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The Graham Family

History of Our Championship Rodeo

Shawn Graham is the proud owner and operator of The Painted Pony Championship Rodeo. His passion for rodeo is what has kept this western tradition alive here in upstate New York. Shawn purchased The Painted Pony from longtime friend, Jack McQue back in the fall of 2001, and rebuilt the Longhorn Saloon that was completley lost in a fire. Shawn has worked tiredlessly to improve the grounds, covered the grandstands, and strives for great stock. Only to get bigger and better, The Painted Pony now has a traveling road show in full swing up and down the east coast. This truly is a dream come true for Shawn.

Awards and Accomplishments

In 2018 Painted Pony Championship Rodeo produced 66 rodeos and leased stock to 18.

2019

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOC.
IFR Bucking Bull #84A - Jesse's Hookin

2018

PRCA FIRST FRONTIER CIRCUIT
Bareback Horse of the Year #844 - George's Bad Cat
Bull of The Year #197 - Holy Holly

AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOC.
Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year
#904 - Thomas And Mack

2017

PRCA FIRST FRONTIER CIRCUIT
Bareback Horse of the Year #844 - George's Bad Cat
Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year #904 - Thomas And Mack
Bull of The Year #197 - Holy Holly

AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOC.
APRA Stock Contractor of the Year
APRA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year
#904 - Thomas and Mack

INTERNATIONAL FINALS RODEO
IFR Saddle Bronc Horse
#844 - George's Bad Cat


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