How Miss Valley became one of rodeo’s best bucking horses

The star of the show out of Red Bluff was bucking horse Miss Valley, who helped carry Spencer Wright to 88 points and the win.

There was a lot of reproduction work that went into 8-year-old Miss Valley. The mare’s parents are Vold’s Painted Valley and Powder River’s Miss Congeniality, both have been named PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year.

“We’re just so over the moon with Miss Valley,” Franzen said. “She’s a really special animal.”

Franzen said the bloodline has really shown up for them, but the work to get Miss Valley ready to perform at the biggest stage started when she was born eight years ago.

“Everybody thinks that Miss Valley is just now coming on the scene as a colt, but I’ve been preparing her for seven years from when she hit the ground to get to this point, so that when she come on the scene, she really does a good job,” Franzen said. “She’s just kind of doing what she is supposed to be doing, she’s got a really cool temperament, she’s really calm and gentle. She just loves what she does.”

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