After a strong start winning the Day One back horse go-round buckle on opening night at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, Calgary Stampede Ranch horses stepped it up on Day Two with double trouble in the saddle bronc event. Stampede’s R-19 Roll Over teamed up with Taos Muncy for the winning bronc ride of the night with a score of 83.75. K-52 Knife Money was close on her heels, bucking out an 83.25-point ride with Calgary Stampede 2013 Saddle Bronc Champion Cort Scheer aboard.
CFR fans had their first look at R-19 Roll Over, as this is the mare’s first-ever CFR appearance. She was born in 2005 from a pairing of Stampede mare Excessively Rolly and legendary six-time world and Canadian champion bareback horse Grated Coconut. Roll Over started out as a bareback horse a few years back, but has switched to saddle bronc and is hitting her stride. In her rookie appearance at the CFR on Day Two, she and New Mexico cowboy Muncy were second up in the bronc bucking order, setting the pace for the rest of the pen. She bucked hard as she looped around to the left and gave the front-row audience members a good view as she sidled up alongside, close to the arena wall.
Another half-dozen competitors later, Scheer and Knife Money gave the pair a run for their first place money. Knife Money also looped around to the left, doing her part of get this Nebaska champ cowboy into the money at second place for the go-round. Knife Money is a savvy veteran of the pro rodeo circuit, having qualified many times over for both the CFR and NFR. Born in 2001, this strong mare represents a rare spot of outside blood in the Stampede Born to Buck breeding program. Knife Money was born after Stampede Ranch managers bred past Canadian and NFR qualifying mare Day Money with legendary stallion Wyatt Earp from Northcott Stock Contractors.
To learn more about the Stampede horses who are bringing the buck to CFR 2013, check out a few profile and video descriptions on our Stampede Ranch Webpage.