Moore Strikes Again to Win CBR Four States Shootout

With fans and bull riders pouring in from all four corners of Texarkana, Saturday night at the Four States Shootout was a huge success for the two round CBR Horizon Series that paid over $12,000 to the bull riders who made the trek to the inaugural event presented by the Choctaw Casino and Classic Dodge Jeep and Chrysler auto dealership and held on Saturday night at the Four States Fairgrounds.

The event featured 13 Road to Cheyenne CBR tour riders and 32 that were hoping for a win to spur their efforts to reach the televised CBR tour.

18 cowboys turned in qualified rides, but in the end it was one of those 32 cowboys hoping to get to the big league, J.T. Moore of Alvin, Texas, who came out on top with 179 points on two bulls. Moore described his style as paying attention to the fundamentals of bull riding.

“I like to make the bulls look good, riding fundamentally correct lets you dress them up, if you do it right its’ fun, just like riding a bicycle,” laughed Moore. 

Moore had a rematch in round one with Jeff Harris’s 15 Herbie the Hereford, a bull he rode for his first Horizon win in Lebanon in January. He was 89 points on him which was enough for the round win and the favored position leading into the short go.

“When J.T. Moore pulls his rope he is as good as any talent out there on the CBR tours,” said Harris after winning the bull team competition largely because of Moore’s great effort on his bull.

“He is hard to throw off and when he washes the doubts off and continues coming and winning at the Horizon Series level he will gain the confidence he needs,” continued Harris.

Moore would draw the CBR feature bull of the week, 132 Yabba Dabba Do in the short round and ride him like a pro for 90 points. Former bull rider and two time stock contractor of the year was proud of both athletes for the effort that gained Moore the win and Rawson a second place finish in the bull team challenge.

“My buddy De’Arion was on him before so he guided me thru how to ride him, I slid my rope back and just kept my feet in front of me, constantly moving,” described an elated Moore after his 90 points ride that earned him his second win on the Horizon Series in 2016.

Jacob O’Mara would come in second with 174 on two and brother in-law, Koby Radley, right behind him at 171.5. Gannon Ivy, and De’Arion Loud rounded out the top 5 with all five riding two.

2014 Stock Contractor of the Year, Jeff Harris would win the bull team competition, which featured four bulls. Two of Harris’s bulls were ridden and two made the assist with rank scores. Harris’s team consisted of Road to Cheyenne bulls, 15 Herbie the Hereford carried Moore and Gannon Ivy rode Shorty in the short go for 84 points. Paired with rank scores from two young guns, 101 Calico Cat and 215 Lone Wolfe, Harris’s team earned the win and the $14,900 prize for the Texarkana Four States Shootout bull team competition.


Horizon Series Race

The Horizon Series race heats up with 8 events left on the schedule for points going towards the $20,000 Championship title to be awarded at the CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Jacob O’Mara added 174 points and now has 1,042 points for the lead, which keeps him comfortable at the top, at least until the next event, which is scheduled for March 19 in Houma, Louisiana. Moore’s strong showing will move him into the top ten. See for a complete listing.


Rider Results

1, JT Moore, Alvin, Texas, on Yabba Dabba Do for 90 points, 179, $1,526. 2, Jacob O’Mara, 174. 3, Koby Radley, 171.5, 4, Gannon Ivy, 171.5. 5,De’Arion Loud, 159.5.