Derrick Begay: On Good Roping, Great Horses and His Uncertain Future in Rodeo
Derrick Begay has nine National Finals Rodeo team roping qualifications in the heading in his 18 years in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. In this interview on The Score podcast, Begay talks about his past and future in rodeo.
Derrick Begay National Finals Rodeo

Original Publication: April 28, 2022

Derrick Begay is one of rodeo’s most iconic personas, with a perspective on life and team roping different from anyone else on the road.

The Navajo Nation’s heading phenom broke onto the rodeo scene heading on a Paint horse his uncle had picked up at a sale as a colt, and since then he’s weathered ProRodeo’s storms to remain a dominant force in the game 18 years after he first bought his PRCA card. In this episode of The Score, Begay sits down with Chelsea Shaffer to talk about his career and his place in the grand scheme of ProRodeo, as well as his future in team roping and beyond.

Read more from Derrick Begay: 

Begay’s Nephew Hits $55K Gold Buckle Beer Jackpot After Loaning Horse to Uncle Derrick for NFR

Oh to Be Loved By Littles, Win, Lose or Draw

Derrick Begay’s One-of-A-Kind Inner Strength

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