'Duke Of The Chutes' Harry Vold Passes Away

'Duke Of The Chutes' Harry Vold Passes Away
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Harry Vold, known as the "Duke Of The Chutes," passed away at age 93 on Monday morning. A Ponoka, Alberta, native, Vold is one of only two stock contractors to supply stock at every National Finals Rodeo. The Harry Vold Rodeo Company, now based in southern Colorado, produces rodeos in seven states annually and also provides bucking stock for over 100 rodeo performances each year. 

A memorial service will take place at 1 PM MT on Monday, March 20, at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, CO.

Harry Vold's many achievements over his career include:
  • ​11-time PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year
  • 2-time WPRA Stock Contractor of the Year
  • Prorodeo Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Canadian Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Life Member of the Ponoka Stampede
  • Honorary Sarcee Tribal Chief
  • PRCA Man of the Year
  • National Intercollegiate Rodeo Assoc. Scholarship Honoree
  • National Finals Rodeo Board of Director
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Pendleton Round-Up Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Pikes Peak or Bust in Colorado Springs Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Old Fort Days in Fort Smith Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Dodge City Round-Up Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City in 2009
  • Named The Prorodeo Hall of Fame Legend of Rodeo
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