That’s right. As of today, the AQHA Ford World Show is officially off and running. Things got going today, and will continue through August 9th over at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. This is officially the largest Youth World Show on record, with a 38% increase in entries. This stands to generate a boom of about $15 million for the state and local economies, respectively.
Along with the tough and talented riders and ropers, all of the past favorite merchandise booths will be back, as well as about 30 new additions. The trade show will be located in the gigantified (yes, it’s my word) Cox Pavilion. Booths opened at noon today and will be open until 7pm tonight. From tomorrow until the 8th, the trade show will be open from 9a to 7p, then on the final Saturday of the show, the hours will reduce to 9a-5p. Don’t forget to stop by the Langston’s booth to pick up your coupon for free shipping on all orders over $100, exclusively from Langstons.com.
So, get to the fairgrounds and enjoy the countless events, merchandise booths, and your old buddies, Langston’s. We’re always glad to see you, you know.
It’s going to be a long 11 months until the PBR returns to Oklahoma City. It was such a great event and we had such a great time at our autograph signing party, we’ll have to do everything we can to keep from counting the days until the 2009 PBR comes in what may be an already improved Ford Center (see below).
Thankfully, the Versus channel is set to give us our bullriding (and bullfighting) fix every week. It’s the next best thing to being there and if the video above doesn’t get you fired up, then you should probably stick to the Lifetime Network.
Coming up this weekend is the Portland Invitational, March 15, 16, and 17. Check out the Versus PBR page for times and channel listings in your area.
When it comes to Oklahoma weather, you can never be sure what you’re going to get. The forecast for this past Saturday was for freezing temperatures and icy wetness, which would have kept folks at home in front of the fireplace. But somehow the weather decided to cooperate with our PBR in-store autograph session, and the turnout was great! With top PBR bull riders like Justin McBride and Brandon Clark and top bull fighters including Frank Newsom, the event was truly memorable. With photo ops, autographs, and live music courtesy of Sons of the Sage, Saturday was a great time for all rodeo and bull riding fans. And a special congratulations to our VIP winners (you know who you are).
It’s finally here. The Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour Championship presented by Dickies hits the Ford Center in downtown Oklahoma City tonight. You won’t want to miss this year’s event with some of the best bull riders and bullfighters in the world.
There are some changes to note: A matinée session has been added on Saturday at Noon. Because of this, the Dickies bullfighters will be at our Saturday autograph session earlier that morning. The bull riders are still scheduled for 11am – 1pm, but the bull fighters will have to take off early for the matinée event. The good news is that this should give everyone easier access to both bullfighters and bull riders, so you’ll be sure to meet all the great PBR talent face to face.
And, of course, there’ll still be the big drawing for free VIP tickets to Saturday night’s event. Plus, the winner will get a limo ride to the event and dinner in bricktown! You can’t beat that. It’s going to be a rockin’ rowdy weekend in Oklahoma City!
Just a gentle reminder that the Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour Championship presented by Dickies will be kicking off the festivities on Friday, February 15th at the Ford Center in downtown Oklahoma City. The lineup has changed slightly due to injuries, but that won’t put a damper on one of the top bull riding competitions in the world.
Also be sure to stop by Langston’s flagship store in the historic Stockyards City district of Oklahoma City on Saturday, Februrary 16th from 11am to 1pm for an official PBR autograph session. We’ll also be drawing for the winner of our VIP tickets package (courtesy of Rocky Boots and Langston’s Western Wear) for Saturday night’s festivities at noon on Saturday, and you must be present to win.
So take this opportunity to check out the toughest athletes on dirt, doing what they do best, and get an autograph and the chance win some VIP tickets while you’re at it.
For ticket and event information, check the PBR’s website. Here’s a little something to whet your appetites:
As I mentioned yesterday, we’ll be having an autograph signing event at our Stockyards store to coincide with this year’s Cophenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour Championship presented by Dickies at the Ford Center. Well, we just got word that Dickies will be providing us with some bullfighters as well. These are the guys that bravely put themselves in between the bull and the rider when the ride is over.
Of course, this may change due to injuries, but right now scheduled to appear are Frank Newsom, Joe Baumgartner, and Shorty Gorham. So, come by on Saturday, February 16th from 11am to 1pm and meet these men of steel. Meanwhile, check out some of Joe’s work during the 2008 Built Ford Tough championship round in Sacramento:
The Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour Championship presented by Dickies is coming to downtown Oklahoma City February 15 – Feb 17. The three day event will be held at the Ford Center arena located at 100 West Reno. This is one of the top bull riding competitions in the world, let alone in the PBR. The best of the best will be on hand and it should be another great event for bull riding and rodeo fans in general.
To celebrate, we’re going to have a special two hour autograph signing event at our flagship store in Stockyards City featuring some of the best bullriders in the business. From 11am to 1pm on February 16th you can come by the store and meet your favorite contenders in this years event face to face. On hand will be PBR world champion Justin McBride, Sean Willingham, Mike Lee, L J Jenkins, Brendan Clark, and Ross Coleman, as well as other top bullriders competing in the toughest sport on dirt.
And if that’s not enough, we’ll be having a drawing for two VIP tickets to Saturday night’s session, including dinner for two in Bricktown and a limo ride to the event. Registration for the drawing will begin Thursday, February 7th at all of our metro area locations. The drawing will be held at Noon during the autograph event. You must be present to win. Prize packages compliments of Rocky Boots and Langston’s.
It’s true–come in to any of our four metro area locations and, with your purchase of any Cowboy Cut or 20X products by Wrangler, you will receive a voucher for a free single-session ticket to the International Finals Rodeo at the Oklahoma State Fair Arena. Tickets are only good for the 7:30pm session on either Thursday, Jan. 17 or Friday, Jan. 18. To get the best seats available, redeem your voucher at the State Fair Arena box office as soon as possible. Vouchers cannot be sold, redeemed for cash, or used to upgrade your ticket. So come get some new duds and enjoy a night of Championship rodeo performed by the best in the land, courtesy of Wrangler and Langston’s Western Wear.
When it comes to professional rodeo and its gritty athletes who compete year-round, it isn’t about the fame or the money. You see, in rodeo it’s about great fans and great big belt buckles. This year’s upcoming International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City has come up with a very fitting theme for the festivities. Dubbed “It’s About the Buckle” in reference to their Championship belt buckles, which are awarded in lieu of standard trophies, competitions will take place from January 14-19 at the Oklahoma State Fair Arena. IFR 38 will feature four nights of championship rodeo performances, starting Thursday, January 17, and wrapping up with afternoon and evening performances on Saturday, January 19.
With events starting the afternoon of Monday the 14th, all the way through the championship awards the following Sunday night, there’s a little something for everyone, including plenty of chances to win cash, prizes, and to even help make a difference. The IFR’s “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” event to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer kicks off Thursday night, with doors opening at Be one of the first 500 people through the door, and you will receive a pink foam cowboy hat from the Oklahoman and IFR 38, which sounds like reason enough to attend, if you ask me. Other prizes will be given away as well, including two $100 gas cards from Love’s Country Store.
With constant events, shopping, great prizes, and the opportunity to support a terrific cause, IFR 38 will surely be one to remember. Single session tickets are on sale now by calling 1-800-511-1552 or online at www.tickets.com. For All Session tickets, call (918) 825-1783, or call the IPRA Office at (405) 235-6540. Event times and participants are available on the websites of the IFR and the IPRA, respectively.
Be sure to visit us at our flagship store in Oklahoma City’s historic StockyardsCity. See below for directions from the State Fair Arena.
With exciting new classes, great evening performances, and more entertainment than ever, the 2007 AQHA World Championship Show has plenty to offer. Hosted at the newly renovated Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, this year’s show is the richest in history, with over $2.6 million in cash and prizes going to top competitors from 48 states and six countries. The action kicks off on Friday, Nov. 2nd and runs through Saturday, Nov. 17th. Participants and spectators alike will be witnesses to history, as the first world champions will be crowned in open and amateur divisions of performance halter and ranch sorting. This year also promises bigger than life enhancements, with action in the ring being projected onto the Bank of America Super Screens in the State Fair Arena. Bigger than life applies to more than just the technology, as this year’s show boasts a combined 3,303 entries, compared to 2,817 last year. In addition to seeing the best American Quarter Horses compete for world championships, there are plenty of activities for the entire family at the World Show.
November 14-17, the Team Wrangler Showdown will take place during evening performances. Team members will compete in head-to-head competitions in classes outside of their specialty, just to show what good horsemanship skills are all about. As well as competitive feats and great entertainment, this year the World Show hopes to bring awareness about research, patient care, and preventative measures in the pursuit of a cure for women as well as the horses they love. Saddle Up for the Cure is a day-long celebration of life and hope at the World Show. On Saturday, Nov. 17th, exhibitors, owners, and spectators are all encouraged to wear pink in support of cancer research. During that evening’s final performance, there will be a tribute to cancer survivors and horses. Proceeds will benefit the University of Oklahoma Cancer Institute and the Oklahoma State Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
As usual, Langston’s has a strong presence at the World Show exhibitor’s hall in the Travel & Transportation Building. With booths for both adult and children’s apparel, Langston’s offers a great selection of western wear and casual wear, with special offers for World Show attendees.
A full schedule of the World Show with working orders can be found on the American Quarter Horse Association’s website.