• 3000 NW Marathon Way
  • Mountain Home, ID, 83647
  • United States

Daniel Dopps Memorial Rodeo 2015

Rodeo was always a big part of Daniel's life. Anyone who knew Daniel or met him for the first time soon  realized he was a cowboy in every way.  

Daniel died on August 7, 2005 from injuries sustained at a PRCA rodeo on August 6. He was 19.

The night before he died, he lived one of his dreams.  He had drawn D & H Cattle Company's bucking bull Crossfire Hurricane at the Idaho Falls PRCA Rodeo. Just to have the chance to put his rope on this great bull had him on cloud 9. Though he did not ride Crossfire for eight seconds, he sure gave him heck for about five.  He told a television reporter that night while being interviewed on television, “This is what I do. I'm going to keep doing it until I can't do it anymore.”  

After being interviewed, two young boys asked him for his autograph, a first at a pro-rodeo.  Daniel pulled off his number from his vest, then asked them “What was your favorite event?”  They both replied “Bull Riding.”  When he realized that he need something to sign for theother young boy, he crawled under the walkway to pickup a discarded number and signed it.  Their faces were beaming and they were so excited.

This rodeo only happens because of the outstanding corporate support through sponsorships and ticket sales from those who attend the rodeo every year. This event is a labor of love not only for his family, but for the committee members and the countless volunteers, many who are family or friends of Daniel.

It is our goal and commitment to continue doing good  things in his hometown and giving our community the opportunity to celebrate his life and the sport he so loved.

Friday, June 26
7:30 pm        Calf Scramble
(Sign Up by 7:15 pm)
8:00 pm        Rodeo Begins

Saturday, June 27
7:30 pm        Calf Scramble
(Sign Up by 7:15 pm)
8:00 pm        Rodeo Begins

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