SALT RIVER RODEO COMPANY, LLC
Salt River Rodeo Company’s general manager is Jerry Dorenkamp of Tucson, AZ with additional partners Cody Resor of Willcox, AZ and Owen Washburn of Lordsburg, NM. Salt River Rodeo Company has been in the PRCA stock contracting business for over 20 years. We have consistently had livestock chosen for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo.
JerryDorenkamp, PRCA member since 1979 and a current PRCA Gold Card holder, has been involved in rodeo all of his life both as a competitor and stock contractor. Jerry was runner-up to the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association steer wrestling championship in 1977. In 1986, he was 16th in the PRCA steer wrestling world standings when his career was cut short with a shoulder injury. He still finished that year in the top 25 in the world. Jerry then began to flank bucking horses and bulls rekindling the stock contractor phase of his life. For 17 years he was the livestock superintendent, chute boss and flankman at such top ranked rodeos as Denver, CO; San Antonio, TX; Houston, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Nampa, ID; Ft. Madison, IA; Sidney, IA; San Angelo, TX and Austin, TX to name a few. He has also been a flankman at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo every year from 1987 to 2005 and again in 2011 and 2012. Jerry and his wife Nancy Jane have been breeding bucking horses and bulls in Holly, CO and Tucson, AZ for over 18 years. He is currently bucking some ranch raised horses at PRCA rodeos. His breeding program includes a grandson of Calgary Stampede’s Grated Coconut who holds a record tying 6 times PRCA Bucking Horse of the Year title. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 there were 10 Grated Coconut related horses at the Wrangler NFR. Some which included his mother Coconut Roll, sisters, half brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. Also currently on the bucking horse list are daughters of the famed Night Jacket stud from PRCA stock Contractor J Bar J Rodeo Company. Night Jacket sold in 2009 for a record $200,000 to Lancaster & Pickett . In 2010, 2011 and 2012 there were 16 Night Jacket offspring at the Wrangler NFR. A recent addition to the breeding program is Bobby Balou, who is a half brother to the 5 time PRCA World Champion Bucking Horse, Sippin Velvet. Pulling double duty as a stud and saddle bronc is Cowboys & Harleys who is a ½ brother to Flying 5’s World Champion Spring Planting. Some of the bull bloodlines in his breeding program are Wrangle Rivets, Blueberry Wine and Oscar.
Cody Resor has been in the stock contracting business since his early years. He is a rancher in Willcox, AZ with his wife Allison and son Rio where he headquarters with his bucking horses and bulls. Cody has competed in rodeos his whole life and now focuses on the stock contracting end. He still competes in the team roping and calf roping in the PRCA.
Owen Washburn, 1996 PBR World Champion Bull Rider has been raising bucking bulls in Lordsburg, NM for over 12 years with his wife Tricia, son Braiden and daughter Tierney. Owen has raised numerous bulls that have qualified to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Owen competed in the PRCA bull riding and qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 1 time and the PBR National Finals 10 times.