For Cowboys and Cowgirls, Life Rolls On

from left to right Amberley Snyder, Billie Sutton and Jed Moore at the Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs, CO

from left to right Amberley Snyder, Billie Sutton and Jed Moore at the Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs, CO

This year marked the 40th Anniversary for the Bud Light® Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs. I was given permission by Siri Stevens, Publisher for “Rodeo News” to use her article for parts of this news release.

“Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo coach, Jed Moore, added a new component to the annual tradition in Steamboat Springs. He invited several cowboys and cowgirls that have spinal cord injuries to join the competition. Amberley Snyder and Billie Sutton took the challenge. Jed Moore has been going to the Cowboy Downhill for 16 years. “I first came to the idea of having some of my injured cowboy and cowgirl friends join me at the Cowboy Downhill a few years ago. This winter I decided to make it happen.  I contacted Traci Allen with the Cowboy Downhill Committee, and Craig Kennedy with Steamboat STARS Adaptive Skiing Program,” said the college rodeo coach. “My goal for having these guys here is to give them some recognition for all of the hard work that they put in even after a life changing accident and to also maybe inspire someone who may have been in an accident.”

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