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The photographs below are of Carpenter Rodeo Company livestock.

Carpenter Rodeo was an open rodeo company that toured Kansas and Oklahoma for more than 40 years, retiring in 1999. If known, the names of the bulls, bull riders, and locations are given.

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Bananas, Clearwater, KS, 1971

Bananas the bucking bull at Clearwater, KS


John Wright and Sky High

Bucking bull Sky High of Carpenter Rodeo Company


Jim Taylor and Braford
Peach Capitol Arena, Haysville, KS, 1979

Braford the bucking bull at Peach Capitol Arena


Doug Smith and Strawberry. Edmond, OK, 1969

Carpenter Rodeo Company bull Strawberry

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Bull Riding Photo Credits

The photos on this page were taken by long-time Carpenter Rodeo Company photographer Steve Vanselous.

As you've probably noticed most of the photos show the bull riders getting bucked off instead of making a ride. This is because, over the years, bull riders usually purchased the photos from Steve Vanselous that showed themselves making a good ride. The photos showing the bull rider in a less flattering position didn't sell as well. When Steve stopped taking rodeo photos in the mid-1980s he sold his remaining photo inventory to Bill Carpenter of Carpenter Rodeo Company, and the majority of the remaining photos were of bull riders getting bucked off. The photos on this page are from Bill's collection.


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