The paternal side of this great horse is another story. Kirsten recalls a Brookman stud named Oil Train was on Harry’s truck at the Colorado Springs rodeo that year when Big Valley came into heat. Harry suggested the two be penned together for a mating… and the rest… is history. In 2007 Painted Valley was selected to his first WNFR as a Bareback. The following year, he debuted in Las Vegas as a Saddle Bronc in his second WNFR selection.
Selected to his 3rd WNFR in 2009, Painted Valley, had a breakout year from carrying World Champion Billy Etbauer to 89 points in Cheyenne to earning Best Bronc San Antonio, Best Bronc Mountain States Circuit, 3rd Runner up PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year voting and 2009 Best Bronc of WNFR!
In 2010 Painted Valley and Cody DeMoss paired up to set the arena record in Cheyenne at 91 points in the short round. Additionally, Painted Valley racked up the Best Bronc in San Antonio on the way to his 4th selection to the WNFR.
Most notably, in 2010 Painted Valley was awarded the most coveted honor in rodeo, winning the 2010 PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year!
2011 was another “breakout year” for Painted Valley when for the first time, several of his colts debuted as 5 year olds at PRCA rodeos across the country. Recognized for their signature “painted” features these outstanding young horses such as 6V Pillow Talk, 650 Boxer, 652 Painted Bear and 667 Kate’s Hot Sister, just to name a few are all sired by this great stud and swiftly becoming the “rising stars” of the Vold Rodeo Company!
In both 2010 and 2011 Painted Valley stood with 15 of the best mares on the planet each respective breeding season such as JK Rodeo’s 106 Molly, 123 Dakota Babe, Frontier Rodeo’s 6V Linda Lou, Sutton Rodeo’s “Ruby” as well as some of Canada’s most notable brood mares.
Additionally, in 2011 Painted Valley became the first PRCA World Champion Bucking Horse in history to be collected for Artificial Insemination abroad. In Canyon, Texas Dr. Greg Veneklausen stores the frozen semen and with quarantines achieved the semen can now be shipped worldwide. Artificial Breeding Services are now offered year-round at Dr. Veneclausen’s clinic in Canyon Semen and Insemination services start at $2,500 per mare. Contact Kirsten today for more information.
In 2012, two of the seven colts from Painted Valley’s first colt crop in 2006 debuted at the NFR – 6V Pillow Talk and 662 Kate’s Hot Sister. If this is any indication on his siring capabilities, we are excited about the future of the Vold Rodeo Company breeding program.
In 2013 four of the five Harry Vold Bucking Horses selected to compete at the NFR are sired by Painted Valley: Pillow Talk, Kate’s Hot Sister, Painted Coast and Happy Valley.
In March of 2014, Painted Valley has retired from bucking.
For inquiries about 2020 Breeding to -050 Painted Valley please contact Kirsten by email or phone at +1 719-251-3079