Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
Tyree Kossie rides a bull during the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo 2005 at Fairpark Coliseum in Beaumont on Saturday, June 18, 2005. The rodeo also included a Juneteenth trail ride and zydeco dance.
Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
This is definitely a rodeo to shoot. Tour organizers are professional and accommodate newspaper and TV deadlines. The rodeo starts early enough to make deadline with nice images. They also start with bull riding rather than end with it. Finally, the administrators actually track participants by number.
Please also see Bill Pickett Trail Ride.