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Old Glory, Young Cowgirl

October 11, 2017 — Minot, N.D. (October 7, 2017) – A little girl is working on her dream at the Minot Y's Men's Rodeo. Five years ago, when Payton Routier was four years old, she saw a trick rider at the Minot rodeo. The sequined cowgirl, riding around the

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September 29, 2017 — All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $211,927 2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 174,045 3. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 151,990 4. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 139,658 5. Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile 136,430 6. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 128,764 7. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 112,795

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NILE: Radiant Rodeo offers fun for volunteers, special needs individuals

September 28, 2017 — The Northern International Livestock Exposition is well known for its dedication to preserving the western way of life through the week-long stock show, rodeo and tradeshow. This October, the NILE is adding another event to the agenda sharing that way of life with a new

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2017 PRCA WORLD STANDINGS

September 21, 2017 — All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $207,082 2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 160,692 3. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 151,990 4. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 139,263 5. Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile 136,430 6. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 128,764 7. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 112,795

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September 14, 2017 — All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $200,186 2. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 151,990 3. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 148,507 4. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 139,263 5. Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile 131,673 6. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 128,764 7. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 112,467

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Tom Miller inducted into National Cowboy Hall of Fame

September 14, 2017 — Red Owl, South Dakota, rodeo legend Tom C. Miller traversed his rodeo career wearing "many hats." But each one was and will always be cowboy hat. From high school and college rodeo to PRCA rodeos, to a judge and coach, Miller has left his mark

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Don King Days: Capturing equestrian heritage

September 12, 2017 — Where can you see polo, bronc riding, steer "tripping," and cowboy polo all on the open grass with no arena fences? Throw in the World Championship Blacksmith's Horseshoeing Contest to further add interest and you've got Don King Days at the Big Horn Equestrian Center

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Reading, riding and ‘rithmatic

September 7, 2017 — In western South Dakota 100 years ago, riding to school was commonplace, less so nowadays. Though for 13 years, most of the students at Hereford Country School in the Meade School District have saddled up and ridden up to seven miles to school. Shelane Graham

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2017 PRCA World Standings as of 9/7/2017

September 7, 2017 — All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $198,268 2. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 151,990 3. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 141,973 4. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 137,403 5. Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile 130,903 6. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 121,885 7. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 109,600

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More confirmed cases of equine WNV in Colorado

September 6, 2017 — More Confirmed Cases of Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) in Colorado The Colorado Department of Agriculture has received reports of four additional cases of horses with West Nile Virus, bringing the total count to five in 2017. Cases have been confirmed in the following Colorado

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Leo’s Crooked Cousin

September 6, 2017 — I could tell he was upset when we started to the house after loading the last of our lambs. Leo was mumbling to himself and shaking his head. I also knew why he was upset but he didn't know I knew. We had shipped most

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AHC makes changes to governance structure

September 6, 2017 — (Washington, DC)-American Horse Council (AHC) President Julie Broadway and the AHC Board of Trustees are pleased to announce two governance changes to the AHC's Board effective 2018. The current 15-person Board of Trustees of the AHC is made up of individuals representing organizations that hold

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Myers Ranch/Copper Spring Ranch Performance Horse Sale

September 6, 2017 — Date: August 26, 2017 Location: Bozeman, Montana Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar Announcer: John Johnson Reported by: Larry Larson Averages: Myers Ranch Myers Ranch overall sale average: $27,575 • Frenchmans Guy offspring Averages: Overall: $35,667 Two-year-old mares: $37,400 Two-year-old geldings: $36,500) Top selling two-year-old mare: $62,000 Top

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Halter Breaking with Tom Wagoner: Part 1

August 31, 2017 — In this halter breaking series with Tom Wagoner, I interviewed Tom's wife, Toni Wagoner. The first step in halter breaking is getting your colt ready for a halter. LK: What does Tom first do with colts getting them ready to halter break? TW: Tom will

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AQHA Executive Committee OKs animal welfare measures

August 31, 2017 — The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee recently approved recommendations from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission that will affect tie-down roping classes, as well as the use of furosemide (Lasix®) in show horses. Furosemide (Lasix®) After an Executive Committee-requested review of Lasix, the Executive Committee

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AQHA: Year-End Awards Celebration

August 31, 2017 — The 2017 Annual Awards Banquet recognizing the year-end high-point winners is being moved from the 2018 AQHA Convention to during the 2018 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. "We feel holding this awards presentation as a separate event will allow us to

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Minot, N.D. to host another circuit finals

August 31, 2017 — Minot, N.D. (August 30, 2017) – Tickets are on sale for the 63rd annual Minot Y's Men's Rodeo, to be held October 5-8, at the North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot. It's a rendezvous of the best cowboy and cowgirl talent in North Dakota

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2017 PRCA WORLD STANDINGS for Sept. 2, 2017

August 31, 2017 — All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $186,929 2. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 143,632 3. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 136,127 4. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 134,007 5. Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile 127,925 6. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 116,849 7. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 109,600

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Tack, more stolen in Black Hills area thefts

August 31, 2017 — Several reports have yielded odd criminal actions within the ag community throughout western South Dakota. There have been reports of stolen vehicles and other smaller items spreading from Rapid City to Hot Springs, and many houses broken into throughout the same area. Stolen items include

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2017 PRCA WORLD STANDINGS as of August 26, 2017

August 23, 2017 — All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $176,624 2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 135,040 3. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 132,547 4. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 125,145 5. Junior Nogueira, Presidente Pruden, Brazile 121,692 6. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 110,936 7. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 110,422

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