2017 FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO
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.
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.
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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Steering Money to Hardworking Young Women WOMEN STEERING BUSINESS
to buy steers. Last year, Women
Steering Business bought 12-year-
old Saige Martin’s reserve grand
champion steer, Goosebumps, for
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
“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
learn about the responsibilities they
It is not a fundraising organization.
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
“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
Photo by James Phifer
and other high-tempo tunes as well as
the theme songs of “The Magnificent
Seven,” “Gunsmoke” and “William Tell
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
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.
While crowd favorites won’t sound the
Live music was played yearly
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
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:
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.
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.
Admission (25 cents) was charged for the first time. The first formal horse show directly connected to the Stock Show was held.
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.
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.
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.
The WBAP Fort Worth affiliate of the National Broadcasting Company held the first live radio broadcast of a rodeo.
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.
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.
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
Proud member of Ladies on the Lamb
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Events Around the
JANUARY 17 |
Anyone wearing Dickies apparel and a smile on their face gets FREE general admission to the Stock Show grounds!
JANUARY 26 |
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!).
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.
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.
COOK CHILDREN’S DAY at the Stock Show MONDAY,
JANUARY 30 |
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
Guests don’t need to look further
than the Hall of Fame’s roster
prior to the
of Inductees to see that spirit
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
ot every rodeo
rodeo clown and found he had a knack
for making fans laugh. Lucia performed
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;
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,
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
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
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
â€œIt was the first show out on my own,â€? 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
Paint Horse Association (APHA) ranch pleasure classes.
elly Bruner, a
qualification for the 2016 AQHA World
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
or some, a pair of
has given him a channel for self-
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
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.
For him, it all began at the rodeo,
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
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INSPIRED AND INSPIRING
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
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.
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
Where the horse and rider start in a roping event.
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).
Referring to a group of rodeo events that involves a rider attempting to stay mounted on a bucking bronco or bull for eight seconds.
A technique sometimes used by saddle bronc riders in which they appear to be bucked off at every jump.
animal that is traveling at top speed.
Being run over by an
The rider comes far enough off the horse that “daylight” is seen between him and the animal.
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
A horse that comes straight up on it’s hind legs and begins bucking when coming out of the chute.
The center of a spin - a very dangerous area for riders to dismount.
Regional finals before the championship. Texas is the only state that has its own circuit.
A motherless or wild calf.
In rodeo riding events this refers to the one that hand must stay free from the bull at all times.
A rider in the arena who helps a contestant off a bucking horse.
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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Published on Jan 3, 2017
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...