Saturday, May 9th, 2015 will be remembered as a day of celebration, commemoration and phenomenal pride for The Bull Riding Hall of Fame as we held the induction ceremonies for the inaugural class of 2015.
It was a day filled with great people and historic moments.
We laughed a lot, cried a little too and the stories that were shared were legendary.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made it all such a tremendous success, inductees, members, partners and special guests all made it a celebration nothing short of epic.
The Bull Riding Hall of Fame - Class of 2015
(L-R) Skipper Voss, Wick Peth, Bobby Paul, Mindy (Harry's granddaughter), Harry Tompkins, Darrell (Harry's long time friend), Neal Gay, Billy Minick, Betty Vela, Richard Vela, Don Gay, Dude Smith, Elsie and Clyde Frost, Sloane Williams.
The Kick Off
Josh O'Byrne opens The Bull Riding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies for 2015. Josh flew all the way in from Canada to participate in the festivities and kick off the day. Thank you, Josh!
A special thank you to Pam Minick!
Pam was our Master of Ceremonies for the induction ceremonies and kept the festivities right on track in her charming and delightful Pam Minick style!
The BRHOF Legacy Award for lifetime achievement and exemplary service
Legendary Rodeo photographer Ferrell Butler receiving the 2015 Legacy Award
John Stokes receiving The BRHOF Legacy Award
Neal Gay accepting the induction for Mesquite Rodeo-Neal Gay
Neal Gay and Harry Tompkins with a tip of the hat.
BRHOF president Bill Putnam presenting Bobby Paul the inductee awards for the George Paul Memorial Bull Riding in The Legends category. Bobby also accepted for brother George Paul in The Bull Riders category.
Inductee V-61 owners, Sloan Williams, Billy Minick, Betty Vela and Richard Vela
Sloan Williams accepting his V-61 inductee buckle and plaque.
Billy Minick, owner of V-61
The Bull Riding Hall of Fame inductee buckle for V-61.
A special thank you and congratulations to A Cut Above Buckles for their creation of these gorgeous inductee buckles.
The Bull Fighters
Wick Peth 2015 Inductee into The Bull Riding Hall of Fame in The Bull Fighters category
Skipper Voss receiving his plaque and buckle in The Bull Fighters category
Wick Peth's inductee buckle.
The Bull Riders
Pam Minick presenting Harry Tompkins with his inductee awards along with Bill Putnam
Elsie and Clyde Frost accepting on behalf of Freckles Brown
Dude Smith accepting Jim Shoulders.inductee awards in The Bull Riders category
Don Gay accepting his induction into The Bull Riding Hall of Fame
The Bull Riding Hall of Fame
"Where Greatness Never Goes Out of Style"
Wick Peth, Billy Minick and Skipper Voss
The smiling face of a champion!
Skipper Voss and his son Casey share a special moment
Sterling Furr, Don Gay, Clyde Frost with inductee plaques
Special thanks to the induction ceremonies photographers Amy Ellinger, Tony Galluci and Talli Freeman for all the amazing photos.