All Inductees

David Jennings

Rodeo Personnel

During the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s Dave Jennings photographed every major rodeo across Texas, the U.S., Canada and even a tour of Brazil.

His career included 8 NFR selections, 15 HFSR’s, 8 CNFR’s and 15 Texas Circuit Finals Rodeos. He was selected to photograph many special events including the first Dallas Cup Finals, the George Paul Memorial Bull Riding, the Phil Lyne and Jim Bob Altizer invitational ropings. He is the youngest photographer ever selected to photograph the NFR, being selected for the first time in 1986 at the age of 25. 5 years ago he became a PRCA Gold Card member.

It all started with a chance meeting with Mack Altizer back in 1980 at a roping. Mack was just starting Bad Company Rodeo and Dave fell right in. He honed his skills at the college rodeos Bad Company was producing and the Charlie Thompson rodeo series in the Panhandle. He got his PRCA card in 1986 and toured with Bad Company helping change the face of rodeo.

Dave lives outside Roosevelt, Texas with his wife Beth and son Will Reed on his grandparents original 2,900 acre ranch. He does not go to many Pro Rodeos anymore except the Bad Company rodeos. Currently most of Dave’s photography is geared to youth events such as the National High School and Jr. High finals, the Texas High School and Jr. High finals and YBR bull riding finals. Dave has also recently been selected as the official photographer of the Ultimate Calf Roping series and the World Series of Team Roping Finals in Las Vegas.

“The greatest things about my rodeo career have been the many friends I have made from all over the place, playing a part in changing rodeo with Bad Company, and getting to see all the good flicks first”.