Glory Days Rodeo Company was founded by Ben Ferrell and Tom Calliham in 2014 to help introduce the sport of youth rodeo to the Midwest. As we began traveling the rodeo circuit as dads and not contestants we quickly learned that there just wasn't a solid youth rodeo association in the area, we decided to change that. We have served as the President and Vice President of the Ozark Rodeo Association since 2012 setting the foundation for youth as young as 3 years of age all the way up to the adults, from sheep riding to barrel racing and all other events that you would find at a pro-rodeo. We have even had grandparents competing with their grand-kids (in separate age divisions). We might be a new company but have over 25 years of experience in the rodeo industry.
We both attended Missouri Valley College with bull riding scholarships, have ridden in the NABA (North American Bullriders Association), BOA (Bull Riders of America), NFPB (National Professional Bullriders Federation), PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association), MRCA (Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association), and many more. We have had the honor of winning championship buckles but as time passes we have taken on another roll in the rodeo arena. Ben has continued to ride bulls when not helping his daughters compete in rodeo. Most often he can be found pulling the calf or sheep rope to his daughters Charleigh and Adalyn, ages 8 and 4, or helping them compete in one of 4 other events. Tom has taken on a different role as well, Tom began raising champion bucking bulls and hauling them to rodeos all over the tri-states. Tom prides himself on having good quality stock for the young boys just getting started all the way up to seasoned pros. Tom's bulls are a favorite to crowds everywhere. Tom alson has a young duaghter who is getting involved in the sport he loves, Brixie, 3 year's old and recenlty won her first buckle in stick horse barrel racing.
We are a new rodeo company but have so much to offer for you event. We have the knowledge and leadership skills to keep the rodeo running smooth. For 2-3 hours the crowd will escape reality and just enjoy their time as they are entertained by little ones racing around the barrel pattern or watching an 85 point bullride from a local cowboy. They have the connections it requires to put on a quality rodeo. Without the contestants, there will be no show. Above all we have the values and respect to our country roots.