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94th Annual Gooding Pro Rodeo

August 14-17, 2019- Beginning with Xtreme Bulls on August 14!

PRO RODEO TOUR 2019

 

94th Gooding Pro Rodeo
“Branded in Success”

There are few things in life that you can count on. But when you buy a ticket to the Gooding Pro Rodeo, you can count on a fast paced, action packed two hours of family entertainment featuring the top cowboys, stock and personnel that the PRCA has to offer.

The tradition continues in 2019. The Summit Rodeo Company, Northcott Macza of High River, Alberta and Korkow Rodeos will be back with their “A” Team bucking stock, which earned Gooding the 2018 PRCA “Remuda Award.”

Along with the top stock and cowboys, the Gooding Rodeo has an all-star lineup with the voice of the Gooding Rodeo, Steve Kenyon along with the music of Jill’s Sound. Returning to Gooding in 2019 is 2x NFR Rodeo Entertainer Donnie Landis.

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2nd Annual Xtreme Bulls

The Gooding Pro Rodeo has gone extreme!

After an exciting first year, the Gooding Pro Rodeo Xtreme Bulls will be back for a second year! On Wednesday, August 14, in the Andy James Arena, 40 of the PRCA’s top Bull Riders will face off against some of the best bulls in Professional Rodeo. Theses cowboys will be competing to win their share of $10,000.00 added money. Gooding is also one of their last chances to qualify for the $100,000.00 added Xtreme Bull Riding Finals on Labor Day weekend in Ellensburg, Washington.
With the same fast-paced action of the Gooding Pro Rodeo fans will also be treated to the best in family entertainment, with 2x NFR Entertainer Donnie Landis, “Bullfighter of the Year” Dusty Tuckness, 3X NFR Bullfighter Nate Jestes, and 7X Mountain State Circuit Finals Bullfighter Cade Burns. In addition, fans will be treated to an additional night of music by Jill’s Sound and the Voice of the Gooding Pro Rodeo, Steve Kenyon.

Don’t miss out!

2018 Recap

2018 Results

93rd Gooding Pro Rodeo
2018 Final Results

All-Around cowboy: Rhen Richard, $2,794; tie-down roping and team
Total payoff: $87,826.
Stock Contractor: Summit Pro Rodeo;
Sub-Contractors: Korkow Rodoes and C5 Rodeo Company.
Rodeo secretary: Sandy Gwatney.
Timers: Barbara Bums and Brenda Butler.
Announcer: Steve Kenyon.
Bullfighers: Nathan Jestes and Cade Bums.
Clown/barrelman: Justin Rumford;
Flakman: J.D. Hamaker;
Pickup men: Bobby Marriott and James Brown;
Photographer: W.T. Bruce;
Music director: Jill Franzen Loden.

Complete Results, click here 

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Honored to announce that the Gooding Pro Rodeo along with the Snake River Stampede and the Caldwell Night rodeo are nominated Large Circuit Rodeo of the Year. The Award will be presented at the Wilderness Circuit Finals at the end of the month.#beerworthy #goodingprorodeo #thebrandthatbucks ...

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SAVE THE DATE!! November 4th thru 8th you will be able to renew the same seats from the 2019 Gooding rodeo for the 2020 Gooding Pro Rodeo. Gooding County Fair office only from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm each Monday -Friday. No new purchases but if you had a reserved seat we will be able to renew the same seats for the upcoming Tour rodeo and Xbulls. (there will be an additional $4 per ticket charge)No additional specials will apply@wtbrucephotography ...

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2 weeks ago

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Thanks, Hank!
My son Taylor and his horse Hank made their first NFR this year, and make no mistake—it was a team effort. Taylor that tough little bay horse went the long haul—together—and I mean that literally. There was many a night when I talked to Taylor at 4 a.m. on another all-night drive, and old Hank was in that trailer, matching him mile for mile, as loyal as any friend ever. Tired or not, Hank never lets Taylor down. I can count on fewer than the fingers on one hand the runs Taylor made this year without Hank, and one was at a little rodeo where he rode big brother Lane’s head horse at his first and only rodeo in the tie-down roping, so maybe that should count in some other cool category instead. Thank you, Rhen Richard, Tyler Milligan and Cody Craig for those other three rides at San Juan Capistrano, Fort Madison and Pendleton, when Hank couldn’t be two places at the same time.

We sure appreciate all the well wishes and congrats calls and texts from friends far and near for this first in our family. As I’ve told most of you who called, I guess I’m most proud of how Taylor and Hank got to their goal. There were no huge, windfall wins that allow a guy to coast and take a little time off. Taylor and Hank did it the hard way, salvaging average checks at places like Pendleton and St. Paul after getting kicked in the first round and having to blast one in the second round to stand any chance at a check. They managed checks—sometimes small, but always adding up toward the end game—in the mud and rain in Belle Fourche and Redding. Those were tough days at the office, and Taylor and Hank went into battle as a team. There was no back-up horse.

Taylor bought Hank from his and Lane’s Northwest-based buddy Jared Parke. Taylor won the 2016 Columbia River Circuit Finals riding Hank, when Jared still owned him. By Christmas that year—after much back-and-forth discussion—Jared handed Taylor Hank’s halter rope and let him load him up. Sold. I know how bittersweet these transactions can be, because I was there to witness Taylor do the same on the selling side, when he handed his homemade sorrel horse Badger’s halter rope over to his friend Cody Craig. Taylor and Jared both rode Badger in the short round at Pendleton this year, and Badger won the 2019 Tie-Down Horse of the Pendleton Round-Up Halter. Thanks again for letting Taylor back on his buddy Badger, Cody. Taylor was making Badger the same time Jared was making Hank. Seeing them back in action is a sentimentally sweet sight for the mom.

I called Jared (who’ll always be Parke to me) last night to thank him for selling Hank to Taylor. I know they talked for months before any money changed hands, and that it was a huge decision for both of them. I sure appreciate Parke telling me how happy he is at how things have turned out for Taylor and Hank. Parke sure deserves to be proud of his handiwork in being the first guy who ever swung a rope on Hank.

I’ve often wished Hank could talk, as Taylor sometimes tells me stories he’s heard about pieces of Hank’s past life. Per Parke, they’re all true. The Parke family bought Hank as a 2-year-old, and Jared and big brother Justin’s mom, Stacee, ran barrels on him for a few years. Then there was a little girl who barrel raced on Hank. Parke says Hank was “too strong, a handful and almost impossible to catch.” He said it took him a year of riding young outlaw Hank in the mountains before he could even think about roping on him.

Parke—who like Taylor is 25 now—started roping bulls on Hank when he was in high school. But the little bronc that was Hank in his younger years wasn’t ready to rodeo on in the roping events until the summer after Parke graduated from high school in 2012. Parke did it all—tie-down roped, headed, heeled and even hazed—on Hank.

“He’s the only horse I’ve ever seen where you could run 30 or 40 calves on him in a day and he was stronger on the last one than the first one,” Parke said, with a smile I could hear over the phone.

I guess I’m not surprised to hear from Parke that dear old Hank shied away from him when he would go to catch him, then snort and whirl. I’m working on some NFR-related scripts right now, and so many of the great rodeo horses over the years—Charmayne James’ Scamper and Kristie Peterson’s Bozo being two prime examples on my desk right now—were outlaws. Like Hank, they were also gritty and tough, but maybe most importantly loved their jobs. You can’t make a good one great if he doesn’t love it.

Hank’s 18 now. He may have mellowed a little over the years, but not much. Once an outlaw, always an outlaw. But if he wasn’t a huge-hearted warrior, he wouldn’t have gone the distance this year with Taylor. Thanks, Hank. And thank you, Parke family, for sharing part of your family with mine.



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3 days ago

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Honored to announce that the Gooding Pro Rodeo along with the Snake River Stampede and the Caldwell Night rodeo are nominated Large Circuit Rodeo of the Year. The Award will be presented at the Wilderness Circuit Finals at the end of the month.#beerworthy #goodingprorodeo #thebrandthatbucks ...

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2 weeks ago

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SAVE THE DATE!! November 4th thru 8th you will be able to renew the same seats from the 2019 Gooding rodeo for the 2020 Gooding Pro Rodeo. Gooding County Fair office only from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm each Monday -Friday. No new purchases but if you had a reserved seat we will be able to renew the same seats for the upcoming Tour rodeo and Xbulls. (there will be an additional $4 per ticket charge)No additional specials will apply@wtbrucephotography ...

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2 weeks ago

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Thanks, Hank!
My son Taylor and his horse Hank made their first NFR this year, and make no mistake—it was a team effort. Taylor that tough little bay horse went the long haul—together—and I mean that literally. There was many a night when I talked to Taylor at 4 a.m. on another all-night drive, and old Hank was in that trailer, matching him mile for mile, as loyal as any friend ever. Tired or not, Hank never lets Taylor down. I can count on fewer than the fingers on one hand the runs Taylor made this year without Hank, and one was at a little rodeo where he rode big brother Lane’s head horse at his first and only rodeo in the tie-down roping, so maybe that should count in some other cool category instead. Thank you, Rhen Richard, Tyler Milligan and Cody Craig for those other three rides at San Juan Capistrano, Fort Madison and Pendleton, when Hank couldn’t be two places at the same time.

We sure appreciate all the well wishes and congrats calls and texts from friends far and near for this first in our family. As I’ve told most of you who called, I guess I’m most proud of how Taylor and Hank got to their goal. There were no huge, windfall wins that allow a guy to coast and take a little time off. Taylor and Hank did it the hard way, salvaging average checks at places like Pendleton and St. Paul after getting kicked in the first round and having to blast one in the second round to stand any chance at a check. They managed checks—sometimes small, but always adding up toward the end game—in the mud and rain in Belle Fourche and Redding. Those were tough days at the office, and Taylor and Hank went into battle as a team. There was no back-up horse.

Taylor bought Hank from his and Lane’s Northwest-based buddy Jared Parke. Taylor won the 2016 Columbia River Circuit Finals riding Hank, when Jared still owned him. By Christmas that year—after much back-and-forth discussion—Jared handed Taylor Hank’s halter rope and let him load him up. Sold. I know how bittersweet these transactions can be, because I was there to witness Taylor do the same on the selling side, when he handed his homemade sorrel horse Badger’s halter rope over to his friend Cody Craig. Taylor and Jared both rode Badger in the short round at Pendleton this year, and Badger won the 2019 Tie-Down Horse of the Pendleton Round-Up Halter. Thanks again for letting Taylor back on his buddy Badger, Cody. Taylor was making Badger the same time Jared was making Hank. Seeing them back in action is a sentimentally sweet sight for the mom.

I called Jared (who’ll always be Parke to me) last night to thank him for selling Hank to Taylor. I know they talked for months before any money changed hands, and that it was a huge decision for both of them. I sure appreciate Parke telling me how happy he is at how things have turned out for Taylor and Hank. Parke sure deserves to be proud of his handiwork in being the first guy who ever swung a rope on Hank.

I’ve often wished Hank could talk, as Taylor sometimes tells me stories he’s heard about pieces of Hank’s past life. Per Parke, they’re all true. The Parke family bought Hank as a 2-year-old, and Jared and big brother Justin’s mom, Stacee, ran barrels on him for a few years. Then there was a little girl who barrel raced on Hank. Parke says Hank was “too strong, a handful and almost impossible to catch.” He said it took him a year of riding young outlaw Hank in the mountains before he could even think about roping on him.

Parke—who like Taylor is 25 now—started roping bulls on Hank when he was in high school. But the little bronc that was Hank in his younger years wasn’t ready to rodeo on in the roping events until the summer after Parke graduated from high school in 2012. Parke did it all—tie-down roped, headed, heeled and even hazed—on Hank.

“He’s the only horse I’ve ever seen where you could run 30 or 40 calves on him in a day and he was stronger on the last one than the first one,” Parke said, with a smile I could hear over the phone.

I guess I’m not surprised to hear from Parke that dear old Hank shied away from him when he would go to catch him, then snort and whirl. I’m working on some NFR-related scripts right now, and so many of the great rodeo horses over the years—Charmayne James’ Scamper and Kristie Peterson’s Bozo being two prime examples on my desk right now—were outlaws. Like Hank, they were also gritty and tough, but maybe most importantly loved their jobs. You can’t make a good one great if he doesn’t love it.

Hank’s 18 now. He may have mellowed a little over the years, but not much. Once an outlaw, always an outlaw. But if he wasn’t a huge-hearted warrior, he wouldn’t have gone the distance this year with Taylor. Thanks, Hank. And thank you, Parke family, for sharing part of your family with mine.



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