Steven Money: A cowboy riding into retirement
The Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo does not have the Million Dollar Silver Tour designation by coincidence. Our local rodeo has come a long way thanks to Steven Money’s hard work as event manager and director of the Fiesta Days Rodeo. Money knows rodeo like the back of his hand and has been putting our beloved rodeo together for over 30 years now.
Accomplishments like being voted the number one rodeo in the WPRA and in the Intermountain Area, or the Fiesta Days Rodeo committee becoming the first-ever Utah committee inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, prove what a dedicated worker Steven Money is.
He announced his retirement on horseback, proving what a cowboy he truly is. His love for this town is obvious as many call him “Mr. Rodeo,” a fitting title. He’s a true Spanish Forkian, having been raised here and graduated from Spanish Fork High School. Many family traditions are based around this rodeo, which has been going on for more than 70 years now. The benefits it brings to this town are countless and priceless. The Spanish Fork Rotary Club expressed its gratitude to Money by naming him “Citizen of the Year,” an honor so well deserved.
Mr. Rodeo lives up to his name each year as he puts together this rodeo, and we’d like to send him off with our gratitude for putting so much effort into something he loves and something this community has cherished and enjoyed for so many years.