Gary Miller, owner of Dallas' Round-Up Saloon who is also a former TGRA president, explained that while men and women compete together in chute-dogging, the top male competitor and the top female competitor both get first place trophy buckles.
encouraged people who might be interested in participating in rodeo come to Fort Worth to see the sport's finest athletes and recommended the camp events for those just starting.
"Try goat decorating," Miller
Miller and his partner, Alan Pierce, have been named honorary grand marshals of the rodeo.
joked that it was a role he
was getting very used to filling.
Two weeks ago, the pair were grand marshals of the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.
"It's an honor for us since we've been involved since the 1980s," Miller
Miller was among founding members of Texas Gay Rodeo Association in 1985 and served as its first president.
said the Round-Up Saloon
sponsors five participants by paying their entry fees.
said rodeo can become an expensive sport, especially
for those traveling with their horses.
"It's a big deal to trailer one in, especially from the coasts," Miller
said the trip takes several days because they have to stop every few hours to exercise the horses.