Yabba Dabba Do It’s the Four States Shoot Out!

Playing for consistency, not the occasional flash of brilliance, Mike Rawson and Jeff Harris have a game plan when they loaded up and headed to the Four States Shoot Out in Texarkana, a Horizon Series level bull riding taking place tonight at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Arkansas.

The two seasoned CBR stock contractors enter Horizon Series bull team events every chance they get with sometimes as many as four teams between them. But the goal is not always about the paycheck on the Horizon Series.

“Everything I got on the trailer is an up and comer,” said the reigning CBR Stock Contractor of the Year and World Champion bull team owner.

“Bringing these bulls to the Horizon series gives the cowboys and the bulls a chance to get to know each other and I get to see what the judges think of him and see how they can handle the road,” continued Rawson.

One of those up and comers is four year old #132 Yabba Dabba Do. 132 was bred by Chase Foutch and Brook Biter as a futurity prospect. He is sired by a Kish bull and out of a Big Time daughter. He exceeded the prospect level winning $10,000 for the partners before finding his new home on Rawson’s 401 K Bucking Bull ranch as a CBR Bull Team Challenge prospect.

“The thing I always liked about him was how consistent he was, always right there around to the right, I used him on many futurity teams because I could always count on him, we won about $10,000 with him as a two year old, but we didn’t buck him as a three year old, got him back as a four and he went to Rawson,” said Chase Foutch of Bar F Ranch.

The “up and comer” has taken several cowboys to the pay window as Rawson seasons him. 3-time NFR qualifier and CBR bull rider Trey Benton rode him in the short round in Thibodaux and described him as a young bull with a lot of potential. He was the long round winning bull at JC Knapp’s Bringing the Heat bull riding last fall and according to Rawson he fits in with the crowd really well.

 “He’s a pretty white and red speckled bull that is narrow bodied, he’s got a big heart and when he grows... he will get the power and consistency Rawson is looking for,” continued Foutch.

2014 Stock Contractor of the Year Jeff Harris of Palestine, Texas has 11 bulls on his trailer on the road to Texarkana, including the constantly consistent 955 Shorty who has advanced many cowboys with a qualified ride on the Road to Cheyenne.

Harris loaded 106 Calico Cat in the “still seasoning” category. 106 is a Wilfong bred bull that is 5 years old. 106 showed great promise to Harris during his two Road to Cheyenne outs. He and rookie rider Jeffery Ramagos produced 88 points in Bossier and then Harris’s new bull caught another gear bucking off Demond Haynes in round two in Las Vegas last week.

“It’s about my fourth out with him tonight, he came to me from Oklahoma, but I am still getting him legged up and stronger,” said Harris.  

In the new bull category for Harris is 101 Rolling Hill. Harris described him as a big black high horned bull who is extremely athletic. Also bucking for the Harris string will be a double bred Wolfman bull, 215 Lone Wolf.

“Both of the bulls are buckers but need a little more maturity before I step them up to the big show,” said Harris.

14 bull teams are entered in Texarkana with a long round and a 14 man short round. Stay tuned to and @cbrbull for both rider and team results.