Top Tier Cowboys Hope to Create Fury on the 4th in Giddings

Championship Bull Riding’s Horizon Series comes to an end with a dazzling fireworks display inside and out of the rodeo arena as Giddings, Texas prepares to celebrate one of the longest standing traditions in the United States, Fury on the 4th. 
Made in America, stand-alone bull riding on the Fourth of July in Giddings at the Lee County Sherriff’s Posse Arena is more than a ritual, it’s a landmark in time for the friends and family that gather together to celebrate our Nation’s birth.
Fury on the 4th event producer, Wesley McManus of Diamond Cross Rodeo, had this to say about the event.  
“I was a bullfighter here first and it’s an honor to be asked to produce this legendary event for the people of Giddings... make sure you bring your friends and family because we are bringing ours,” said the event’s producer Wesley McManus.
But before we get to the details here are a few things you should know about this year’s bull riding:
• The No. 1 ranked bull rider in Championship Bull Riding’s Horizon Series tour will be riding for the title of 2016 CBR Horizon Series Champion, and the $20,000 bonus that comes with it, and you can bet with a check like that in his horizon, he will be rested and ready. Eighteen-year-old Kolby Radley, a rookie status rider, has been on fire this season claiming event titles around the country and rides the required eight seconds on 57 percent of the bulls he attempts, a high average for any competitor. Catch this rising star on his way up!
• Radley will face fierce competition from two local riders, Michael Earl, former CBR World Finals qualifier and a rookie, Myles Emmons from Round Top. 
• 40 bull riders including cowboys you see riding regularly on national television including veteran rider and former CBR World Finals Winner, Neil Holmes (Houston, Tex.) and Wyatt Rogers (Rose, Okla.) who stunned the bull riding industry when he won $43,000 at his first national tour event just weeks after turning eighteen. 
• But all contestants that make the trek to Giddings will have the equal shot at winning the $12,000 prize purse created by a two round average winning format from one of the longest running bull riding events Texas.
Fury on the 4th celebrates all that is good in America and the Lee County Sheriff’s Posse sees to that each year bringing in the best riders, entertainment, and bull talent available. Produced by Wesley McManus of Diamond Cross Rodeo of Lexington, Texas, the CBR Horizon Tour broke the longstanding event’s 27-year attendance record in 2015. 
It’s the place to be on a Monday night in Texas with bull riding action followed by a fireworks display.
Diamond Cross Rodeo of Lexington, Texas is bringing in some of the finest talent available in rodeo including freestyle bullfights and Muttin Bustin for the kids. Leon Coffee will be the barrel man entertaining you in between rides and after the champion is crowned, the area’s largest firework display and party will begin.
Doors open at 6 pm and tickets are $20 at the gate or available at
For more information contact Wesley McManus (512) 229-6242 or