Don Gay is an 8x Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion Bull Rider. Don grew up in Mesquite, Texas and started rodeoing at age 6. His father, Neal Gay, was a well-known rodeo competitor and rodeo producer. Both Don and Neal Gay have been inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, becoming the only father and son to receive that honor. Don retired from professional rodeo in 1989 and in 1997 received the PBR’s Ring of Honor.
Since 2002, Don has been the general manager of Frontier Rodeo Company, providing livestock to professional rodeos and bull riding events across the United States. Don also does television commentating for pro rodeo and pro bull riding events throughout the country. From the 1980s to 2000s, he was a commentator for the Mesquite Championship Rodeo when the weekly event was televised. He commentated for Professional Bull Riders (PBR) big-league events on TNN from 1993-2001, Championship Bull Riding (CBR) big-league events on Great American Country from 2009-10, and PRCA Xtreme Bulls big-league events on ESPN from 2003 to 2010 and GAC from 2011 to 2013. From 2003 to 2017 and again since 2020, Don has provided commentary for the bull riding during the live telecasts of the National Finals Rodeo each December.
Look for Donnie Gay each night on horseback announcing at the Pasadena Rodeo.