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Jerry Nelson's Frontier Rodeo Company Will Provide the World's Top Bucking Horses for THE AMERICAN

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Jerry Nelson's Frontier Rodeo Company Will Provide the World's Top Bucking Horses for THE AMERICAN 

Omaha - RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER is proud to announce that Jerry Nelson's Frontier Rodeo Company will bring their high quality rodeo production to the world's richest one-day rodeo. Frontier Rodeo Company will bring in their award winning horses and top quality broncs from stock contractors such as Calgary Stampede, Smith Pro Rodeos, Harry Vold Rodeo Company, Rafter G Rodeo, 101 Wild West Rodeo and Burch Rodeo Company.

Frontier Rodeo Company Ranch is home to 250 of the world's top bucking horses. Frontier Rodeo Company has been in the rodeo business for almost 15 years and in that time they have provided livestock to numerous rodeos across the United States. In 2011, Frontier Rodeo Company became the first rodeo company to win Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's (PRCA) Saddle Bronc and Bareback Horse of the Year winners within the same year and continued to make history by winning both awards again in 2013.

The Calgary Stampede purchased its ranch in 1961, and formed the foundations of its renowned breeding program, “Born to Buck” with 50 mares. The property covers a total of 22,000 acres and provides the Stampede with a beautiful natural environment, where today, about 500 horses live at the ranch, including 70 brood mares. The Calgary Stampede is one of the few rodeos in the world with its own registered brand, the distinctive C lazy S on the left shoulder. To maintain its reputation and ensure its standards of care are met, the Stampede does not sell the horses carrying its brand.

Stace Smith of Smith Pro Rodeos has worked at every level of rodeo, beginning as a contestant, then spending time as chute boss, and pickup man. Smith and Smith Pro Rodeos have won numerous awards and recognitions for excellence in the arena and rough stock quality. Smith has won Stock Contractor of the Year, eight consecutive years (2004-2011) a feat that has been achieved only one other time since the awards' inception. Smith Pro Rodeos has developed a fast paced high-energy rodeo theology that is producing sold out performances across the southeast United States. They provide the rodeo fan with a full, unique rodeo experience with everything from a laser and pyrotechnic show to top quality, award winning stock.

Harry Vold of Harry Vold Rodeo Company, was born in 1924 on a ranch just outside of Ponoka, Alberta, Canada. Ninety years later, he is still running one of the largest stock contracting companies in North America. Vold raises approximately 35 colts and 15 bulls every year on his 30,000 acre ranch located 25 miles southeast of Pueblo, Colorado.

Known as “Duke of the Chutes”, Vold has raised some of the most acclaimed animals in the PRCA. Including 1976 Bronc of the Year “Sarcee Sorrell,” 1981 Bronc of the Year “Rusty” , 1991,1992,1993 Bronc of the Year “Bobby Jo Skoal” and 2010 Saddle Bronc of the Year “Painted Valley”.

Listed below are the top quality horses that will be bucking at RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN:

  • 302 Medicine Woman Frontier Rodeo
  • 83 Maple Leaf Frontier Rodeo
  • 906t Tip Off Frontier Rodeo
  • 826 Top Gun Frontier Rodeo
  • 12 Letter Rip Frontier Rodeo
  • 18 Griz Frontier Rodeo
  • 610 Midnight Delight Smith Pro Rodeo
  • 813 Painted Feathers Smith Pro Rodeo
  • E12 Goin South Smith Pro Rodeo
  • 204 Resistols Top Hat Smith Pro Rodeo
  • H7 Peach Schnapps Smith Pro Rodeo
  • 721 Pony Man Smith Pro Rodeo
  • 20 HicKoK Smith Pro Rodeo
  • L40 Lynx Mountain Calgary Stampede
  • S91 Shoshane Mountain Calgary Stampede
  • T38 Timely Delivery Calgary Stampede
  • R19 Roll Over Calgary Stampede
  • S66 Stampede Warrior Calgary Stampede
  • M64 Muta Fact Calgary Stampede
  • 050 Painted Valley Harry Vold Rodeo Company
  • 005 Low Bucks Rafter G Rodeo Company
  • 299 Lunatic Fringe Burch Rodeo Company
  • 012 Lock & Load 101 Wild West Rodeo
  • C27 Fire Lane 101 Wild West Rodeo
  • S77 Soap Bubbles Calgary Stampede
  • M75 Muffled Cries Calgary Stampede
  • R16 Rum Flavourd Calgary Stampede
  • P65 Princess Warrior Calgary Stampede
  • T29 Trail Dust Calgary Stampede
  • S83 Special Delivery Calgary Stampede
  • S3 Simply Marvellous Calgary Stampede
  • T17 Twin Cherry Calgary Stampede
  • 82 Short Stop Frontier Rodeo
  • 471 Delta Force Frontier Rodeo
  • 605 Times Up Frontier Rodeo
  • 959 Full Throttle Frontier Rodeo
  • 601 Show Stomper Frontier Rodeo
  • 215 Full Baggage Frontier Rodeo
  • 071 Delta Ship Frontier Rodeo
  • 6V Pillow Talk Harry Vold Rodeo Company
  • 667 Kate's Hot Sister Harry Vold Rodeo Company
  • 830 Sun Glow Harry Vold Rodeo Company
  • 513 Miss Dunny Smith Pro Rodeo
  • 110 RD Mercer Smith Pro Rodeo
  • C12 PTSD Power Play 101 Wild West Rodeo Company
  • 46 Cool Water 101 Wild West Rodeo Company
  • 502 Friendly Fire Burch Rodeo Company
  • 105 Assault BBO

RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER is the richest one-day rodeo in the history of western sports with a $2 million payout. The top-five winners from the semifinals will compete against the top 10 athletes in the world. Tickets for THE AMERICAN Semifinals in Mesquite, Texas, February 21-23, 2014 range from $14 to $30 and can be purchased at the Mesquite Arena's box office and at americanrodeo.com Tickets for RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, and the Iron Cowboy V are on sale at the AT&T Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and atamericanrodeo.com. Prices for each event range from $20 to $150, not including taxes.

Notes to Editors:

About RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER: Taking place at Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium on March 2, 2014, with an estimated attendance of 75,000, RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER is the single largest 1-day cash prize event in the entire history of rodeo. With $2-million on the line, the best athletes in the world will be gathering in Dallas to compete in one epic day of raw rodeo will, skill and power. With the help of broadcast partners and sponsors, RFD-TV will be broadcasting the event LIVE on the day, helping to bring the totality of this defining western sports experience to a wide national audience. For more information, please visit: www.americanrodeo.com andwww.RFDTV.com. Follow us on Twitter @RFDTVAMERICAN and on find us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/RFDTVTheAMERICAN

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