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War Paint

Class of 2019

War Paint World Champion Bucking Horse 1956, 1957 and 1958.  He was owned by Christensen Brothers Rodeo.  War Paint won the World Champion Bucking Horse Award the very first year after Casey Tibbs and other top riders of the day came up with the award.

Kent Rothrock, a Pendleton rancher, had the idea to have his body preserved.  War Paint died in October 1975. His owners accepted Rothrock's idea and had his body preserved by a taxidermist and War Paint's preserved body is on display at the museum in the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame in Oregon. In 2011, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame inducted War Paint.