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National Rodeo Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1984
Hughie Long

Hughie Long



Saddle Bronc Rider

Son of a Canadian Mountie, Hughie J. Long was born at Battleford, Saskatchewan, in 1907. He was raised on a Saskatchewan farm near Prongua, where he learned to break and herd horses.

Long’s first contest came in 1924 at Prongua, and in 1926 he captured the saddle-bronc championship of that province. He also competed in bareback riding, bull riding, steer and calf roping, and wild horse racing. In 1931 he won bareback championships at Chicago, New York, and Boston. Billed as “The Prongua Kid,” he often bested the top hands in rodeo’s three riding events.

Hughie Long retired from active competition after a stint in World War II. In his later years Long trained roping and ‘dogging horses, and he served as an American Quarter Horse Association show judge for two decades. Hughie Long resided in Cresson, Texas, until his death in 1987.

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