Bull riding, spring rodeos, jackpots, clinics, 4-H event


Hopefully everyone is dug out of the storm by the time you read this. It was a humdinger in some areas and then, 50 miles away, just a flurry and wind. My heart aches for the livestock lost despite best efforts.

The Black Hills Back Country Horsemen of S.D. will be holding their next meeting on April 20, 6 p.m., at the Moose Lodge, Rapid City, S.D. The first work project is set for May 18-22 at the Iron Creek Horse Camp. For further information on either, email

Extreme Bar Bull Riding will be at the Knuckle Saloon, Sturgis, S.D. on April 23, doors open at 5 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m. There’s $1,000 cash added on those good Bothwell bulls, so should be some good bull riding. Tickets on sale at the door.

Sheridan Livestock Auction Spring Horse Sale will be April 27, 1 p.m., at Rushville, Neb. If you’re looking for some fresh roping cattle, they will be selling there too. Call 605-441-0838.

The Cowley Spring Rodeo at Cowley, Wyo., will be May 7, 1 p.m. Entries are open April 28-29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 307-254-9616. A calcutta will be May 6 at 8 p.m. There is added money in all events. Events are all the usual rodeo events except steer wrestling, but also 21 and under ranch broncs, ladies and youth breakaway and barrels, junior steer riding and junior bull riding.

The SDQHA Spring Fling Cutting will be April 29 through May 1, 8 a.m. every day, at the James Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D. for more info, call Susie Reed at 406-599-1086.

The Historic Saddle Club at Scottsbluff, Neb., has a full schedule of great spring and summer events lined up. There will be a Working Equitation clinic June 18 and July 23. Working Equitation events will be May 7 and Aug. 20. Horse shows will be June 19 and Aug. 28. You can check out the details on their Facebook page or call 308-631-5700.

Here’s the promised information on the Belle Fourche Night Rodeo Series. It will be every Tuesday in May, 5 p.m., at the Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D. Events will be open barrels, open calf roping, ladies and open breakaway, open, #9 and #12 team roping. For more information, or to call in case of rain, 605-569-0590.

The exciting Indian Relay Races will be at Energy Downs, Gillette, Wyo., may 28-30. There’s $10,000 added, plus 100% of the entry fees will be paid back. Entries are open now and close May 1. For info on entering, call Randy Greer 307-687-7461 or Donnel Ecoffey 605-454-6635.

Gillette High School Rodeo Club will be holding a Barrel and Pole Jackpot May 4 at the CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo. Entry fees are $40 for either event, cash only. FMI text 307-660-8466.

A 4-H Trail Challenge Clinic and Competition will be May 14 at the Bray Arena, Pennington County Fairgrounds, Rapid City, S.D. Check in will be 9 a.m., starts at 9:30, then free lunch, then the Trail Challenge competition will be at 1 p.m. You must be in the clinic to compete in the Challenge. Judging will be by age groups. There will also be an Equine Packing Clinic that afternoon. This is free and will count toward their 4-H Horse Safety Training. Deadline to register for this is May 1. Register at

The Shannon Lakner Memorial NVRHA-WY Show will be May 14-15 at Rafter MB Arena, Wheatland, Wyo. Ranch cutting, ranch riding, working Ranch Horse, Ranch Trail, Ranch conformation classes will be offered for all divisions. To register, text Heather Hart at 307-277-1419. On May 14, there will be an intro to NVRHA with clinicians Erin Mullane and Jonathan Vrabel, judges for the Sunday show.

The very popular Larry Larson Equine Photography clinic will be May 6-7 at the beautiful Highview Ranch, Rapid City, S.D. It’s filled for this year, but put it in your think tank for next year.

May 14 is the Race For The Range Jackpot Barrel Race at Stark Co. Fairgrounds, Dickinson, N.D. There will be Open 4D, peewees, and at least $1,000 added. For pre-entry and more info, contact Courtney at 701-872-3742, extension 7130, or email

Well, that’s my circle for this week. Have a wonderful week, pray for rain, and for our nation. May God bless America.

Horse & Rodeo Events

> Black Hills Backcountry Horsemen of S.D. Meeting, Aug. 20, Moose Lodge, Rapid City, S.D.

> 36th Annual Korkow Ranch Rodeo School, April 22-24, Korkow Ranch, Pierre, S.D.

> SDJrHS Practice Rodeo, April 22-23, J. Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Extreme Bar Bull Riding, April 23, 7 p.m., Knuckle Saloon, Sturgis, S.D.

> Zilverbergs Breakaway and Horsemanship Clinic, Apr. 23-24, Burke Arena, Burke, S.D.

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

> Sheridan Livestock Auction Spring Horse Sale, April 27, 1 p.m., Rushville, Neb.

> Cowley Spring Rodeo, April 28-29, Cowley, Wyo.

> John Forbes Bronc Riding School, April 29, Kaycee, Wyo.

> Teresa Jorgenson Memorial Barrel Race, April 29-30, Graham Arena, Baker, Mont.

> SDCHA Spring Fling Cutting, April 29-May 1, J. Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Belle Fourche Roundup Grounds barrels, breakaway, calf roping, April 30, Belle Fourche, SD

> Spring Catalog Horse Sale, April 30, Gordon Livestock, Gordon, Neb.

> SD NBHA Barrel Race, April 30, Stanley Co. Fairgrounds, Ft. Pierre, S.D.

> Gillette H.S. Rodeo Club Barrel and Pole Jackpot, May 4, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Larry Larson Equine Photography Clinic, May 6-7, Highview Ranch, Rapid City, S.D.

> SDJrHS Regional Rodeo, May 6-7, J. Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Black Hills Spring Classic Horse Show, May 7-8, Weston Co. Fairgrounds, Newcastle, Wyo.

> Jake Barnes/Clay O’Bryan Cooper Team Roping School, May 7-8, Rock Springs, Wyo.

> Harding Co. Saddle Bronc Riding Clinic, May 13, 9 a.m., Tipperary Arena, Buffalo, S.D.

> 4-H Trail Challenge Clinic and Competition, May 14, Bray Arena, Rapid City, S.D.

> KPH Arena Ranch Horse Show, May 14, KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

> Race For The Range Jackpot Barrel Race, May 14, Stark Co. Fairgrounds, Dickinson, N.D.

> Shannon Lakner Memorial NVRHA-WY Show, May 14-15, Rafter MB Arena, Wheatland, Wyo.

> FREE Tom Reeves Bronc Riding School, May 18-19, Ogallala, Neb.

> World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, May 19-20, Miles City, Mont.

> SDJrHS State Finals, May 20-21, J. Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Powder River Ladies Roping, May 21, 9 a.m., Kaycee, Wyo.

> Matt Dean Memorial Roping, May 21-22, Saddle Club Arena, Geddes, S.D.

> Open Consignment Horse Sale, May 22, Bowman Livestock, Bowman, N.D.

> Ty Tuff Goat Tying Clinic, May 24-25, Buffalo, S.D.

> Cody Ward Ranch Sorting Clinic, May 27, 5:30 p.m., CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> Buck Brannaman Clinic, May 27-29, Spearfish, S.D.

> Hell’s A’Roarin’ Horse Drive, May 28, Gardiner, Mont.

> Cowgirl Up Women’s Ranch Rodeo, May 28, Hamilton, Mont.

> 13th Annual Full House Elite Performance Horse Sale, May 28, Newcastle, Wyo.

> Indian Relay Races, May 28-30, Energy Downs, Gillette, Wyo.

> Back When They Bucked All Day Rodeo, May 29-30, Days of 76 Arena, Deadwood, S.D.

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

> Dane Kissack-Jay Mattson Calf Roping/Breakaway School, May 29-June 2, Sturgis, S.D.

> Bares, Broncs, Bulls and Bibles Rodeo Bible Camp, May 31-June 1, Faith, S.D.

> PRCA Rodeo Academy Free Roughstock School, June 1-July 30, Cody Nite Rodeo, Cody Wyo.

> Buck Brannaman Colt Starting Clinic, June 2-5, Houlihan Ranch, Sheridan, Wyo.

> Healing Horse Ranch Horse Sale, June 3, Parshall, N.D.

> Becoming Champions Rodeo Bible Camp, June 6-9, Meteeetsee, Wyo.

> Paul and Robin Tierney Breakaway Clinic, June 9-10, Buffalo, S.D.

> Gridiron Barrel and Pole Futurity, June 9-11, Seven Down Arena, Spearfish, S.D.

> Deadwood PBR, June 10-11, Days of 76 Arena, Deadwood, S.D.

> Custer Ranch Rodeo, June 11, Custer, Mont.

> Hollers-Golliher Adult Ladies Breakaway Clinic, June 13-14, Golliher Arena, Belle Fourche, S.D.

> KPH Arena Ranch Horse Show, June 18, KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo.

> NHSRA Finals, July 17-23, Cam-Plex, Gillette, Wyo.

> 2nd Annual South Dakota Elite Horse Sale, July 30, Martin Arena, Sturgis, S.D.

> Northern Premier Invitational Horse Sale, Sept. 2, Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D.

> Sugar Bars Legacy Futurity and Sale, Sept. 17-18, Sheridan, Wyo.

Horse & Rodeo Event Series

>BELLE NIGHT RODEO SERIES: Every Tuesday in May, Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D.

>BELLE JACKPOT ASSOCIATION: May 25, June 1, 8, July 13, 27, Aug. 3 rain date,

Belle Fourche, S.D.

> BITS AND SPURS WINTER SERIES: May 15, Circle T Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

>BROOMSTICK 4D BARREL/POLE SERIES: May 25, June 1, 22; July 6, 27; Aug. 3, Winner, S.D.

> BUFFALO YOUTH RODEO SERIES: June 8, 22; July 6, 20, 27 Buffalo, S.D.

>CATTLE CAPITAL RODEO Youth Playdays: June 30, July 7, 14,21, Alliance, Neb.

>CHASE THE ACE barrel/breakaway series: July 3, 31; Aug. 6, Sept. 5 (finals) New Underwood, S.D.

> CRUSHIN’ CANS ROPIN’ CALVES series: June 7, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 15, Oelrichs, S.D.

> DOBLAR’S ARENA ROPINGS: May 1, 22, June 5, 26, July 10, 24, Aug. 14, Madison, S.D.


Graham Arena, Baker, Mont.

>ENERGY DOWNS HORSE RACING MEET: May 21-22, 28-30, June 4-5,10-12,17-19, 24-26,

Morningside Park, Gillette, Wyo.

> FLANDREAU BARREL SERIES: April 29, May 10, 17, 31, June10, 11, July 8, 15, 29, Aug. 5, 14,

Flandreau, S.D.

> GIDDY UP OPEN HORSE CLUB: Hairy Horse Show April 30, Western Dressage show May 7, Oct. 1; Open Horse Shows, June 4, July 16, Sept. 10, Thunder Horse Stables, Rapid City, S.D.

> HELL ON WHEELS CHUCKWAGON DINNER AND RODEO: June 10, 24, July 8, 15, Aug.19, 26, Archer Arena, Cheyenne, Wyo.

>HUSTLE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Barrel Series: May 14, Lazy 3S Arena, Parker, S.D.

> KPH ARENA SPRING FUN DAYS: Apr. 23, May 21, KPH Arena, Gillette, Wyo

>LONGMIRE NIGHT RODEO: June 15, 29, July 20, Aug. 10, 17, 21, Buffalo, Wyo.

>MT. RUSHMORE RODEO AT PALMER GULCH: June 11, 25; Aug. 4, 20, 27, 6 p.m., Hill City, S.D.

>NEW UNDERWOOD PLAYDAY SERIES: June 3 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, New Underwood, S.D.

>OELRICHS YOUTH RODEO SERIES: June 8, 22, 29; July 2 finals, Oelrichs, S.D.


> PRUITT ARENA THURSDAY NIGHT BARRELS: June 2 through Aug. 25, Gering, Neb.

>BOOTS AND SADDLE CLUB: May 22, Jun 3, 12, July 12, 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Rapid City, S.D.

>SANDHILLS SUMMER SERIES: June 15, 29, July 13, 17, Aug. 3, Haythorn Arena, Arthur, Neb.

>SHERIDAN COWGIRLS ASSOC. RODEO series: June 9, 23, 27, July 21, 28, Aug. 11, Sheridan, Wyo

> STADHEIM ARENA SPRING ROPINGS: Apr. 24, May 1, Stadheim Arena, Belle Fourche, S.D.

>SUNDANCE SUMMER RODEO SERIES June 14, 18, July 12, Sundance, Wyo

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

>WINTER PLAYDAY SERIES: May 21, Tiltrums Arena, Hermosa, S.D.

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