Trent McFarland is a professional rodeo entertainer & barrel man, commonly known as a rodeo clown. He has over 21 years of experience at entertaining crowds with his quick wit, crowd interaction and high energy. He was fortunate to be raised in a clown family and is a Montgomery, AL area native. As a second generation clown he grew up making people laugh! He provides a style of in your face comedy that will leave your crowd wanting more. You can often find him along the fence or within the crowd during the performance and always readily available during an unexpected delay in the show.
How Trent Became a Rodeo Clown
Written by Trent McFarland
Some kids are born into a rich family; I got lucky and was born into a Rodeo Clown family. I was blessed to learn from a man very good at his profession. However, when most dads are teaching their sons how to hit a baseball or throw a football, my dad was teaching me how to put on makeup?
I only had to work the arena for a few very terrifying years before I got my first Clown Barrel. It was the greatest thing in the world to think that I would never have to run from another 2,000 pound steak. That was until the first time I used the barrel and the bull charged it. He knocked it end over end with me inside, and I realized that the freedom of running away sounded pretty darn good at that point. But there is no escaping this bull version of a piñata. It was like going to six flags except the roller coaster was trying to get inside the cart with you. From that moment on I knew I wanted to be a barrel man.
Some folks think that I may be a bit crazy to do what I do for a living. I just enjoy helping others and making people laugh. If I can take those people who know what hard times are and give them two hours to relax, forget about their problems and enjoy themselves with quality family entertainment, then I feel like I’ve done my job. That is why after the rodeo has ended, I will always be found at the exits signing autographs and thanking everyone for coming out. I never forget that all of us in this profession could not do what we do if it wasn’t for the spectators and sponsors coming out to support us. I will never forget my fifth grade teacher telling me that acting like a clown would get me nowhere in life; I just wish she could see me now as I am traveling this great country, doing what I love.
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