Halls excel at WRCHA World Show, horse sales, roping school, barrel school, trick riding school
March came in pretty mild, so apparently will go out with a little more authority. February was quite a nice month with record high average temps and all. I was visiting with a young cowboy from Colorado recently that said they have four to five feet of snow on the meadows where they are at in the western part of the state. Made me feel much better about our three or four inches we got on the last day of February!
Congrats to Shelly and Kirk Hall of Hall Performance Horses, Edgemont, S.D. on their placings at the NRCHA World Show! Shelly brought home 3rd in the Non Pro Two Rein and Kirk was 8th in the Open Bridle classes. Kirk and Shelly will be hosting their annual Spring Cow Horse Clinic on May 20-22 at their ranch. If you want more info, call Kirk at 605-431-3607.
There are some open consignment horse sales coming up in the region. Philip Livestock, Philip, S.D. and Gordon Livestock, Gordon, Neb. will both have horse sales on March 15 after the regular cattle sale. St. Onge Livestock, St. Onge, S.D. will have their annual spring horse sale on Saturday, April 9. Loose horses will start selling at 9 a.m. and ride ins at noon. All horses will have to have a current Coggins to be able to sell at St. Onge.
There will be a Brent Lewis Roping School March 17-20 at Broadus, Mont. Breakaway is March 17-18 and costs $400 and calf roping is March 19-20 and costs $450 and is limited to 20. Be sure and reserve a spot right away. Call Rod at 406-672-5546 or Jason at 406-853-4620.
The Mon-Dak Quarter Horse Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting will be March 19 at the Ernie French Center, Williston, N.D. Registration will be at 5:30 p.m., a social from 5:30-6, and the meeting at 6. There will be dinner and entertainment following the meeting. It’s $25/adult and $10 for 12 years and under and they need an RSVP ahead of time. You can call or text Sara at 701-580-0760 to do so or if you have any other questions.
The Wyoming Wild Ride Ranch Rodeo Horse Sale that is coming up June 26 has room for a few more very select saddle horses. From what I’ve seen of the lineup so far, it’s going to be quite a sale! The horses in the sale can be showcased in the jackpots and ranch rodeo ahead of the sale, too. What a good way to show off what your horse can do. If you are interested in putting a horse in, call Tiffany Schwenke at 307-670-7037.
There will be a Kristin Weaver Brown barrel horse clinic at Watford City, N.D. on May 21-22. she’s the only barrel racer to have won AQHA world titles in reining, working cow horse, and barrel racing, plus qualify for the NFR. The clinic fee is $425/horse with a $200 deposit required to hold a spot. Full payment is due by April 18. Auditors are also welcome and the fee is $30/day or $50/two days. You can register or get more info from Diana Nichols at 620-340-2372. If you want to learn more about Kristin, go to http://www.kristinweaverbrown.com.
Happy Horse Hooves Gymkhana will be Saturday, April 30 at Morrill County Fairgrounds in Broadwater, Neb. It will start at 9 a.m. and there’s something for all ages and great prizes to boot! Entry fees are only $5/event and entries open at 8:15 a.m.. Call Jennifer Cole at 308-279-0000 Nikki Ritter at 308-760-9238 for more information.
The 4th Annual Marcie Locken Memorial Barrel Race will be Saturday, May 7 at the James Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D. There’s $1500 added to the event and all proceeds will go to the Marcie Locken Memorial Scholarship fund. It’s an Open 5D, with WPRA, 2D sidepots, 2D Derby, and peewees. It’s also WPRA and UBRA approved. There will also be a silent auction and they could use some items for that if you have something nice you’d like to donate. Call Ashley Worth at 605-769-0578 for entries, or Sarah Porch at 605-864-1459 got info.
There will be a Roz Beaton of Sure Shot Acts trick riding school on May 14-15 at Williston, N.D. It will cover both beginner and advanced and the cost is $400 with a $200 deposit. For more information you can call 940-255-9490 and you can check out the website at http://www.sureshotacts.com.
Well, that about winds up my circle for the week. Have a great week and send me your events and items of interest that you’d like for me to share here. I’m always happy to help out!