Montie Montana 1910-1998 appeared in a number of John Wayne movies and made
headlines in 1953 when he roped Pres Eisenhower as a gag during his inaugural
parade. He asked the President's permission first, but Secret Service agents
were unamused by the incident. Mr Montana was a fixture on the rodeo circuit in
the USA and Canada and also appeared in more than 60 annual Tournament of Roses
parades in Pasadena, California, waving to the crowd from a silver saddle.