Powder River Rodeo Company
Hank and Lori Franzen of Riverton, Wyoming started Powder River Rodeo Company in 1986. The company consisted of 40 horses and 20 bulls they bought from an amateur stock contractor. They received their PRCA Stock Contractors Card in 1987. In the fall of 1988, Powder River Rodeo Company was given their first opportunity to nominate livestock to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Three of their animals were selected.
In 1989, the company purchased Khadafy Skoal, an amazing blue roan bucking horse. He went on to be named the 1990, 1995 and 1996 PRCA World Champion. In addition he was named the top NFR Bareback horse in 1994, 1996 and 1999. In 2012, Khadafy Skoal was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, making him the 27th animal and the first still living to be inducted. Other rodeo all-stars from the companies string include Gold Coast Skoal and Miss Congeniality. The Franzens have won over 150 top stock awards.
Powder River Rodeo Company has been nominated three times for stock contractor of the year for the PRCA. The company was named Mountain State Circuit Top Stock Contractor of the Year from 2003-2009. Hank also serves as the Stock Contractor Representative for the Ram National Circuit Finals. The company has grown to 90 performances a year in 10 different states.
Dream Team of Rodeo Stock Contracting
In 2005, two rodeo forces joined to create the “Dream Team of Rodeo Stock Contracting.” Hank and Lori Franzen of Powder River Rodeo from Riverton, Wymoning joined forces with Ardmore, Oklahoma’s Dillon and H.D. Page of D&H Cattle Co. With the simple philosophy of have fun and make it a riding contest, the team provides leadership to their committees. The duo provide stock for the Rooftop Rodeo, the Deke Latham Memorial Rodeo, the Red Desert Round Up, the Black Hills Round Up, the Dinosaur Round Up, and The Famous Caldwell Night Rodeo.
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