Justin "The Rumpshaker" Rumford
THREE HILLS RODEO, INC.
PRCA Stock Contractor
It's not your average rodeo when Three Hills Rodeo comes to town! For over 26 years our family has made rodeo not just our business, but a lifelong passion to entertain and keep rodeo, America's original sport, alive. World-class entertainment, turn-key production, and award winning livestock are all part of why we stand out in a crowd!
The Three Hills Ranch, in Bernard, Iowa is where it all begins. Over 500 head of bucking horses, bulls, and cow and calf pairs graze our lush green pastures! We pride ourselves in our “Born to Buck” program, where we have dedicated years of hard work refining bloodlines making them one of the very best in the business. It's proven year after year, that Three Hills animal athletes are at the top of their game, winning awards and traveling the country showcasing their natural abilities and talents! Our "Born to Buck" program will without a doubt provide your event with the "thrills and spills" that Three Hills is known for! www.threehillsrodeo.com
Professional Bull Jumper
Bull Jumping is a sport directly linked to a South Western French tradition called "Course Landaise." It refers to the Landes department of France where the sport is mainly practiced. This tradition asks men and women, without any protection, to enter an arena with a Mexican Bull. As the beast begins his full on attack, the skilled jumper, leaps and flips majestically over the beast. www.bulljumpingpro.com
WHIPLASH THE COWBOY MONKEY
& Kenny Petet
Whiplash has been riding since age two and travels with Kenny Petet, appearing at rodeos in North America and Europe. Since 2004, he has starred in a series of television advertisements for the fast-food chain Taco John’s. He has also appeared on ESPN, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. On January 29, 2009, Whiplash was knighted in St. Paul, Minnesota, by the St. Paul Winter Carnival royalty at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub near the Xcel Energy Center. www.whiplashthecowboymonkey.com
Professional Trick & Roman Rider
Dusti has been performing all of her life. Coming from a rodeo family in Illinois, she grew up with the love for horses and it shows in every trick! Dusti has worked for the famous Dixie Stampede for many years, but just recently moved home and is traveling the US performing her incredible trick riding and roman riding act in front of thousands.
Professional Rodeo Announcer
The man behind the mic, Roger Mooney from Ellijay, GA, is one of the finest voices in the rodeo business. Twenty five years of experience, nominations for the PRCA announcer of the year, receiving the WPRA announcer of the year award, and working the NFR, DNCFR, Tour Finales, and countless Circuit Finals rodeos line his list of accolades that make him the man you want to listen to! It’s obvious when listening to Roger, that rodeo is his passion. He gives 110% every second and expects the same from his fans! He works for you, giving you the minute by minute, play by play rodeo action performance that only Roger Mooney can deliver!
Professional Rodeo Announcer
Andy Steward from Gunnison, CO, brings energy to every performance! He is a researcher, a statistician and an entertainer. He has the unique ability to put it all together as one of the top emcees in professional rodeo, an eight-time nominee for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Announcer of the Year. Stewart knows what it takes to work at an elite level. He works many of the biggest rodeos in the country, including the legendary Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo. One reason is because of his energetic, booming voice. Another is the extra work he puts ahead of each rodeo performance so that he can be the perfect voice of the fans.
Professional Barrel Man
John Harrison is a noted rodeo clown and barrelman. He comes by his profession honestly. His late grandfather was rodeo legend, Freckles Brown. (Freckles rode the "unrideable" bull Tornado, the subject of Western Music songs, and was a World Champion Bull Rider) John was around rodeo and rodeo people his whole life. John became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999, as a trick and roman rider, and trick roper. He later diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card. John has worked rodeos from coast to coast and has made 5 appearances at the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV, three times as a specialty act performer and twice as a barrelman. 2012, 2014, 2015 John picked up the coveted award of Comedy Act of the Year.
JUSTIN "RUMPSHAKER" RUMFORD
Professional Barrel Man
The only difference between Justin Rumford and a stand-up comedian, is that he’s doing his job from the middle of a rodeo arena instead of a stage with a spotlight. Rumford, who lives in Ponca City, Okla., is a rodeo clown at events from coast to coast. Rumford is still clowning, and winning honors at it. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 he’s been honored as the PRCA’s Clown of the Year and has made several appearances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The 2000 lb. Live Picture Bull
Meet Midnight the Bull at our FREE Pre Show, where YOU can get your picture taken inside the chutes and become a REAL cowboy or cowgirl for the night! Midnight was born in Florida and raised with his good buddies, a dog, a chicken, and a goat! We're still not real sure he knows he's a bull, but we do know he LOVES getting his picture taken! Midnight has traveled all over the United States and has even been known to give his opinion on politics! Don't miss your chance to meet Midnight at the Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo!