Proceeds benefit the

Justin Boots

Cowboy Crisis Fund

School Information

  • The school is for all ages and all skill levels.
  • Cost is for the school and for food.
  • Events include bareback riding and saddle bronc riding.
  • The school focuses on safety, chute procedure, equipment set-up,
    and the opportunity to get on as many horses as you can handle.
  • Equipment can be available upon request.
  • Stock to ride is unlimited.
  • This is a great time for the students to learn from several of the best in the business.
  • Instructors will get on stock with students in preparation for the National Finals Rodeo.
  • Deposit for the school is nonrefundable.

Check-in will start at 9am on the 25th and the school will end around 5pm on the 26th.

Food is included with the tuition for the school.

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Lodging During the School


Lodging is on your own, but here are a few places for you to check out availability.



  • Countryside Inn, 903.489.0400


  • Super 8, 903.675.7511
  • America's Best Value Inn and Suites, 903.675.5173
  • Holiday Inn Express, 903.675.2500
  • Victorian Inn, 903.677.1470
  • Best Western Plus Royal Mountain Inn, 903.292.1750


  • Comfort Suites, 903.887.0608

Gun Barrel City

  • La Quinta Inn, 903.877.2517
  • Best Western, 903.877.8886

2015 Thanksgiving Rodeo School Instructors

NFR and World Champion

instructors and pick-up men

Bareback Instructors


Saddle Bronc Instructors


Pick-Up Men


  • Shawn “Too-Tall” Calhoun, NFR Pick-up man
  • Jason Bottoms, NFR Pick-up man
  • Ty Atchison, works for Stace Smith Pro Rodeos

Watch these YouTube videos for more information.

Cowboy Spirit TV 12

Wes Stevenson and Stace Smith

Cowboy Spirit TV 13

JW Harris

Cowboy Spirit TV 14

Justin McDaniels

Thanksgiving Rodeo School • 4607 Rendezvous Ct • Granbury, Texas 76049 • 214.415.9207 •