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The Clovis Rodeo represents more than just an annual event at the end of April, for some it's a family affair. (KFSN)

The Clovis Rodeo represents more than just an annual event at the end of April, for some it's a family affair.

"Kind of a tradition here in Clovis, we supply the cattle, donate some time, kind of a big family event for us," said team roper Sammy Habib.

Sammy Habib's father, Sam supplies cattle for the Clovis Rodeo.

"Cattle are brought in from Mexico, November-December and we turn them out on our pasture in Clovis and we get them to a certain size. Then they are broke in a timely fashion, they are all kind of trained to go where we want them to go and they aren't injured," says stock contractor Sam Habib.

It's those like the Habib family and many others behind the chutes that make this one of the premier rodeo events in the country.

"We've got the best committee people ever, we've got so many volunteers that come down here and help and it's not just during those 4 days," says Clovis Rodeo Director Mark Thompson. "We start working on next year's rodeo, the Tuesday after this year's rodeo ends."

All that hard work proves to be worth the while to see a smile on everyone's face.

"Getting to see all the people you don't see other times of the year come and enjoy the event. But the other thing is the satisfaction Monday morning when we know we've had a great 4-day run and got it done," said Thompson.
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