enjoy a great night of entertainment.
“It’s really special for us to be involved in an event that wants to grow and be part of professional rodeo.” Carr said. “Clint Sciba took a chance on us, and we will continue to try and exceed his and everyone’s expectation in Waller County. The entire fair and rodeo team are excited about what all is going on in Hempstead. They want to continue to grow the whole fair and rodeo, and I think they’ve got the community support and enthusiasm to make it happen.”