Thursday night was a big one in Neshoba County.
Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages gathered for the first night of the three-night Southeastern Professional Finals Rodeo. Prizes include champion saddles and thousands of dollars in each event. The top 15 competitors in each event are in the arena in Philadelphia this weekend.
The rodeo continues Friday night and Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum.