Powder River Rodeo and D & H Cattle

The Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo is proud to have the best livestock in the world from Powder River Rodeo and D & H Cattle. Powder River Rodeo and D & H Cattle were nominated  as one of the top 5 PRCA Stock Contractors in 2017.  This marks the 7th time that Powder River Rodeo and D & H Cattle were selected as one of the best out of 80 PRCA stock contractors in the United States and Canada.

Craig At Midnight at the 2016 Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo en route to his 2016 PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year Award.

Powder River Rodeo is entering their 33rd year of producing and supplying livestock to Top PRCA rodeos. Powder River Rodeo is owned and operated by Hank and Lori Franzen from Riverton, Wyoming. Since they began supplying livestock to PRCA rodeos, the Franzens have become known for their world-class bucking horses. Some of these incredible horses include Khadafy Skoal, 3-time Bareback Horse of the year and 2012 Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductee; Miss Congeniality, 2-time Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year; and Craig At Midnight, the 2016 Bareback Horse of the Year.

Craig At Midnight,  was voted the Reserve World Champion Bareback Horse for 2017, and also tied for the Top Bareback Horse of the National Finals Rodeo.  Craig At Midnight was scored 48 points out of 50 in Reno, Nevada in 2017 and won the Top Bareback Horse of the rodeo.  He consistently has been scored 44 to 48 points over the last 3 years of PRCA rodeo action.  He weighs in at 1700 pounds and is one of the biggest bucking horses in the business.

Cole Melancon wins the 2016 Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo with a 92.5 score on Bruiser. This was the 2016 PRCA regular season high-marked score of the year.

D & H Cattle is a bucking bull operation located in Dickson, Oklahoma that is owned and operated by father/son duo, Dillon and H.D. Page. For over 40 years, D & H Cattle has been breeding, training, and bucking some of the best bulls in the world at PBR and PRCA bull riding events. Dillon and H.D. page still work every day to improve their highly successful breeding program. Some of their incredible bulls include Mossy Oak Mudslinger, 2006 PBR Bucking Bull of the Year; Shepherd Hills Tested, 2013 PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year; Long John, 2015 PBR Bucking Bull of the Year; and the best bull in the PBR and PRCA today, Bruiser.

Bruiser won 2016-2017 PBR Bucking Bull of the year, and was also selected as the 2017 PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year to solidify his position as the best bull in the world and one of the greatest of all-time. Bruiser’s world champion selection in both the PRCA and PBR in the same year has only happened one other time in the history of these two associations with the legendary “Bodacious” in 1995.  Bruiser was also named the Top Bucking Bull of the National Finals Rodeo, a very prestigious award when you are selected by your performance when the stakes are highest!

Powder River Rodeo and D & H Cattle were one of the top 5 stock contractors at the National Finals Rodeo, with 16 head of animals selected to the prestigious finals. Horses selected were Craig At Midnight, Cactus Juice, Miss Chestnut, Cowboy Casino, Rich N Fancy, Show Me Again and After Party.  Bulls selected:  Bruiser, Struttin Stuff, Heartbreak Kid, Mudshark, Hurricane Hustler, Jack Shot, Udder Lover, Wild Goose and Mind Freak.

Show Me Again and Ryder Wright teamed up for 92 points to win the 8th Round at the 2017 National Finals Rodeo. Their ride was the highest marked ride in both the Bareback and Saddle Bronc riding during 10 days of championship rodeo action in Las Vegas, and propelled Ryder Wright to his first world championship. Show Me Again is an outstanding ranch-raised young mare  that has really been making her mark in the rodeo world. 2009 World Champion Jesse Kruse scored 88 points to win the Saddle Bronc riding at the N.I.L.E. PRCA rodeo in Billings, MT just a few months before the NFR.

Powder River Rodeo and D & H are excited to bring the best animal athletes and top-rated productions to Vernal.

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