My first introduction the National Old Timers Rodeo Association was at their first finals, 1979, in Las Vegas. Of course that year I could only warm up the horses and sit in the stands and watch. I was never so happy in my life when I finally turned forty. My first partner was Arnie Johnson from cut Bank, MT. our first year, 1990, we won the Canadian Championship. In 1991 I was Reserve Champion in the U.S.
In 1993 I was crowned the Ambassador for Senior Pro Rodeo. By this time I was well acquainted with most of our members and took my position very serious. If I was at a rodeo and did not have my own horse, there was always someone there that would loan me a horse for the arena work.
I developed the flag presentations, I either had a person from their state purchase one or I would buy it. I carried the flags with me to every rodeo or my friend, Mary Stetler would take them. During my reign as the Ambassador, I worked the Canadian Senior Pro as well. We had cowboy Church Service and I accompanied the fellowship person.
We had a lot more members in those years and people volunteered their services to help make our rodeos a success.