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Meet the Sponsor CM Trailers
story by Lori O’Harver
When the Texas Bronc Rider’s Association (TBRA) hits the rodeo trail there’s a considerable amount of gear that goes along. That’s why there’s a rugged CM Trailer that’s the first thing packed and the last thing unpacked.
“We carry flags, banners, saddles, riggin’ bags for the RIDE TV Cowgirls,” TBRA President Daryl McElroy said. “When we realized our truck was always going to be packed to the hilt, we reached out to Darrell Burnett, VP of CM Trailers. We were looking for a product that would fit the needs of our growing association, be durable enough to take what we put it through and look great going down the road,” McElroy said.
“The lady ranch bronc riders have become family for Michelle and me. Sometimes they roll in and out pretty fast, other times they hang out with us here in Texas. It’s kind of shocking what those ladies can need on the road and we wanted them to be comfortable. There’s a dressing room and couple of beds for those long days. We couldn’t be happier with the rig or the way the company immediately had our best interests and professional needs at heart.”
For CM Trailers, working with TBRA made perfect sense. Not only was the company and association’s customer demographic a perfect fit, CM Trailers believe in what the TBRA stands and works for.
“My son, Kyle Humphrey, is a bareback rider we’re real proud of. He’s won the Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association championship and went into the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association Finals in Oklahoma City sitting second. The High School National Finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming, is our next stop and he’s already won a full scholarship to rodeo for Oklahoma State University,” Burnett said. “We see first hand the dwindling numbers in the bareback riding at this level – the level that’s intended feed the ranks of professional rodeo. The TBRA is working hard to generate more interest and develop young riders by giving them another high-quality association to compete in. We’re proud to be a part of that.”
“Integrity is where it’s supposed to be in the TBRA,” said Burnett. “Our relationship is treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. In addition to working for the membership, the TBRA board is always trying to put our product in the best possible light. It’s not just a deal where they looked at our sponsored trailer as a contribution, they work alongside our company to promote our product. We appreciate that.”
CM Trailers is the largest manufacturer of steel horse trailers, stock and utility trailers in the country. Their products are built to last and look good for life. With headquarters in Madill, Oklahoma, their professional grade utility trailers aren’t just the average light-duty toy haulers. CM’s trailers are the ones working in the oil fields and other industries because of their commitment to durability.
Check out CM Trailers at www.cmtrailers.com or give them a call at 580.285.0893.