Bulls and Barrels will feature local rodeo talent

Poncho Self (right) sits with his assistant ‘Crash’ Absher at Self’s farm in Blountsville.

Poncho Self (right) sits with his assistant ‘Crash’ Absher at Self’s farm in Blountsville.

Twenty-five bull riders from around the country will gather at the Blountsville Saddle Club on July 7 for Bulls and Barrels.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m., gates will open at 6 p.m. and tickets will be $10 at the door. This will be the first time for a bull riding and barrel racing event at the Blountsville Saddle Club, but the promoter and contactor of the event, Poncho Self, has experience in the area.

Self also organizes the February bullriding event at the Cullman Ag Center.

“I’ve always wanted to do one in Blountsville,” Self said. “I had that date off so I wanted to try to do one right here in my hometown.”



Flying High Rodeo Bulls and Ricky West Bucking Bulls will also be organizing the event with Self.

Approximately 32 to 35 bulls will be at Bulls and Barrel and 12 barrel racers will be competing.

Blount County residents featured in the event will include Josh Moore, Cody Hodge, and Chris Blackmon.

“I hope everybody in the community supports it,” Self said. “We’re going to put on a good show for $10, and maybe if it goes well this year we can make it better every year.”

Sponsors for the event include Performance Diesel, Tonka Supply Inc., We-Tote-Em Quickstop, Hamm’s Cabinet Shop, Family Building Supply, and Jason Bullard of Schafer’s Oil and Lubrication.

The Blountsville Saddle Club is located on Hwy 231 between Blountsville and Rainbow Crossing.