LAS VEGAS - Marcos Costa had a long journey to his current destination - both figuratively and literally. A native of Paraná, Brazil, Costa left his home and his parents - father, Vladetim, and mother, Joana, at age 14 to be a horse trainer 1,000 miles away in San Paulo, Brazil. Costa came to America in 2014, and lives in a guest house on Stran Smith's property in Childress, Texas. Friday night, during Round 2…Read More
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CR Boucher, from Pryor, Montana, is the featured Back When They Bucked in the October 1 issue of Rodeo News. Look for it online, story on page 20.
Everyone who enters the USTRC Finals has dreams of clean runs and big paychecks. Unfortunately, only a handful of ropers realize those dreams. One such dream come true was Courtney Small, and header, Lari Dee Guy, who came from third high call to win the Cruel Girl Roping. The pair…Read More
Dilton and Pat Emerson of Bossier City, Louisiana, know the value of a horse shoe. Keeping equine athletes of all disciplines shod has sustained the husband and wife for many years, and their bootprints through rodeo history are accompanied by their ingenuity. This includes inventing a now widely-used anvil and…Read More
The Harrison family is affectionately known across the rodeo world as the “Clown Family.” John and Carla Harrison and their four children: Addy, Caz, Billie, who passed away in October of 2014, and Charlee, are regulars at rodeos across the nation. John, the grandson of world champion bull rider Freckles…Read More