I’d like to tip my hand to the rodeos and stock contractors who are doing everything they can to make our sport become even better.
You will see it at some of the most storied rodeos across this land, primarily in longtime stock contractors reaching out to other livestock producers to help make for better match-ups in the riding events. A good example is the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo in Denver, where the Cervi family has been the primary stock provider for many years.
In last night’s opening performance, for example, bareback rider Logan Hodson and saddle bronc rider Townsend Prince took the leads in their respective events while matching moves with horses owned by the Calgary Stampede. Hodson had an 83 on Stampede Warrior, while Prince posted an 80 on Maiden Chick. Bull rider Seth Glause and Southwick Rodeo’s Phe Phe’s Secret matched up for 92 points.
What’s great about multiple stock contractors is that it allows cowboys the opportunity to draw a high quality animal. That makes for better rides, which makes for a better experience for everyone involved.