Saturday marked the first of a two-day equine roping competition at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. More than 800 teams from around the country are taking part in the event. This is something which organizers call good exposure for the center.
"Lauderdale County has an excellent Ag Center facility. It's very, very nice but yet unknown to ropers that live only a few hours from here," says event organizer Johnny Garcia. "After we leave here approximately 2,000 to 3,000 people that have come through this venue will be familiar with it."
The overall winning team will win a custom made Dodge truck. The event will wrap up Sunday.