Double J Horse Sale, Sturgis Youth Rodeo, WSRRA Ranch Rodeo, Buster McLaury clinic
Calving has started here on Dry Creek. The weather has been fine and it sure doesn’t take long to dry one off in this wind. We brought the cows in this morning before the wind picked up and got them poured for lice. They were about to rub the place down, so I hope it gets to work really fast. I got enough dripped on me with the leaking cap on the jug that the ticks shouldn’t hang on too long if they do crawl onto me.
My shoulder doctor says I’m cleared to ride again, but not to saddle my own horse. My beloved neighbor who did my hair for me while I was in the sling will now have to come and saddle my horse if I need one. Good thing she’s a versatile hand. It’s sure nice to be able to use that arm again, though gently. It tells me right quick if I’m doing something that’s too much, so I’ll probably keep it healing just fine.
The Double J Horse Sale is coming right up on may 9. It will be held at Stockman’s Livestock, Dickinson, North Dakota. The ranch horse competition (featuring sale horses) will be at 8 a.m. and the sale started at 12 noon. The catalog is chock full of nice bred, very usable horses of every level, so is a worthy sale to attend. If you want to look at the catalog on-line, go to http://www.doublejhorsesales.com, or to call for a catalog, give Joe a ring at 701-230-3044 or John at 701-720-6674.
I’m always tickled to see some new event for the youth and the Sturgis Youth Rodeo Series looks to be a dandy. It’s first event will be Thursday, May 14, at the Sturgis rodeo grounds on Ball Park Road. Enter from 4-5:45, exhibitions from 4:30-5:45 with the event to start right after that. Age divisions are 0-7, 8-10, 11-14, and 15-18 and events are barrels, poles, goat tail untying (for the littles), goat tying, breakaway, calf roping and team roping. There will be great year end prizes for members, including buckles and all around saddles in each age division. Membership is only $30, and you don’t have to be a member to compete. Dates are May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 9, 16, with a makeup date on July 9. You can get more information at http://www.Sturgisyouthrodeoseries.com, on Facebook with the same name, or call Amanda Karrels at 605-490-2105 or Dee Haugen at 605-347-0066.
There’s going to be a WSRRA Ranch Rodeo and Hubbard Ranch Bronc Riding at Bridgeport, Nebraska on July 25 at the Morrill County Fairgrounds. There’s a $2,000 added purse and entries open for both on June 1, 9 a.m. I expect it will fill fast, so call early at 308-262-1458. They’ll be taking 10 men’s teams and 5 women’s teams. For further information, you can call the same number.
There will be a Lynn Smith goat tying clinic on June 8-9 at the Bar T Arena, Hartford, South Dakota. There are limited spots still available so call Tami right away at 605-929-3792.
The Sheridan Vaquero Roping Ranch Roping Series has announced it’s schedule. There will be a clinic on June 20 to get started in ranch roping if you’ve never done it. Instructor will be good hand Juan Ponce. It’s $200 for the clinic with all proceeds going to the SVRS to be awarded as prizes. To sign up for that call 307-751-3374. The ranch ropings will be June 21, July 4-5 with a Fourth of July Fiesta, Aug. 1-2 and Sept. 6. These ranch roping are both fun to watch and fun to be in. It’s slow, easy cattle handling and fine horse handling oriented.
I’m excited to announce the upcoming Buster McLaury Colt Starting and Horsemanship clinic to be held July 30-31-Aug. 1-2 at Red Owl, South Dakota and Brad and Beca Andrews nice facilities on the ranch. The horsemanship will include cattle work. Buster and Sheryl are wonderful people, fine horsemen and have a real gift for sharing their knowledge in a way that is easily implemented. It’s been a couple of years since they’ve been in this area, so jump on this chance to learn from a top hand. For further information on cost and getting your name on the list, call Brad at 605-515-0088 or Beca at 605-515-0027 or their home at 605-985-5493.
Well, that about winds it up for this week. Send me any news items you want shared here and I’ll be happy to do it for you.