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Star horse Medicine Woman of Frontier Rodeo enters ProRodeo Hall of Fame

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Medicine Woman was the four-time PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year (2011, 2014-16) and the two-time saddle bronc horse of the National Finals Rodeo (2010 and 2015). She retired after competing at the 2020 Wrangler NFR at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. She passed away this past December at the age of 19.

Medicine Woman was a ranch-raised mare out of Big Medicine (sire) & Showtime (dam). Frontier Rodeo has won PRCA's Stock Contractor of the Year seven years in row – 2015-2021.

"I don't whether this has sunk in yet or not," said Frontier Rodeo's Jerry Nelson. "I know this is really special. To have one like (Medicine Woman) in the Hall of Fame is special and what makes it even more special to me is that we raised her. It isn't a horse we bought at a sale. Her mom and daddy were on the ranch, and she was born on the ranch, and it is just a special deal."

She has been selected to the WNFR 12 times.  Her first trip was in 2009 in the Bareback riding, and she was selected in the Saddle Bronc riding every year since then 2010-2020.  Throughout her career multiple cowboys have made 90 + rides on her and she helped make Wade Sundell a million-dollar cowboy after his 90.75-point ride on her at the 2015 American.  She has carried many cowboys to the pay window at rodeos all over the US.  If you could make the 8-second ride you were sure to get a check.  Bucking horses like her do not come along every day.  Your dream would be to have a truck load just like her, but it is not likely.  She has been a blessing to Frontier Rodeo Company, we think she helped put us on the map.  And we hope she continues her heritage through future Frontier baby buckers! 

 

Awards

Saddle Bronc Horse of the NFR

  • 2010

  • 2011 – 4th place

  • 2013 – 3rd place

  • 2014 – 2nd place

  • 2015

  • 2019 – 2nd place

 

PRCA Reserve Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year

  • 2010

  • 2017 – 3rd place

  • 2019

  • 2020

 

PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year

  • 2011

  • 2014

  • 2015

  • 2016

 

90+ point rides

  • 2018 WNFR Wade Sundell 92

  • 2018 WNFR Coburn Bradshaw 92

  • 2019 San Antonio, TX Wade Sundell 92

 

The 92 pt ride by Wade Sundell helped him win the World in 2018 & the 92 by Coburn secured an NFR average win for him 2018.

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