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Returning to Willow Brook Farms on June 1st, 2019 at 730pm professional rodeo action.

After last year’s success we have decided to bring the professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirl from the IPRA & APRA to compete in heart pounding fast paced rodeo action!

Willow Brook is excited to announce that they will be working with award winning stock contractor Shawn Graham, owner and operator of the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo Company. Shawn has supplied live stock to the PRCA, PBR, IPRA & APRA Finals and has taken home numerous awards including this year’s PRCA First Frontier Bareback Horse (844 George’s Bad Cat) and Bull (197 Holy Holly) of the year along with APRA Saddle Bronc Horse (904 Thomas and Mack) of the year and IPRA Bucking Bull of the Finals (84A Jesse’s Hookin).

This year’s show will include all of the rodeo events (Bull riding, bareback & saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling and girl’s breakaway roping).

Also new this year lower pricing at $15 for adults, $10 kids ticket (4-12) and 3 & under FREE. Activities for kids and a beer garden for adults make this a fun family friendly night of entertainment for everyone.

 

Where: 557 WILLOW BROOK ROAD NORTHAMPTON, PA 18067

When: June 1st, Gates: 4:30pm, Show 7:30pm

Tickets: $15 for Adults, $10 Kids, 3 & Under Free

Tickets Available at Door - Cash Only



 

Willow Brook History

The BEGINNING

Willow Brook Farms really starts with Colonel James W. Fuller, the man who had the vision to assemble a number of farms in the Catasauqua area, eventually ending up with close to 1800 aces, where he eventually resided. As the President of the Fuller Company and other industrial concerns, he pursued many dreams. One of his dreams at the time was to have some of the finest horses in the country. He also at one time, just before his untimely death, purchased the largest Percheron in the world from Belgium. However, the real history of Willow Brook, its rich horse history and the breadth and depth of its breeding program is totally owed to C. Thomas Fuller.

An American Dream

As a child, C.T. Fuller grew up doing chores on horseback on the family's Farm. After serving in World War II and earning a college education, Fuller returned to Willow Brook with his wife Alexandra, and their three children Holly, Peter, and Victoria. In the early 1950's, the couple's oldest daughter, Holly, began developing a fondness for horses. It was an affection that was developing quickly and what Tom Fuller ultimately credits with bringing horses back to Willow Brook

 
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American Quarter Horse Breeder

Although horses were beginning to call Willow Brook home, it wasn't until a stallion named Joe Cody came along that Fuller and Willow Brook's place in history were secured. In 1964, Tom purchased Joe Cody and centered Willow Brook's breeding program around the stallion. As a sire, Joe Cody's progeny was fierce in the reining arena. The 1952 sorrel stallion sired 324 foals including 13 AQHA champions and successfully established the Willow Brook legacy that includes American Quarter Horse greats such as High Proof, Top Sail Cody, Benito Paprika and a host of others.

As an owner, Tom was connected to some 185 performers, which earned him more than 3,500 AQHA points. He developed 10 AQHA Champions and 15 all-around winners. As a breeder, his record is even more impressive with 736 foals, champions in show arena and performers on the racetrack.

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An Authority

As a professional, Fuller integrated his passion for horses into his career as a journalist and photographer. The original publisher of equine publications Practical Horseman and Performance Horseman, Fuller was equally successful with his photography endeavors. His photography graced the cover of several editions of The Quarter Horse Journal and his advertisements appeared on the back of the magazine for more than 20 years. Fuller also contributed greatly to the production of "The Horse American Made," a film demonstrating the beauty and diversity of the American Quarter Horse.

American Tribute

Throughout his involvement within the American Quarter Horse Association, Fuller served on numerous AQHA committees and in 1987 was distinguished as Vice President for AQHA. In 1989, Fuller and his American Quarter Horse legend, Joe Cody, were inducted into the National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame. In 1995, the famed stallion was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, and in 2001, Fuller was inducted in the AQHA Hall of Fame.

 
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About Willow Brook Farms

Willow Brook Farms, located in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, is an equestrian facility offering on site Training, Boarding, Lesson Programs, Clinics, Workshops, and Equestrian Shows.

  • Reining

  • Cutting

  • Reined Cow Horse

  • Team Roping

  • Mounted Shooting

  • Ranch Riding

  • Barrel Racing

  • English Hunter/Jumper

  • Dressage

  • Western Riding Shows