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East Texas Trick Rider At Jacksonville Rodeo

The Jacksonville rodeo continues through Saturday night. This is the first time in a long time they've had a specialty act. His name is Austin Anderson and he is a trick rider from East Texas.

He was a cowboy from birth. "I wanted to be a stunt man. I was always making up new ways to crash off the horses," said Austin, "I grew up in it. My family has been providing horse equine entertainment at rodeos, state fairs, circus, and wild west shows. Pretty much any kind of entertainment my family has done. I grew up in it."

In the early 90's he had his big break.

"I doubled Kyle Chandler and Cliff D. Young. I was hooked. He and his horses have performed from coast to coast. I've probably done about 20 films and about a dozen commercials," said Austin.

He says this rodeo is a kind of homecoming.

"It's kind of like a hometown rodeo for me," said Austin.

Like anything else practice makes perfect.

"The roman riding where I stand on two horses I had been doing that since I was 11 or 12," said Austin.

You can catch Austin's act Thursday night at 8 PM at the Jacksonville rodeo. Friday night rain or shine Blake Shelton is performing and Saturday night is the Randy Rodgers Band.

For tickets you can go to any Cavender's location, the ticket office or you can purchase tickets at the gate.

Danielle Capper, Reporting. dcapper@kltv.com

 

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