Rookie Phenom: Keenan Hayes Leads Rodeo’s Money Charts with Unstoppable Talent!

Keenan Hayes, the cowboy from Hayden, Colorado, is making waves in the world of professional rodeo with his outstanding performance in bareback riding. Already racking up over $189,000 in earnings with three months remaining in the 2023 season, Hayes continues to showcase his undeniable talent and determination. As the current leader in both the world standings and the Resistol Rookie of the Year standings, he has clinched victories at several prestigious events, including the 150th Silver Spurs Rodeo, Rodeo Austin, and the NFR Open. His journey began with mini steer riding at a young age, and he steadily climbed the ranks, becoming the NHSFR bareback riding champion in 2019. Now, as he vies for both the rookie and world titles in the same year, the rodeo community is in awe of this extraordinary talent. Keenan Hayes is undoubtedly a cowboy to watch, and his success story is far from over!

Where Rodeo Meets the Road visits with Rodeo Royalty, Hailey Frederiksen

Welcome to “Where Rodeo Meets the Road,” the ultimate podcast that delves into the captivating stories of cowboys, cowgirls, and esteemed rodeo royalty. Join us as we embark on an exciting journey with a different rodeo personality in each episode, tracing their remarkable evolution from humble beginnings to their current influential role within the rodeo community. Today, we are thrilled to uncover the inspiring narrative of Hailey Frederiksen, the reigning Miss Rodeo America 2022, as she seamlessly transitions from rodeo royalty to an engaging on-air personality with the prestigious Cowboy Channel. Buckle up and hit the rodeo road as we unravel her extraordinary tale.

The Diaz Equestrian Family — Extravagant and first-class.

Meet the Diaz family, a dynamic trio deeply rooted in the equine, rodeo, and performance industries. With a legacy of horsemanship and a passion for Mexican rodeo entertainment, Jerry, Staci, and Nicolas Diaz are renowned for their high-quality productions that captivate audiences nationwide. From prestigious events like the State Fair of Texas to the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, their extravagantly authentic performances have earned them accolades and a dedicated following. Discover the fascinating story of the Diaz family and their dedication to preserving tradition while wowing crowds. Visit their website for more information on their incredible journey and captivating shows.

That’s Rodeo to Me with Dudley Barker

Discover the captivating world of rodeo photography through the lens of Dudley Barker, a former US Marine turned renowned photographer. From his humble beginnings in Texas to capturing the essence of rodeo events for over four decades, Dudley’s timing and dedication have earned him prestigious accolades. Explore his award-winning artistry and iconic shots of world champions. Visit Dudley Barker’s website or Facebook page for a glimpse into the cowboy way and the unforgettable moments he has immortalized.

Where Rodeo Meets the Road visits with Bareback rider Tilden Hooper

Discover the incredible journey of Tilden Hooper, an exceptional bareback rider, as he joins us on ‘Where Rodeo Meets the Road.’ In this captivating episode, Tilden shares his inspiring story of triumph over a chronic injury that has tested his resilience. While on the road to recovery, he cherishes precious moments with his family and explores his other passions. Gain insight into Tilden’s early years in the PRCA and the exhilarating path that led him to the world of rodeo. Follow his remarkable journey and join us in wishing Tilden a speedy return to doing what he does best: RODEO. Don’t miss this compelling episode of the ‘Where Rodeo Meets the Road’ podcast!

Johnson County Baby! The Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo is June 7th – 10th, 2023

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo is an annual event that celebrates the traditions of the Old West and promotes good will among horsemen and other area citizens. The rodeo has a long and proud history that dates back to October 8, 1951, when a group of men gathered at the Cleburne Livestock Auction Barn to form the Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse. The organization’s founding members included Claton Holland, Earl King, Richard White, Ray Porter, Roy Burton, R.B. Gillis, E.E. Wheeler, Bill White, and H.H. Johnson.

Leaderboard: Dean Thompson Dominating Rookie Season

Taking full advantage of every opportunity his rookie season has presented, 21-year-old Dean Thompson from Altamont, UT has planned on doing everything possible to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in 2023; and as number 11 in the world standings in bareback riding, he’s already racked up earnings of more than $40,000 so far this year.