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Gooding Pro Rodeo Information

The Gooding Pro Rodeo is not your average County Fair and Rodeo. With the philosophy of “In order to achieve the best, hire the best”
In 2006, not one but three of the most respected contractors in the business were brought to Gooding. This tradition will continue in 2009, Burns Rodeo, Korkow Rodeo Company, and J3T timed event cattle will combine to bring Gooding fans the best rodeo action available. Along with the top stock of these contractors, announcer Steve Kenyon, Sound Jill Schrock, and Funny Man Donnie Landis will add to the excitement of the 2004 Wilderness Circuit Small Rodeo of the Year.


Gooding Pro Rodeo Stock Contractors

Hal BurnsHal Burns, Burns Rodeo- Main Contractor

2011 RODEO CONTRACTOR
Burns Rodeo Co.

In 2006 Hal and Barb Burns with the Burns Rodeo Company of Laramie, Wyoming brought their best to Gooding. Many of the Nation’s best and the top-circuit cowboys combined with the stock equaled scores in the 80s to place in all three rough stock events.

The Burns Rodeo Company realizes the fans are a pivotal portion of the rodeo lifestyle, which is why they bring their best stock to give the best show to the fans.

The Gooding Pro Rodeo is proud to have the Burns Rodeo Company return as their primary stock contractor. The Burns rodeo company was started by Pete Burns, Hal’s father. Their stock is kept on their ranch 26 miles out of Laramie, Wyoming some of which top 8,500 feet in elevation. In the years since Hal started his bucking bull breeding program using the blood lines of Mr. T and Mardi Gras, (two well known Burns NFR bulls ) he has some of the most sought after blood lines in the industry. His bulls are known for their large size, athletic ability and hook. Some of the most recognizable bulls that were raised on the Burns Ranch are; Blender Head, Black Sabbath, Sky High, Smokeless T along with Vertical Limit and Texas now owned by Harlan Robertson both of which were at the 2006 WNFR. The young Burns bull, Cooper was voted the 2nd runner up Bull of the Finals at the 06 WNFR .

Stock Contractors for Gooding Pro Rodeo

Back Row: TJ & Bria Korkow
Front Row: Cade, Hal & Barb Burns

In 1947 Erv Korkow produced his first rodeo in his home town of Blunt, South Dakota. He continued to add land and started a bucking stock breeding program. In 1958 Erv joined the PRCA and had stock selected for the very first NFR in Dallas in 1959. For over 45 years Korkow Rodeos has had stock at every NFR, a claim only two other contractors can make.