‘Yellowstone’ Star Forrie J. Smith Honored as Grand Marshal at Horse Event, Posts Awesome Pics

by Thad Mitchell

Forrie J. Smith, star of the hit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone,” is the perfect selection to head any horse events you might have coming up.

All Jokes aside, the “Yellowstone” actor is a true cowboy in every sense of the word. Smith has been there and done that when it comes to the cattle ranching business and way of life. Before making it big in Hollywood, Smith lived and breathed the cowboy culture. He brings a feel of authenticity to “Yellowstone” that has made him a favorite among the show’s rabid fan base. In addition to cattle ranching, the 62-year-old is a regular rodeo contestant and a stuntman. He has settled in nicely to his “Yellowstone” role as Lloyd, the senior statesman of the ranch’s bunkhouse crew. Now, Smith has a new title that he can add to his growing resume — Grand Marshall.

The “Yellowstone” star served as the Grand Marshall at a recent horse racing event. As he often does, Smith shared the experience, along with several photos, with his fans and social media followers.

“So much excitement on Sept. 6, 2021,” he writes in the social media post’s caption. “I was the Grand Marshall at the World’s Richest Quarter Horse Race! So grateful…thank you all.”

The “Yellowstone” star also shares 10 photos from his most recent adventure. Smith certainly seems to be enjoying himself as he meets new fans, signs a few autograph and snaps a few pics with his admirers. He, of course, has best cowboy hat sitting atop his head as he poses for photos with “Yellowstone” fans. Smith is clearly the life of the party at this horse-racing event.

‘Yellowstone’s’ Forrie J. Smith is a Rising Star

Smith has built himself a large fan base with his work on “Yellowstone” and other projects. He also worked “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan on “Hell of High Water,” one of his most successful films. Smith also had roles in “Better Call Saul” and “2 Guns” most notably. Numerous social media users praised Smith for making interaction with fans a priority.

“How awesome was that!” a fan writes in the comments. “I keep telling myself I’m gonna go down there for that race, maybe one of these years. Lookin forward to trying to see you on Saturday!”

Well before his “Yellowstone” days, Smith was a regular at local rodeos both as a contestant and spectator. He recently used social media to urge fans to sign a petition against a Los Angeles ordinance that would ban rodeo events and activities in the city.

“My life has been about being a cowboy, rodeo contestant, actor and stuntman,” Smith says in his plea to fans. “There is a proposed ordinance to rodeo and rodeo-like events in the city of Los Angeles. You can help Western Justice stop this ban.”