Written by Al Stover
Prior to a successful weekend event in July, the Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede kicked off its 2013 year by receiving the Heritage Award from Montana Pro Rodeo Hall & Wall of Fame as a pro rodeo committee.
Members of the Wild Horse Stampede committee accepted the award back in January at the annual gathering of the Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame in Billings.
According to its website, the Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame honors professional cowboys, cowgirls and organizations who exemplify Montana’s western heritage.
Clint Long, chairman of the Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede Committee, said he was surprised when he got the call that the rodeo had won the award. He also said he was happy about it and honored to be considered one of the “big boys.”
“It’s an award given to few of the older and better rodeos in the state,” Long said. “Wolf Point is considered a small town. It’s great to be honored by big town standards. It’s a honor to be considered one of the big boys.”