The president of Tarleton State University, Dr. James Hurley, announced on Instagram: “Super excited to announce the new home for our world class @tarletonstate Rodeo team. A special thank you to @tarletonalumni Brad & Nancy Allen for their incredible support and belief in all things Texans. This is a game changer – next level!”
Established in 1947, the Tarleton rodeo program has won seven national team championships and 28 individual titles. The Texans team, one of the largest in the nation, features 120 card holding student members.
At the helm for one of the team championships and 11 of the individual titles, rodeo coach Mark Eakin calls the new state-of-the-art home the “crown jewel” of any equestrian program.
“The covered arena and new 20-stall horse barn — it’s all a dream come true,” he said. “Our team was thrilled this summer when Dr. Hurley committed to find a way to cover our existing arena. Then we get this unimaginable opportunity that exceeds all of our expectations.”
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Click here to see more photos from the horse property when it belonged to Clinton Anderson of Downunder Horsemanship.