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🐴🙏 R.I.P. 27 year old (1993-2020) ProRodeo Hall of Fame Bucking Horse "#303 SPRING FLING" aka 👑The Queen (of Big Bend / Flying 5 Rodeo)

RITZVILLE, Washington — Hearts are heavy and tears were shed at the Flying 5 / Big Bend outfit tonight with the peaceful passing of 27 year old bucking horse legend, Spring Fling.

Branded #303, the great mare known on the ranch where she was born and is now buried as The Queen, she’d earned the honors of being:
⭐️ PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year 1997
⭐️ Reserve Champion Bareback Horse of 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
⭐️ PRCA Saddle Bronc of the Year 1999 and again in 2000.
⭐️ NFR Top Saddle Bronc in 1999, 2001 and 2002;
⭐️ NFR Reserve Champion Bareback Horse in 2003
⭐️ 5X NFR Top 3 in both events.
🏆🎖2014, she was inducted into the PRCA Hall of Fame

Long retired, she spent her last days with her best friend in a lush, green paddock close to the Hutsell’s house so she had their comings and goings to entertain her. Under their loving watch, she wanted for nothing. Ever.

Spring Fling was herself that once in a lifetime mare who’s fiery blood will live on forever in the good stallions she produced. - courtesy of Bronc Riding Nation

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All Things Roughstock
Flying 5/Big Bend Rodeo’s #303 Spring Fling bucks off Jon Brockway during the short round at a 1997 rodeo in Ellensburg, WA.
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