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Bull rider Denton County Cowboy Church Bull Busting

Mutton Bustin’ to Bull Riding and Everything In Between

Denton County Cowboy Church will be holding its annual Bull Bash in its fully covered rodeo arena on Aug. 13, 2022, with cowboys and cowgirls of all ages and skill levels testing their grit against bucking stock, including sheep, calves, steers, junior bulls and open bulls. The professional-grade arena sits behind the church at 400 Robinson Road, Ponder, Texas, 76259. 

Starting Aug. 1, entries can be sent via text to 940-200-1103 or 903-330-6261, with entry fees due by 10 a.m., Aug. 13.

  • Mutton bustin’, ages 6 and under(limit 30, chute draw) is $50

  • Calf riding, ages 7 to 9, is $60

  • Steer riding, ages 10 to 14, is $70

  • Junior bull riding, ages 15 to 17, is $80

  • Open bull riding is $100

Buckles will be awarded to the winner of each division. Free snow cones will be given away at the gate while supplies last.

The 300-foot by 150-foot rodeo arena features professional-level bucking chutes, team roping chutes, calf roping chutes, water for livestock, individual pens, ceiling fans, and a full, air-conditioned concession. There is plenty of free parking on the grounds.

In a small barn back in September of 2006, around a dozen people gathered to have Church and keep cowboy culture alive. From this, Denton County Cowboy Church was planted.

The congregation grew, land was acquired and a building erected. On May 5, 2012, a fire tore through the church, almost a complete loss. But God blessed the congregation and they rebuilt. However, God wasn’t slowing down.

In 2017, a fully covered rodeo arena was erected, complete with bucking chutes and both team roping and calf roping boxes! Since then, it has had bull ridings, annual team ropings, and even hosted the American Rodeo qualifiers in calf roping and girls breakaway roping.

The church is located at 400 Robinson Road, Ponder, Texas, 76259. For more information, please call 940-479-2043, email, or visit