Rodeo de Santa Fe saddles success with growth

By James Barron
The New Mexican 

Mary Borgen marks time by rodeos, not a calendar.

So, anything that happens in July is the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Ariz.

If it occurs in June, it’s the Rodeo de Santa Fe.

Somehow, Borgen, the general manager of the Turquoise circuit of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, and her cast of rodeo friends put it together that she has participated in the rodeo — usually as a timer — for 20 years. In that time, she has seen how the Rodeo de Santa Fe, now in its 66th iteration, has grown to be a valuable asset on the Turquoise circuit schedule — one of 32 PRCA sanctioned events that encompasses New Mexico, Arizona and southern Colorado.

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