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Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Jackpots, bronc riding series, rescheduled events, benefit, clinics

That cold spell sure nipped at things. I actually heard some complaining from natives northerners over it. It’s like their memories fail them when it comes to cold. This is not the first time it’s been below zero.

January 15-16 will be team roping and breakaway at Bowman, N.D. On Friday will be practice at 5:30 p.m. Saturday will be enter at 9 a.m., rope at 10. Saturday, team roping will be first and breakaway will not start before 4 p.m. There’s an American qualifier sidepot on this too. For info, call Austin Visser ar 701-659-0172 or Brittanie Jorgenson at 320-420-7935.

There will be a Barrel Racing jackpot on Jan. 15, at Schomer Barn, Stanley Co. Fairgrounds, Ft. Pierre, S.D.First runs will start at 1 p.m., 4D with half second splits. Open riding will start at 10 a.m., exhibitions at 11:30.

The Arrowhead Ranch Bronc Riding Series at Ree Ranch, Garrison, N.D. Will be Jan. 15, 22, and 29. Enter at noon, ride at 1 p.m. Open and Jr. levels in both barebacks and saddle broncs. The open jackpots will have $250 added, the Jr. $100. Entry fees are open $50, Jr. $40. Text entries to Reba Foote Shearer at 701-471-6979.

Don’t forget the Trail Challenge Series at KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo. Practice runs will be from 9 a.m. to 2:00. The Challenge Runs will be at 2 p.m. Dates are Jan. 15, Feb. 12, and March 12. More info can be found at www.kluzperformancehorses.com.

The Red Owl Poker Club is having a Benefit Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Jan. 16 at the Red Owl Hall, Red Owl, S.D. Signup is at 1 p.m., play at 1:30. Proceeds will go toward the Brad Mackaben Medical fund. Chili and snacks will be available.

A Winter Team Roping Jackpot will be at the Southern Campbell County Ag Complex, Wright, Wyo., on Jan. 16. Enter at 9:30, 13.5 slide starts at 10:30. Cash or card only. Contact Clay or Lisa Fordyce at 307-391-0555.

The consignment deadline is Jan. 20 for the Cowboy Country Horse Sale and Tradeshow at the CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo. The event will run March 18-20. Consignment sheets can be found at www.cowboycountryhorsesale.com. For general information, call Tom Ford at 307-299-4144.

The Gordon Livestock Horse Sale has been rescheduled to Friday, Jan. 21 at noon.For more information on consignments, call 308-282-9998.

A Hooey Jr. Patriot Qualifier will be Jan. 22, 11 a.m., at the Riata Ranch Event Center, Cheyenne, Wyo. It will have breakaway, goat tying, tie down roping, and open and #10 team roping. Two rounds and a short go. For info and entries, text 307-316-3180.

There will be four seperate Robinson Horsemanship Sessions at Beard Arena, Menoken, N.D., on Feb. 26-27. They’ll be 8:30 to 1:30 and 1:30 to 6:30., $175 per session with a $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot. For more information, contact Katie Oakland at 701-367-6136.

The Bust’n Mini Broncs and Bulls that was scheduled for Jan. 8 has been rescheduled for Feb. 27. It will still be at DSU Arena, Dickinson, N.D.

This is a ways out, but I’m sure it will fill fast, so, I’ll tell you about it. Paul and Paul David Tierney breakaway and calf roping clinics will be April 9-10 at Alcester, S.D. It’s $400 for breakaway, $450 for calf roping. A $200 deposit is required. Call John Sackett at 605-214-3965 to learn more.

Well, that’s my circle for another week. Keep praying for our nation, and may God bless America.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> Montana ProRodeo Circuit Finals, Jan. 13-15, Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, Mont.

> Barrel Jackpots, Jan. 15, Schomer Barn, Stanley Co. Fairgrounds, Ft. Pierre, S.D.

>Winter Team Roping Jackpot, Jan. 16, S. Campbell Co. Ag Complex, Wright, Wyo.

> Team Roping and Breakaway Practice and Jackpots, Jan. 15-16, Bowman, N.D.

> Bustin’ Mini Broncs and Bulls Roughstock Rodeo School, Jan.15-16, DSU, Dickinson, N.D.

> BHSS SDCHA Cutting, Jan. 17-19, 8 a.m., J. Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Gordon Livestock Rescheduled Horse Sale, Jan. 21, noon, Gordon, Neb.

> BHSS AQHA Ranch Horse Versatility Show, Jan. 20-21, 8 a.m., Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Hooey Jr. Patriot Qualifier, Jan. 22, Riata Ranch Event Center, Cheyenne, Wyo.

> Mackaben Medical Benefit, Jan. 22, 5 p.m., Bentley Building, Bison, S.D.

> BHSS Horse Sale, Jan. 28-29, J. Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> BHSS Jackpot Team Roping, Jan. 30, 9 a.m., Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> BHSS Broncs For Breakfast, Feb. 2, 8 a.m., J.Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> 7th Annual Battle of the Scholars, Feb. 5-6, Miles City Comm. College, Miles City, Mont.

> 2nd Annual Lovell Rodeo Club Fundraiser Auction, Feb. 12,Oasis Bar, Lovell, Wyo.

> Sundance Winter Festival and Skijooring, Feb. 12, Sundance, Wyo.

> Robinson Horsemanship Clinics, Feb. 26-27, Beard Arena, Menoken, N.D.

> Rescheduled Bust’n Mini Broncs and Bulls, Feb. 27, DSU, Dickinson, N.D.

> Johnson Co. Ski-jor Wars, March 5, 10 a.m., Buffalo, Wyo.

> ARP Spring Fling Barrels and Poles, March 11-13, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Cowboy Country Horse Sale, March 18, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Bobby Harris Team Roping Clinic, Mar. 19-20, Agri-Plex, Wright, Wyo.

> Kirk Hall Working Cowhorse Clinic, April 23-24, Thermopolis, Wyo.

> Elsabe Hausauer Horsemanship Clinic, May 28-29, Schantz Ranch, Glenn Ullin, N.D.

 

WINTER EVENT SERIES:

 

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

> BITS AND SPURS WINTER SERIES; Feb.12, Mar.12, Apr 16, May 15, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>BRONC RIDING SERIES, Jan. 15, 22, 29, Reen Ranch, Garrison, N.D.

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Feb. 27, Mar.13, Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20; Mar. 17-19 Thermopolis, Wyo

>CRUSHIN’ CANS AND ROPIN’ CALVES barrel and breakaway jackpots; Jan. 22, 23; Feb. 19, March 13, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>IT’S FREEZING DOUBLE HEADER BARREL JACKPOTS: Jan. 15, 22, Feb. 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 15, 29 and 30, May 7, Graham Arena, Baker, Mont.

> HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, Jan.16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, finals Mar. 6 Broadus, Mont.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: Feb.12, March 19, Apr. 9, May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>JOBMAN’S Lazy E7 Arena WED. NIGHTS TEAM ROPINGS Nov. 3 through Mar. 16, McGrew, Neb.

>KPH ARENA TRAIL CHALLENGE SERIES; Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar.12, Gillette, Wyo

>POKES JACKPOT SERIES, Jan. 22, 29; March 5, 12; Hansen Arena, Laramie, Wyo

>SK PRODUCTIONS Barrel Races, Jan. 15, 29; Feb. 5, 26; Scott Ranch Arena, Douglas, Wyo

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 9, Thermopolis, Wyo

>TILTRUM’S CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice, Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Jan. 29-30; Feb.5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>TRIPLE T ARENA Barrels and Breakaway Jackpots, Jan. 22, 23; Feb. 19, Mar. 13, Hermosa, S.D.

>WEBB RANCHES TEAM PENNING/RANCH SORTING SERIES: Jan. 15, Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19; April 2, 16, Volin, S.D.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Feb. 12, Mar.12, Apri.16, May 21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

 

Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Mackaben fundraiser, clinics, jackpots, BHSS events, Happy New Year!

Winter finally arrived. It would seem that someone left the gate open between here and the North Pole. I won’t mention any names. For those wondering, I’m healing well and getting better every day from my November back surgery. Thank you for your prayers.

There’s a fundraiser coming up Jan. 22 for someone who is near and pretty dear to me. Brad Mackaben, who ranches with his family out in no-man’s-land kind of near Camp Crook, S.D. and Capital, Mont., has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Of course, he’s scuffing his toe in the dirt about a fundraiser, but the fact is, he’s the first guy to load up and come at a run whenever anyone else needs help. So, The crew at K-T in Bison, S.D. decided to join up with some others and do a fundraiser at the Bentley Building in Bison, S.D. The doors will open at 4 p.m., with a free will offering supper at 5 p.m., a live auction and music to follow. To donate items for the auction, contact Karin Fink at 406-581-1100. If you’d rather just send some money, please send it to Mackaben Medical Fund, c/o Dakotah Bank, Box 99, Bison, S.D. 57620.

Burches are still needing a few more bareback and bull riders for the roughstock sale on Dec. 30 at CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo. There’s $1000 added jackpot, winner takes all. You’d better be good because this stock is. To enter, text 405-401-5401.

Western States Productions Ranch Sorting will be Jan. 1-2, 9 a.m., at Douglas, Wyo. It’s a Western States Finals Qualifier and open to all levels and youth. Stalls are available on site as well.

Due to so much interest, Knoles Performance Horses have added some dates to the January working cowhorse clinics at McCook, Neb. Jan. 7-8 will be at Kiplinger Arena, Jan. 13-14 and 15-16 will be at Alice Arena. All clinics are $400 per horse/rider, with $200 deposit required. Email jsknoles@yahoo.com to get on the list.

Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D. is adding a Barrel and Breakaway Jackpot series this winter. Dates are Jan. 8, 22, 23; Feb. 19 and March 13. Management said if she has to beg for help to put these on, whether gate openers, rakers, chute operators or errand boys/girls, she will cancel. Get off your horse and help. These things don’t put themselves on.

There will be a Women’s Ranch Bronc Riding Jan. 8, 1 p.m., at DSU College Arena, Dickinson, N.D. There’s $1000 added, $100 entry, 100% payback. This is a Trail To Cheyenne qualifier and WRBC Tour Stop #2 bronc ride. To enter, text 469-496-6965. First 10 paid entries will be taken.

The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo is out there on the near horizon with the usual lineup of great events. The BHSS AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Show will be at the Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D. on Jan. 20-21, starting at 8 a.m. Great family show, lots to watch, great vendors, and good time.

The BHSS Truck Defender Horse Sale will be Jan. 28-29, also at the Kjerstad Arena. The catalog and videos of the horses are up online at www.blackhillsstockshow.com. It sure looks like a nice lineup of horses for about anyone’s needs.

They are collectively praying for snow for the Sundance Winter Festival and Skijooring at beautiful Sundance, Wyo on Feb. 12. I’ll keep you posted.

Well, this is the last column of 2021. In ways I’m sure glad the year is over, and hope that the New Year comes in peaceably and that it isn’t the general wreck that ’21 has been. Be safe, have fun bringing it in, and remember to always pray for our nation. God Bless America!

FALL/WINTER EVENT SERIES:

 

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

> BITS AND SPURS WINTER SERIES; Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr 16, May 15, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>BH SORTING AND CUTTING CLUB Practice: Jan 9, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Jan. 9, Mar. 13, Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20, Mar. 17-19 Thermopolis, Wyo

>CRUSHIN’ CANS AND ROPIN’ CALVES barrel and breakaway jackpots; Jan.8, 22, 23; Feb. 19, March 13, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>IT’S FREEZING DOUBLE HEADER BARREL JACKPOTS: Jan. 8, 15, 22, Feb. 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 15, 29 and 30, May 7, Graham Arena, Baker, Mont.

> HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, Jan. 9, 16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, finals Mar. 6 Broadus, Mont.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 19, Apr. 9, May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>JOBMAN’S Lazy E7 Arena WED. NIGHTS TEAM ROPINGS Nov. 3 through Mar 16, McGrew, Neb.

>KPH ARENA TRAIL CHALLENGE SERIES; Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar.12, Gillette, Wyo

>SK PRODUCTIONS Barrel Races, Jan. 1, 15, 29; Feb. 5, 26; Scott Ranch Arena, Douglas, Wyo

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 9, Thermopolis, Wyo

>TILTRUM’S CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice, Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Jan. 2, 29-30; Feb. 5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>TRIPLE T ARENA Barrels and Breakaway Jackpots, Jan. 8, 22, 23; Feb. 19, Mar. 13, Hermosa, S.D.

>WEBB RANCHES TEAM PENNING/RANCH SORTING SERIES: Jan. 8, 15 Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19; April 2, 16, Volin, S.D.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Feb. 12, Mar.12, April 16, May 21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> 19th New Years Eve Buck and Ball, Futurity, sale, Dec. 30-31, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> 2022 Bronc Bash Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Broncs, Dec. 31, Torrington, Wyo.

> Pokes Jackpot Series Barrels and Breakaway, Jan. 1, Hansen Arena, Laramie, Wyo.

> Western States Prod. Ranch Sorting, Jan. 1-2, 9 a.m., Douglas, Wyo.

> Jobman’s Lazy E7 Arena makeup roping, Jan. 5, Bayard, Neb.

> Women’s Ranch Bronc Riding, Jan. 8, 1 p.m., DSU College Arena, Dickinson, N.D.

> S.D. Horseman’s Association Annual Meeting, Jan. 8, 3:30, Chateau Event Center, Ft. Pierre, SD

> Wooly In The Winter Ranch Rodeo, Jan. 8, Dawson Co. Fairgrounds, Lexington, Neb.

> SDQHA Banquet, January 8, Ramkota, Pierre, S.D.

> Montana ProRodeo Circuit Finals, Jan. 13-15, Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, Mont.

> Bustin’ Mini Broncs and Bulls Roughstock Rodeo School, Jan.15-16, DSU, Dickinson, N.D.

> BHSS AQHA Ranch Horse Versatility Show, Jan. 20-21, 8 a.m., Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Mackaben Medical Benefit, Jan. 22, 5 p.m., Bentley Building, Bison, S.D.

> BHSS Horse Sale, Jan. 28-29, J. Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> BHSS Broncs For Breakfast, Feb. 2, 8 a.m., J.Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Sundance Winter Festival and Skijooring, Feb. 12, Sundance, Wyo.

> Johnson Co. Ski-jor Wars, March 5, 10 a.m., Buffalo, Wyo.

> ARP Spring Fling Barrels and Poles, March 11-13, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Cowboy Country Horse Sale, March 18, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Bobby Harris Team Roping Clinic, Mar. 19-20, Agri-Plex, Wright, Wyo.

> Kirk Hall Working Cowhorse Clinic, April 23-24, Thermopolis, Wyo.

> Elsabe Hausauer Horsemanship Clinic, May 28-29, Schantz Ranch, Glenn Ullin, N.D.

 

 

Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Christmas already, plains storms, Buck and Ball entries, BHSS events

How can it be the last week leading up to Christmas already? This year has just streaked by. Next thing you know, we’ll all be writing the wrong year on our checks. Thankfully it’s pretty easy to turn a one into a two.

My heart goes out to those in the terrible storm event this past week. Wind damage, blowing dirt, and fires driven by record setting wind plagued the great plains region. Wind speeds of over 100 mph clocked many places. Several ranches in Kansas were simply wiped out by fire that consumed not only homes and buildings, but also livestock. I can’t even imagine facing that.

The New Year’s Eve Buck and Ball in Gillette, Wyo., has opened entries for the barebacks, saddle broncs and bulls. Much of the stock will be fresh from NFR appearances, including Lunatic From Hell. If you want to enter, get with it as it fills fast. Call Tiffani Robertson at 605-545-7865 for info.

The Dec. 30 Burch Rodeo futurity is taking 20 teams for $1,000 team, and you bring two horses four or five years old and one any horse for the short go. They also need 40 bronc riders for the long round, 20 of which will return for the short go. Entry fee is $100.Futurity is at 1 p.m., Burch Rodeo Stock will sell at 3 p.m. All at the CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo. Call Anna Burch at 307-682-3662 or text her at 405-401-5404.

Entries are open now for the 2022 BHSS Broncs for Breakfast ranch bronc riding, which will be on Feb. 2 at the Event Center, Rapid City, S.D. They’ll take the first 31 entries, two alternates, and you must be 18 or over. Enter online only at www.blackhillsstockshow.com/events/2022/bronc-for-breakfast.

SK Productions Barrel Races 2022 schedule is Jan. 1, 15, 29; Feb. 5, 26. Races are at the Scott Ranch Arena, Douglas, Wyo. Pre-entries Thurs. and Friday before the event. Text Kiley at 307-359-2591.

There will be a New Year’s Eve Roping at the 3J Arena, Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, Casper, Wyo on Jan. 1. Enter at 11, rope at noon. Call Justin Johnson at 307-258-4071 or Jhett Johnson at 307-258-3131.

Jobman’s Lazy E& Arena, Bayard, Neb., rescheduled their Dec. 15 roping to Jan. 5. Call 308-631-1646 for info.

The South Dakota Horseman’s Association, in conjunction with SDTA and SDQHRA, will hold their annual meeting Jan. 8 at the Chateau Event Center, Ft. Pierre, S.D. on Jan. 8. Thoroughbred meeting will be at 3 p.m., SDQHRA meeting at 3:30, SDHA at 4:30, with silent auction 6-9 p.m., plus musical entertainment at 7 p.m. All times are CST.

The Wooly In The Winter Ranch Rodeo will be Jan. 8 at Dawson Co. Fairgrounds, Lexington, Neb. Call Seth at 308-325-3945 or Austin at 785-821-1253 to learn more.

Thar’s Ranch Sorting will hold the BHSS Kick Off Ranch Sorting on Jan. 15-16 at the Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

Well, that wraps up my circle for the week. I hope you have a blessed Christmas and that you have a safe and fun season. Let’s not forget that it’s the birth of our Savior that we are celebrating, and be filled with joy at that news.

FALL/WINTER EVENT SERIES:

 

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

> BITS AND SPURS WINTER SERIES; Feb.12, Mar.12, Apr 16, May 15, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>BH SORTING AND CUTTING CLUB Practice: Jan 9, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Jan. 9, Mar.13, Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20; Mar. 17-19 Thermopolis, Wyo

>CRUSHIN’ CANS AND ROPIN’ CALVES barrel and breakaway jackpots; Jan. 8, 22, 23; Feb. 19, March 13, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>IT’S FREEZING DOUBLE HEADER BARREL JACKPOTS: Jan. 8, 15, 22, Feb. 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 15, 29 and 30,May 7, Graham Arena, Baker, Mont.

> HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, Jan. 9,16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, finals Mar. 6, Broadus, Mont.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: Jan. 8, Feb.12, March 19, Apr. 9, May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>JOBMAN’S Lazy E7 Arena WED. NIGHTS TEAM ROPINGS Nov. 3 – Mar 16, McGrew, Neb.

>KPH ARENA TRAIL CHALLENGE SERIES; Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar.12, Gillette, Wyo

>SK PRODUCTIONS Barrel Races, Jan. 1, 15, 29; Feb.5, 26; Scott Ranch Arena, Douglas, Wyo

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar 12,April 9, Thermopolis, Wyo

>TILTRUM’S CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice, Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Jan. 2, 29-30; Feb. 5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>WEBB RANCHES TEAM PENNING/RANCH SORTING SERIES: Jan. 8, 15 Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19; April 2, 16, Volin, S.D.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Feb. 12, Mar.12, April 16, May 21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> Gordon Livestock Open Horse Sale, Dec. 21, Gordon, Neb.

> 19th New Years Eve Buck and Ball, Futurity, sale, Dec. 30-31, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> 2022 Bronc Bash Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Broncs, Dec. 31, Torrington, Wyo.

> Pokes Jackpot Series Barrels and Breakaway, Jan. 1, Hansen Arena, Laramie, Wyo.

> Jobman’s Lazy E7 Arena makeup roping, Jan. 5, Bayard, Neb.

> S.D. Horseman’s Association Annual Meeting, Jan. 8, 3:30, Chateau Event Center, Ft. Pierre, SD

> Wooly In The Winter Ranch Rodeo, Jan. 8, Dawson Co. Fairgrounds, Lexington, Neb.

> SDQHA Banquet, January 8, Ramkota, Pierre, S.D.

> Montana ProRodeo Circuit Finals, Jan. 13-15, Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, Mont.

> Bustin’ Mini Broncs and Bulls Roughstock Rodeo School, Jan.15-16, DSU, Dickinson, N.D.

> Mackaben Medical Benefit, Jan. 22, 5 p.m., Bentley Building, Bison, S.D.

> BHSS Broncs For Breakfast, Feb. 2, 8 a.m., J.Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Johnson Co. Ski-jor Wars, March 5, 10 a.m., Buffalo, Wyo.

> ARP Spring Fling Barrels and Poles, March 11-13, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Cowboy Country Horse Sale, March 18, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Bobby Harris Team Roping Clinic, Mar. 19-20, Agri-Plex, Wright, Wyo.

> Kirk Hall Working Cowhorse Clinic, April 23-24, Thermopolis, Wyo.

> Elsabe Hausauer Horsemanship Clinic, May 28-29, Schantz Ranch, Glenn Ullin, N.D.

 

Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Finals news, jr. roughstock, clinics, jackpots, schools

The WNFR is over by the time you read this. I’m sure many of you watched every round on television or were actually there. I’ll fill in a few spots in case you missed them and for those of us who didn’t get to see it all.

Miss Rodeo South Dakota, Martina Loobey, Sturgis, S.D., represented her heritage well by winning the Horsemanship portion of the Miss Rodeo America competition. It’s a prestigious honor with stiff competition, and she made her South Dakota fans proud, not only there but throughout the competition.

The NFR breakaway was sure a fast competition! Wow, can those ladies rope! Coming out the World Champion and average winner for the second year in a row was Buffalo, S.D.’s Sawyer Gilbert. She’s the master of consistency and the only roper to score on all 10 head. Congrats to her!

Also in the breakaway was Buffalo, S.D. native Joey (Painter) Williams, now of Volberg, Mont. She won three of the 10 rounds and had times that just boggle the mind, with a 1.7 and 1.8 seconds. I don’t know how she even gets out of the box and swings in that time, much less catches the calf!

As I watched the replay of the grand entry when Wade Sundell got bucked off the flag horse, I thought he walked away hurt. I sure didn’t see anything funny about it either. He later bucked off his saddle bronc, which was not like him either. Turns out he was hurt, with a fractured vertabrae mid-back. He turned out the rest of his broncs and will be out for three to four months of the 2022 season. I admire him a lot. He overcame such grievous injuries that it’s amazing he’s even alive, much less returned to the arena and to the level of competition he’s at. I wish him well in his recovery and hope that he can heal up and return to riding broncs.

The Bustin’ Mini Broncs and Bulls event at DSU Arena, Dickinson, N.D., will be Dec. 19. Entries will close Dec. 16, 8 p.m., so get those entries in. This event is a qualifier for the Hooey Jr. Patriot in Ft. Worth, Texas on Feb. 25-Mar. 6. To enter the ponies, text Kerry at 701-880-8372. For bulls text Hunter at 612-223-0759.

Entries are still open for some ranch broncs, women’s ranch rodeo and open ranch rodeo events at the WSRRA Bronc Bash and Ranch Rodeo, Torrington, Wyo., on Dec. 31. Ranch teams are $500 entry, ranch broncs $225. You don’t have to be a WSRRA member to enter either. Call 307-262-1458 or 308-760-3102.

Pokes Jackpot Series barrels and breakaway at the Hansen Arena, Laramie, Wyo., will be Jan 1. Barrel entries close at 10:30 a.m., with the run to start at 11. Breakaway will run after the barrels. Breakaway is a double eliminations, two head and limited to 32 ropers. Pre-entry only by Dec. 28. To pre-enter, call Casey Rae at 307-299-0969.

The Bobby Harris Team Roping Clinic is filling fast eventhough it is Mar. 19-20. It will be at the Southern Campbell County AgriPlex, Wright, Wyo. To get entered or to learn more, call Lisa Fordyce at 307-391-0555.

There’s a series of Equine Reproduction Classes being held in North Platte, Neb., at the Sellers Ranch. Basic repro classes will be Jan. 7-8 and Feb. 11-12., for $550/day. Embryo transfer class will be Jan. 14 for $650. Semen freezing class will be Jan. 15 for $750/day. All will be in the new lab and breeding facility at the ranch. Call 308-539-3707 or 940-507-3703 for more information.

Well, that’s my circle for another week. Have a great week and don’t forget to pray for our nation.

FALL/WINTER EVENT SERIES:

>ARP FALL BREAKAWAY/GOAT TYING JACKPOTS: Dec.11, Arthun Arena, Gillette

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Dec. 12, Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

> BITS AND SPURS WINTER SERIES;Dec.18, Feb.12, Mar.12, Apr 16, May 15, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>BH SORTING AND CUTTING CLUB Practice: Jan 9, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Mar.13,Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Dec. 17-19; Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20; Mar. 17-19 Thermopolis, Wyo

>CRUSHIN’ CANS AND ROPIN’ CALVES barrel and breakaway jackpots; Jan .8, 22, 23; Feb. 19, March 13, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>GILLETTE COLLEGE FALL JACKPOTS: Dec.12, Gillette College Arena, Gillette, Wy

>IT’S FREEZING DOUBLE HEADER BARREL JACKPOTS: Dec. 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22,

Feb. 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 15, 29 and 30,May 7, Graham Arena, Baker, Mont.

> HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, Dec. 12, 19; Jan.9,16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, finals Mar. 6 Broadus, Mont.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: Dec.18, Jan.8, Feb.12, March 19, Apr. 9, May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>JOBMAN’S Lazy E7 Arena WED. NIGHTS TEAM ROPINGS Nov. 3 through Mar 16, McGrew, Neb.

>KPH ARENA TRAIL CHALLENGE SERIES; Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar.12, Gillette, Wyo

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 9, Thermopolis, Wyo

>TILTRUM’S CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice, Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Dec. 18; Jan. 2, 29-30;Feb. 5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>WEBB RANCHES TEAM PENNING/RANCH SORTING SERIES: Dec.8,17; Jan. 8, 15, Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19; April 2, 16, Volin, S.D.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Dec. 18, Feb. 12, Mar.12, Apri.16, May21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> Breakaway Jackpot, Dec. 17, W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, S.D.

> Ranch Rodeo, Dec. 18, W.H. Lyons Arena, Sioux Falls, S.D.

> Open 4D Barrel Race, Dec. 18, Reinert Arena, Wall, S.D.

> CSC FREE Rodeo Rough Stock School, Dec. 17-18, CSU, Chadron, Neb.

> Bustin’ Mini Broncs and Bulls Rough Stock Rodeo, Dec. 19, DSU Arena, Dickinson, N.D.

> Gordon Livestock Open Horse Sale, Dec. 21, Gordon, Neb.

> 19th New Years Eve Buck and Ball, Futurity, sale, Dec. 30-31, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> 2022 Bronc Bash Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Broncs, Dec. 31, Torrington, Wyo.

> Pokes Jackpot Series Barrels and Breakaway, Jan. 1, Hansen Arena, Laramie, Wyo.

> SDQHA Banquet, January 8, Ramkota, Pierre, S.D.

> Montana ProRodeo Circuit Finals, Jan. 13-15, Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, Mont.

> Bustin’ Mini Broncs and Bulls Roughstock Rodeo School, Jan.15-16, DSU, Dickinson, N.D.

> Johnson Co. Ski-jor Wars, March 5, 10 a.m., Buffalo, Wyo.

> ARP Spring Fling Barrels and Poles, March 11-13, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Cowboy Country Horse Sale, March 18, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Bobby Harris Team Roping Clinic, Mar. 19-20, Agri-Plex, Wright, Wyo.

> Elsabe Hausauer Horsemanship Clinic, May 28-29, Schantz Ranch, Glenn Ullin, N.D.

 

WNFR contestants and awards, barrel and breakaway jackpots, event series, SDQHA banquet

This nice weather has sure been welcome as far as getting late fall work done. We sure do need moisture, but am hoping it waits until later winter and comes as wet snow followed by a wet spring.

I’m enjoying the dry conditions as I’m still getting around with a walker post-surgery. Slick ground would sure make me pucker up! I’m healing, but it will take time. I’ll be in my body brace for three months yet, but it will be worth it in the end as I want my back surgery to be a success and the route to success is following Dr.’s orders. Physical therapy will be starting this next week too.

I want to offer belated but heartfelt congratulations to all those regional contestants who are at the WNFR. In the barrels are Amanda Welsh, Gillette, Wyo., Lisa lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D., and Molly Otto, Grand Forks, N.D. Barebacks are Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont., Richmond Champion, Stevensville, Mont, Cole Reiner, Kaycee, Wyo, Garrett Shdbolt, Merriman, Neb., Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., and Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D. Saddle Broncs are Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., Chase Brooks, Deer Lodge, Mont., Sage Newman, Melstone, Mont., Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa, and Shorty Garrett, Eagle Butte, S.D. Bulls are Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. Steer wrestlers are ty Erickson, Helene, Mont., and Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D. Team Ropers are header Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont., heelers are Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont, and Carson Johnson, Casper, Wyo. Tie Down Roping is Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont. Breakaway ropers are Sawyer Gilbert, Buffalo, S.D. and Joey Williams, Volberg, Mont. Steer Roping, which isn’t held during the WNFR, has Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D.

Also, congratulations to our regional rodeos that won awards at the PRCA ceremony that kicked off the WNFR. Black Hills Roundup, Belle Fourche, S.D., won the Medium Rodeo of the Year while Rodeo Rapid City, held during the BHSS, won Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year. Jill Franzen Loden was awarded Music Director of the Year.

There’s going to be a Breakaway Jackpot Dec. 17, 7 p.m., at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, S.D. Entries will open at 5:30 p.m., CST. Cash only. The first roping will be Ladies Any Age and Men over 40, $50 entry, 2 head guaranteed. If you catch both, you go to the short go. You can enter twice on each horse. The second roping is Open To Everyone, $100 entry, $500 added. For more information, call 605-212-8917.

The Toofpik Barrel Series New Year’s Bash will be Dec. 31-Jan. 2 at Niehwohner Arena, Albion, Neb. Barrels and poles will be run with $1000 added! It’s also BBR approved.

The SDQHA Awards Banquet is going to Jan. 8, 4 p.m., at the Ramkota, Pierre, S.D.

The dates are set for the Crushin’ Cans and Ropin’ Calves barrel and breakaway series at Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D. They are Jan. 8, 22, 23; Feb. 19 and March 13.

There’s a new horse sale coming up in March. It’s the Cowboy Country Horse Sale and Trade Show and will be held at the CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo., on March 18-20. Consignments are being taken now through Jan. 20. Consignment sheets can be foud on www.cowboycountryhorsesale.com. For more information, call Tom Ford at 307-299-4144.

Well, that’s my circle for this week. Be sure and send me any tidbits of news or upcoming events to the email at the top of this column. I’m always glad to share them here. Have a great week, pray for our nation and may God bless America.

DECEMBER 4

FALL/WINTER EVENT SERIES:

>ARP FALL BREAKAWAY/GOAT TYING JACKPOTS: Dec.11, Arthun Arena, Gillette

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Dec. 12, Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

> BITS AND SPURS WINTER SERIES;Dec.18, Feb.12, Mar.12, Apr 16, May 15, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>BH SORTING AND CUTTING CLUB Practice: Jan 9, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Mar.13,Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Dec. 17-19; Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20; Mar. 17-19 Thermopolis, Wyo

>CRUSHIN’ CANS AND ROPIN’ CALVES barrel and breakaway jackpots; Jan .8, 22, 23; Feb. 19, March 13, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>GILLETTE COLLEGE FALL JACKPOTS: Dec.12, Gillette College Arena, Gillette, Wy

>IT’S FREEZING DOUBLE HEADER BARREL JACKPOTS: Dec. 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22,

Feb. 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 15, 29 and 30,May 7, Graham Arena, Baker, Mont.

> HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, Dec. 12, 19; Jan.9,16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, finals Mar. 6 Broadus, Mont.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: Dec.18, Jan.8, Feb.12, March 19, Apr. 9, May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>JOBMAN’S Lazy E7 Arena WED. NIGHTS TEAM ROPINGS Nov. 3 through Mar 16, McGrew, Neb.

>KPH ARENA TRAIL CHALLENGE SERIES; Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar.12, Gillette, Wyo

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 9, Thermopolis, Wyo

>TILTRUM’S CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice, Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Dec. 18; Jan. 2, 29-30;Feb. 5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>WEBB RANCHES TEAM PENNING/RANCH SORTING SERIES: Dec.8,17; Jan. 8, 15, Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19; April 2, 16, Volin, S.D.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Dec. 18, Feb. 12, Mar.12, Apri.16, May21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> WNFR, Dec. 2-11, Las Vegas, Nev.

> NFR Breakaway, Dec. 6-7, Orleans Palace, Las Vegas, Nev.

> Benny Binion Bucking Horse and Bull Sale, Dec. 3-10, S. Point Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

> Breakaway Jackpot, Dec. 17, W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, S.D.

> Ranch Rodeo, Dec. 18, W.H. Lyons Arena, Sioux Falls, S.D.

> Open 4D Barrel Race, Dec. 18, Reinert Arena, Wall, S.D.

> CSC FREE Rodeo Rough Stock School, Dec. 17-18, CSU, Chadron, Neb.

> Gordon Livestock Open Horse Sale, Dec. 21, Gordon, Neb.

> 19th New Years Eve Buck and Ball, Futurity, sale, Dec. 30-31, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> 2022 Bronc Bash Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Broncs, Dec. 31, Torrington, Wyo.

> SDQHA Banquet, January 8, Ramkota, Pierre, S.D.

> Montana ProRodeo Circuit Finals, Jan. 13-15, Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, Mont.

> Bustin’ Mini Broncs and Bulls Roughstock Rodeo School, Jan.15-16, DSU, Dickinson, N.D.

> Johnson Co. Ski-jor Wars, March 5, 10 a.m., Buffalo, Wyo.

> ARP Spring Fling Barrels and Poles, March 11-13, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Cowboy Country Horse Sale, March 18, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Wyoming Horse Racing, FREE roughstock school, Buck and Ball, clinics, jackpots

t’s been quite a week. I had a major overhaul on my back on the 16th, so I was a week in the hospital with that. I’m staying with family until I can take care of myself again, and I’m sure thanksful for them and for their care. It’s been a rough one. But, every day is better, I’m looking off toward that horizon where life is good again.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving with a slightly smaller gathering of the clan than usual. There will only be 14 around the table, but everyone is healthy and I’m on the mend, so much to be thankful for.

Wyoming Horse Raceing has set the 2022 dates for live racing. Energy Downs will have 16 days in May and June, Wyoming Downs will have 20 days June through August, and Sweetwater Downs will have 16 days Aug. through September. That always good news for the breeders and others involved with fast horses in Wyoming.

Chadron State College is hostig a FREE rodeo rough stock school Dec. 17-18, at Chadron State College Rodeo Pavillion. Instructors are Shane O’Connell, Chad Breenan, Tom Reeves and Conner Halverson, with barebacks, saddle broncs and bulls. They’ll have bucking machines and skill appropriate stock both. You must register to be in it. Register online at www.cscrodeocamps.com.

There will be an open 4D barrel race hosted by the Wall High School Rodeo team, at the Reinert Arena, Wall, S.D. on Dec. 18. Exhibitions will be from 9:30 to noon, open riding noon to 12:30, jackpot to start at 1 p.m. Youth will run with the open. Cash only. If you have questions, call Jill at 605-515-3376.

Bits and Spurs Horse Club’s next playday, the Ugly Christmas Sweater one, will be Dec. 18. It will be at Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

Gordon Livestock, Gordon, Neb., will be holding an open horse sale on Dec. 21 with both ride ins and loose horses. For more info, call 308-282-1171, or go to www.gordonlivestock.com.

The 19th Annual New Year’s Eve Buck and Ball will be Dec. 31 at the CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo. On Dec. 30 there wll be the futurity horses at noon, 3 p.m. will be the Burch Rodeo Bucking Stock sale, then the Buck and Ball Calcutta at 7 p.m. that night. Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band will be providing the mucic on New Year’s Eve as well. Tickets are on sale, so go to www.newyearsevebuckandball.com.

The 2022 Bronc Bash Ranch Rodeo at Torrington, Wyo., will be Dec. 31. There will be open, women’s and ranch bronc divisions. It’s on the 8 Second Whiskey Tour Stop .

The Montana ProRodeo Circuit Finals will be Jan 13-15 at the Four Seasons, Arena, Great Falls, Mont.

There will be a Bust’n Min Broncs and Bulls Roughstock Rodeo School on Jan. 15-16, 9 a.m. until done. It will be at the DSU Indoor Arena, Dickinson, N.D. It’s open to kids 9-16 and is limited to 10 in each event. It’s $375 for both days. Text Kerry to register at 701-880-0372.

KPH Arena will be holding a Trail Challenge Series Jan. 15, Feb. 12, and March 12. They’ll have practice runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Challenge runs starting at 2 p.m, with a Challenge jackpot. Enter online at www.kluzperformancehorse.com.

Well, that’s my circle for this week. Hopefully I’m healing right along by next week and ready to ride a bigger circle. Have a great week, pray for our nation and God Bless America!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> 3 Man Ranch Sorting, Nov. 27, 10 a.m., Lewis & Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Helena, Mont.

> NFR Calcutta Kadoka Arena Fundraiser, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Discount Lounge, Kadoka, S.D.

> Arthun Arena Thanksgiving Team Roping, Nov. 27, Arthun Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

> WNFR, Dec. 2-11, Las Vegas, Nev.

> NFR Breakaway, Dec. 6-7, Orleans Palace, Las Vegas, Nev.

> Benny Binion Bucking Horse and Bull Sale, Dec. 3-10, S. Point Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

> Ranch Rodeo, Dec. 18, W.H. Lyons Arena, Sioux Falls, S.D.

> 2022 Bronc Bash Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Broncs, Dec. 31, Torrington, Wyo.

> Montana ProRodeo Circuit Finals, Jan. 13-15, Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, Mont.

 

FALL/WINTER EVENT SERIES:

 

>ARP FALL BREAKAWAY/GOAT TYING JACKPOTS: Dec. 4,11, Arthun Arena, Gillette

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Dec. 12, Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

> BITS AND SPURS WINTER SERIES: Dec.18, Feb.12, Mar.12, Apr 16, May 15, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>BH SORTING AND CUTTING CLUB Practice: Dec. 5, Jan 9, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Mar. 13, Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Dec. 17-19; Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20; Mar. 17-19 Thermopolis, Wyo

>GILLETTE COLLEGE FALL JACKPOTS: Dec.12, Gillette College Arena, Gillette, Wy

>IT’S FREEZING DOUBLE HEADER BARREL JACKPOTS: Dec. 5, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22,

Feb. 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 15, 29 and 30, May 7, Graham Arena, Baker, Mont.

> HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, Dec. 12, 19; Jan. 9, 16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, finals Mar. 6, Broadus, Mont.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: Dec.18, Jan.8, Feb.12, March 19, Apr.9, May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>JOBMAN’S Lazy E7 Arena WED. NIGHTS TEAM ROPINGS Nov. 3 through Mar 16, McGrew, Neb.

>KPH ARENA FALL FUNDAYS SERIES, Dec. 4, KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

>KPH ARENA TRAIL CHALLENGE SERIES; Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar.12, Gillette, Wyo

>S. CAMPBELL CO.TEAM ROPING JACKPOTS: Dec. 5, Wright, Wyo.

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 9, Thermopolis, Wyo

>TILTRUM’S CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice, Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Dec. 18; Jan. 2, 29-30; Feb. 5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>WEBB RANCHES TEAM PENNING/RANCH SORTING SERIES: Dec. 4, 8, 17; Jan. 8, 15, Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19; April 2, 16, Volin, S.D.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Dec. 18, Feb. 12, Mar.12, April 16, May 21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

 

 

Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Thankfulness, calcutta at Kadoka, penning and sorting series, WNFR info, clinic, queens needed

With Thanksgiving upon us, there are many things to be thankful for in spite of all the mess in our nation. I’m personally thankful that I’m not a turkey. Also, thankful to have made it around the sun 60 consecutive laps. I’m thankful to still have cows, though they aren’t exactly a get-rich-quick scheme. They never have been in my lifetime. I’m thankful to still have a couple of good horses though they’re getting some age on them like me. I’m most thankful for my family and the time I get to spend with them and the joy that my grandkids bring me. Thankfulness is a choice.

There’s a WNFR Finals Rodeo Calcutta fundraiser to raise money for the Kadoka Arena. It will be at the Discount Lounge, Kadoka, S.D. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. Sam Stoddard will be the auctioneer for it. If you have questions call Laurie at 605-488-0054 or Cari at 605-890-1108.

Webb Ranches Team Penning and Ranch Sorting Series at Volin, S.D. have begun. All events will begin at 1 p.m. with draw partners. You can enter up to four times each event, and events are $15per run. Pre-entries are encourages with Cassie at 605-421-0501. For general info, call Bogie Webb at 605-659-5630. Dates are Nov. 27; Dec. 4, 8, 18; Jan 8, 15; Feb. 5, 19; March 5, 19; April 2, 16.

If you’re taking in the WNFR in Las Vegas, Nev. On Dec. 2-11, be sure and take your masks. They will be required as per the governor’s orders. This gives you ladies time to get your masks blinged up to match your outfits, right?

The Benny Binion NFR Bucking Horse and Bull Sale will be Dec. 2-3 at the South Point Arena, Las Vegas, Nev. You can go to www.BennyBinionSale.com for more details.

There will be a Working Cow Horse Clinic with Dean Barent on Dec. 4 at Basin Fairgrounds, Basin, Wyo. There will be flag work, down the fence, equipment function and more covered at the clinic. It’s $250/person, limited to six, $10 to audit. Call 307-568-2968 for more information.

The National Finals Breakaway Roping will be Dec. 6-7 at the Orleans Palace, Las Vegas, Nev.

ARP Winter Series will be at the CamPlex East Pavillion, Gillette, Wyo. There will be 4D barrels and poles. Dates are Dec. 12, Jan. 16, and Feb. 13.

Dec. 18 is the Ranch Rodeo at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, S.D. It will start at 6:30 p.m.. There’s $2000 added, plus a calcutta on each team. Events are Trailer loading, branding, wild cow milking, and rawhide race. It’s $150/person, taking 24 teams, and will have three events then a short round event. Top 10 will be back for the short round. Entry deadline is Dec. 12. To enter, text 605-212-0312. For information only, contact Jared Lynch at 605-212-8917.

The Thermopolis PRCA rodeo committee is searching for queen contestants to represent the 2022 Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous Rodeo. The young ladies much be from Hot Springs, Fremont, and surrounding Big Horn Basin counties, be age 18-24. If you think you fit the requirements, contact Kelsey Herzberger at 307-221-3672 or email prcaqueenthermopolis@gmail.com. The deadline is Dec. 12.

Since the weather is holding so nice, this would be a good time to geld those stud colts you have. They’ll heal up fast, flies won’t bother them, and they’ll be able to run with your fillies and mares next spring without worry.

This is also a good time to deworm your horses, providing you’ve had at least one hard freeze. Bot eggs will be starting their cycle and you don’t want them to get established in you horse, I promise. Use a botacide wormer when you do.

Well, that’s my circle for this week. Have a great week, enjoy your Thanksgiving and take some time to be thankful. Pray for our nation. God bless America.

FALL/WINTER EVENT SERIES:

 

>ARP FALL BREAKAWAY/GOAT TYING JACKPOTS: Dec. 4,11, Arthun Arena, Gillette

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Dec. 12, Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

> BITS AND SPURS WINTER SERIES; Dec.18, Feb.12, Mar.12, Apr 16, May 15, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>BH SORTING AND CUTTING CLUB Practice: Dec.5, Jan 9, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Mar. 13, Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Dec. 17-19; Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20;

Mar. 17-19, Thermopolis, Wyo

>FAMILY RODEO SERIES, Nov. 28, 10 a.m., Sheridan, Wyo.

>GILLETTE COLLEGE FALL JACKPOTS: Dec.12, Gillette College Arena, Gillette, Wy

>IT’S FREEZING DOUBLE HEADER BARREL JACKPOTS: Dec. 5, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22, Feb. 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 15, 29 and 30, May 7, Graham Arena, Baker, Mont.

> HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, Dec. 12, 19; Jan.9,16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, finals Mar. 6, Broadus, Mont.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: Dec.18, Jan. 8, Feb.12, March 19, Apr.9, May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>JOBMAN’S Lazy E7 Arena WED. NIGHTS TEAM ROPINGS Nov. 3 through Mar 16, McGrew, Neb.

>KPH ARENA FALL FUNDAYS SERIES, Dec. 4, KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

>S. CAMPBELL CO.TEAM ROPING JACKPOTS: Dec. 5, Wright, Wyo.

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 9, Thermopolis, Wyo

>TILTRUMS’ CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice, Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Nov. 26-28; Dec. 18; Jan. 2, 29-30; Feb. 5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>WEBB RANCHES TEAM PENNING/RANCH SORTING SERIES: Nov. 27; Dec. 4, 8, 17; Jan. 8, 15, Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19; April 2, 16, Volin, S.D.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Dec. 18, Feb. 12, Mar.12, April 16, May 21, Tiltrums’ Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> 3 Man Ranch Sorting, Nov. 27, 10 a.m., Lewis & Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Helena, Mont.

> NFR Calcutta Kadoka Arena Fundraiser, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Discount Lounge, Kadoka, S.D.

> Arthun Arena Thanksgiving Team Roping, Nov. 27, Arthun Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

> WNFR, Dec. 2-11, Las Vegas, Nev.

> NFR Breakaway, Dec. 6-7, Orleans Palace, Las Vegas, Nev.

> Benny Binion Bucking Horse and Bull Sale, Dec. 3-10, S. Point Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

> Ranch Rodeo, Dec. 18, W.H. Lyons Arena, Sioux Falls, S.D.

> 2022 Bronc Bash Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Broncs, Dec. 31, Torrington, Wyo.

> Montana ProRodeo Circuit Finals, Jan. 13-15, Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, Mont.

Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: INFR congrats, scammers, 3 man stray gathering, jackpots, series, clinics

There’s been a little more moisture in the region. Of course, every drop is welcome unless you’re trying to get trucks in on dirt roads to ship cattle. Did anyone else think October went by terribly fast? It sure did for me!

The Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas was well represented by our regional contestants. Congrats to Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., on being named the World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider. Also, Miss Indian Rodeo is South Dakota’s own Miss Oglalla Lakota Nation, Tigh Livermont. Tigh is from Wanblee, S.D. and is a student at Casper College.

Online scammers are becoming more common. From hay sales to horse and pet sales, they are preying on people who buy sight unseen on social media and online sites. For example, you see a horse online that you really like, but, can’t go see in person. You watch videos, ask questions, and feeling informed, send money to hold the horse until you can go get it or send someone else to. Unfortunately, the whole horse sale ad is a hoax and was “stolen” off of a legitimate sale ad and used by a criminal to defraud you of your deposit, or worse, full payment. They’re hard to prosecute, so they keep repeating over and over. My advice, don’t buy horses or pets without looking at them yourself or sending a trusted representative.

Entries open Nov. 1 for the 3 Man Stray Gathering at Snowy Range Arena, Laramie, Wyo. The event will be Nov. 20. It’s $80 to enter, cut off at 25 teams. You can enter twice with different partners With $1000 added, and some good prizes, it will fill fast. It will be a rope and tie two down, then the short go will be rope and tie one, load one in a trailer. Entries open at 5 p.m., at 307-709-9111.

Jobman’s Lazy E7 Arena, near McGrew, Neb., will be holding Wed. night jackpot ropings for all levels, from kids and beginners and up. Entries open at 6:30, roping will start at 7 p.m. No late entries, but you can pre-enter or call in on your way. Dates are every Wednesday, weather permitting, from Nov. 3 through March 16. For info, contact Steve at 308-631-0673.

Don’t forget to watch the Breeder’s Cup races on Nov. 5-6. There are several channel options, depending on which provider you’re with. You can go to www.breederscup.com to see which channel and what time.

ARP online entries are open now for the Last Out Futurity and 4D barrel race on Nov. 13-14. It will be at the

East Pavillion, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo. There’s added money both days, plus 3D pole bending. Go to www.adonranchproductions.com for details, or call Lexi at 307-299-3771 or Paula at 307-687-0566 for information.

There will be a Wrangler Team Roping at the Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D. on Nov. 6. It’s enter at 8 a.m., rop at 10 both days. They guarantee $3000 added. For more information, call Travis Tryan at 940-210-9130.

If you’re in the Helena, Mont. region, there’s going to be a Gerry Cox Yearling Handling clinic at Hillsview Arena on Nov.6-7. It will focus on gentling, ground driving, desensitizing/sensitizing, preparing for the first saddling and first ride. It’s limited to five people, for $350 and two full days. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot. You can audit for $20/day. Tex or call Rena at 406-410-0410.

There will be a Liberty clinic Nov. 13, 9:30-4:30, at Schroeder Stables, Casper, Wyo. It’s $125 and limited to six participants. Contact Erin Schroeder at 307-259-6117.

The Thermopolis Sorting Series has set the dates and will have new classes and the usual great fun. Dates are Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12 and April 9. The sorts will be at Thermopolis, Wyo. Call Kathy at 307-921-0327 or Vivian at 307-921-1078.

Hammond Roping Club Winter Series at Broadus, Mont., has set dates. Enter at noon, rope at 1 p.m. Handicap Drawpot #12 and Open. Dates are subject to change with the weather, but are as of now Nov. 13, 20; Dec. 12, 19; January 9, 16, 23; Feb. 6, 13, 20 and the finals March 6. Call Britt at 605-580-2112 or Jason at 406-853-4626.

Well, that’s my circle for another week. I think I’ll get down off this windy ridge and call it a day. Please pray for our nation.

FALL/WINTER EVENT SERIES:

 

>ARP FALL BREAKAWAY/GOAT TYING JACKPOTS: Nov. 13, 20 Dec. 4, 11, Arthun Arena, Gillette

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Dec. 12, Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

>BEAR RIVER PLAYDAYS Nov. 6; Evanston, Wyo

> BITS AND SPURS WINTER SERIES; Nov. 20, Dec.18, Feb.12, Mar.12, Apr 16, May 15, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>BH SORTING AND CUTTING CLUB Practice: Nov. 4, Dec.5, Jan 9, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Mar.13, Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Nov. 19-21; Dec. 17-19; Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20; Mar. 17-19 Thermopolis, Wyo

>FAMILY RODEO SERIES, Nov. 14, 28, 10 a.m., Sheridan, Wyo.

>GILLETTE COLLEGE FALL JACKPOTS: Nov. 14,21,Dec.12, Gillette College Arena, Gillette,Wyo

> HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, Nov.13,20, Dec. 12, 19; Jan.9,16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, finals Mar. 6, Broadus, Mont.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: Nov.13, Dec.18, Jan.8, Feb.12, March19, Apr.9, May14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>JOBMAN’S Lazy E7 Arena WED. NIGHTS TEAM ROPINGS Nov. 3 through Mar 16, McGrew, Neb.

>KPH ARENA RANCH HORSE SHOWS, Nov. 6: Gillette, Wyo.

>KPH ARENA FALL FUNDAYS SERIES Nov. 20,Dec. 4, KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

>S. CAMPBELL CO.TEAM ROPING JACKPOTS: Nov. 20, Dec. 5, Wright, Wyo.

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 9, Thermopolis, Wyo

>TILTRUM’S CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice, Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Nov. 26-28; Dec. 18; Jan. 2, 29-30;Feb. 5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Feb. 12, Mar.12, April.16, May 21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>YELLOW JACKET RODEO Breakaway and Goat Tying Jackpot Series, Nov. 6, Seven Down Arena, Spearfish, S.D.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> Western States Ranch Rodeo Finals, Nov. 4-7, Winnemucca, Nev.

> Breeders Cup Thoroughbred Races, televised

> NRCA Finals, Nov. 5-7, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Fall Finale Catalog Horse Sale, Nov. 6, Gordon Livestock, Gordon, Neb.

> Wrangler Team Roping, Nov. 6-7, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> 26th Annual WRCA Finals, Nov. 11-14, Amarillo, Texas

> Adon Ranch Last Our Barrels and Poles, Nov. 13-14, CamPlex E. Pavillion, Gillette, Wyo.

> 5th Annual FREE Broncs, Bulls and Bibles Rodeo Camp, Nov. 19-21,Ag Advancement Center, Miles City, Mont.

> 3 Man Stray Gathering, Nov. 20, Snowy Range Arena, Laramie, Wyo.

> SDRCHA Annual Meeting, 1 p.m., Over The Edge Grill, Camp Crook, S.D.

> Arthun Arena Thanksgiving Team Roping, Nov. 27, Arthun Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

> Benny Binion Bucking Horse and Bull Sale, Dec. 3-10, S. Point Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

> 2022 Bronc Bash Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Broncs, Dec. 31, Torrington, Wyo.

> Montana ProRodeo Circuit Finals, Jan. 13-15, Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls, Mont.

Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: PRCA Stock of the year, ropings, Smoker, annual meeting, clinics

There was another round of snow in the area, but not as much as last week’s. I probably got 2-3 inches here. It’s sloppy wet and soaking in. Every drop is welcome.

The stock has been chosen for the WNFR in December. Congratulations to Korkow Rodeo for having their great saddle bronc Onion Ring be chosen as PRCA Saddle Bronc of the Year. Powder River Rodeo’s bull Chiseled was chosen as PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year. This is voted on by the contestants themselves, so it’s a huge honor to have their stock so respected.

Tiltrums have started their Friday night team roping practices at the Triple T Arena, Hermosa, S.D. As usual, if the weather is bad, call before you go.

I read this item on an equine veterinary site from the United Kingdom. According to studies, every excess centimeter of toe length on a horse’s hoof will increase the force on the deep digital flexor tendon by 110 pounds. If your horse has long toes, just think of how much more force is being rendered on the delicate structure of the foot. Food for thought.

The annual Sturgis High School Rodeo Booster Club Smoker Fundraiser will be Oct. 29 at the Knuckle Saloon, Sturgis, S.D. The Smoker will feature a steak tip dinner from 5-9 p.m., for $15.00 Tickets are at the door. There will also be live and silent auctions and a great time to have a good visit and support the local high school rodeo club.

Oct. 29 and 30 is the Bowman Round Robin Team Roping and Muley Roping. The Round Robin will be the 29th at 6:30 p.m., $200 per team. Text entries to Lindsey at 307-401-2555, The 30th will be enter at 10, rope at 11 a.m. Wrangler numbers will be used. It’s cash only. For more information call Levi at 701-721-9248. This will be at Bowman, N.D.

There will be a meeting of the South Dakota Versatility Ranch Horse association on Oct. 30, 9 a.m. They will be deciding on the show dates for the 2022 season. Memberships are due for the 2021/22 show season as well. There will be a clinic after the meeting at 11 a.m. and you’ll need to let Sherry Sidle know if you are planning to participate.

A Steer Wrestling clinic will be Oct. 30,. 9 a.m., at Beach, N.D. All ages and levels are welcome and will cost $250 for the day. Eli Lord is the instructor. Call or text Robert Sperry to get a spot in it at 701-290-7966.

Here’s an interesting combination! The Creator’s Game Horsemanship Clinic and Rodeo School will be Oct. 30-31 at Poplar, Mont. The horsemanship clinic will be with Vaness Hardy and Rachel Azure. It will be for 5-18 year olds. The Rodeo School will be with saddle bronc great Monte “Hawkeye” Henson and is open to those 18 and up. Contact Carrie Manning at 406-650-4456 or Dale Four Bear at 406-768-7063 for more information and to get your spot reserved.

The Sheridan Family Rodeo Series has started at the Agri Park at Sheridan, Wyo. Divisions are peewee, Junior, Senior and Open, with barrels, poles, goat tying, steer riding (beginner and advanced), calf breakaway, steer breakaway, mixed team roping, drawpot team roping. Peewees will be goat tail untying, Junior and senior will tie goats, and the breakaway is senior and open only. Enter on site. For more info, call Gary Mefford at 307-751-2062.

The WSRRA National Finals will be Nov. 4-7 at Winnemucca, Nev. There is vendor space available there for the finals. Go to www.wsrra.org or call 916-296-2326 for more information.

The NRCA finals will be at the CamPlex in Gillette, Wyo., on Nov.5-7.

Now that there’s been a hard freeze, you can go ahead and deworm your horses with a good quality botacide. This will catch those bot larvae before they get to the gut of the horse where they can cause colic, anemia, blockages, and make a hard keeper of a horse. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Also, now that the flies are gone, if your weanling stud colt is done fretting for his mama, he can be gelded. While you have him on those great “I don’t care” drugs, brand him, pull any wolf teeth, and any other things that require sedation.

That’s my circle for another week. Don’t forget, PRAY FOR OUR NATION!

FALL/WINTER EVENT SERIES:

 

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Dec. 12, Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

>BEAR RIVER PLAYDAYS Nov.6; Evanston, Wyo

>BH SORTING AND CUTTING CLUB Practice: Nov. 4, Dec.5, Jan 9, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Mar.13, Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Nov. 19-21; Dec. 17-19; Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20; Mar. 17-19 Thermopolis, Wyo

>FAMILY RODEO SERIES, Oct. 31, Nov. 14, 28, 10 a.m., Sheridan, Wyo.

>GOLLIHER ARENA FALL BARRELS Oct. 30 ,Belle Fourche, S.D.

> HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, Nov.13, 20, Dec. 12, 19; Jan. 9, 16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, finals Mar. 6, Broadus, Mont.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: Nov.13, Dec.18, Jan.8, Feb.12, March 19, Apr.9, May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>KPH ARENA RANCH HORSE SHOWS, Nov. 6: Gillette, Wyo.

>KPH ARENA FALL FUNDAYS SERIES Nov. 20, Dec. 4, KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 9,Thermopolis, Wyo

>TILTRUM’S CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice, Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Oct. 30-31; Nov. 26-28; Dec. 18; Jan. 2, 29-30;

Feb. 5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, April 16, May 21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>YELLOW JACKET RODEO Breakaway and Goat Tying Jackpot Series, Oct. 29 and Nov. 6, Seven Down Arena, Spearfish, S.D.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> Sturgis High School Rodeo Booster Club Smoker, Oct. 29, 5-9 pm, Knuckle, Sturgis, S.D.

> Bowman Round Robin Team and Muley Ropings, Oct. 29, 30, Bowman, N.D.

> SDCHA Spooktacular, Ann. Meeting, Awards, Oct. 29-31, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> S.D. Versatility Ranch Horse Meeting and Clinic, Oct. 30, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Greg Robinson Ranch Horse Versatility Clinic, Oct. 30-31, Thermopolis, Wyo.

> Western States Ranch Rodeo Finals, Nov. 4-7, Winnemucca, Nev.

> NRCA Finals, Nov. 5-7, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Fall Finale Catalog Horse Sale, Nov. 6, Gordon Livestock, Gordon, Neb.

> Wrangler Team Roping, Nov. 6-7, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> 26th Annual WRCA Finals, Nov. 11-14, Amarillo, Texas

> Adon Ranch Last Our Barrels and Poles, Nov. 13-14, CamPlex E. Pavillion, Gillette, Wyo.

> 5th Annual FREE Broncs, Bulls and Bibles Rodeo Camp, Nov. 19-21,Ag Advancement Center, Miles City, Mont.

> 3 Man Stray Gathering, Nov. 20, Snowy Range Arena, Laramie, Wyo.

> Benny Binion Bucking Horse and Bull Sale, Dec. 3-10, S. Point Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

> 2022 Bronc Bash Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Broncs, Dec. 31, Torrington, Wyo.

 

 

Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: PRCA news, SDHSRA info, wild pony racers needed, clinics and schools, series

Well then, how’s that for a change of weather? No hard freeze here until last night and the cold front brought in a winter storm! Not as much snow here as other places, but welcome moisture, even with the inconvenience. The wind is sure blowing as I write this and visibility is down to about a half mile on this hill. It’s a nice day to have an inside job to do.

The PRCA has appointed Wyoming native Tom Glause to be the CEO of the association. He has been acting as interim CEO since August, so already has some time in. Glause is not only a business and marketing person with extensive experience, but has experience in professional rodeo itself, so should be an excellent fit for the organization.

You SDHSRA students, the 20X invite rodeo contestants list is up and with all the forms to enter if you’re on it. Go to www.sdhsra.com to check. The 20X is held during the Black Hills Stock Show.

Also, SDHSRA people, your annual membership is due by Nov. 1. All three forms must be completed and signed, then uploaded. That might take more than a minute, so you should probably get that done now. Those forms can be found on www.nhsra.com.

The NILE in Billings, Mont., is seeking kid teams for their Wild Pony Races to be held during the PRCA rodeo performances the nights of Oct. 21-23. The team requires three kids, 13 and under, under 120 lbs. Entry fee is $75 and they need 12 teams, with four teams competing each performance. Entry forms can be found at www.myemail.contestantcontact.com/Wild-Pony-Races.

Johnny and Sharon Holloway want to invite you all to the 14th Annual Cowboy Reunion on Oct. 23. It will be at the First Gold Hotel and Casino, Deadwood, S.D. Happy hour will start at 5 p.m., supper at 6 p.m., general bull session to follow. There’s a block of rooms there at a good price, so plan on spending the night!

The Hustle Home For The Holidays Barrel Series at Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D. have set the dates. They are Oct.23, Nov. 13, Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 19, April 9 and May 14. For info, call or text Carrie at 605-759-0135.

Montana Barrel Daze is Oct. 23-24 at Miller’s Horse Palace, Billings, Mont. This is an American qualifier with $7700 added. Online entries are due by Oct. 18. You can enter at www.rodeorigs.com or www.millershorsepalace.org. Info, call Valie at 406- 672-3265.

Hammond Roping Club has rescheduled the 8 Steer Roping at Broadus, Mont., to Oct. 23-24. Enter at 9, rope at 10. They’re using Wrangler numbers.

There’s going to be a breakaway roping school on Oct. 23-24 at Chadron, Neb. Instructors are Brandy Schaack and Shawn Patras. It’s $250 for both days. For questions or to get your name on the list, text Brandy at 308-458-8144 of Shawn at 308-539-0468.

A Sam Flannery “Understanding the Feel” Barrel clinic will be Oct. 28, Broken Bow, Neb. It’s limited to 10 riders, $350/horse, $150 non-refundable deposit required. For more information, call Becky at 308-870-2526.

The 2021 SDCHA Spooktacular will be Oct. 29-31, at the Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D. There will also be a costume cutting with prizes for best costume. On Saturday night there will be the year end awards banquet, plus the annual membership meeting. If you want to practice on some fresh cattle and take in a clinic on Thursday, call Susie at 406-599-1086. She’s the one to call for general information as well.

The Winter Playdays at Tiltrum’s Arena, Hermosa, S.D., will be held Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 16, and May 21. They will start at 10 a.m. It’s $10/rider, cash only.

A Ranch Versatility Clinic with Greg Robinson will be Oct. 30-31 at Thermopolis, Wyo. It’s $300 for the two day clinic, $150 required to hold your spot. Call Danyell Hadfield at 719-515-2292 for info and to get on the list.

Kluz Performance Horses Fall Funday Series will be Oct. 30, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4. It’s at KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo. They’ll have barrels, poles and other fun playday events for all ages. For more information, call 307-680-5362 or go to www.kluzperformancehorses.com.

If you got in on this wonderful moisture, be aware that warm weather can make those cool season grasses sprout up, thus providing a tasty treat for your horses. If you have a horse that has previously foundered, keep an eye on them, as it doesn’t take much to have it happen.

Well, that’s my snowy, windy, melty, windy circle for this week. Thank God for the moisture. Please pray for our nation.

FALL/WINTER EVENT SERIES:

 

>ARP WINTER BARREL AND POLE SERIES: Dec. 12, Jan 16, Feb. 13, Gillette, Wyo.

>BEAR RIVER PLAYDAYS Nov.6; Evanston, Wyo

>BUST’N MINI BRONCS AND BULLS, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Mar.13,Dickinson, ND

> CENTRAL WYOMING CUTTING CLUB shows, Nov. 19-21; Dec. 17-19; Jan 14-16; Feb. 18-20;

Mar. 17-19 Thermopolis, Wyo

>GOLLIHER ARENA FALL BARRELS Oct. 23, 30 Belle Fourche, S.D.

>HISTORIC SADDLE CLUB FALL GYMKHANAS Oct. 19, 23, Scottsbluff, Neb.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series Oct.23, Nov.13, Dec.18, Jan.8, Feb.12, March 19, Apr.9, May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

>KPH ARENA RANCH HORSE SHOWS, Nov. 6: Gillette, Wyo.

>KPH ARENA FALL FUNDAYS SERIES Nov. 20,Dec. 4, KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

>THERMOPOLIS SORTING SERIES Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar 12, April 9, Thermopolis, Wyo

>TOOFPIK Barrels, Breakaway, Goats, Oct. 30-31; Nov. 26-28; Dec. 18; Jan. 2, 29-30;

Feb. 5-6, 19-20; Mar. 12-13, 26-27; finals April 8-10 Niehworner Arena, Albion, Neb.

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES, Oct.30, Nov.20, Dec. 18, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, April 16, May 21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>YELLOW JACKET RODEO Breakaway and Goat Tying Jackpot Series, Oct. 29 and Nov. 6, Seven Down Arena, Spearfish, S.D.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

> N.I.L.E. All Breed Versatility Ranch Horse Show, Oct. 18-20, Miller Horse Palace, Billings, Mont.

> SDRA Finals, Oct. 22-24, WH Lyons Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, S.D.

> 14th Annual Cowboy Reunion, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., First Gold Hotel and Casino, Deadwood, S.D.

> Creepy Can Chase, Oct. 23, Thornton Arena, Sidney, Neb.

> Vianna Gurney Memorial Barrel Race, Oct. 23, Goshen Co. Fairgrounds, Torrington, Wyo.

> Family Roping Day, Oct. 23, Crook Co. Fairgrounds, Sundance, Wyo.

> Re-Scheduled: 8 Steer Roping, Oct. 23-24, Broadus, Mont.

> Montana Barrel Daze, Oct. 23-24, Miller’s Horse Palace, Billings, Mont.

> SDCHA Spooktacular, Ann. Meeting, Awards, Oct. 29-31, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Greg Robinson Ranch Horse Versatility Clinic, Oct. 30-31, Thermopolis, Wyo.

> Western States Ranch Rodeo Finals, Nov. 4-7, Winnemucca, Nev.

> Fall Finale Catalog Horse Sale, Nov. 6, Gordon Livestock, Gordon, Neb.

> Wrangler Team Roping, Nov. 6-7, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> 26th Annual WRCA Finals, Nov. 11-14, Amarillo, Texas

> Adon Ranch Last Our Barrels and Poles, Nov. 13-14, CamPlex E. Pavillion, Gillette, Wyo.

> 5th Annual FREE Broncs, Bulls and Bibles Rodeo Camp, Nov. 19-21,Ag Advancement Center, Miles City, Mont.

> Benny Binion Bucking Horse and Bull Sale, Dec. 3-10, S. Point Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.