A Texas rodeo isn’t shying away from controversy — instead, they are doing the opposite and promoting an appearance of a rodeo clown wearing a mask of President Obama this weekend.

“You’ve heard about the controversy surrounding the Obama clown in Missouri,” read an announcement from the Mesquite Rodeo, according to the Dallas Observer.

“This weekend, an Obama clown is a special guest star as the Mesquie Rodeo puts on the grand finale to its 2013 season with non-stop action you will only find in the aptly named ‘Rodeo Capital of Texas,’” the announcement added.


It’s the ropes and the reins, and the joy and the pain, and they call the thing Rodeo. #Texas (at Mesquite Rodeo)

I’ve had an amazing time at day 1 of the @mesquiterodeo !! The staff here are amazing and they have made me feel so welcome! Attached to this post are a couple of behind the scene photos I snapped from my first day her e in Mesquite. ALSO - I have attached the Mesquite Texas PRCA Rodeo Results as well:

Bareback riding leaders: 1. Brandon Confalone, 77 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan’s Full Of Silver; 2. Brandon Smith, 66; no other qualified rides.

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. Britt Walters, 4.1 seconds; 2. Chance Howard, 4.3; 3. Jacob Talley, 4.5; 4. Jarret New, 4.6; 5. (tie) T.J. Hall and Doug Keeling, 4.9 each.

Team roping leaders: 1. Colby Lovell/Kory Koontz, 4.5 seconds; 2. (tie) Chace Thompson/Richard Durham and Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 4.8 each; 4. Justin Davis/Trey Johnson, 4.9; 5. Quisto Lopez/Justin Ambriz, 5.0; 6. Anthony Lucia/Clay Whisenhunt, 5.8.

Saddle bronc riding leaders: 1. Dylan Henson, 77 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Sirocha; 2. Weston Pierschbacher, 74; 3. Cam Webster , 67; 4. Logan Hullinger, 66; no other qualified rides.

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. C.R. Bradley, 8.2 seconds; 2. Catfish Brown, 8.5; 3. Sterling Smith, 8.8; 4. (tie) Trevor Brazile and Kyle Dickens, 9.5 each; 6. Landyn Duncan, 9.6.

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Shelley Morgan, 15.11 seconds; 2. Mary Burger, 15.27; 3. Gayle Jones, 15.28; 4. Megan Williams, 15.32; 5. Jana Bean, 15.41; 6. Jill Tanner, 15.43.

Bull riding leaders: No qualified rides.

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At the Mesquite, Texas PRCA Pro Rodeo this weekend for the Real Texas Country Festival! If you guy’s are in the area please come out and check the amazing entertainement,vendors,and the great food! Event is April 24th & the 25th! You can also give Mesquite Arena on Facebook a follow to stay up to date on whats going on.

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