Carr bulls bring top riders to Silver City

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Sage Kimzey had great success on Pete Carr bucking bulls last season in route to his first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association bull riding world championship.

“Pete Carr’s got a great set of bucking stock,” said Kimzey, 20, of Strong City, Okla. “It’s awesome what he’s done.”

It’s what the Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo firm brings with it at the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo, set for 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4-Saturday, June 6, at Southwest Horseman’s Park.

What Carr did in 2014 was have one of the greatest bull herds in the stock contracting business, featuring 11 that were selected to buck at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He also had 10 bulls at the 2013 NFR.

Over the last two seasons, Carr had more bulls at the NFR than any other stock contractor in the PRCA. It’s a telling statement, but the benefit falls squarely on the shoulders of the cowboys that ride them for a living.

In fact, the bull riders selected Poker Face as one of the top three bulls of the year. The 8-year-old black-and-white animal has yet to be ridden, including two buckoffs at the NFR.

Take Kimzey. In 2014, he won a share of the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo title with a 92-point ride on Lineman, a bull that’s been selected to buck at the NFR each of the last three seasons. In December, the tandem matched up again during the third go-round in Las Vegas. The result was another winning ride.

In all, Kimzey earned more than $22,000 on Lineman, a 7-year-old black-and-white paint. Kimzey was one of numerous cowboys who cashed big paychecks on Pete Carr bulls last season. Reserve world champion Joe Frost of Randlett, Utah, was one of them.

At the NFR, Frost won the first go-round by riding the previously unridden Rattler. That $19,000 payday helped the 22-year-old cowboy kick start a solid run in the City of Lights, where he earned more than $104,000.

“That was pretty special for us to be part of the first go-round wins for both of those great young cowboys,” said Carr, whose firm was recognized as one of the top five stock contracting companies in the PRCA each of the past two seasons. “Joe and Sage are good for rodeo, and I hope we’re matched up with them often.”

The feeling is mutual. The cowboys know when they arrive at a Carr-produced rodeo, they’ll have a chance to ride something phenomenal.

“Pete Carr puts on a great rodeo,” said Kimzey, who also won the event title in Claremore, Okla., last May on another NFR bull, Hermes. “I’m thankful he loves the sport of rodeo so much and wants it to be so great.”

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The Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Committee is looking forward to once again working with Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo as our stock contractor in 2015, as well as specialty act Cody Sosebee.

Pete Carr’s stock is always top of the line. In 2014, Dirty Jacket was honored as the Bareback Horse of the Year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The award is based on a vote of the top bareback riders in the sport, and this is the third time Dirty Jacket has been named one of the top horses in the game – he was the Runner-Up Reserve World Champion Bareback horse in 2012, then finished as the Reserve World Champion in 2013. Also, in 2014 Poker Face was the Reserve Runner Up Bull of the Year.

Pete states, “It is our mission at Carr Pro Rodeo to continue to raise the bar for production and performance in our industry. Out team consists of the very best in the business who share my passion for the sport of rodeo, and we enjoy bringing that experience to rodeo fans everywhere.”  The WWWPR Committee looks forward to working with Pete and his great staff again in 2015. You know when a stock contractor has 27 animals selected to go to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo they are the best of the best.

Cody Sosebee is more than just clown or a barrel man, he is a rock star entertainer as well. He spends hours every day on the internet keeping up with current events and gossip columns to prepare for his time in the arena. “I think people would be surprised at how much preparation I do to be able to reach each individual in the stands. It’s not about just going out there and acting like a clown for a few hours. I have to go in there with as many bullets in my arsenal as possible so that I can connect with whatever crowd is there that night, no matter if they are nine or ninety,” explained Sosebee. As a former bareback contestant Cody knows the rodeo business well and knows how stock contractors like their shows run. He is considered one of the best professional rodeo clowns in the business.






Carr brings passion, talent to rodeo

SILVER CITY, N.M. – The accolades are nice, but the reason Pete Carr produces rodeos is found deep in his love for the sport.

Over the years, Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo has been recognized as one of the top livestock firms in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Last year alone, Carr was nominated for the prestigious honor of Stock Contractor of the Year; meanwhile, 27 Carr animals were selected to perform at ProRodeo’s grand finale, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

“We’ve certainly been blessed with some great success in the last few years,” Carr said. “We have a great group of hard-working people who care about the sport and everything that goes into it.”

The full package comes to fruition at the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo, set for 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5-Saturday, June 7, at Southwest Horseman’s Park.

“He’s not even going to have a B pen before long,” said saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss, a five-time NFR qualifier from Heflin, La. “He’s going to have an A plus and an A pen. He’s got an eye for horses, and he’s surrounded himself with people who know what they’re talking about. You want to go to Pete’s rodeos, because you’re going to get on something.”

For the 2014 season, the Carr firm will produce more than 30 rodeos and will have livestock at a number of other events across the country. It takes a great team and outstanding animal athletes to make those events successful, and Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo has both.

“We work really hard all year to produce the rodeos and feature the stock that will draw the top cowboys,” Carr said.

At the NFR this past December, Carr was represented by 12 bareback horses, five saddle broncs and 10 bulls – that’s proof of the all-around talent that spends most of its time on lush grassland at Carr’s ranch near Athens, Texas.

“It shows you Pete is somebody that puts a lot of work into getting the best horses around,” said Heath Ford, a three-time NFR qualifier from Slocum, Texas. “They’ve not only got the best horses, but they put them out there for us to see. He has a lot of great horses that weren’t selected this year, but if you care about it, you know you’re going to continue to build that program.

“We all know Pete is going to continue to build that. We all have a lot of respect for him.”

That’s why the contestants make it a point to compete at Carr rodeos. Cowboys know their best chance to win is to be matched with a great partner.

“Pete has put together a good set of bulls,” said J.W. Harris, the four-time and reigning bull riding world champion from Mullin, Texas. “I think he wants to show that he’s got great bulls to go with his great horses.

“You know when you go to his rodeos you’re going to get on a good one. I like going to Pete’s rodeos because he’s got good people who work for him, but having all those good animals sure makes it easier for us to go to. Pete Carr’s come a long ways in just a few years.”