Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, a fan favorite, will charm one and all at the Springville Rodeo
SPRINGVILLE – He is the world’s smallest cowboy, weighing 8 pounds and standing 3 feet tall. He is 3-Time Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, and an international star who has been putting smiles on faces for years. Whiplash is a white-faced Capuchin Monkey who has been riding since he was two years old. He travels the country herding wild Barbados sheep at rodeos and other events.
Whiplash, dressed in his cowboy hat, silk scarf, chaps and Justin Boots, never misses a chance to show his skills and cowboy spirit as he rides his trusty Border Collie mount, Boogie. Whiplash has entertained crowds at rodeos, ball games and events across North America and Europe. He has starred in a series of television advertisements for the fast food chain Taco Johns, and most recently for Vetericyn animal wellness products. He has appeared on numerous commercials, ESPN, Good Morning America and The Today Show. The rodeo star has his preference, he likes watching TV westerns and playing catch. His favorite snacks are grapes, Oreos and his bed-time peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He is playful and flirts with the ladies, although is serious about his job. There is nothing he loves more than riding his Border Collie, Boogie. Long-time PRCA card holder, Kenny Petet of Stephenville, Texas, travels with Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey.
“He is really more like part of the family, with his big personality and divalike charm.” said Petet, “There was only one Roy Rogers, there was only one Lone Ranger and there is only one Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey.”
Kenny Petet wrote and published, Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, Saves the Day children’s book, which is colorfully illustrated, and takes the reader on the everyday adventures of Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey. Whiplash has his own web site, www.whiplashthecowboymonkey.com and a Facebook page. He can be followed on Instagram and Twitter. He has had over 7 million views on You Tube. If you would like further information or would like to schedule an interview, you may call Kenny Petet at 214-912-8557 or email [email protected].