This is the first of the 10 livestock bios I’ve prepared for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on behalf of Carr Pro Rodeo. I hope knowing a little more about these animals will help you enjoy the NFR a little more.
2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Four-time world champion Bobby Mote was 79.5 points in the third go-round, just half a point out of the money.
Two-time NFR qualifier Casey Colletti posted an 87-point ride to finish in a tie for second at the Texas Stampede in Allen, Texas.
Was named Reserve Bareback Horse of the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City.
Four-time NFR qualifier Cody DeMers was 81 points to finish third in the semifinals at the RNCFR in April.
Jared Smith was 83 points, good enough for a tie for seventh place at the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo.
J.R. Vezain scored 85 points on her to finish in a three-way tie for fifth place at the Eagle County (Colo.) Fair and Rodeo.
Eight-time NFR qualifier Wes Stevenson was bucked off the big mare at the Lea County Fair and Rodeo, a Silver Tour event in Lovington, N.M. She bucked off another cowboy and was unridden several times in 2011.
This is the horse’s second trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
“I bought her as a 2-year-old futurity colt winner at a sale in North Dakota,” said Pete Carr, owner of Carr Pro Rodeo. “She came from David McDonald of Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada. We let her grow up at the ranch, and then started easing her around last year to get her ready for this year.”
“She is young, but if she keeps bucking like she has I look for her to come back to Vegas a few more times before she is done.”
“I was one of the first ones to get on her when Pete first got that horse, and she was just a good, electric horse,” said Matt Bright, a three-time NFR qualifier from Azle, Texas. “She’s not that way now. She’s as rank as they can get.”