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Specialty Act for performances

Full Throttle Returns

Full Throttle
, amazing & talented riders present a beautiful experience of finesse in motion delivered by fast paced, high-energy maneuvers on horseback. Shelby Pierson, Madison McDonald Thomas, and Piper Yule will perform at each rodeo performance: Excitement begins June 30 at 7:30 PM and continues daily thru July 4. Get your tickets now!

Madison MacDonald Thomas

Madison McDonald Thomas 

At 26 years of age, Madison MacDonald-Thomas is one of the World's Top Equestrian Athletes in the arena. Born and raised south of Calgary Alberta, she is a seasoned entertainer with over 20 years of experience under her belt. Now calling Stephenville Texas home, Madison has had amazing opportunities to perform across Canada, the United States, and Mexico at World Renown Events and Rodeos. She has been selected as a 9X NFR Contract Act and has had the honor of performing at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo since the age of 18. In 2017 & 2019, she was a Top 5 PRCA Dress Act of the Year nominee, and has performed at some of the nation’s greatest venues. When she is not on the road she spends her time competing as a WPRA Barrel Racer, Team Roping, Training Horses, and Teaching Lessons.

Shelby Pierson

Shelby Pierson at St. Paul Rodeo 

Shelby is 20 years old and lives on a ranch in Southern Alberta. For the past 12 years, she has brought her fast-paced and high-energy act all across Canada, the United States, and Australia. Shelby is 2X Canadian Pro Rodeo Contract Act of the Year, a 3X Canadian Trick Riding Champion, and in 2015 she travelled to Australia as apart of Team Canada and was crowned the Australian Trick Riding Champion. For the past 2 years, Shelby has also been selected as an opening act at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer, and has been recognized as one of North America’s top trick riders. When not trick riding, Shelby enjoys roping, working on her family’s ranch, and training horses. Shelby is best known for her unique and quick style of vaulting which is recognized at rodeos across North America.

Piper Yule

Piper Yule 

The youngster of the group at only 10 years old, Piper Yule is a trick riding and Roman riding extraordinaire! Coming from a small ranching community in Southern Alberta, Piper has appeared at many top venues in North America including the NFR, the Canadian Finals Rodeo, and the Calgary Stampede. In 2019, Piper along with Shelby, was named the Canadian Pro Rodeo Contract Act of the Year. She is an absolute crowd pleaser as she flies around the arena on her ponies jumping fire, or standing up on them. Aside from trick riding and roman riding, Piper also does gymnastics, and helps out on her family’s cattle ranch.

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