Justin Rumford


Born on the back of pick-up horse in a summer haze, Justin Rumford is a third-generation rodeo cowboy and one of the top barrelmen in the PRCA. His grandfather, Floyd Rumford, started Rumford Rodeo Company in the 1950’s and ran the company until he was laid to rest in 1998. Justin’s father, Bronc Rumford, took it over and still raises rodeo stock in the small town of Abbyville, Kansas. 


Justin has straddled the fence of the business on both sides of the arena chutes working as a contestant and pick-up man in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association since 1999. He qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo, in steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding, three of his four years of college. In 2010, his rodeo career took a different direction when he was asked by a friend to fill-in as the barrelman for a rodeo in Kansas. One month later, he received his PRCA card to be a rodeo entertainer and he’s been on the vertical rise ever since!


In the short time that Justin has been a barrelman, he has already worked with the nation’s top rodeos, stock contractors, soundmen and announcers in the business. Once again, Justin is selected to work several of the top PRCA rodeos, as well as the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY, and the PRCA Tour Finale in Omaha, NE with nearly a full book before January 1st, 2013. In 2012, Justin was named with a prestigious title, PRCA Clown of the Year.


Alongside Justin, but a little more behind the scenes, is Justin’s wife, Ashley. Justin met the love of his life during her 2005 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma reign and in 2007, the two were married. Ashley is instrumental in booking rodeos, travel arrangements, and any other needed duties to ensure another successful Rumford operation.


Justin has been blessed with a deep family rodeo history and a bright future in the sport he loves, “the greatest show on dirt.”  He looks forward to passing on his knowledge and enhancing your experience at a rodeo near you!


For more information visit justinrumford.com




Don't Try This at Home: Flying U Rodeo Brings Bull Jumping to the US

Flying U Rodeo’s newest addition to spectacular entertainment for rodeo audiences across the west is “Frenchy the Flying Bull Jumper”. Making his debut to a sold out Reno Rodeo audience on Friday night, June 26, Frenchman Manu Lataste wowed the audience with his skill and daring.

See the video as featured on Wrangler Network



Upcoming Events



Whiskey Flat Daze Rodeo 

Feburary 18-19, 2017
Kernville, CA

Join us when Kernville reverts to its old name "Whiskey Flat" for a nostalgic weekend of fun for the entire family.




Red Bluff Round-Up    

April 22-23 
Red Bluff, CA

The 96th annual Red Bluff Round-Up, the largest 3 day rodeo in the country, runs April 21-23, 2017. 




Gold Country Pro Rodeo      

April 29-30, 2017
Auburn, CA 

The Gold Country Pro Rodeo is an annual community event coproduced by Cotton Rosser/FlyingU Rodeo Company and EzEvents, Inc.