Jody spent his first 30 years in Big Spring TX, and rodeo has been a part of his life since the beginning. He and his brother competed in all of the timed events in junior rodeo and high school rodeo. Being a contestant wasn’t Jody’s only connection to rodeo. He and his brother used to play “rodeo” at their house and Jody would always be the announcer. It seemed natural for him and other noticed too. In 1991, just out of high school, Jody was asked to announce the local high school rodeo. That started him being hired to announce junior and armature rodeos all around Texas. After college, Jody decided to chase his calf roping dreams and he quickly became a PRCA card holder.
He competed in pro rodeo for several years traveling from coast to coast. While on his spring run in California, he met his future wife Kelli. He eventually moved to California and wrapped up his tie down roping career with a California Circuit finals qualification in 2003. At that point, he shifted his focus back to his other passion and set out to obtain his PRCA Announcer card and pursue announcing as a full time profession. Jody and Kelli married in 2005 and have been blessed to be able to build their lives traveling to rodeos together ever since.
Jody has been selected 5 times by the PRCA to announce the National Finals Steer Roping and 2 times as the Ram National Circuit Finals Announcer. He has also announced many other great rodeos across the United States and Canada.
Bobby has a career rich in western heritage that spans over 50 years. Born in Ontario, Canada, Bobby’s passion for horses and the western lifestyle led him to pursue his dreams of training and showing in Cutting, Reining, Roping and Working Cow Horse. Currently he spends most of his time on the rodeo and horse show circuit demonstrating how usable, trainable, and amazing American Mustangs are. Bobby also demonstrates his artistic creativity in metal work, bit making, and silver engraving.
Career highlights include:
2021 Inducted into Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
2020 Mustang Magic Champion
2020 Extreme Mustang Makeover Champion
2019 PRCA Specialty Act of the Year
2019 PBR Celebrate the Cowboy Campaign
2018 National Day of the Cowboy, Cowboy Keeper Award
2017 PRCA Specialty Act of the Year
2016 NFR Specialty Act
2015 thru 2018 Nominated Top 5 PRCA Specialty Act of the year
2014 Mustang Million Finalist with 2 horses and appeared on Good Morning America
2013 IPRA National Finals Rodeo Showcase Champion
2012 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover Champion and Fan Favorite
2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover Finalist & Fan Favorite
PONCHO - Bay
15-year-old mustang gathered in Callaghan Range, Nevada to compete in the 2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover. He was voted Fan Favorite with twice as many votes as anyone else! Since then, Poncho has performed across the country in hundreds of performances. He has ridden in his car on Times Square in NY City and been featured on Good Morning America.
TRIGGER - Palomino
11-year-old mustang gathered in Salt Wells, WY. He was adopted through the Mustang Heritage Foundation to compete in The Mustang Million makeover in 2013. After only 120 days training, he placed 2nd with an outstanding and unique act. Since then he has performed in hundreds of venues including rodeos and equine events.
5-year-old mustang gathered from Devils Garden herd in the Modoc Forest, CA
- Burt – Brown border collie/kelpie cross Spud – Black & white Border collie/McNab cross