Resistol Australia Teams up with Rodeo Royalty

Resistol Australia Teams up with Rodeo Royalty


15th of July 2022

Resistol Australia has today announced that it will be teaming up with Destiny Downs Cattle Co – as the official cowboy hat partner for the Kenny family in Emerald, Queensland.


Since 1927, Resistol hats have been handcrafted in Garland, Texas using time honoured techniques that allow their hats to endure the harshest environments. Resistol is renowned for their long-term commitment to the cowboy lifestyle, making hats that are functional working hats, but also stylish in the arena. Resistol is proud to be now more widely available in the Australian market and hopes to continue its legacy of supporting the rodeo community and the hard-working men and women behind it.


“Resistol Australia is happy to announce this exciting partnership with the Kenny family,” said General Manager Vanessa Knight. “They are extremely hardworking & dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the industry, from grassroots to the current champions of today.”


Shane Kenny is 15 times Allround Cowboy of Australia, 13 times Rope and Tie Champion, 4 times Steer Wrestling Champion and 4 times Team Roping Champion. He is the most decorated cowboy in Australia. Leanne has been 4-time Circuit Allround cowgirl, 5 times Breakaway Champion and 4 times Barrel Racing Champion.


Ellysa - also known as Liss - has won a Junior Breakaway and Junior Barrel Racing Title – and 2 Allround Australian Cowgirl Titles. She won her first Allround Title at the age of 15, breaking the record as the youngest competitor to ever win it. Tyler has won a Junior Heeling Title and won the Pro Tour Heeling Title last season - and Jayden won a Junior Heading Title when he was 11 and qualified for the Nationals Finals Rodeo in January. Read more here:


“The Kenny clan is so excited to be partnering with Resistol Australia, as we have been wearing Resistol for years. They’re great hats and are perfect to wear when competing, working, going into town or just heading to the rodeo. And they last a lifetime!” said Shane Kenny.Resistol Australia offer a wide range of felt and straw cowboy hats through its authorized Resistol retailers in New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Victoria, and Western Australia – including the Resistol Ride Safe which is the perfect combination of a genuine Cowboy Hat and an Equine Safety Helmet. Find your local store here:


Media enquiries to Kylie Heffernan (Resistol Australia) 0451 119 325 or Mark Hrycek (Destiny Downs Cattle Co.) 0438 596 082