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2017 FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO

LEGENDS

Past Present Future


Common sense ain’t common. You know horses are smar ter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people. Don’t squat with your spurs on. Always drink upstream from the herd. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.

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Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

Authentically Legendary

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owadays people talk a lot about keeping things “real.” To me, that

translates to the importance of authenticity.

It is a powerful trait involving accountability, courage,

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Lord, let me live until I die. Buy land. They ain’t making any more of the stuff. The problem ain’t what people know. It’s what people know that ain’t so that’s the problem. Most men are about as happy as they make

transparency, and even a bit of vulnerability. It’s a genuine way of life, rather than a possession or an accomplishment. Authentic people value history, and understand how it can shape the future. The legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo at the Will Rogers Coliseum is an annual glimpse into Texas’ glorious past. A place where we can learn about everything from clover leafs and Houlihans to spinners and saddle broncs, all under one roof, in a special place where cowboys and culture collide. It speaks volumes about where we came from, where we’re headed and how we intend to get there. Look around and see the extraordinary people who fuel the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, and so many memorable events that surround it. Their efforts are exemplary and forward-thinking. It’s the kind of community leadership that shines new lights along important paths to a bright future in this great American city. That gleaming future includes the new, state-of-the-art Fort Worth Multipurpose Arena at Will Rogers, slated to open by 2020. The exciting $450 million public-private project is set to host concerts and sporting events, and serve as home to the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. We are so proud to be a part of the Fort Worth business community, and remain deeply committed to supporting important events such as this one. I hope you will join me in saluting all of the dedicated people involved in this legendary tradition. It doesn’t get any more authentic.

up their minds to be.

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Robbie Briggs, President and CEO Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty rbriggs@briggsfreeman.com

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Steering Money to Hardworking Young Women WOMEN STEERING BUSINESS

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to buy steers. Last year, Women

hile Becky

Steering Business bought 12-year-

Renfro

old Saige Martin’s reserve grand

Borbolla

champion steer, Goosebumps, for

watched the

$170,000.

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s

Young women, ages 9 through

Junior Sale of Champions five years

high school seniors, raise the steers

ago, she noticed that women were

and other animals. In caring for these

not buying the prized steers men

animals, they learn a trade, Becky

were bidding on. Women should

says. The money goes directly to the

also buy the steers, especially

young women to help raise their next

ones raised by young women, she

animal or into paying for their college

thought.

education.

“I sent out 75 emails to women I

As prominent member Mayor Betsy

knew and asked if they would join

Price said, “We want to encourage

me,” Becky says.

young, strong women to get out

In four weeks, the women contributed $45,000. Thus was born an organization called Women Steering Business that has contributed more than $650,000

there.” In their signature red jackets, Women Steering Business members buy six to eight steers a year. “The more we learn about these

in four years to buy steers raised by

young women, and the more we

young women.

learn about the responsibilities they

It is not a fundraising organization.

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take on to raise these steers, the

Each of the 189 current members

more inspired we become,” Becky

donates a minimum of $500 per year

says.

“This strong group of women wants to specifically help these young girls because they are so talented and possess an incredible work ethic. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to support them and see their hard work pay off.”

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Proud member of Women Steering Business

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A Century of Music and Memories

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Photo by James Phifer

hen they

and other high-tempo tunes as well as

stood for

the theme songs of “The Magnificent

“The Star

Seven,” “Gunsmoke” and “William Tell

Spangled

Overture” (better known as the theme

Banner” followed by “The Cowtown Overture,” an arrangement of “Big

song of “The Lone Ranger”).

The band, which has performed

Balls in Cowtown,” “Does Fort Worth

at every rodeo for a century, played its

Ever Cross Your Mind?” and “Deep in

last rodeo in 2016. This year, fans will

the Heart of Texas,” rodeo fans knew

be entertained with recorded music.

it was January and that they were

The change was made to “allow rodeo

in for a lot of fun at the Will Rogers

production staff to quickly react to the

Coliseum.

dynamic, anything-can-happen nature

As the performers entered the

arena at the Fort Worth Rodeo, they were greeted by “Barnum & Bailey’s

of the sport,” stock show management said in a statement.

Since the 1950s, there were

Favorite.” And each cowboy began his

only three band directors, Lew Gillis,

ride to music that would stop only if he

Jack Cobb and Rick Stitzel, and band

were tossed. If he rode out the clock,

members said they looked forward

he was congratulated with a long

each year to a call from the director.

chord.

While crowd favorites won’t sound the

Live music was played yearly

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same playing from a laptop instead of

for each of the 35, sometimes 36,

a live, 20-piece orchestra, the music

performances by the Fort Worth

and the memory of the band will

Stock Show & Rodeo Orchestra. The

remain part of the heart and soul of the

20-piece band played Sousa marches

rodeo for centuries to come.

“I’ll never forget the energy and the excitement of hearing the band play. They will be missed but will always be remembered as a rodeo legend and treasure!”

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t’s about dirt and bling, tears of frustration and joy, long days and hard work, and, for many, it’s all worth it. Today’s

FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO

attracts more than 1,200 PROFESSIONAL RODEO ATH-

LETES competing for more than $600,000 IN PRIZE MONEY. Approximately 28,000 HEAD OF LIVESTOCK are exhibited

by participants from around the country, including 11,000 4-H and

1896:

The first Stock Show took place in March on the banks of Marine Creek in North Fort Worth, and a second show was held Oct. 12-13 to coincide with the National Livestock Exchange Convention. A parade opened the October show, setting what would become an enduring and endearing tradition.

FFA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. The event attracts more

than 1 MILLION VISITORS each year.

It has always been a kick, drawing celebrities, politicians, the best of the best, the hard-luck hangers-on, and just about anyone else

ENAMORED by the RODEO LIFESTYLE.

HERE’S A TIMELINE WITH CLUES AS TO HOW THE FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO GOT WHERE IT IS TODAY:

1909:

The parade included almost 40 Comanche and Kiowa braves led by Chief Quanah Parker. It also was the first (and last) time prize show bulls were featured in a stock show parade.

1911:

Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was the guest of honor at the Stock Show.

Quanah Parker, (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/ metapth19932/m1/1/: accessed December 5, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room.

1907:

Admission (25 cents) was charged for the first time. The first formal horse show directly connected to the Stock Show was held.

1905:

A ranch work demonstration billed as a “Wild West” performance was held, and premiums and prizes were sought for the first time from breed associations in order to provide cash awards.

1913:

The Stock Show’s evening performance was opened by President Woodrow Wilson who pushed a button in the White House, metaphorically turning on the electric lights of the Coliseum.

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1996:

The Stock Show celebrated its Centennial Anniversary. A major new facility, the Charlie & Kit Moncrief Building and its 1,100-seat W.R. Watt Arena, opened on the grounds.

1932:

The WBAP Fort Worth affiliate of the National Broadcasting Company held the first live radio broadcast of a rodeo.

2006:

The sport of team roping was added to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event lineup but had to be held off-site until scheduling accommodations could be made in the Coliseum the next year.

1944:

The Stock show moved to the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Gene Autry was on hand, becoming the first major entertainer to perform at a rodeo.

2008:

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

2013:

The Stock Show Rodeo introduced the SCORE IT! app, allowing fans to score rides and guess times on their smart phones during each rodeo event - a first for the rodeo industry.


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The Million Dollar Year LADIES ON THE LAMB

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n 2001, encouraged

In total, $187,000 was spent on

by then-Stock Show

lambs last year, making the once-

Chairman Gary Ray,

overlooked lambs the second highest

Rebecca Emery

in price per pound of the Sale.

purchased the Grand

“It is so exciting. The first year

Champion and Reserve Champion

I bought the Grand Champion for

for $6,000 and created the Ladies on

$3,500, and now it averages between

the Lamb to support the educational

$40,000 and $45,000,” Emery

dreams of Texas 4-H and FFA young

says.

people who raise, show and sell

She and her Ladies, decked out in

lambs at the Fort Worth Stock Show &

their hot pink and black, take great

Rodeo’s Sale of Champions.

pride that the young people whose

Fast forward to the 2017 Junior

animals win the competition, get 100

Livestock Show, which the Ladies on

percent of the purchase price. The

the Lamb calls its million-dollar year.

prize money is used by the winners to

Now about 40 women strong, Lakies on the Lamb, has raised and spent just shy of $1 Million over the last 166

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help pay for their college tuition and buy their next animal. “The Texas 4-F and FFA programs

sales. The plan to blow past that goal

require a tremendous amount of

at this years Stock Show may be the

discipline from these young men and

surest of bets given that the group

women to raise, feed and care for

spent $116,000 in 2016 and expects

their animals in addition to their school

to spend even more this year buying

work. We reward these kids for their

the Grand Champion, the Reserve

hard work and dedication,” she says.

Champion, and eight other winning

“After all, the kids who raise lambs

lambs.

work as hard as those raising steers.”

“The traditions of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo are close to so many of our hearts and we love supporting them through our involvement with Ladies on the Lamb.”

ASHLEY MOORING

Proud member of Ladies on the Lamb

817.706.6344 amooring@briggsfreeman.com

AMY HOOPER TROTT 817.300.1100 atrott@briggsfreeman.com


Events Around the

TUESDAY,

JANUARY 17 |

DICKIES DAY

Anyone wearing Dickies apparel and a smile on their face gets FREE general admission to the Stock Show grounds!

THURSDAY,

JANUARY 26 |

TCU DAY

Show your Horned Frog pride and paint the Stock Show grounds purple! Wearing Texas Christian University gear will get you free general admission to the grounds and flashing a valid TCU student ID gets you $10 rodeo tickets for the day (a $20 value!).


KNUTSON FAM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! HERE ARE THE DAYS YOU CAN GIVE BACK TO

A WORTHY CAUSE, SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED, OR EVEN SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT – JUST BY ATTENDING THE FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO.

TUESDAY,

JANUARY 24

STOCK SHOW GOES PINK

Half of all general admission and rodeo ticket sales from this day’s events will be donated to the Greater Fort Worth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. Wear pink to celebrate breast cancer survivors and come out to help support this worthy cause.

WEDNESDAY,

FEBRUARY 1

COOK CHILDREN’S DAY at the Stock Show MONDAY,

JANUARY 30 |

MILITARY DAY

Active or retired military and their immediate families receive free tickets to the rodeo for the 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. performance. Don’t forget your military ID! You can get tickets beginning Monday, November 28, 2016. Military Day is presented by Denbury Resources.

One half of rodeo tickets for both the 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. rodeo performances will be donated to Cook Children’s in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where the smallest in our community turn when they need life-saving advancements. This 99room facility is one of the largest such NICUs in the nation.


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Keeping the Legends Alive

TEXAS COWBOY HALL OF FAME

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very year,

Guests don’t need to look further

the Thursday

than the Hall of Fame’s roster

prior to the

of Inductees to see that spirit

Fort Worth

embodied more than 125 times.

Stock Show &

The group adds five new names

Rodeo is dedicated to inducting new

to the list each year and honors

honorees to the Texas Cowboy Hall

excellence in competition, business,

of Fame, which exists to “educate

and the support of rodeo and

and entertain visitors from all over

western lifestyle in Texas.

the world and to keep the Spirit of

Display booths honoring each

Texas alive.” But what exactly is the

Inductee and other exhibits can

Spirit of Texas? “It’s hard to put into

be viewed in the Hall of Fame’s

words. It’s more of a feeling,” says

Museum, which is located in one of

Executive Director Julia Buswold.

the historic Horse and Mule Barns

“It’s the feeling you get walking

of the Fort Worth Stockyards. Julia

these historic bricks, looking at

says the Sterquell Wagon Collection

a world champion belt buckle or

is a favorite exhibit of many of the

across a vast, open ranch. And it’s a

children’s school tours they host.

way of life that promotes hard work

“It’s more than just getting to see

and the idea that you achieve what

the wagon. They get to understand

you want by putting in the effort.”

what they were for and why we have so much of what we have because of them.” Of all the legends the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame celebrates, Julia agrees there is nothing more legendary than the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and the city of Fort Worth itself. “Our owner Mr. Hickman always said Fort Worth is the center of the universe,” she recalls. “We couldn’t agree more.”

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Tommy Lucia Remembered

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ot every rodeo

rodeo clown and found he had a knack

legend rides

for making fans laugh. Lucia performed

bucking bulls

at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) as

and broncos or

the opening act for five years and was a

ropes cows. One

barrel man at the 1973 event.

of the most recognized legends worked

Lucia quit clowning in 1984, but

with a monkey named Whiplash to make

continued his acts that included dogs;

fans laugh.

Glory, a swayback horse; and Whiplash,

Tommy Lucia, a rodeo stalwart for 55

the monkey in cowboy garb. Lucia

years, was voted PRCA Entertainer of

bought Whiplash as a baby from the

the Year for three straight years between

widow of animal lover in Miami and

2003 and 2005 and the Texas Circuit

trained the Capuchin monkey to balance

Act of the Year four times. In 2015, he

on a saddle riding on the family’s dogs.

was inducted into the National Cowboy &

Whiplash was part of the Lucia family

Western Heritage Museum’s Rodeo Hall

for 25 years. A staple of the act was

of Fame in Oklahoma City.

Whiplash riding on a Border Collie as it

Lucia passed away June 1, 2016 on his 75th birthday. Born in Minneapolis to humble beginnings, Lucia had a gift for training animals, that started with German Shepherds for his mother’s protection. He began his rodeo career at age 15,

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worked wild Barbados sheep. “I had wonderful dogs with good minds and lots of working ability,” Lucia once said. His acts were not limited to the rodeo. He and Whiplash also did lots of commercials and performed during the

riding bareback horses and bulls. When

NBA playoffs, at Major League Baseball

a friend was injured, he filled in as a

games, and at shows with Frank Sinatra.

“There is truly nothing more legendary than the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. It’s an honor to recognize the people and organizations that are the reason these traditions remain so strong today.”

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Legends IN THE Making

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ast year there were more than 5,000 entries in 11 equine breed shows

and disciplines at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Few can go home with coveted blue ribbons, but expectations are high when a Photo by Stephanie Duquette

cowboy who has more than $4 million in lifetime earnings is teamed with a royally bred stallion. Things can get exciting. At the 2016 Stock Show, cow horse championships in the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) were won by stallion Royal Smart Fletch who came to town with an already long resume, a pedigree that almost guaranteed success, and a top trainer proficient both in cutting and cow horse events. That would be Boyd Rice of Weatherford. The handsome 2010 stallion was sired by National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Futurity winner Royal Fletch, a $1.4 million sire whose competition earnings total $235,852. Both Royal

Smart Fletch and Royal Fletch are owned by Fort Worth oilman and philanthropist Charlie Moncrief and his wife, Kit. “He loves doing his job,” Rice says of Royal Smart Fletch; and that, in turn, makes Rice’s job easier. The Moncriefs also paired Rice with another of their stallions, Mr Stylish Cat, for a win in AQHA’s junior cow horse class. Rice will return to the 2017 Stock Show with both stallions to defend the 2016 wins.


Photo by Stephanie Duquette

FAST TIMES IN FORT WORTH

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ut while established competitors may have an advantage, the Stock Show also can be a place for a young trainer to make a mark. Tell Edgmon started his new training business off right with big wins in the reining classes at

the 2016 Stock Show. Edgmon won the National Reining Horse Association

(NRHA) and AQHA open reining classes on Sayos Last To Spook. The 2011 mare combines the bloodlines of two renowned reining sires, Smart Spook and Hollywood Dun It. Edgmon grew up in the Texas Panhandle riding ranch and cutting horses and made his transition to reining at Oklahoma State University, graduating in 2004. He worked with top trainers in the industry before opening his own training operation in the Weatherford area a year ago, shortly before

Tell Edgmon is standing to the right of the mare, Sayos Last To Spook. Aboard the horse is former owner Misty Jaye Brown. Photo by Peri Hughes

the Stock Show.

of Aledo, Texas has since been sold, but Edgmon will be

“It was the first show out on my own,� said Edgmon,

returning to the 2017 Stock Show to compete in the American

admitting that the wins brought with them an element of satisfaction. The mare, then owned by Misty Jaye Brown Kelly Bruner and her horse, No Miss Taken. Photo by Buddy Berry

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Paint Horse Association (APHA) ranch pleasure classes.

elly Bruner, a

qualification for the 2016 AQHA World

veterinarian in

Show in November, where they finished

Millsap, Texas, got

seventh. It was a satisfying show year

t he year off to a

for Bruner who bred and raised No

good start at the

Miss Taken. Although still young, the

Stock Show, winning the AQHA junior

mare has earned more than $40,000 in

barrel race on her palomino mare No

the barrels arena.

Miss Taken in a field of 62 competitors.

Bruner, whose veterinary practice

No Miss Taken, foaled in 2011, is by

specializes in horses, goats and small

PC Frenchmans Hayday, a son of

animals, now plans to give her mare

dominant barrels sire Sun Frost and out

some time off. However, she hopes to

of a thoroughbred dam, Star Zone.

compete in the 2017 Fort Worth Rodeo

Bruner and her mare used the Stock Show to springboard into a

on another of her barrel horses.

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The ART of BOOTS

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or some, a pair of

has given him a channel for self-

boots represents

expression: “I’m a frustrated artist with

nothing other than

leather boots as my canvas.”

a functional pair

But he’s not the only one who has

of shoes. For others, they can hold

caught custom boot fever. “We have

special meaning as a family heirloom

quite a few clients who are collectors,”

– something to share for generations.

says Mark Dunlap, vice president

For people like Dr. Chip Brown, they

and general manager of Fort Worth

are an outlet for artistic expression.

institution M.L. Leddy’s.

And, he would admit, an insatiable obsession. “It’s basically a wall of shame,” Chip

Every M.L. Leddy’s boot is made entirely by hand and meticulously fitted – which is why, on top of the

laughs, referring to the custom-built

high-demand, the wait list is over a

wall in his home that’s designed to

year long.

house his growing collection of over

It’s easy to see

100 custom boots. “I designed them

how the creative

all myself,” he adds with pride.

process, exceptional

For him, it all began at the rodeo,

craftsmanship and

where his wife was given custom

custom fit can create

boots as a reward for being the Junior

an experience people

League volunteer who sold the most

want to repeat. But,

programs. After that, he was hooked.

for collectors like Chip,

Over the years, Chip has become

the draw is purely

more and more passionate about

personal. “It’s kind

choosing every element of the boot’s

of like collecting

design and its various nuances – from

art,” he says. “If

the color of the thread down to the

you like it, that’s all

shape of the heel. He says the hobby

that’s important.”

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Barbra Schulte:

INSPIRED AND INSPIRING

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etaphorically, Barbra Schulte is a woman who wears many hats, but the real one on her head is that of a talented, modern-day cowgirl. Schulte who holds a master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology, has been a cutting horse trainer since 1983 and is a competitor, personal performance coach, consultant, author, speaker and clinician - and she continues to be successful at all of those endeavors. One of her most satisfying recognitions came when she was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth in 2012. “I get a big lump in my throat when I think about it. I think it is the highest honor I have received because of what it stands for,” she says, noting that other members of the Hall of Fame have been pivotal influences in her life. Joining those ranks was extremely meaningful to her. Schulte was the first woman to win the National Cutting Horse

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Association Derby NCHA (1988) and the Super Stakes Classic (1992) in Fort Worth and the Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity (1992) in Augusta, Georgia, Texas. Her horsemanship skills were grounded in her youth on a ranch in Illinois; and today she continues to train cutting horses in Brenham, Texas. The Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity is perhaps the competition she remembers most fondly. “My father was very ill at the time. When I won, my picture was on the front page of the newspaper,” she says. “He was so proud.” The biggest inspiration in her life, though, is her son, Zane, who was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 1999. A year later, 16-year-old Zane passed on leaving a legacy of inspiration. Now, each year at the Super Stakes Classic, the NCHA presents the Zane Schulte Award to the cutting trainer who best exemplifies Zane’s humanitarian values. Generous with training techniques and mental strategies, Schulte shares her knowledge on barbraschulte.com and at clinics and programs offered through the educational, coaching and training business that she operates with husband Tom.


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A New Era of Rodeo Beckons

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which opened in 1936. or most of the last century, fans of the

Thanks to the generosity of local philanthropists

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo have

and the city’s financial prowess, this year, Fort Worth

braved the January night to watch the

will begin building the $450 million multipurpose

grand competition in the flag-draped Will

arena that will soon showcase one of the nation’s

Rogers Memorial Coliseum.

best rodeos.

THE MULTIPURPOSE ARENA ON MONTGOMERY STREET IS EXPECTED TO LAUNCH A WHOLE NEW ERA FOR FORT WORTH.

And, when it’s not rodeo season, this new venue will house a variety of entertainment including concerts and family-oriented shows, plus basketball and hockey games. The multipurpose arena on Montgomery Street is expected to launch a whole new era for Fort Worth. With up to 14,000 seats available for concerts,

But, three years from now, rodeo aficionados

it’s expected to draw some of the biggest names

will enjoy the legendary Stock Show Rodeo in a new,

in entertainment. Family shows and hockey games

larger venue. The Fort Worth Multipurpose Arena

will offer up to 12,200 seats, while basketball

at Will Rodgers will take the place of the Coliseum,

games set capacity with 13,300 spectators. Rodeo


BOX:

Where the horse and rider start in a roping event.

CHUTE:

Where roping animals are released at the beginning of the run (usually through a squeeze gate) and the release point for roughstock (usually via a swing gate).

ROUGHSTOCK:

Referring to a group of rodeo events that involves a rider attempting to stay mounted on a bucking bronco or bull for eight seconds.

FLOATING:

A technique sometimes used by saddle bronc riders in which they appear to be bucked off at every jump.

FREIGHT TRAINED:

animal that is traveling at top speed.

Being run over by an

SEEING DAYLIGHT:

The rider comes far enough off the horse that “daylight” is seen between him and the animal.

HOOEY:

The final loop by the roper after wrapping three of the calf’s legs together during the “Tie-Down Calf Roping” event.

JIGGY: and equestrian events will accommodate up to 3,300 more fans than the Coliseum where seating capacity is 6,000. Yearly projections for the arena report plans to host 15 to 18 concerts, circuses and ice-skating shows as well as high school and college basketball games. A three-acre raised plaza outdoors will also stage events. The 2,200-space parking garage for the arena is already under construction, and some streets are installed. Work on the Fort Worth Multipurpose Arena will begin in the next few months with the first ceremonial event planned a month ahead of the 2020 Stock Show Rodeo. To pay for the arena, taxpayers are on the hook for less than half, capped at $225 million. The balance is being raised from private foundations, corporations and individuals. But, for those who still have a soft spot in their heart for the Coliseum, there’s no need to mourn.

When your horse refuses to walk at a normal pace; a gait somewhere between a walk and trot with lots of upward movement.

ARM JERKER: a lot of power.

A really stout animal that bucks with

BALL OUT:

A horse that comes straight up on it’s hind legs and begins bucking when coming out of the chute.

WELL:

The center of a spin - a very dangerous area for riders to dismount.

CIRCUIT FINALS:

Regional finals before the championship. Texas is the only state that has its own circuit.

DOGIE:

A motherless or wild calf.

FREE HAND:

In rodeo riding events this refers to the one that hand must stay free from the bull at all times.

PICKUP MAN:

A rider in the arena who helps a contestant off a bucking horse.

SPINNER:

A bull that spins or turns as if chasing its tail this scores high, especially if it spins both left and right.

It will continue to serve Fort Worth as a major equestrian venue.

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