Nothing like starting the new year off with a big bang. Even better when it is THREE big bangs.

With 2014 only 11 days old, Stampede Ranch’s bareback bucking horse, Princess Warrior set her mark in rodeo history with a record-breaking 92-point ride in Denver on Saturday night. The ride happened during the finals of the Colorado versus The World, a unique rodeo showdown format that pits cowboys representing top rodeos like the Calgary Stampede against cowboys representing top rodeos within Colorado.

The 11-year-old mare put on a great performance and tough ride for 20-year-old Richie Champion, a Texan. Richie had two other great rides on Stampede horses to advance into the playoff rounds. Richie paired up with R20 Risque Elsie to score a great 88-point ride, then scored another 88 points on S3 Simply Marvellous, and finally won the championship round on Stampede Princess.

“I was a little behind at the beginning of the ride, but when I caught up with her (Stampede Princess), it felt awesome,” Richie commented to officials later. “That’s the highest score I’ve ever gotten.” Not only his highest score – the highest score ever awarded in Denver.

High scores are nothing new to Princess Warrior. In her seven years on the pro rodeo circuit, she has been a Canadian Finals Rodeo qualifier four times and to the National Finals Rodeo twice. She is living up to her top-notch bucking stock lineage as the daughter of F-51 Fearless Warrior, who qualified many times for the CFR and NFR, and sired by six-time world champion stallion Grated Coconut.

Three horses, three great scores. One arena record.

Pretty great way to start 2014 for Stampede Ranch horses flying the flag south of the border. Looking forward to even more titles and great performances from the 48 snowbird horses who will spending the next two months on the Texas circuit.