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Preserving Rodeo History • Honoring Rodeo Achievement

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As a TRCHF member, you can nominate a worthy individual or animal. Look at the list of Past Inductees and see if you know someone whose story still needs to be told. You will also determine who is inducted through your vote.

The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame is unique in its dedication to not only HONORING RODEO ACHIEVEMENT of world champions like Ty Murray, Roy Cooper and Martha Josey. Also for being dedicated to PRESERVING RODEO HISTORY of lesser-known trailblazers who were darn good cowboys and cowgirls but maybe never traveled much. However, they were willing to lend a hand and give advice or encouragement to a youngster just starting out. That is what makes rodeo and rodeo people so special. That is the history that the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame preserves.

The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame also has a scholarship program to help high school cowboys and cowgirls go to college. As a member, your son or daughter can apply for a TRCHF Scholarship. Click on the SCHOLARSHIP INFO tab to learn more.

The TRCHF was founded in 1975 by Belton businessman and PRCA contestant Johnny Boren. His vision and passion for rodeo and for the people of rodeo has grown into a beautiful tribute of 390 pictures and biographies that currently drape the walls of the Cowtown Coliseum in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. These are the acclaimed and unsung heroes that made Texas rodeo what it is today.

Texas is acknowledged as the birthplace of that breed of free-living individualists known as the AMERICAN COWBOY. And when cowboys began having RODEOS as contests of skill to determine the top hands, Texas led the way. In fact, several Texas towns claim to be the site of the first organized rodeo ever held. Today, rodeo has become a widely popular spectator sport through extensive television coverage, as well as thousands of large and small rodeos held each year. Texas was, and still is, home to many of the best cowboys in the entire world.

The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the Texas rodeo cowboy and cowgirl. The TRCHF holds an induction ceremony each year to recognize the contributions of world champions, as well as those lesser known heroes and heroines. In addition, this weekend provides the chance to reunite generations of rodeo stories in one location. And the TRCHF is home to these brilliant rodeo stories and the people and places who lived them.

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Preserving Rodeo History ⚫ Honoring Rodeo Achievement

Johnny Boren
TRCHF Founder:
Johnny Boren
Mike Hudson
Current President:
Mike Hudson
Don Howell
Past President:
Don Howell