Bob Brown - Cowboy of the Year


Bob Brown Trophy

Cowboy of the Year

This is a National Trophy and is awarded to the person who has contributed most to rodeo during the current year. The cowboy must have promoted the sport by helping and assisting young Cowboys to get started in Rodeo. Focus on helping younger/newer members. To be eligible the nominee must be an Open Contestant member.

 

Bob Brown was a much respected Bull Rider, Saddle Bronc Rider and Calf Roper from Hikurangi just north of Whangarei who was tragically killed in 1970 whilst operating a top-dressing truck. He was known as a Cowboy who did the extra yards when it came to getting young guys started in Rodeo and always had his car full of young fellas from up North when travelling the Circuit. Mid-Norther paid tribute to Bob by having the presentation of a carved wooden trophy of a Bull Rider and Bull which was competed for in a Ride-off by place winners in the Open Bull Ride at their Rodeo at 3 Mile Bush January 1971, this was won by Gary Jackson. The North Island Rodeo Cowboys decided to continue the awarding of a bronze statuette on a plaque and this was first presented to John (Shorty) Dale Snr in 1972.When the amalgamation of both Islands Associations occurred one of the stipulations was that the presentation of this coveted Award be maintained.


Bob Brown - Cowboy of the Year
2019 Ross Dowling
2018 Dennis O'Callaghan
2017 Rodney Limmer
2016 Richard Harden
2015 Pat McCarthy
2014 Bruce Coleman
2013 Ron Parsons
2012 Donny Tisdall
2011
2010 Graeme Purvis
2009 Kiwa Halley
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996 Carmel Wright
1995 Dion Church
1994 Jenny Latta
1993 Alby Schuster
1992 Ross Healey
1991
1990 Chris Robinson
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972 John (Shorty) Dale Snr
1971 Gary Jackson

If you wish to nominate someone for this award then the a full explanation of what the nominee has done and why they deserve the award must be with the National Secretary the Board Meeting before the AGM.