Steven Dent | Bareback Rider
- Hometown: Mullen, Nebraska
- Height: 5’9
- Weight: 170 lbs.
- Rookie Year: 2006
- DOB: 4/23/86
- Website: http://www.stevendent.net
Steven Dent, Professional Saddle Bronc and Bareback Rider, has competed professionally since 2006. We asked Dent how he thought the ERA would compare to other professional sports he said,” Hopefully the fan base will grow and there will be more interactions with the fans. The fans are guaranteed to see the best contestants like a NFL or NBA game. I rodeo to compete against the best contestants and I think all of us do what we do for that reason.”
He lives in Mullen, Nebraska with his wife Kay and their two kids. He enjoys spending time with his family on the ranch. Dent said, “My family means the world to me. We do everything together. I rarely do anything on our ranch without one of them being with me. They come to rodeos when possible and take care of things at home when I’m gone. They make it easy for me to live a happy life.”
Steven Dent Q&A
Q: How did you get your start?
A: I rode horses, sheep, calves, steers, bulls and then my dad started helping me ride bucking horses.
Q: What excites you most about the sport?
A: The sport is unpredictable. Most sports involve people vs. people. Rodeo is about competing against the animal and you never know what you are going to draw. You have to make the best out of what you draw.
Q: What does practice look like to you?
A: I ride a spur board and stay in shape. I get on a few horses right before the finals to freshen up. I try not to practice on horses to prevent injury. I mainly prepare mentally more than physically.
Q: Tell us about your rookie year and any advice you have for those just starting out?
A: My rookie year was a big change. I was young and it was my first time being away from home. There are many up’s and down’s and you can’t let a bump in the road take away from your goals.