Stock Contractor – Growney Brothers Rodeo Co.
Growney Brothers Rodeo Co. ~ Stock Contractor
Chief Joseph Days welcomes Growney Bros Rodeo Co. in their 24th appearance in Joseph.
Growney Bros. is headquartered in Red Bluff, California, and spends most of the year producing rodeos all over the West.
Over the years, bucking bulls have made the Growney name a force in the rodeo business.
Growney gives that credit to his partner, Don Kish, who started raising bulls over 20 years ago.
John says that the decision of the committee, the sponsors, the communities, and the rodeo fans are the reason they are successful today.
The crowd’s enthusiasm creates an atmosphere that welcomes them back year after year.
Growney Brothers Rodeo Stock
Growney Brothers Rodeo Company pride themselves with the over 100 bucking horses that make up their herd. Their horses have been chosen to buck at the National Finals Rodeo consistently for over thirty years.
When Growney got started in the rodeo business he purchased the stock necessary to produce rodeos sometimes from other contractors and sometimes from ranchers who ended up with a horse to rank to tame. Over the years he developed a selective breeding program crossing the proven mares with the best stallions which has yielded some of the best bucking horses in the industry.
In 2000 John hired Tim Bridwell to work on the ranch and help with the rodeo business. Tim was ranch raised in MacArthur, California, He was the 1994 High School Rodeo Champion and the next year he was awarded the Rookie of the Year buckle by the California Pro Rodeo Association. He rode on the pro circuit from 1996 until 2000. His knowledge of the horses proved invaluable and in 2005 Tim took over the bucking horse side of Growney Brothers Rodeo Company.
Click on the individual horse pictures for more information on each horse.