Livestock • Inducted 2014
Along with Kingsway Skoal and Lonesome Me, Big Bend Rodeo Company’s legendary mare Spring Fling is the only horse to be honored by the PRCA as both a Bareback and Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year.
Spring Fling started out on the bareback side and received the PRCA’s top honor in that category in 1997, then came back to twice claim the saddle bronc award, winning it outright in 1999 and sharing it with Surprise Party Skoal, of Sankey Rodeo, a year later.
Spring Fling was selected for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 14 times from 1993-2008 – 10 times in bareback riding – and was voted the top saddle bronc at the 2001 WNFR. She was also was voted the top horse at the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Pocatello, Idaho, three times (1997-99).
“She just kicks real hard and jumps real high,” said co-owner Don Hutsell. “They (cowboys) either win the rodeo on her or get bucked off.”
Stock of the Year
1999, 2000 (SB)
Top NFR Stock of the Year