Paige Stout was named a COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 as a part of the inaugural class in 2020. It’s no surprise, as this young woman has taken bucking bulls to the PBR World Finals five of the eight years that she has been hauling! Getting her first bull at ten years, Paige walks us through raising bucking bulls, getting her nursing degree, and what she sees as the future of women in Western industries!
“‘My dad’s dad was a professional bull rider back before the PRCA even existed,’ says Paige, whose father followed in the family footsteps until he, literally, outgrew being a bull rider by being too tall. He started fighting bulls as a bull fighter and they began raising bulls as a family at a young age.
“Paige says that her interest in bucking bulls practically grew overnight and she purchased her first bull at the age of ten. With a laugh, Paige admits that she did get on a bucking bull once but it was out in the pasture feeding and not an arena setting.
“‘He was very gentle and you could go up and pet him and rub all over him,’ says Paige, who asked her dad what he would do. ‘I said, ‘Alright!’ And swung a leg over and he bucked me off! … I haven’t been on one since!'”
Listen to Paige’s episode here!
Listen to last week’s episode with Bryce Albright of Dude Rancher’s Association here!