Chute the bull, youth rodeo, St. Jude’s ride, horse sales, Valentine bronc match Sep. 20
The summer is just flying by, isn’t it? The county fairs are about over for the year, state fairs are fast approaching and school has even started in some places. It seems that the older I get, the faster time flies.
We moved the cows this morning after fighting for weeks to keep them on one side of what had always been an uncrossable creek. The banks are straight up and down and the water is deep this time of year, but for no apparent reason, they just decided they didn’t want on the east side of it. Honestly, we could still hay the meadows they were running on, but they’ve been in a snit about being there since I put them down there after calving. I finally decided they had to be moved before something got bogged or stifled in that gumbo creek. We’ve run them without problems for years, but this year that all changed. It’s one of those mysteries I’ll never solve I guess. The idle horses will get moved down there now and I’m sure they’ll be pretty satisfied with the leftovers from the cows.
The Chute the Bull at Winner, S.D. will be Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Tripp County Fairgrounds. Entries are due Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Call 605-222-4456 or 605-295-0461 for info and entries.
The Missouri Valley Horseman’s Club Youth Rodeo will be at Chamberlain, S.D. Sept. 7, 9 a.m. They have all the fun kids’ events for ages 0-18. Entries must be postmarked by Aug. 23. For info call J.D. Heinrich at 605-682-9830, Brooke Steckelberg at 605-350-1939 or Leslie Schweigert at 605-350-1933 for info. If you’re on Facebook, you can get an entry form off of their page at Missouri Valley Horseman’s Club Youth Rodeo.
The Seventh Annual St. Jude’s Ride out of French Creek Horse Camp at Custer State Park, Custer, S.D. It will be Sept. 20 with registration at 8 a.m. and the ride at 9:30 a.m. This is a wonderful fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital that helps so many little kids get their lives back. For information call Sandie Azinger at 605-890-0691.
Some really good horse sales are coming up in the near future. Lots of excellent started prospects, finished horses and of course, gorgeous weanlings offered at these sales. First off, Aug. 22 will be Fultons’ sale at Valentine, Neb. The preview is 1 p.m. and the sale at 6 p.m. Call Brian at 402-322-0111 or Lisa at 402-322-0110 for info and you can look at the online catalog at http://www.FultonRanch.com. Aug. 24 will be the RQHBA sale at Besler’s Cadillac Ranch, Belle Fourche, S.D. at 1 p.m. Call Gary Mailloux at 605-347-3294 or Brad Wood at 307-257-0020 for a catalog or go to http://www.rqhba.com to look them over. The Lopez, Meyer and Lauing Sale will be at Faith, S.D. Aug. 30 at 1:30 p.m. Call Karen Meyer at 605-466-2456 or Doris Lauing at 605-347-6190 or see the catalog online at http://www.lauingmillironlranch.com. The PRQHBA Sale and Futurity at Broadus, Mont. will be Sept. 6-7. The sale itself will be on Sunday, Sept. 7. You can call Marcy Davis at 406-427-5420 or Jody Sept at 406-234-3135. The online catalog is at http://www.prqhba.com.
The Sandhills Classic Bronc Match will be at Valentine, Neb. Sept. 20. There’s $4,000 added and 100 percent payback. They’re taking 20 entries and there will be 10 back for the short go. Entries open Sept. 1-13. Call John Lemmon at 402-376-2858 or Dave Price at 402-376-2243 or 402-376-1414 at his shop.
The Eighth Annual Triple Turn Classic at Bowman, N.D.’s All Season Arena will be Oct. 3-5. There’s $2,000 added money and pre-entries are due Sept. 24. Call Ali Miller at 701-528-1361 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, that’s my circle for this week. Be sure and send me the info on your upcoming events or items of interest. I’m always glad to share them here and appreciate your input. My email is at the top of this column and you can find me on Facebook as well.
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