Outside Circle: Match Bronc Rides, Ranch Roping, Ranch Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Open Horse Show
June 17, 2015
I'm sure glad I'm not trying to get any hay up yet. I can nearly hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth from here as all the folks in the area with alfalfa are having to just watch the weevils feast away. I know a few that have sprayed, but with the rain and wind, that's been a challenge too. All we have is grass hay that isn't ready until in July, so we haven't slipped into panic mode yet.
I was saddened to hear that the Miles City sale barn burned down on June 13. The hot fire consumed the building rapidly, but thankfully it wasn't sale day so there was no crowd. The pipe pens nearby look to be in good shape and they are planning to rebuild. They are also planning on being up and running with a sale again on June 23, though I haven't heard just how they're going to do that.
Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D., won the average in the tie down roping at the Sisters, Ore. PRCA rodeo June 12-14. Married life must be agreeing with him, as he and his bride Kelli are honeymooning on the rodeo road.
The big Ft. Pierre Match Bronc Ride on June 6 results are as follows: Chad Ferley won it, with Cole Elshere second, Ty Manke third, and J.J. Elshere fourth. Of the 30 bronc riders, 26 were from S.D. with two from Neb. and two from Mont. The good broncs came from Burch, Wyo, and Korkow and Sutton from S.D.
The Match Bronc Ride at Ekalaka, Mont. will be on June 28, with the calcutta at 2 p.m. and the match at 3 p.m. There's $5,000 added for purse in that. There's also an open steer roping sanctioned by the Big Sky Roping Association that day. Call Janet at 406-775-6386 to enter or for further information.
The next Sheridan Vaquero Ranch Roping will be July 4-5 at Mefford's Arena, Sheridan, Wyo. Draw pot-enter at 9 a.m. and rope at 11 a.m. Call 307-751-3374 for details. You can also follow them on Facebook if you do that sort of thing.
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The WSSRA approved Camp Clarke Ranch Bronc riding will be at the Morrill County Fairgrounds, Bridgeport, Neb. on July 3-4. They're taking 20 entries, with10 rides each night. This event is an 8 Seconds Canadian Whiskey WSRRA Tour stop. Payment is due at entry. Call to enter at 308-760-3102.
The Wright Days Perfect Calf Roping will be July 10-11 at the Ag Complex, Wright, Wyo. July 10 at noon will be the Flint Memorial Jr. Calf Roping, and July 11, 10 a.m., the Open American Qualifier calf roping, plus Ladies and Sr. 40 and Over Breakaway events after that. Contact Bill Reynolds at 307-299-1521.
There will be a Tom Wagoner Horsemanship clinic at the Clayton Graham arena, Baker, Mont. on July 11-12. There's limited enrollment and it's $350, with $100 deposit due by July 6. Call Tom at 307-621-0201 or Wendy Greenough at 406-217-1451 to sign up.
Sparky Wallace is putting on a free ranch roping clinic at his arena on July 24-25, near Choteau, Mont. The only cost will be a stock charge. He says there will be a mechanical cow, a burro and a number of dummies besides himself and the cattle. It will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Call Sparky at 406-590-9255 or email him at Sparkywallace@yahoo.com. If you do go, empty your piggy bank out and take that along as Sparky is a gear maker deluxe and also stocks a lot of great working cowboy gear in his shop.
The Weston Co. Fair is going to have an open horse show on Sunday, Aug. 23 at the fairgrounds in Newcastle, Wyo. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. There should be something for everyone as there are 52 classes total! It will go by AQHA rules. Call Ellen at 307-746-8669.
Well, that's my circle for this week. I hope, if you are blessed to be a Dad or have a Dad still living, that you had a wonderful Father's Day. I know I am sure blessed to have mine. Others may not agree, but I think he's the best one in the whole world.