Garrison Creek Rodeo Celebrates 40 Years
The final night of the Garrison Creek Rodeo kicked off in Muldrow Saturday night. The festivities started with a parade on Highway 64. Then it was time for the mutton bustin’.
“I love the people. It’s good. And the cowboys and cowgirls follow from one rodeo to another and I see them. It’s just a good place to be,” said Celeste White, who has attended the rodeo for close to 20 years.
“I went to work for a shop in town when I was like right out of high school – Cow Punks Leather. And from there, I just came to this,” said White.
White sells merchandise out of her trailer at the rodeo every year. She specializes in leather chaps, and most of what she sells is custom made. (To see her work, you can visit her Facebook page).
White described the Garrison Creek Rodeo as a second home.
Chelsea Fernandez, a rider with the Old Fort Days Dandies, said she agrees. She’s been riding with her team in the rodeo for the last six years.
“It’s an adrenaline rush, especially for these new girls. And especially for me, even still. You know, everybody enjoys it. We all watch out for each other. And its nerve wrecking, but it’s the best time of your life.”
Sandra Huddleston, who works with Garrison Creek Riders, said she loves everything about the rodeo.
“I’ve been coming out here for years, and years, and years. And it’s always just great. There’s something for everyone. There’s just nothing else like it,” said Huddleston.
This year marked the 40th year celebration of the Garrison Creek Rodeo.