The First Annual Lane Frost Memorial Bull Riding will be held THIS WEEKEND at the newly built Atoka Trail Riders Arena in Atoka, Oklahoma. A dream many years in the making, this event is a labor of love – the entire event planned, organized, and promoted by the Atoka Chamber of Commerce and the Atoka Trail Riders in close partnership with the Frost Family. All net proceeds from this event will benefit the Lane Frost Cowboy Bible Fund established by Elsie and Clyde Frost in memory of their son.
Arguably the most famous bull rider in history, Lane Frost was a serious competitor in the rodeo arena, earning the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association bull riding world championship title in 1987. Frost was well-loved and widely known throughout the world of professional rodeo in the 1980s, as much for his infectious smile and ebullient nature as for his elite riding chops; his untimely death at the age of 25 sent shockwaves of grief throughout the tightknit rodeo community. Though there have been countless events celebrating Lane Frost’s life over the years, this is the very first established by his family.
Saturday, June 18
9:00AM-4:00PM CDT (MUSEUM EXHIBIT)
The Atoka Museum & Visitors Center, located at 258 North Hwy 69 in Atoka, will be open and free to the public during these hours. The museum has a unique collection of Atoka County history, including an exclusive Lane Frost exhibit featuring a wide variety of his personal effects such as his little league baseball glove, his trademark cowboy hat with the wide hatband, and his 1988 Olympic bronze medal. Visit http://www.civilwaralbum.com/atoka/ or call 580-889-7192 for more information.
8:30PM CDT (MAIN EVENT)
The main event will be an open bull riding (30-head long go; 8-head short go) with professional bull riders from various associations. There will be a pyrotechnics show after the bull riding and concessions will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
UNTIL 1:00AM CDT (AFTER PARTY)
Immediately following the bull riding, there will be an official after party held at Flip’s Cantina inside El Adobe Mexican Grill located at 406 South Mississippi Avenue in Atoka, Oklahoma. Visit www.eladobemexicangrill.com or call 580-889-5296 for more information.
Sunday, June 19
11:00AM CDT (COWBOY CHURCH)
The Cowboy Church service will feature celebrity guest speaker Elsie Frost delivering the message and gospel music by legendary country music star Susie McIntyre-Eaton. The Frost family will be available to sign Cowboy Bibles after the service. The concession stand will be open after the service for people to buy lunch.
1:00PM CDT (JUNIOR BULL RIDING)
The junior bull riding event will feature contestants between 15 and 18 years of age.
Atoka Trail Riders Arena
497 W. Boggy Depot Road
Atoka, OK 74525
Tickets are $15 for Saturday night’s event and are available locally at Frost Ranch Wear (1807 South Mississippi Avenue, Atoka) and at the Confederate Memorial Museum (258 North Hwy. 69, Atoka). Tickets may only be purchased IN PERSON at the above locations.
To buy tickets online, click on the following link (surcharge applies):
Tickets for Sunday’s event will only be available at the gate. Children 5 and under get in free. Tickets will be $5 for ages 6-12 and $8 for everyone 13 and up.