SPRING 2022 THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO in this issue: Thank You! 3 Street Art | 4 Sale of Champs | 5 Pat Hamilton | 6-9 Rodeo Excitement 10 Concert Series | 11 Bid Calling | 13 Rodeo Suite Rentals The 2022 Fort Worth Stock Show is in the books and it was one of our best ever! Livestock and horse shows, carnival-midway, rodeo shopping, Yellowstone and 1883 celebrity autograph signings and rodeo in the amazing Dickies Arena were just some of what fueled Fort Worth’s legendary western lifestyle experience. The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo has much to be grateful for, but most importantly it’s your support that matters most. More than 1.2 million of you came to the Stock Show to enjoy what makes our city the most uniquely western in the Lone Star State. With the 2022 Show now in our rearview mirror, take a moment to flip the pages and check out some of the most memorable moments from 23 days of Stock Show. You’ll want to check out video from rodeo action and news reels provided on almost every page. Coverage from rodeo in Dickies Arena, reports on popular events such as the Junior Sale of Champions and new features debuted this year are included in this issue. And there’s a listing of upcoming events and notices that will be of interest. So sit back, enjoy another cup of coffee and review some of the many features that were hopefully part of your legendary 2022 Stock Show experience. You, the visitor, the exhibitor, the competitor have joined us for an amazing journey for 125 Fort Worth Stock Shows and for that we say: THANK YOU!
SPECIAL DEALS ON STOCK SHOW SWAG! You can still score that favorite hat, hoodie, vest, t-shirt, water bottle, tumbler and other cool merchandise. Sizes and styles for women, men and youth. Special deals can be found at Shop FWSSR. JOIN THE TREND - GET YOUR DICKIES ARENA CLUB SEATS! Premium Club Seats are an exclusive membership providing incredible ticket options for all arena events, club access, year-round parking, premier service and an opportunity for you and your guests to make lasting memories! For more information contact email@example.com or 817-402-9100. STOCK SHOW RECEIVES GOLDEN DEEDS AWARD The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo was honored May 5 with the Golden Deeds Award by the Exchange Club of Fort Worth. The award, first bestowed in 1924 to Amon G. Carter, honors a person or organization for exceptional service to the Fort Worth community. News Briefs FWSSR Calendar 2 TENTATIVE 2023 RODEO SCHEDULE Best of the West Ranch Rodeo – Jan. 13 & 14 Best of Mexico Celebraciòn – Jan. 15 Cowboys of Color Rodeo – Jan. 16 Bulls’ Night Out Xtreme Bull Riding – Jan. 17 & 18 Texas Champions Challenge – Jan. 19 FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament – Jan. 20 thru Feb. 4 SEPTEMBER 12 Rodeo Tickets on Sale to the Public: It’s not too early to be thinking about 2023 rodeo tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, September 12. Presale orders will be taken the week prior. SEPTEMBER 15 Premium Lists (entry rulebooks) Go Online Entries Accepted: Livestock, Horses, Poultry, Pigeons and Rabbits and Justin Mutton Bustin’ OCTOBER 6 Shoot for Scholarships Sporting Clay Tournament: Returning in 2022, shooters will raise funds for the Stock Show’s new Junior Shooting Sports competition and the Aim for Education scholarship initiatives. Four-person teams will compete for buckles and other prizes presented at an awards dinner following the tournament. OCTOBER 8 FWSSR Junior Shooting Sports Competition: The inaugural competition will be open to 4-H and FFA members in grades 6 to 12. Competition format will be a three-course, two-flight sporting clay tournament. More than $20,000 in premiums will be awarded. Additional information at FWSSR.COM will be available in mid-May as well as future newsletters and eblasts. L to R – Ceremony MC, Neils Agather; FWSSR Chairman, Ed Bass; and Exchange Club Pres. Kelly Thompson
We’ve all seen one. A musician, typically with an acoustic guitar, playing on a city sidewalk. “Busking” is the term given to the act that has been practiced by aspiring artists for centuries and often provides a fun form of entertainment for those passing by. Although a word more commonly used in the United Kingdom, “buskers” entertained during the 2022 Stock Show to the delight of crowds on Burnett-Tandy Drive, Tower Drive and in the Amon Carter Exhibits Hall. The sounds of the local artists, organized by Visit Fort Worth (the city’s travel and tourism organization), enhanced the Stock Show’s festive atmosphere with sights and sounds not previously enjoyed in the impromptu settings. The “art on the street,” however, wasn’t limited to just song; it also stretched directly on the pavement. Local painter, Ariel Davis, was commissioned by Visit Fort Worth to paint a large mural on what’s known as Tower Drive, the street that connects pedestrians between Pioneer Tower and Tower Promenade. News 8 reporter, William Joy, did this outstanding story about the 600 foot long mural Davis named “Stock Show Daydreaming.” Other local artists took the task of enhancing the view of the Richardson-Bass Building’s west entrance along Rip Johnson Drive. Brenda Ciardiello and Fernando Rojas painted murals celebrating the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN marketing program. Products promoted by the program were sold in the Brown-Lupton North room, just behind the artworks. Seen in the accompanying images, the window murals highlight GO TEXAN products grown or processed in our beloved Lone Star State. STREET ART COMES TO 2022 STOCK SHOW 3 STOCK SHOW DAYDREAMING - NEWS 8
RECORDS BROKEN – AGAIN – AT JUNIOR SALE OF CHAMPIONS When the Grand Champion Steer at the 2020 Stock Show sold for a record $300,000, few people may have thought the record would soon fall. And while the $4.7 million raised by the auction’s buying groups for the 2020 sale was very impressive, no one expected it, too, would be eclipsed by an amazing $1.3 million in short order. Records did fall in 2022 for the benefit of 4-H and FFA youth from across Texas, thanks to the strong support of local businesses, individuals and organizations. “This was just a phenomenal return for the [Junior] Sale of Champions,” Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate chairman J.T. Aughinbaugh said in a press release. “The excitement in the community leading up to this year’s sale was unparalleled, and it showed on Saturday morning. We are so proud to see the impact that our sponsors and donors are making in the lives of these young people, and we are already looking forward to 2023.” Tristan Himes, a 4-H member from Sterling City, Texas, sold the Grand Champion Steer for $310,000 to a group of local individuals calling themselves The Steering Committee. Himes’ gratitude was expressed at this press conference held after the steer sold. “We’re humbled by the amazing support our 4-H and FFA youth continue to receive from area businesses, individuals and organizations,” said Stock Show President and General Manager, Bradford S. Barnes. “It’s a great feeling knowing our youth have these amazing buying groups here in Fort Worth to help them reach their dreams and goals.” FWSSR PRESS CONFERENCE Grand Champion Steer - $310,000 The Steering Committee – Buyer Tristan Himes – Exhibitor Reserve Grand Champion Steer - $190,000 Hillwood – Buyer Mason Grady – Exhibitor Grand Champion Lamb - $70,000 Ladies on the Lamb – Buyer Hayden Schroeder – Exhibitor Res. Grand Champion Lamb - $35,000 Patrick O. Rayes – Buyer Graham Newsom – Exhibitor Grand Champion Barrow - $100,000 Standard Meat Co. and Syracuse Sausage – Buyers Kaden Mason – Exhibitor Res. Grand Champion Barrow - $70,000 Wagner Oil Company – Buyer Cole Phillips – Exhibitor Grand Champion Goat - $50,000 Christopher Bass and J. Bryan King – Buyers Karlee Waters – Exhibitor Res. Grand Champion Goat - $30,000 Patrick O. Rayes – Buyer Banner Young – Exhibitor 4
Great partnerships are typically the result of great relationships. Pat Hamilton’s relationship with the Stock Show, which began as a livestock show superintendent, was a precursor to a tremendous sponsor partnership with PlainsCapital Bank. As the fourth largest bank in Texas based on deposit market share, PlainsCapital Bank has more than 60 locations and a large presence in Fort Worth and North Texas. They teamed up with the Stock Show in 2008 sponsoring the Bulls’ Night Out Xtreme PRCA Bull Riding. Hamilton, who has been with PlainsCapital Bank since 2006, now serves as President Emeritus of its Weatherford branch. DEEP ROOTS / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Few Parker County residents can claim roots that run as deep as Hamilton’s. Ranchlands growing some of the region’s most beautiful and prolific native grass between Weatherford and Cresson, Texas have belonged to his mother’s family – the Milburns. Although the lands were sold over the years, Hamilton’s deep appreciation for the ranching industry spurred him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Finance from Texas Tech University in 1975. From Lubbock he headed directly into agricultural lending joining the Stephenville Production Credit Association making operating loans to area farmers and ranchers. He found his way back to Weatherford in 1979 working for two independent banks before landing at PlainsCapital Bank in 2006. One isn’t around Hamilton long to realize he’s driven to serve his community. The devoted volunteer is a 43-year member of the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse and played important roles with the Weatherford ISD Foundation and Parker County Livestock Improvement Association. A commitment to education may be his biggest passion. Hamilton served as chairman of the board of trustees for Weatherford College during a 23-year stent with the institution’s oversight body. FWSSR INVOLVEMENT Hamilton was introduced to Stock Show livestock show staff Stefan Marchman and David Gibbs in 2000 by another PlainsCapital Bank official and longtime FWSSR board member, Bob Glenn. Hamilton was appointed a superintendent for the Braford, Beefmaster and Braunvieh open cattle shows in 2001 and was elected to the Stock Show’s board of directors in 2018. His dedication is greatly appreciated by Stock Show officials. “Pat is one of the stalwarts in our livestock superintendent team,” said Livestock Show Director, Stefan Marchman. “He exudes professionalism in dealing with exhibitors and is beneficial in training new team members in the workings of our open livestock shows.” Having both Hamilton and Glenn, who also serves as a superintendent, involved with the Show leverages the impact for PlainsCapital Bank’s sponsorship of Bulls’ Night Out. “When a sponsor has ‘boots on the ground’ with someone like Pat, their impact and presence is magnified and leveraged creating an enhanced value for everyone,” said Stock Show Sponsorship Director, Pam Wright. “When Pat walks into the room, you know everything will be great and PlainsCapital Bank is a tremendous sponsor, ensuring a fantastic production of our Bulls’ Night Out performances.” STOCK SHOW REFLECTIONS At this point in life, Hamilton has much to be proud of. He and his wife of 49 years, Sharon, have two daughters and four grandchildren. Julie and husband, David Walker have two sons, Tate (19) and Grant (14). Carol and her husband, Jimmy Bortzfield have two daughters, Chloe (13) and Chance (6). The 2014 recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award by the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce has a service mindset and loves his involvement with the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. While he may soon fully step down from PlainsCapital Bank, he has no plans to relinquish his Stock Show duties. “I volunteer because I enjoy the people and it makes me proud to be a part of something so impactful and historical,” he said. “The Show’s impact on youth is amazing. Seeing them grow by learning responsibility, respect and a good work ethic with their projects is probably my favorite part of the Stock Show. But, it also shows off our historical roots and western culture and that we’ve been doing this for over 125 years is simply amazing.” STOCK SHOW SPOTLIGHT Pat Hamilton 5
To the joy, enthusiasm and excitement of Stock Show rodeo fans, the 2022 FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament made a triumphant return to Dickies Arena. First was the caliber of the competition which was elevated by a string of rough stock matched only by the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “If a cowboy makes the whistle in Fort Worth, you can bet it’s going to be one heck of a ride, because we’ll run the best horses and bulls in the business underneath these athletes,” said Stock Show Director of Rodeo Operations, Cal White. “We work equally hard at bringing the sport’s very best athletes and rough stock to our PRORODEO Tournament.” FWSSR records were set in bareback bronc riding, barrel racing and saddle bronc riding. Bareback bronc sensation, Kaycee Field, scored an amazing 93 points on a horse named Stevie Nicks in the finals on February 5, making it Field’s fourth FWSSR title which is a Stock Show record in bareback bronc riding. Few professional rodeo results these days don’t have the name Stetson Wright listed somewhere in the winner’s column and he’s now the third member of the famous Utah bronc and bull riding family to claim a Fort Worth championship buckle. Wright scored 91.5 points in the Saddle Bronc Riding finals to clinch the title and inch out his father, Cody, who scored 91 in 2011, for the FWSSR arena record. National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifier, Wenda Johnson burned up the Dickies Arena floor with barrel racing runs of 16.17 during a preliminary round then clocking a scorching 16.08 in the finals. Both were arena records. Holding down a fulltime job as a nurse practitioner, the Oklahoman is selective about the rodeos she enters in order to maximize opportunities for a NFR return in December. The $24,520 Johnson earned in Fort Worth will go a long way toward the goal. As a recent first-time father, Sage Kimzey had been sticking close to mom and newborn son, Steele, between the National Finals in December and the FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament. The bullrider told his wife the trip to Fort Worth would count. “I told Alexis,” Kimzey said in a PRCA news release, “if I’m going to be gone from you two, I’m going to make it worth it.” Not only did he ride four bulls – two in the bracket, one in the Semi Finals – he scored 91.5 in the finals to capture the win. PRORODEO Tournament RODEO EXCITEMENT RETURNS TO DICKIES ARENA KAYCEE FEILD SCORES 93 STETSON WRIGHT’S 91.5 POINT RIDE TUCKNESS RECEIVES LANE FROST AWARD With the exception of an induction into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, few rodeo accolades compare to being recognized with the Lane Frost Award. Presented annually during the Stock Show, previous recipients with strong Fort Worth connections include John Justin, Pam Minick, Bob Tallman, Tom Feller, Tandy Freeman, Ed Bass, Patrick Gottsch and Cleo Hearn. Because of his dedication to protecting bull riders at the Stock Show’s rodeo for 13 years, witnessing Dusty Tuckness walk onto the Dickies Arena floor to accept this prestigious award was very special to local fans. “Dusty Tuckness’ impact on the sport of bull riding is tremendous,” said Stock Show President and General Manager Bradford S. Barnes. “There isn’t anyone more deserving of an award bestowed in Lane Frost’s name than Dusty. His devotion to the trade of protecting cowboys is unsurpassed and character both inside and out of the arena is impeccable.” 6
7 Specialty Rodeos HAYTHORN CLAIMS RANCH RODEO TITLE They blew into Dickies Arena from Nebraska’s Sand Hills. The crew from Haythorn Land & Cattle Company, led by the archetypal Craig Haythorn, ran the table at the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo taking the champion team title, as well as top horse and top hand awards. After winning three events on Friday night, they were in prime position for the win. Just remain competitive on Saturday and the title was theirs. Two second and two third place finishes on Saturday sealed the deal and the team took a trailer, saddles, buckles, cash and other prizes back to Arthur, Neb. Sage Haythorn and his horse “Honey” shined in Dickies Arena winning both Top Hand and Top Horse. Here, Sage and Honey set the Haythorn crew up for an impressive 27.07 time in Friday’s Wild Cow Milking, besting the nearest team by 13 seconds. Among the six ranches that will compete in 2023, Haythorn, Spade and R.A. Brown Ranch will return. The remaining three slots will be filled through a random draw from a list of ranches that meet the qualifications listed in the 2023 official Best of the West Ranch Rodeo Rules. HAYTHORN RANCH COW MILKING 1) Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. 2) Spade Ranch 3) R.A. Brown Ranch 4) Drummond Ranch 5) Tongue River Ranch 6) Bonds Ranch 2022 RANCH RODEO RESULTS (Based on total money won) COWBOY CHANNEL ENHANCES RODEO COVERAGE Beginning with Bulls’ Night Out, a new 30-minute pre-show hosted by Cowboy Channel personalities gave fans insight on what they could expect from competitors and stock draws for each rodeo performance. Aired to television audiences and played on Dickies Arena’s center-hung screen, the show’s open-air set in the north plaza concourse allowed ticket buyers to personally watch the programs that were hosted by Jeff Medders, Justin McKee and Amy Wilson. Interviews with Stock Show staff and rodeo personnel were also conducted by Cowboy Channel personalities and broadcasted to viewers including this one regarding the rodeo social scene in Dickies Arena. RODEO SOCIAL SCENE COWBOY CHANNEL PRE-SHOW
YOUNG GUNS SHINE AT COWBOYS OF COLOR RODEO Youth ruled at the Cowboys of Color Rodeo this year as competitors considered mere “kids” by their peers won the bull riding and tie-down roping titles at the popular rodeo featured each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Colton Burkhard hails from Ivanhoe, Texas and just three years ago was a junior steer riding competitor at the Stock Show. But the young man stepped up against the big boys and won the bull riding title and a $5,000 check. Last summer, Koby Douch was a student competing at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Gillette, Wyo. The youngster from Huntsville, Texas took the grit and determination he honed there and other life experiences to muster a win in Dickies Arena. The other “life experiences” could have been major stumbling blocks. At age 13, Douch was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a distracted driver. The impact crushed an artery and broke two major bones in his left leg. Determined, Douch persevered and was eventually back roping calves and living his dream of chasing major rodeo titles. NBC5 reporter, Noelle Walker, captured the essence of the Cowboys of Color Rodeo with this popular story that ran, not only locally, but on stations across Texas. WENDELL HEARN TALKS COWBOYS OF COLOR BULLS NIGHT OUT IS UNDOUBTEDLY XTREME! Tremendous genetics and careful trait selection has elevated, more and more, the athletic ability of bucking bulls to unparalleled heights. So much that the improvement in bovine performance has outpaced advancement in the skills and talents of their riders. The net result – fewer men today make the eight-second ride. But, when they do, it’s nothing short of spectacular, making bull riding one of the most thrilling of all professional sports. Grayson Cole completed one of those spectacular rides on the first night (Tuesday) of the Stock Show’s Bulls’ Night Out Xtreme Bull Riding on a bull named “Farmers Only.” Out of 40 riders on Tuesday, Cole was one of only four qualified rides in the first round. None of the four athletes rode their bull for the full eight seconds in the short round that evening. Wednesday night’s performance was even tougher with only Stetson Wright and Josh Frost earning a score in the first round. Both, however, rode their short round bull where Wright marked a 90 score on Rafter G’s Johnny Thunder and Frost earned an 86.5. Their rides earned them first and second places overall with Cole coming in third with the highest score overall in the first go round. GRAYSON COLE’S 90 POINT RIDE STETSON WRIGHT’S 90 SCORE WINS BNO TITLE 8 Koby Douch Presented By: Presented by:
challenge TEXAS CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE While the Texas Champions Challenge features rodeo’s most popular events (bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling) it was the women’s breakaway roping that provided the night’s greatest excitement. In the event’s elimination round just 69 one-hundredths of a second separated five cowgirls. South Dakota’s Sawyer Gilbert set the pace with a 2.16 time. Next, Shelby Boisjoli stepped it up with a 2.12. Kelsie Chase Domer and J.J. Hampton stopped the clock at 2.25 and 2.76 respectively. But, Colorado’s Erin Johnson bested them all with this 2.07 run to win the elimination round. That meant she and Boisjoli would square off for the championship. Boisjoli roped first and her 2.25 time was increased to 12.25 because of a 10 second penalty at the starting line. That meant Johnson could safety up and coast to the $10,000 check, but, instead, matched the second fastest time of the night with a 2.25 to take the Texas Champions Challenge title. ERIN JOHNSON WINS TCC BREAKAWAY TITLE 9 FROM FRANCE TO FORT WORTH – BULL JUMPING COMES TO THE STOCK SHOW Emmanuel, “Manu,” Lataste, who hails from the southwest of France, was a new feature at not only Bulls’ Night Out, but also the Cowboys of Color Rodeo at the 2022 FWSSR. The performer who generated considerable buzz in Dickies Arena is a relatively new phenomenon in rodeo circles. “I do a special kind of French bull fighting and jumping,” Lataste recently said in a Western Horseman magazine article. “In English, it’s ‘bull jumping,’ but in French the name is ‘course landaise.’ It’s a mix between French bullfighting and pure ‘Spanish’ bull jumping, or leaping. The style that I do now is about 200 years old. But the tradition traces back 500 years, and there are stories that show the sport happened in old Italian, Greek and Hispanic arenas more than 2,000 years ago.” Lataste’s stunt is more than jumping a charging bull. Watch to fully appreciate how Lataste perfectly times himself to complete a summersault over the bull coming at him in full force. MANU LATASTE’S BULL JUMPING PROWESS Presented by
Auditorium Concert Series Created in 2020, the Auditorium Concert Series presented by TX Whiskey features entertainment from a variety of artists in an outstanding concert venue. For 2022, the expanded series drew diverse audiences with acts including Clint Black, Ryan Bingham, Jeff Foxworthy, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Old 97’s (along with Joshua Ray Walker and Giovanni and the Hired Guns). Creating the “next big thing” while maintaining what keeps the Stock Show legendary will always be a priority of management. Ranching Heritage Weekend, for example, was the new thing in the early 2000s and became a popular Stock Show standard. Working with staff at Dickies Arena and Live Nation, plans are underway to continue expanding the Auditorium Concert Series in 2023. “Growing our Auditorium Concert Series is an exciting challenge,” said Stock Show President and General Manager, Bradford S. Barnes. “Our goal is for the Will Rogers Auditorium to become a ‘go to place’ for exciting acts throughout our 23-day run.” LOCAL ACTS HIGHLIGHTED ON SIMMONS BANK PLAZA More and more, local musicians are attracting strong Fort Worth followings. Showcasing their talents in unique venues that highlight the local music scene remains a Stock Show priority. The Bud Light Roadhouse, The Corkyard and the Reliant Club featured approximately 50 talented musicians; an impressive number with many hailing from the Fort Worth area. Music busking on the Stock Show grounds only added to the local flavor. 10
The Stock Show is known for some legendary auctions. For 2022, receipts from 14 auctions generated $9,980,337 for exhibitors and consignors of cattle, goats, sheep, swine, horses and even rabbits. An auctioneer competition, however, is a bit unusual for the Stock Show. So when the Texas Lone Star Open Bid Calling Contest was featured on January 30, it captured significant attention. Organized by the Texas Auctioneers Association, 25 contestants from eight states each brought three donated items that were sold in the competition held in the Round Up Inn. A percentage of the proceeds were donated to the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital and Texas FFA. With their cadenced chants echoing into the foyer of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall, the auctioneers drew curious Stock Show guests into the ballroom making the event more fun and engaging as the competition progressed. By the time the contest ended, a packed room witnessed the crowning of Cody Shelly from Burleson, Texas as Grand Champion. Plans are underway to bring the competition back to the Stock Show in 2023 with hopes that it will build on the success of this year’s event. Whether you’re a bidder or simply an onlooker, it’s fascinating to watch and listen to the masters of a trade that dates back centuries but remains an important part of modern commerce. What’s a Bid Calling Contest? Cody Shelly, left, accepts a $10,000 check, trophy saddle and belt buckle for being named champion of the 2022 Lone Star Open. 11
AND TO MANY MORE SUPPORTERS THAT HELP MAKE OUR STOCK SHOW A WORLD-CLASS EVENT. OFFICIAL STOCK SHOW PRODUCTS & SERVICES • Official Health System: Texas Health • Official Bank: Simmons Bank • Official Energy Provider: Reliant • Official Vehicle: Chevrolet • Official Workwear: Dickies® • Official Beer: Bud Light® • Official Mattresses and Massage Chairs: Mattress Firm® • Official Soft Drink: Pepsi® • Official Whiskey: TX Whiskey • Official Satellite and Streaming Video Service: DIRECTV MEDIA SPONSORS • 95.9 The Ranch / 92.1 Hank FM Grounds Announcements and Music, Texas Tuesdays and Honky Tonk Hump Days • La Grande 107.5 FM / Puro Tejano Fierro 107.5 HD2 co-presents Best of Mexico Celebración and Dia de la Familia • NBC 5 presents Rodeo Leaderboard • New Country 96.3 KSCS • Telemundo 39 co-presents Best of Mexico Celebración, Dia de la Familia and presents Cowboys of Color Rodeo • WBAP News/Talk 820 AM STOCK SHOW ART CONTEST SPONSORS • The Amon G. Carter Foundation • Debbie & Albon Head • Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP • Ann L. and Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust • Marsh Wortham • The Lowe Foundation SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORS • Airpower Foundation Military Appreciation Day Supporter • Bank of Texas Chuck Wagon Sponsor • Big Tex / Trailers Direct presents Ranch Rodeo Champion Team Trailers • BNSF Railway presents Steer Wrestling and supports Art Contest • Boot Barn® presents Breakaway Roping • Brumbaugh’s Fine Home Furnishings Ranch Rodeo Awards • The Brumley Family - Rebecca, Jon, Lori and Jonny – present Military Appreciation Day • Bud Light® Roadhouse and Chuck Wagon Sponsor • Cavender’s Chuck Wagon Sponsor and Arena Crew Shirts • Central Market presents the Moo-seum Experience and Vine 2 Wine “Wine Camps” • Chase presents Barrel Racing • Chicken Express Chuck Wagon Sponsor • Dickies Chuck Wagon Sponsor and Dickies Day • Enterprise Holdings Foundation Scholarship Programs • Frost presents Bareback Bronc Riding and Justin Mutton Bustin’® • Law Office of Domingo A. Garcia, P.C. co-presents the Escaramuza and Mariachi Competition • HOLT CAT co-presents Texas Champions Challenge, Gate 42 Sponsor and Scholarship Programs • Junior Agricultural Mechanics Project Show and Texas M.A.D.E. Sponsors: HOLT CAT, Andes Coil Processors, Big Tex, Fastenal, Lincoln Electric, Metalwest, Miller/Hobart, Priefert, RDO Equipment Co., Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Saint-Gobain, TDIndustries and United Ag & Turf • Justin Brands, Inc. presents Scramble Fore Scholarships, Sportsmedicine Team and co-presents Justin Mutton Bustin’® and Calf Scramble • Leo Potishman Foundation Scholarship Programs • Lockheed Martin Corporation presents Jr. Ag Robotics Challenge • Lone Star Ag Credit presents Chuck Wagon Races, Mustang Magic, Livestock Appreciation Day Luncheon and NTHSRA Scholarship Rodeo • Mattress Firm® presents Bull Riding, Rodeo Replay and Petting Zoo • North Texas Tollway Authority presents TollTag Tuesdays • Oncor Mobile Jumbotron • Panhandle Stock Show Goes Pink participation • PlainsCapital Bank presents Bulls’ Night Out • R. Watson Boots presents Tie-Down Roping • Texas Capital Bank presents Heifer Superintendent’s Beef Challenge - supporting sponsors: HOLT CAT, Leo Potishman Foundation and Select Energy Services • Texas Department of Agriculture presents GO TEXAN Market • Texas Farm Bureau Insurance® sponsors Doorways to Agriculture produced by Texas Farm Bureau® • Texas Health Chuck Wagon Sponsor • Texas Mutual Insurance Co. co-presents Calf Scramble • TX Whiskey presents Saddle Bronc Riding and Auditorium Entertainment • UMB Bank presents Team Roping • Visit Fort Worth presents Art and Music experience • Western Horseman® magazine presents Ranching Heritage Weekend • Whataburger Fan Zone 12 A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR Major sponsors
ENJOY RODEO FROM A DICKIES ARENA SUITE RENTALS AVAILABLE FOR SINGLE RODEO PERFORMANCES! Ever wonder just how cool a Dickies Arena rodeo suite is, or wish you had access to one – if only for one night? Now you can find out and experience it for yourself and your group of friends through the FWSSR’s rodeo suite rental program for the 2023 Stock Show. The program allows individuals and businesses to rent a suite for single rodeo performances. “We were excited in 2022 to offer the party suite rentals, knowing they’d appeal to not only smaller business groups, but individuals, families and other groups,” said Group Sales Coordinator, Meredith McGrath. “We had folks host birthday parties, bachelor parties, celebrations for livestock show champions, family reunions and even wedding rehearsal dinners.” As you’d expect from Dickies Arena, the amenities are not your run-of-the-mill party digs. These suites are one-of-a-kind: their amenities posh, their atmosphere private, and their inhabitants pampered. Located in the southeast and southwest corners of the Arena on either side of the bucking chutes, the party suites’ super comfy armchairs offer beyond-compare views of rodeo action. Besides the stellar seating, the marbled bar tops, lush carpeting, and well-equipped mini kitchens round out the luxurious interiors. Custom catering and bar packages are encouraged and attended to by a personal suite attendant and even logoed FWSSR cookies and other exclusive culinary treats are available. Party suites come in two sizes: a 16 or 21-seat option. Based on availability, the 16 and 21-person suites can also be combined to seat 37. There is standing room available on a limited basis for each suite. For more information, please contact Meredith McGrath and the group sales team at 817-877-2546 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 13
Photos courtesy of Glen E. Ellman, James Phifer, Matt Brockman, Fields Fotos and Texas Auctioneer Assoc. © 2022 CREATE A Stock Show Experience FOR YOUR GROUP Customized for groups of 50 or more! • Awesome venue options – Dickies Arena, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Arts Fort Worth, and Stock Show meeting rooms • Diverse and sumptuous catering options – from BBQ to tenderloin • Entertainment – talented musicians, western magicians, old west photos, cowboy casino nights, murder mystery dinners, team building activities, virtual gun ranges, wild west gunslingers, line dancing, saloon girls, and much more! Turnkey service! You decide on the options and we do everything else. Just show up and have fun!! Event options available throughout the 23-day run of the 2023 Stock Show – Jan. 13 thru. Feb. 4 Contact Meredith McGrath and the group sales team at 817-877-2546 or email@example.com.