PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame has named the 2019 inductees. They are Trevor Brazile, Marlo and Billy Ward, Steve Corey, and the late Dean Forth.
Brazile is a 24-time world champion and won his first Round-Up titles in 1999, taking the tie-down roping and winning the all-around title. He has since won the all-around championship five times, and added the team roping title to his belt buckle collection in 2015. He is form Decatur, Texas.
Marlo and Billy Ward, of LaGrange, Wyoming, are honored in the contract personnel category. Their local involvement began in 1990 when they provided parade and grant entry horses for the Round-Up court. In 2001, Billy began a 14-year stint as a pick-up man. Marlo has been a timer for the rodeo since 2007. They continue to provide horses for the courts’ visits to Cheyenne as well as for previous Hall of Fame inductees for their arena and parade appearances.
Steve Corey, a long-time Happy Canyon volunteer, is recognized for more than 65 years of service to both the night pageant and the Round-Up. He has been a Happy Canyon cast member since he was a child. He has served as a board member and president for both Happy Canyon and Round-Up and was instrumental in establishing the PBR event. In addition, he has donated his legal expertise to both associations for their contract negotiations with sponsors.
Dean Forth is being inducted in the early years category. He had given more than 70 years as a volunteer to Round-Up and Happy Canyon until his death in 2006. Forth maintained livestock owned by the Round-Up Association for 15 to 20 years. He was an integral part of the Westward Ho! Parade for several years; maintaining rolling stock, securing teams of animals to pull wagons and buggies, and organizing the formation along the parade route. Forth received the Round-Up Appreciation Award in 1981 and was grand marshal of the Westward Ho! Parade in 1991.
The induction ceremony will be Sept. 8.