Little Britches Rodeo (TV series)

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Little Britches Rodeo
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GenreSports
Reality
Documentary
Created byDustin Hodge
Narrated byDonna Hodge
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes262 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerDustin Hodge
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–26 minutes
Production companiesHodge Media Group
HM Group
DistributorRFD-TV
Release
Original networkRFD-TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 27, 2013 (2013-03-27) –
present

Little Britches Rodeo is a non-fiction television series produced by Hodge Media Group for RFD-TV. It portrays the real life events during National Little Britches Rodeo Association Finals. This western lifestyle documents the lives of rodeo contestants and rodeo competition from the Finals.[1] In addition, it features interviews with PRCA World Champions, contestants, parents, rodeo personal, and some of the industry leaders in agriculture, horse industry, and rodeo.

Format[edit]

Every episode features rodeo performances from one event at the NLBRA Finals. Commentary is provided for each rodeo ride/run. Each episode also features multiple interviews. Finally, each episode concludes with an interview with the world champion of the event featured in the episode.

Narration[edit]

Every episode has been narrated by Donna Hodge.

Production[edit]

The first 4 seasons were filmed at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado.[2] Season 5-8 were filmed at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Oklahoma.[3]

The NLBRA Finals has rodeo events running simultaneously in three different arenas.[4] A two-person camera crew covers each arena. Camera teams also cover rodeo action from the rough stock chutes and on the arena floor. Several two-camera crews roam grounds, camping areas, and stalls to pick up b-roll, and man on the street interviews. A three-person camera crew also conducts sit down interviews in a studio space.

Subject Matter[edit]

Rural Lifestyle[edit]

The series focuses on issues impacting rural lifestyles from communities around the United States.

Competition[edit]

National Little Britches Rodeo Association is the starting organization for many professional cowboys.

Society of Rodeo Families[edit]

One of the series’ focuses is the importance of extended family. The community aspect of the western lifestyle is highlighted.

Notable guests[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126March 27, 2013 (2013-03-27)September 4, 2013 (2013-09-04)
226November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27)May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)
326October 1, 2014 (2014-10-01)March 25, 2015 (2015-03-25)
426September 30, 2015 (2015-09-30)May 30, 2016 (2016-05-30)
526November 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)April 26, 2017 (2017-04-26)
626October 4, 2017 (2017-10-04)March 28, 2018 (2018-03-28)
726October 10, 2018 (2018-10-10)April 3, 2019 (2019-04-03)
826October 9, 2019 (2019-10-09)April 20, 2020 (2020-04-20)
926October 7, 2020 (2020-10-07)April 18, 2021 (2021-04-18)
1026November 13, 2021 (2021-11-13)April 20, 2022 (2022-04-20)



Spin-off[edit]

Little Britches on the Road - A travel show focusing on rural aspects of the United States.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McMiller, Itinease. "Cowboys and cowgirls prepare for National Little Britches Rodeo". Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  2. ^ "Little Britches Rodeo comes to Pueblo for last time". Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  3. ^ "Little Britches Rodeo finals comes to Guthrie". NewsOK.com. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  4. ^ "National Little Britches Rodeo Association Returns to Lazy E Arena". Farm Flavor. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  5. ^ "Official Pageant Results".
  6. ^ Little Britches Rodeo on the Road, Donna Hodge, J. R. Dees, Ethan Parr, retrieved 2018-02-15{{citation}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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