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Bull Riding

Bullfighting has grown in popularity, so that in addition to being a job in its own right, it is a competitive event at rodeos around the United States.

About the Bulls

If the bulls look meaner, the horses rougher and the calves and steers more agile, thank perennial Stampede favorite stock contractor Stace Smith. Smith produces more PRCA rodeos than any other stock contractor in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCSA) and has won PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year eight consecutive years (2004- 2011), a feat that has been achieved only one other time since the awards’ inception. In 2005, Small Rodeo of the Year was awarded to the MDA Benefit Rodeo in Athens, Texas, which was created by and has been produced by Stace Smith since 1995. Since 2004, Smith Pro Rodeos has had multiple rodeos in the top five in each of the four categories.

Stace has worked at every level of rodeo, beginning as a contestant, then spending time as chute boss and pickup man. Smith was chosen as pickup man for the Texas Circuit finals in both 2005 and 2007, and continues to pick-up at a number of his events. In 2009, he became a shareholder in Mesquite Championship Rodeo and, in 2012, was named stock contractor of Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Smith Pro Rodeos owns 321 head of horses in its bucking horse program. Of these, approximately 140 head are of age and condition to be hauled to rodeos and bucking events. Smith Pro Rodeos has an excellent breeding program, so there are several head of older NFR mares who aren’t hauled and a number of colts that aren’t hauled or leased out yet. Smith owns approximately 60 head of bulls that are currently taken to PRCA and PBR events.

For the last three years, Smith Pro Rodeos has ranked among the Top Three stock contractors in providing the most animals to the WNFR (2009-25, 2010-25, 2011-16). Additionally, Smith Pro Rodeos was awarded the 2005 PRCA Bareback Horse of the year and the third place 2005 PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year. In addition to Pro Rodeos, Smith also produces a number of Professional Bull Riders (PBR), Invitational, and Private Convention events throughout the year. Smith Pro Rodeos is not only committed to providing top livestock, but also to producing a one-of-a-kind rodeo experience.

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