Cody Wright and the Quest for World Title

Cody CU 2 cropBorn to the saddle in southwestern Utah, Cody Wright seemed to know horses in spirit before he knew them in flesh. Chasing his boyhood dreams he has become one of the elite saddle bronc riders in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. “Born to Ride” chronicles Cody’s horseback exploits as a boy, and his rise to the top during a head-to-head race for the world championship that is “one for the ages.”

This multi-award winning documentary looks and life and challenges of a professional saddle bronc rider. Cody Wright, from Milford, Utah, spends hundreds of days and travels thousands of miles pursuing his dream of being a world champion. Follow him from the small rodeos in places like Cedar City, Utah to the biggest of them all, the Nationals Final Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Can he beat the man who was is boyhood hero, Billy Etbauer and win the World Championship?

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Action, Danger and Intense Competition

2PG8-154Come along for the ride as Cody Wright hits the rodeo trail on a quest to win the 2008 Saddle Bronc Riding World Championship. The 31-year-old father of four had been to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo five times, and more than once the title had almost been his before it slipped from his grasp. Now, if he was going to win the world in 2008, he would have to outride the man he had idolized since boyhood  –  45-year-old Billy Etbauer, one of the greatest to ever climb on a bucking horse.

Narrated by Wilford Brimley
Original Music by Dan Truman of Diamond Rio and Ron Saltmarsh


These photos were taken by James Fain and are used with his permission. All rights reserved. Copyright 2009.


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