Martha & R.E. Josey
R.E. and Martha Josey are legends in the rodeo industry, with R.E. being a three-time AQHA World Champion Calf Roper and Martha with barrel racing winnings to include the WPRA, AQHA, NBHA and Olympics. Their love of rodeo and horses has made the Josey Ranch equally as famous by offering the most prestigious training facility in the world for barrel and roping events.
Big Tex Trailers, one of the nation’s leading utility trailer manufacturing companies and owners of CM Trailers, has been a sponsor of the Joseys for the past ten years.
The Josey’s also train and market the very best in barrel and rope horses at the Josey Ranch and offer a selection for every level of competition. Many winning competitors have purchased their horses and equipment from the Josey Ranch. R. E. and Martha host several nationally acclaimed competitions at the Josey Ranch, including the Josey Jr. World Championship Barrel Race, the most prestigious barrel race for youth, age 20 and under, in the world, and the Josey Reunion Round-Up. This unique barrel racing competition is open to all former Josey students – over 50,000 of them! Their Josey Western Store is open year-round and can be easily accessed online at www.BarrelRacers.com offering Ranch visitors as well as mail-order customers around the world a complete line of quality equipment, including the Josey Circle Y Ultimate saddle, and the very best in barrel racing equipment and horse health products.
The relationship of dedication to quality training and family atmosphere that the Joseys offer their participants fits perfectly with the Big Tex/CM company philosophy. Cowboys and cowgirls come from all over the world to take part in the Josey experience and the opportunity to win outstanding awards and prizes through hundreds of clinics and schools. Winners of the major competitions at Josey Ranch are awarded a brand new CM Trailer from Big Tex each year with more than twenty trailers awarded thus far.
American Bucking Bull Inc (ABBI)
American Bucking Bull, Inc. (“ABBI”) is dedicated to unifying, developing and promoting the bucking bull industry through pedigree preservation; enhancement and promotion of bucking bull ownership, breeding, and welfare; and development of programs and events showcasing the world’s finest bucking bull stock. They register set up to record and preserve the pedigrees of the world’s premier bucking bull livestock. ABBI is structured to promote participation by those with the biggest stake in the bucking bull industry – the owners, breeders and trainers of the world’s greatest bucking bulls. They provide an environment where bucking bull breeder’s can introduce and foster the growth of young bucking bulls ensuring the finest animal athletes are available to compete at selected PBR Built Ford Tough and PBR Touring Pro events. Each year at the ABBI Finals two champions are awarded a CM Trailer.
Professional Bull Riders (PBR)
This is not a rodeo. We don’t rope calves, and we don’t chase barrels.
This is bull riding, and the first rule is just to stay alive.
Headquartered in Colo., the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was created in 1992 when a group of 20 visionary bull riders broke away from the traditional rodeo scene seeking mainstream attention for the sport of professional bull riding. They felt that, as the most popular event at a rodeo, bull riding deserved to be in the limelight and could easily stand alone. Each rider invested a hard-earned $1,000, a few of them borrowing from family and friends, to start the PBR.
More than 1,200 bull riders from the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico hold PBR memberships. They compete in more than 300 bull riding events per year on either the elite tour, which is the Built Ford Tough Series, the Touring Pro Division, or the PBR International circuits (PBR Australia, PBR Brazil, PBR Canada and PBR Mexico). The ultimate goal for PBR athletes each year is to qualify for the prestigious PBR World Finals in Las Vegas where the coveted title of PBR World Champion is decided.
Each year at the PBR Finals in Las Vegas rider/contractors are awarded for new CM Trailers!!
National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)
The NWTF — a national nonprofit organization — is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. Founded in 1973, the NWTF is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C., and has local chapters in every state and Canada.
- We are sportsmen, women and children who care deeply about our natural resources and the wild places we love to hunt.
We cherish the memory of the ridge top gobbler we hunted last spring and fondly remember the cornfield where we saw that big buck at sunset two years ago.
Collectively, we come from all walks of life to engage in conservation and preserve the hunting heritage we all hold dear.
Smile Programs…the mobile dentists was founded over a decade ago to provide service to those children most in need and with the least chance of accessing quality preventive dental care. Our award winning programs have often been highlighted in local newspapers and on broadcast news reports for their success at and commitment to treating underprivileged children. In the end, Smile Programs…the mobile dentists is convenient, thorough, child friendly and entirely onsite. For the budget conscious school district and facility, there is NEVER A COST incurred. Smile Programs bills traditional third party payers directly, including Medicaid and private insurance. Where the parents have insufficient resources and do not qualify for insurance, they can choose either to pay a subsidized reduced fee or seek readily available GRANTS for the entire amount. NO CHILD IS EVER TURNED AWAY for lack of resources. It is our mission to treat all children and to treat them equally.
In 1999, the same year he won a PRCA world title, Mike White transitioned to the PBR and was named the Rookie of the Year. A fan favorite throughout his entire career! Prior to qualifying for nine PBR World Finals and three NFR appearances, White was an accomplished amateur bull rider as well. In 1995, he won the high school state championship in Louisiana en route to competing in the National High School Finals as a senior. A year later, he qualified for the National College Finals before turning pro in 1997. However, on a daily basis, White, who makes his home on a ranch outside of DeKalb, Texas, spends the majority of his time working with futurity and classic bulls along with caring for and hauling other bucking bulls. Mike also hosts the Open to the World Pasture roping helping to benefit Ropin’ Dreams.
PRCA Bareback rider joined the circuit in 2011. He has qualified for 3 WNFR. He completed the 2015 season in 13th. Winn won the all-around title at the College National Finals Rodeo, 2011, after placing fourth in the bareback riding and fifth in the bull riding. He then qualified for the CNFR, 2009-10. Received “Nothin’ But Try” scholarship from the NIRA Foundation. Won the Southern Region college all-around and bareback riding titles. His 2015 world standings place: 13th 2015 WNFR standings place: 13th: Education: McNeese State University (Lake Charles, La.), bachelor’s degree in education. Started out as a bull rider, learning technique in part from watching tapes of Lane Frost and Tuff Hedeman … Didn’t begin competing in bareback riding until his sophomore year in college … His riding style is modeled after those of Lance Crump and three-time World Champion Will Lowe. Good Luck on great year in 2016-2017!
Professional Saddle Bronc rider ended his 2015 season 10th in the World Standings. He is one of the most exciting riders to watch in the arena. He has qualified for 7 WNFR and has already won several major rodeos this year. Heith has had 3 Tour Finale qualifications and 5 RNCFR qualifications. In high school, he was the state and national champion saddle bronc rider … He qualified for the RNCFR in 2005 as a rookie. He has instructed at PRCA Championship Rodeo Camps … Other than saddle bronc riding, Heith enjoys team roping (as a heeler). In 2015 he placed in four rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Good Luck on another great year in 2016-2017!
Professional Bull Fighter for the PBR: Shorty is a beast when it comes in bullfighting! He was offered a job as a bullfighter at 18 and he jumped at the opportunity. Gorham’s been kicked in the face, and broken his shoulder, legs, ribs and fingers. With all the injuries, he said he has never missed more than a month of competition. Shorty has now been a bull fighter for 23years! Many riders say that bullfighters make riding the bull a lot less stressful.
Professional Bull Rider: Frank is in route to becoming the best bullfighter in PBR history. He is known as “Fearless Frank Newsome as fierce as any of the 1800 pound bulls he battles to protect the riders! Newsome found his calling at age 17 when he rode bulls. He quickly rose to the top of his profession, making it the National Finals Rodeo and the PBR World Finals in 1997 in only his second year as a pro. Bull riders are very grateful to have bullfighters like Newsome protecting them from the animals after they hit the dirt.
Lazy E Arena
The Arena is located just southeast of Guthrie, OK opened its doors in 1984. Rodeo’s and many other championship quality events have found a comfortable home in the Lazy E Arena. The main arena floor is 440 feet-by-160 feet making it the largest indoor arena in the world. Taking place in March of every year, The Timed Even Championship is the Lazy E’s marquee event. This event features several of the best cowboys around. Being possible the most popular event held there is the Bullnanza, which showcases the top bull riders in the rodeo industry. While hosting close to 30 events annually, they also produce 12 championship quality events. The arena also holds events for training centers, concerts and trade shows.
The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is a rodeo located in Mesquite, Texas that operates during rodeo season (roughly June through August). Founded in 1958 by Neal Gay as a permanent rodeo. By 1970, Interstate 635 was constructed, allowing everybody in the Dallas area to be able to easily visit the rodeo. By the mid 1980s, rodeo performances at the Mesquite Championship Rodeo began to be broadcast on ESPN and then later TNN and Fox Sports Southwest. To date Mesquite Championship Rodeo is known as the most televised rodeo in the world. In 1985, ground was broken for the Mesquite Arena, a new facility for the Mesquite Rodeo, located near Interstate 635 and Scyene Road. By 1998, the facility was expanded to include a Convention Center, Exhibition Hall and a Hampton Inn & Suites.
In 1999, Tom Hicks, owner of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Stars, purchased Mesquite Championship Rodeo. By 2001, attendance had grown to 200,000 during the season. In 2009, a group of investors formed a company called Camelot Sports & Entertainment and purchased the Mesquite Championship Rodeo from Hicks. Camelot has invested nearly $2.5 million by adding high definition video boards over the bucking chutes, remodelling and refurbishing many of the suites in the arena and adding an exclusive area called the 8-Second Club, which its members can use throughout the year.
The facility has hosted Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush and Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
The Ft Worth stock show is one of the oldest livestock shows in the United States that est. in 1896. It is Ft Worth’s largest annual event, with more than 1,000,000 visitors each year. It is 23 days of “Western Heritage and Texas Tradition.” It has approximately 28,000 head of top quality livestock on exhibit each year. It is all held on over four acres of commercial exhibit space throughout the grounds and over 200 vendors from all across the country. It is also home of the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo that has nearly 1200 professional rodeo athletes competing. This event has been held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center since 1944