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Who''s the true king of the arena? Roper Shane Hanchey and roughstock rider Seth Glause debate the cowboy cred of “timeys” versus “roughies.”
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She's got bulls
Livestock contractor Mesa Pate, just 21 years old, is taking the bucking bull industry by the horns.
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photo courtesy Fast Back Ropes
Western Events Calendar: June
From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are the cowboy events to attend in June!
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Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame—Class of 2010
I witnessed something really special a couple of weeks ago (Saturday July, 17) at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs—the Induction Ceremony for the "class" of 2010. This event was about as heartfelt and genuine as you can imagine. To see these cowboys get honored by their peers was almost like sitting in on a private family affair. Tears and laughter rang out with every speech.
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Tucson Rodeo
Tucson Rodeo: La Fiesta de los Vaqueros
Rodeo is life—for those who are savvy enough to see it.
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Rodeo Days
Before spending a few weeks with champion roper K.C. Jones, pilot and professional photographer Jeff Berlin thought he''d been to a rodeo.
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Charreada—Mexican rodeo
Mexican rodeo videos
The June/July issue (on newsstands now), has a photo essay by photographer Chad Case on the colorful subject of charreada, which has been called the National Sport of Mexico. A form of stylized rodeo or riding exhibition, including roping and equestrian performances, charreada is based on the heritage of charros, or gentlemen ranchers.
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Prison Break
The Angola Prison Rodeo at Lousiana State Penitentiary has been held since 1964 and is the last of its kind in the nation. Despite controversy over the cost and efficacy of the event, the hard-nosed warden believes rodeo helps rehabilitate his inmates.
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Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo has announced the retirement of W. R. “Bob” Watt, Jr. In honor of Watt’s more than 40 years of service to the organization, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief will host a public ceremony proclaiming May 4th, 2010 as W.R. “Bob” Watt, Jr. Day in the City of Fort Worth. (See details below).
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Indian Relay Racing
Heritage, horsemanship, and hard knocks collide in the thrilling sport of Indian Relay Racing.
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Mamas, Let Your Babies...
A rodeo mother''s love knows no bounds
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NFR 2009
Were any of you in the building when Chad Masters and heeler Jade Corkill broke the world record for team roping last Friday (12/11)? I was there, and my ears are still ringing from the roar of the crowd.
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