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Dale Motley

Born in Bowie, Texas, Dale has lived all but the first 13 years of his life in Colorado.

Developing a love for horses and rodeo early in his childhood, Dale always knew he wanted to be a “good cowboy.” Competing successfully in Little Britches, high school, and amateur associations, Dale acquired his PRCA card in 1967.

Balancing his desire to rodeo with a 36 year-long career as a Denver Firefighter 1st Grade, Dale was never able to travel extensively.

Nevertheless, he placed at top rodeos including Cheyenne, Houston, Denver, Forth Worth, San Antonio, Albuquerque, Greeley, etc.

Dale qualified many times for the Mountain States Circuit Finals and served as Circuit Manager for three years. In 1983, Dale joined the NSPRA.

Competing in calf roping, ribbon roping, team roping, and steer wrestling, Dale has qualified for the Senior National Finals Rodeo in all events every year.

With limited hauling, Dale earned two Reserve World Champion Calf Roper titles. Not a man to “go along for the ride”, he served on the NSPRA Board of Directors for 10 years and as President from 1997-1999.

Dale met his wife, Jody, at a Little Britches rodeo, and throughout the years, they have shared their love of rodeo with each other as well as with their two children, Josh and Laura. Without doubt, Dale Motley has achieved his goal to be a “good cowboy”!

And in his quest to be a good cowboy, he lived admirably—as a husband, father, firefighter, friend, leader, and cowboy!

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