2016 Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Specialty Act
Jason Goodman - Percheron Thunder
Jason Goodman performed at the 2015 Wrangler National Finals with his spectacular six horse hitch and stunning white hitch wagon (carriage). He began Roman Riding six horses at the World Percheron Congress in 2006 at Lexington, Virginia. He has performed his act of Roman Riding six black Percheron draft horses at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from 2006 thru 2010.
Besides the National Finals Rodeo, Jason and the Percherons perform at other prestigious rodeos such as the Calgary Stampede, Cheyenne Frontier Days, San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Reno Rodeo and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo.What does Jason hope to demonstrate through the horses' performances? His answer, in short: the inherent athleticism of heavy horses and the historical significance of draft animals.
A lot of people have this perception of a draft horse as being a lumbering animal. They don't know how fast and athletic these animals can be. Besides that, a lot of people have never seen how these horses can work together.Jason has been recognized as a top five specialty act by the PRCA four times. He is the only driver of draft horses to ever perform at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Jason and his wife Rose make their home in Ft. Collins, CO. Read more about "Percheron Thunder" here
2016 Rodeo Clown - Ash "Crash" Cooper
When Cr"Ash" Cooper steps into the arena, rodeo fans never know what to expect! His unique style of comedy has made Ash one of the most sought after rodeo entertainers in the world.
A multiple Canadian Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, Cr"Ash" is also an award-winning television host and one of Leanin' Tree's top artists.
Ash draws on his athleticism when performing at rodeos across the United States and Canada. "I was always an athlete" he says. "So it was natural for me to incorporate that into my routines."
Read more about Cr"Ash" Cooper here