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 9 AM on Friday, November 24

and the school will end around 6 PM on November 25.

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

2017 Thanksgiving Rodeo School Instructors

NFR and World Champion

instructors and pick-up men

Bareback Bronc Instructors

Wes Stevenson

9x NFR qualifier

Tilden Hooper

4x NFR qualifier

Jared Smith

2x NFR qualifier

Justin McDaniel

2008 World Champion

Will Lowe

3x World Champion

Saddle Bronc Instructors

Bradley Harter

10x NFR qualifier

Heith DeMoss

8x NFR qualifier

Jacobs Crawley

2015 World Champion

Sterling Crawley

3x NFR qualifier

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 •