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Hughie Long

Hughie Long was born May 12, 1907 at Battlefield Saskatchewan, Canada. He was the son of a member of the Northwest Mounted Police. Hughie entered saddle bronc riding at his first rodeo in 1924 and made the finals. In 1926 he won the saddle bronc riding championship of Saskatchewan. That same year he started riding bareback horses and steers, calf roping, always rode in the wild horse race and entered the wild cow milking. In 1927 he made his first big show, the Calgary Stampede, entering seven events. After that show, Hughie signed on with a wild west show and did bronc shows in South Texas and Louisiana.

Here he learned to step off bucking horses without the aid of a pickup man, and to ride Roman and relay races. He was one of the original signers of the Cowboy Turtles Association (#14) in Boston in 1936. He was elected bareback director at Fort Worth in 1937. He was elected director every year and bareback or bull riding from 1937 until 1942 when he retired from rodeo and went into the horse business. Hughie was in the armed forces in 1934 and 1944. H then traveled, showed, and judged horses until 1970. Today he raises and trains quarter horses, he is a Director of the Rodeo Historical Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

A few of the events Hughie won during his long rodeo career included: the wild horse race 5 days out of 6 at the Calgary Stampede; Saddle Bronc Riding at Czar, Alberta Canada; Bareback Bronc Riding at Chicago, New York and Boston; Saddle Bronc Riding at Black Hills Stampede, Provost, Alberta Canada; Bull Riding at Fort Worth; Bull Riding at Oklahoma City and Saddle bronc Riding, Amarillo. In 1978, Hughie received a plaque from the PRCA in recognition of his efforts in raising the standard of the sport of rodeo.