This podcast is going to take someones naive interest in a culture and help them explore the trials and tribulations of the western lifestyle. We are here to share the amazing, funny, educational and unique people and animals that are in rodeo and the western lifestyle. A little bit of farming, ranching and western lifestyle, with a whole lot of rodeo!
Here's the Latest Episode from That Western Life:
Jane Revercomb started her rodeo career with an inexpensive, virtually free, Craigslist horse. From that point in time she has become one of the most famous bonafide cowgirls in the United States. She's not even 25 yet, but she's done so much in her young life such as be the 2016 Miss Rodeo Virginia and compete for Miss Rodeo America, go to high school rodeo finals, be a ranch bronc riding cowgirl, be a star on the hit RideTV reality show Cowgirls, break the internet winning Reno Rodeo, become a Riata Ranch Cowboy-Girls Trick Rider, and tour with the Professional Bull Riders. We get real talking about this legendary cowgirl on the show! Read more at thatwesternlife.com/podcast!
John Franzen, the son of Lori & Hank Franzen, jumps on the podcast with us to chat about all things raising bucking horses, being a stock contractor and producing rodeos, on top of competing as a PRCA steer wrestler. An insightful podcast that breaks down the intense strategy in breeding, training and preparing buck horses, as well as producing a rodeo - you won't want to miss this!
He tells it like it is when it comes to justice in the world of rodeo photography administration and he's got the photography skills to back it up! The legendary rodeo photography Matt Cohen of California joins us on the show for Episode #19 where we chat about controversial administrative policies in rodeo, the western lifestyle and how he got involved, the Matt Cohen photography school that's run alongside Luke Branquinho's steer wrestling school, his photography protege and what they're doing, what he'd change about the PRCA, and, of course, "No Crybaby Buckoff's!"
Make sure to check out the show notes at https://www.thatwesternlife.com/podcast/episode19 to find out more, see some photos and follow along for all things western lifestyle and rodeo!
Cindy Schonholtz is the General Manager of the largest 4th of July rodeo, the St. Paul Rodeo in the small town of St. Paul, Oregon. An amazing speaker, she has worked with a variety of groups such as 20 years with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Executive Director of the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, the Iditarod Dog Sledding Race, Ringling Bros. Circus, Sea World and MORE! We chat about what it's like as one of the pivotal pushes for the western way of life, her life as a general manager, how to involve youth, market your rodeo and more!
Hosts Rachel & Lisa join Markie and Bronc. Markie is a former Miss Rodeo California and first runner-up at Miss Rodeo America. Working at her family business, she's also won over $100,000 roping at the USTR and more. Bronc is 6th in the California Circuit standings on the heel side and has been the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Meet Jenna Smeenk, pro barrel racer, former Miss Rodeo Florida, a military veteran who still serves our country, a marketing guru with her own tack and clothing line, and WAIT - there's MORE! Jenna is a clinician, model, body builder, horse trainer and world traveler! Join us as we chat about it all!
Sarah DeNunzio is one of the co-founders of American Family Feed - a low carb horse feed that is helping horses perform at the top of their game, maintaining conditioning and overall health, as well as saving horse owners money.
Justin Jones talks to us about horses, horse training, the Wild Spayed Filly Futurity with RFD-TV and more in this episode of the That Western Life Podcast. More than that, though, he also chats about his Facebook group - Cowboy 911. Here to help those farmers, ranchers, and horse people in times of natural disasters, these cowboys and cowgirls have saved the day for many in the western lifestyle!
She's a singer-songwriter and he's a bull fighter. They met in high school over bad horses he tried to sell her as a kid but that didn't stop these two from creating a fun and exciting relationship! Join us as we bring our first couple onto the podcast, Angela Meyer and Dean Marten. Angela shares her songwriting journey with us, while Dean blames his brothers bad bullring for getting him into professional bullfighting and bull stock contractor.
Texas (June 19, 2019) - Join us for episode 12 of the That Western Life podcast where hosts Lisa, Rachel & Katie chat with National Finals Rodeo steer wrestler and tie-down roper Ryle Smith. Originally from California, Ryle and his beautiful wife & daughter now live in Texas where they are chasing the rodeo dream! Balancing rodeo and family life isn’t easy though and Ryle takes us through some great stories about living the western lifestyle with his amazing family!
Live With Lucia is one of the premier shows to watch during Cowboy Christmas of the National Finals Rodeo and we have none other than Anthony Lucia himself on the show! From his career in entertainment as a child, following his father and Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey to some of the biggest international venues, to announcing rodeos, hosting his own talk show, and being a team roper - Anthony Lucia is a God-Fearing and Texas loving cowboy! Oh, did we mention he just married the former Miss Rodeo America and That Western Life podcast co-host Lisa (Lageschaar) Lucia?
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of legendary rodeo announcer, mentor, educator and western lifestyle advocate Chad Nicholson. While we know his legacy will live on, we are very honored to be chosen by Zach Wells of Reach OutWest to share this interview that he recorded with Chad over a year ago but never released. Tears, love, and passion are all evident in this heartfelt episode number 10.
Jesse Brown is a member of the elusive steer wrestler's club and, with his Hawaiian shirts and mustaches, he's definitely one of the cool kids! This former Washington State University quarterback talks about transitioning from football to rodeo; winning the elusive Resistol Rookie of the Year; qualifying for the Ram National Circuit Finals in Kissimmee, Florida; and hunting for his National Finals Rodeo appearance! Follow along for LOTS of laughs!
Two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo bull riding qualifier Garret Smith jumps on to the podcast to chat about all things about being on the road, overcoming injuries, and how he's more than just a rodeo athlete. In 2019, he founded the Short Go Academy with his rodeo-involved family to help educate and mentor young rodeo contestants on skillsets they will need to get up and down the rodeo trail.
One of the most interesting people in the world of rodeo, ranching and western fashion, the always stylish Creative Vision Officer and owner of Greeley Hat Works never fails to disappoint. Join us as Trent Johnson tells us about his childhood, his joy in entrepreneurship and thinking outside of the box and how all of this helps him promote the western lifestyle in ranching, rodeo and western fashion!
Tara Trask has been involved with rodeo for most of her life, but today, she uses her unique creativity and her passions for rodeo communications and fashion design to interact with the western world in a variety of ways. Learn about her fashion designs with the company she named after her two dogs, Molly & Gidget, as well as her current podcast production of Ask Annie!
Growing up on cattle ranches in Idaho, Nevada, and Utah, Pace Freed quickly developed a passion for roping and, specifically, team roping. This led to his creation of X Factor Roping; an all inclusive media program that helps to educate and instruct the future and current generation of team ropers, while also providing analysis, tips, and professional insight from the best in the business. Not only that, but they also livestream some of the biggest team roping events in the country!
A former Miss Rodeo California who placed in the top 10 at Miss Rodeo America, Brittney Phillips is the sponsorship coordinator for Boot Barn. We are excited to showcase Brittney’s ability to capitalize on opportunities to move her through her career trajectory with the success she has had, as well as a little bit more insight on the world of sponsorship for both contestants and rodeo committees, as well as the current influencer market.
He’s the fat suit dancing, funny man who can also fly a plane and teach a science class, a former National Finals barrelman, from the place so nice they say it twice, Walla Walla, Washington, he’s the man with the can: JJ Harrison! Joining the That Western Life podcast team for his first-ever monthly installment of Deep Thoughts on the Rodeo Trail with JJ Harrison.
During the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas, Nevada, every December, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) takes the time to meet, present and educate rodeo committees and employees throughout the country at the PRCA’s Annual Convention. Join the That Western Life Podcasting team as they dig deeper into new hires and unofficial resolutions of the PRCA in 2019!
This podcast is going to take someones naive interest in a culture and help them explore the trials and tribulations of the western lifestyle. We are here to share the amazing, funny, educational and unique people and animals that are in rodeo and the western lifestyle. We can’t wait to see what we can do to help those in the sport of professional rodeo into more mainstream ways.
Recapping the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo:
- RAM Top Gun & Bull Riding
- Clayton Bigelow & Virgil's Record Setting Ride
- Wild Wade Sundell Wins the Gold
- Rookie Steer Wrestler Shows UP
- Holy Schmidt!
- Sister Act Part 2
- The King of the Cowboys Rides Away
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