All Inductees

Taylor "Prairie Kid" Hall Jr.

Born Taylor Hall, Jr., February 15, Prairie, 5 miles from Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas to Taylor Hall, Sr., and Irma Williams Hall as a son at the southern end of Bailey’s Prairie.

Five Brothers: Caesar, John, Horman, Sherman, and Mike.

Four Sisters: Leana, Annie Mae, Pravabe, and Mary.

BPK and wife Fay Marie had four children: Ronda Fay, Opal, Patrick, and Edward.

BPK’s father broke wild horses to be used as ranch horses. He marked them by biting a notch in the left ear. BPK remembers his first horseback cow driving at the age of 4.

At age 19, he started competing in local rodeos and later in the Southwestern Negro Cowboys Association (at the end of segregation, the name changed to Southwestern National Cowboys Association-SNCA.)

  • 1966 Champion Saddle Bronc Rider
  • 1968 Champion Bareback Bronc Rider
  • 1972 Champion Steer Wrestler
  • 1973 Champion Steer Wrestler
  • 1975 Champion Bull Rider
  • 1978 All Around Champion in Saddle Bronc, Bareback, Bull Riding & Steer Wrestling

He also competed in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Louisiana. Some of the open Texas rodeos BPK competed or placed in were T Diamond (West Columbia), Angleton, Alvin, Clute, Pasadena, Rosenberg, Hempstead, Bay City, Crosby, Baytown, Cameron, Victoria, Eden, Fort Worth, Dallas, Refugio, and Giddings. Still residing in Bailey’s Prairie, his father’s rodeoing years have been spent helping numerous cattle owners work their livestock with his horses and cow dogs.