Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Contractor's Animals Stars of Rodeo.(Journal North)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

* Family business brings Hall of Fame livestock to Santa Fe

If Harry Vold's not around, it's apparently not really a rodeo.

According to most of the professional cowboys and organizers associated with this week's 54th annual Rodeo de Santa Fe, it's the livestock that separates some rodeos from others. That's where Vold comes in.

A Hall of Fame stock contractor who supplies animals to approximately 25 rodeos a year, he is an imposing figure who is seemingly everywhere during rodeo season's summer tour. With stops throughout the country, including an annual pilgrimage to Santa Fe, he brings with him an aura of respect and admiration, not to mention some of the best-trained livestock in the business. …

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