ERA World Championships Event

 

The Elite Rodeo Athletes has announced that to better the experience of a rodeo, it is a good idea to expand and expose the fun environment of their best rodeo product. It showcases the best rodeo athletes in the world, comprising 118 World Champion titles from both past and present competitors.

 

The 2016 ERA World Championships will be held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on November 11th, 12th and 13th.  According to ERA Athlete Bobby Mote, they wanted this Championship experience to become more fan-friendly in order for the appropriate demographic to spread the word regarding these events and potentially influence the fans and onlookers on future rodeos around Texas and other parts of the world.

 

The weekend event will feature certain activities and other entertainment in the ERA expo for everyone. There will be athlete appearances & autograph signing, shopping, live concerts and demos. And, on top of that event, there will be a kick-off week to celebrate this event as many people will feast on their meals, spend time with your friends and family and most important of all, have fun and cherish the memories.

 

This is also a golden opportunity to strut your purchased Urban Western Wear Tin Haul boots around the place while looking for food or mementos from that event with designs that are worth a thousand words. Your boots can spread the word via direct contact and social media that can get the conversation buzzing about its vibrant and snazzy designs that will prompt people to select their footwear choice for both men and women when they go to the website.

 

You can purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or its main website, www.eraprorodeo.com. For hotel information and accomadations, go to http://www.americanairlinescenter.com/assets/doc/ERA-Hotel-Info-360860a773.pdf and book your hotel room.

 

The Rodeo Bucket List

Rodeos in Texas are not purely entertainment but they are part of its Texan heritage for people gathering to either make or relive some memories. However, it is a part of a criteria in your life that involves you buying boots and feeling like a cowboy for a day or for a weekend. If you want to experience a rodeo and have a great time with others, here are my three selected events that I highly recommend for you to go at least once in your lifetime:

 

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the massive, three-week extravaganza that consists of bull-riding, bronco riding, roping, rodeo fair rides, a petting zoo and concerts, ranging from your favorite country artists to rock n’ roll bands to the Latino band groups.  Its attendance has topped around 2.5 million people each year as participants can head out to solely have a good time to relax and enjoy the BBQ and experience a taste of the ranch life. This annual rodeo in March are held at NRG Stadium, while the fair and other events are held in the parking lot and several nearby buildings.

 

San Antonio Rodeo and Stock Show

 

When founded in 1950, the San Antonio Rodeo and Stock Show is one of the most popular and events in the country, which attracts a million people annually. The organization that hold the event supports Texas youth education and agriculture and most of the expenses go to scholarships, grants, awards that benefit the great young minds of today. As this rodeo has its events such as bull riding, saddle bronc riding and team roping, there is an event for kids in which they have to ride a sheep for at least six seconds and a Horse Education Center to provide expert tips to take care of a horse. The musical concerts range from your favorite country artists like Reba McEntire to the occasional rock n’roll bands such as Journey to please your sights and ears.

 

Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo

 

This Austin-based event has the standard rodeo events but the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo has competitive events such as pig races, a youth art show and a barbecue cook-off. The family-friendly event offers something for everyone as this rodeo offers Austin’s largest carnival complete with rides, games and fair food favorites. Even for its rodeo events, the two top-tier athletes travel to the rodeo to compete against each other for the coveted title of Champion. Fans can enjoy a fun time but also can enjoy an action-packed competition full of bull-riding and Mutton Bustin’.

4 Romantic Western Movies to Watch This Weekend.

Happy Valentine’s Week!

In honor of the love celebration taking place on Sunday, we’re giving you 4 romantic western/cowboy movies we love. I’m sure you have already purchased your significant other their gift, and if you have not then hop over to our website and get them a gift that will keep on giving for a few months.

We’ll give you a tiny synopsis just to peak your interest, but no worries, we promise no spoilers!

Giant

I mean, just a classic. The movie covers the story of two generations in a ranch in Texas, therefore it spans through decades and lasts over 3 hours. There’s love, there’s conflict, there’s death. You really can’t ask for much more.

The Man from the Snowy River

Maybe it’s the awesome theme song of the movie, maybe it’s that scene where Jessica runs to the fence in excitement in her full skirt and boots when she hears the horses coming, maybe it’s the fact that my dad and brother watched this movie over and over and over again while I was growing up in the 90s, but this movie is just good. Predictable? yes, but really what movie isn’t.

Anyways, in this Australian film Jim is forced to find a job to help him get his father’s ranch back on its feet, and during him and the girl he wishes to marry become involved in a 20 year old family feud. Kinda like Romeo and Juliet but with cowboy hats and hot Australian accents.

The Horse Whisperer

This sort of seems like your typical city girl meets country boy movie, but there is definitely more than that. Though there is a sort of love story in this plot, I would say that the bigger love story is that between the family and their horse. After a traumatic accident a family is encouraged to put down a horse that will likely never recover, but they refuse to do so without trying every last resort. Be prepared to feel the strong urge to run out to your barn and give your horse the biggest hug.

The Last Ride

This is a Nicolas Sparks movie and I feel like saying that is spoiler enough because most of his movies are the same, so I’ll leave it at that.

Now you have some good titles to cuddle up to on the couch after dinner this Sunday.

Travel in Style

Between the holidays, NFR, and all the upcoming world renowned Rodeos, including our very own Houston Livestock Show, the very last and very first months of the year are pretty busy traveling months for many.

Keeping your clothes and boots looking sharp after spending so many hours in luggage can be challenging. Some people feel limited to the amount of boots they can travel with because boots and hats are not the easiest to pack, but that should never keep you from traveling in style.

Today we’re sharing some of our best tips on how to pack to best maximize your luggage space and ensure nothing stops you from taking your favorite pieces with you.

Packing Clothes:

Nothing dampers your travel spirit like opening your luggage upon arrival and finding your previously neatly ironed shirts and jeans completely wrinkled. The best way to pack clothing to prevent ruining your freshly ironed items is to roll them. Fold shirts and jeans like you normally would, but once they are folded, slowly and carefully roll them and pack them as rolls. This will save space and hopefully help your clothes stay looking sharp.

Packing boots:

If you have a very special pair of boots you would rather carry separately to16685_31573disp
protect them from any scratches or damage, your best bet are boot carriers. Whether you prefer short or tall boots, there are carriers to fill either style. These normally fit only one pair of boots, which guarantees no other items (belts, toiletries, etc) can damage your boots.

If you’re traveling by plane, boot carriers are also a carry on item which can count as your personal item and fit under the front seat.

If boot carriers are not your thing, you can still pack your boots with you. Taking boots inside regular luggage can be tricky because you need to make sure they’re not smashed or they might never recover their shape. A great way to prevent this is to simply pack all your socks and under garments inside your boots. This will guarantee they keep their shape and it will save you some space in your bag. We always suggest you fill your boots up even if in a boot carrier, to prevent them from losing their shape.

Packing hats:

19129Hats are probably the trickiest to travel with. Many people limit themselves to travel only with the hat they’re wearing, but that completely narrows down your options, especially if you’re traveling from a warm climate to a cold climate and viceversa. The best way to pack hats is in a hat carrier. Sure, they’re a little bulky and it might be another piece of luggage to check in, but at least it will ensure your hats will arrive in pristine condition. These are available in single, as well as double capacity, which we prefer because this is one of those situations in which more is more.

Whether you pick some or all of our tips, we hope they help you pack and enjoy your travel, wherever that may be.

Great Ideas to Enhance Your Country and Western Themed Wedding

Most little girls grow up dreaming about the day of their perfect fairytale wedding. You may have had every little detail of that dream wedding planned out before you even hit middle school, but the likes and dislikes of everyone change as they grow up. Today, you are just as likely to see brides and grooms dressed up as super heroes for their big day rather than in the traditional white dress and tuxedo. Themed weddings are all the rage, and one with a country and western theme is among the most popular. If this type of wedding is on your wish list, then here are a few ideas that can help you make it just perfect.

Add Some Country Flavor to Your Big Day

• Skip the Chairs: Forget about renting those expensive chairs, and consider using square bales of hay or straw for seating the guests at your outdoor wedding. Be sure to only use fresh bales that have been kept dry and are free of mice, snakes and other creepy crawlies. Your guests will love it, and you can still use decorations at the end of each aisle for a fancy touch.

• Switch Up the Altar: A nice, old-fashioned horse hitching post is a great spot to say your vows. Make sure it’s polished to the perfect shine, and the bride and groom can stand before it while the ceremony is performed. It’s also a perfect spot for wedding photos.

• Ditch Those High Heels: Every bride should have the perfect wedding dress, but you don’t necessarily have to wear high-heeled shoes to complete the ensemble. Instead, go shopping for the fanciest cowgirl boots. You may find the perfect ones to go with your dress, or you can always decorate those boots for a better match.

• Special Cake Toppers: Skip the traditional figurines of the bride and groom on top of your wedding cake, and go with something to fit your theme. You’ll be surprised what is available, and you can easily find figurines that depict the groom using a lasso to catch his bride and other fun country and western ideas.

• Replace the Veil With a Hat: Believe it or not, the perfect cowgirl hat is out there. Fix it up to match your boots and dress, and you will be the perfect country and western bride.

• Choose a Special Location: Not everyone gets married inside of a church, and you can select the perfect spot for your country and western wedding. A very popular choice would be a rustic barn surrounded by acres of lush crops. Others choose a large field next to a clear-running stream.

• No Limos Here: A beautifully-decorated wagon and a couple of gorgeous white horses may deliver you and your wedding party to the designated area. Even the harness for the horses may be festooned with colorful ribbons to honor the festive occasion.

Start Planning Today

You can never get too early of a start on your wedding plans. If you’re doing all of the hard work yourself, then get busy with these tips today. Those using a wedding planner should find one that has some past experience with this type of a themed wedding, so that you can be assured of getting exactly what you want on your special day.

Urban Western Wear Takes a Bite out of Shark Week!

Here at Urban Western Wear, we’re pretty huge fans of The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week—and we’ve got the extensive collection of Tin Haul shark-inspired footwear to prove it.

With the annual “jaws-fest” kicking off August 10, we wanted to spread the toothy love, so through August 16, we’re offering a 10% discount on orders of $50* or more, along with a free Tin Haul Gnarly Shark Sticker on all of our favorite shark-related footwear. (Use promo code SHARK108 to claim your savings!)
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Chicken and Chihuahua, the National Finals Rodeo, and the Cowboy Shopping Network

Chihuahua:  It’s finally here!  Chicken and I just stepped off a plane in Las Vegas and we’re off to represent Urban Western Wear at the National Finals Rodeo! I can’t wait to watch the music acts and get an autograph from the lovely Miss Rodeo America!
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Chicken and Chihuahua Go to the Dude Ranch

Finally recognized for their years of service, Chicken and Chihuahua are invited to the National Western Spokes-Animal Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They attend the four day conference with other cowboy-themed spokes-animals from around the country to discuss the current trends and challenges facing the industry.
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Urban Western Clothing places in the Victoria Advocate.

Recently, the Victoria Advocate had a best of the best contest for business in the cross roads area. Urban Western Clothing placed as first runner up! Thanks for the votes!
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Winter 2010 Events

The year’s winding up quickly – what’s a dog to do?  Here at Urban Western Clothing, we’re looking forward to taking a break from the summer heat with some of the coolest rodeos, barbecue competitions, and music fests around.  We’ve even got the scoop on what’s happening in the Big Apple for misplaced cowboys (Chicken’s pick, don’t ask me).
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