The Southern States Bull Riders National Finals took over Mosaic Arena in Palmetto Friday and Saturday, where 30 of the nation’s top bull riders put it all on the line for a shot at the 2011 championship buckle and cash prizes. The owner of Southern States Bull Riders, Byron McIntosh priased Manatee County for its fan support and excellent facilities at the Fairgrounds. Since 2005, Southern States has sanctioned over 300 events. The rodeo, which also featured a concert by Bulls Eye Ride, benefited the Manatee County 4H Club.
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