At the age of thirty-nine, after everything I’ve been through, I’m treating this NFR like it’s my first and last. I don’t know that it will be my last. That’s for God to decide.
by Joey Sonnier
I don’t pray for anything selfish anymore. I never pray for a good bucking horse. The only thing halfway selfish I pray for is safety. That and contentment.
That horse is capable of incredible things. The only way she’s going to show her true potential is if I let her.
by Hailey Kinsel
Scooter’s a winner. As weird as that sounds, he knows his job, and he wants to win.
by Tyler Pearson and Kyle Irwin
Winning competitions is rewarding, but it’s just a test to see how well you’ve done your job as a horse trainer.
by Jake Telford
More than money and buckles.It’s all about the try.
The chase: on the bubble
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Reata gave me everything. Now, he deserves to go home.
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I had to play catch-up this year. Now we’re getting right down to the end of the season.
by J.W. Harris
I needed to make the NFR. Financially I needed it. Mentally I needed it. And physically I needed to see if my neck could hold up.
by Tilden Hooper
All I ever wanted was to announce the National Finals Rodeo. If all goes as planned, I’ll soon be running it.
By Boyd Polhamus
I rodeo less, and my kids are my toughest judges. Jake Larson breaks it down.