Female PRCA Stock Contractors: Breaking Barriers in the Rodeo World
The rodeo world has always been perceived as a male-dominated arena. From bull riding to steer wrestling, men have traditionally been the ones to dominate the competition and the business side of things. However, a new wave of female PRCA stock contractors is breaking barriers and proving that women have a place in the rodeo industry.
PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) stock contractors are responsible for providing the animals used in rodeo events, such as bulls, broncos, and steers. They are also responsible for the welfare of the animals and ensuring they are healthy, well-fed, and trained to perform safely in rodeo events. It’s a tough business, and it’s traditionally been a man`s game. However, women have been breaking barriers in recent years and proving that they can be just as successful as their male counterparts.
One such example is Haley Schaufelberger of Schaufelberger Bucking Bulls, based in Big Timber, Montana. She grew up in a rodeo family and has been around bulls her entire life. Schaufelberger officially started her own company in 2017, and in just a few years, she has built a reputation for providing some of the most competitive bulls in the PRCA. She has also been recognized for her dedication to animal welfare and her commitment to ensuring her animals receive the best care possible.
Another female PRCA stock contractor making waves is Kristin Vold of Vold Rodeo Company. Based in Ponoka, Alberta, Vold grew up surrounded by rodeo and has been around bulls her entire life. She officially joined her family`s business in 2006 and has been a driving force behind their success in recent years. Vold Rodeo Company is known for providing some of the most athletic and competitive bucking horses in the PRCA. In 2020, Vold became the first female stock contractor to win the PRCA`s Bucking Horse of the Year award with their horse, Maple Leaf.
These are just two examples of female PRCA stock contractors who are breaking barriers and proving that women have a place in the rodeo industry. They are paving the way for future generations of women who want to make a name for themselves in this tough and competitive business. It’s a testament to their hard work, dedication, and passion for what they do.
From bucking bulls to rodeo clowns, women are slowly but surely making their mark in the rodeo industry. It’s a long road ahead, but with the success of female PRCA stock contractors like Schaufelberger and Vold, it’s clear that women have a place in this tough and competitive industry.