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Frontier Rodeo Scores Big in Bucking Stock Awards

October 21, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jerry Nelson’s Frontier Rodeo Company owns three of the seven horses honored today when the 2013 Pendleton Whisky’s Let ’er Buck Bucking Stock of the Year awards were announced.

Frontier Rodeo’s Full Baggage was voted Bareback Horse of the Year, Frontier Rodeo’s Maple Leaf tied Flying 5 Rodeo’s Spring Planting for Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year and Powder River Rodeo’s Shepherd Hills Tested won Bull of the Year.

Frontier Rodeo’s Medicine Woman was third in the saddle bronc voting. Maple Leaf and Medicine Woman are from the same sire, Big Medicine.

Medicine Woman and Full Baggage each won top honors in 2011, while Spring Planting won the saddle bronc award in 2009.

“I was pretty excited about it,” Nelson said. “We won twice two years ago and now we win, split and get third, so it just keeps getting better.”

Full Baggage and Shepherd Hills Tested were honored as best bareback horse and best bull at the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Lori Franzen owns Powder River Rodeo with her husband Hank, and said Shepherd Hills Tested “is the real deal.”

“He’s strong and he just bucks,” Lori Franzen said. “There’s nothing fake about him. He jumps out, kicks over the top of his head and turns back hard. He’s an amazing bull.”

Shepherd Hills Tested bucked off all seven cowboys who climbed on him during the 2013 season, and Tim Bingham, at four seconds, was the only bull rider to last more than 2.2 seconds. The bull also bucked off Cody Teel and Trevor Kastner at the 2012 WNFR, both lasting four seconds.

Pendleton Whisky’s Let ’er Buck Bucking Stock of the Year

Bareback Riding
1. Full Baggage, Frontier Rodeo, 34 points
2. Dirty Jacket, Carr Pro Rodeo, 19
3. Special Delivery, Calgary Stampede, 13
4. Street Dance, Kesler Rodeo, 13

Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Spring Planting, Flying 5 Rodeo, 31 points
2. Maple Leaf, Frontier Rodeo, 31
3. Medicine Woman, Frontier Rodeo, 16

Bull Riding
1. Shepherd Hills Tested, Power River Rodeo, 32 points
2. Wicked, Rafter G Rodeo, 22
3. Crystal Deal, Growney Brothers Rodeo, 15

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