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Ridin’ high in Tri-State Country

For the Oct. 10, 2009 edition of Tr-State Livestock News.

Tri-State Country is ridin’ high in prorodeo as Jake Rinehart of Highmore, SD leads the bulldogging World Standings and Jesse Kruse of Great Falls, MT leads the bronc riding World Standings. Along with that, we have residents in the top 10 rankings in Bareback, Bulldogging, Team Roping, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding and Barrel Racing. This is crunch time as everyone battles the bubble for a berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Bull Rider Bobby Welsh is one who has done particularly well, most recently winning over $23,000 at the Puyallup, WA; even though he missed his youngest son Hayden’s 4th birthday while doing so. Acquiring the Championship buckle on Hayden’s birthday made it particularly meaningful for Bobby; and bringing the buckle home made a great birthday gift for Hayden.

Now Bobby is headed for Spain with wife Sunny, to spend three weeks doing a rodeo event there. We know Wyoming will be well-represented!

Tri-State Country is also proud of nominees for the prestigious PRCA Awards, to be announced Dec. 2nd in Las Vegas. Linda Alsbaugh of Alamosa, CO is nominated for Secretary of the Year. Bullfighter of the Year nominees include Dusty Tuckness of Meteetse, WY, Cory Wall of Burlington, CO and Al Sandvold of Belgrade, MT. Nominees for Small Rodeo of the Year include Clear Lake, SD and Estes Park, CO; Deadwood, SD is again nominated for Medium Rodeo of the Year; and Cheyenne, WY is up for Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year along with Denver, CO for Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year. We are proud as punch of each of these nominees, and wish them the best. Just being nominated is a hecku’va honor!

If you love the cowboy culture and like reading about the people involved with poetry, music, songwriting and performing, as well as events that promote the culture through those mediums, you’ll be ecstatic about a free offer to receive Rope Burns magazine online.

Legacy Media, publisher of Rope Burns, says, “We’re trying to do what a lot of you out there are doing – build up the interest in the Cowboy way of life…”

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By signing up for this special you will receive the publication every other month as well as helping Legacy Media convince potential sponsors and commercial entities “they are missing out not getting involved with groups that promote the Cowboy lifestyle.” They say, “We think that’ll only help all of us.”

Take advantage of this great offer while helpin’ out a fine cause by emailing rope_burns@hotmail.com or going to http://www.LegacyOnTheWeb.com/RopeBurns to sign up. If you don’t do Internet, just call (505) 856-0426 and speak with Stacy Blackwell.

We occasionally fill you in on the activities of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, which has been busy helping horse trainers, wild horses, and people who want to ride mustangs through their Extreme Mustang Makeover programs across the nation. A recent news release says Southern Methodist University (SMU) will be gifted with two successful “graduates” of the Mustang Makeover during their game with Navy on Oct. 17th in Dallas. The horses, El Compadre and Felio, were adopted by Madeline and T. Boone Pickens, who will now gift them to SMU as they are exhibited during halftime of the Navy game.

El Compadre, a three-year-old bay gelding gathered from the Maverick Medicine herd management area, will be under the hand of trainer Jesus Jaruegui of Bailey’s Harbor, WI. El Compadre and Jaruegui were among the top 10 in the Legends division at the recent Extreme Mustang Makeover Western Stampede competition in Fort Worth Sept. 18-20.

The black gelding, Felio, also a three-year-old, will have trainer Scott Stinemetz of Great Bend, KS, in the saddle. Felio, who was among the top 20 in Legends competition, was gathered from the Owyee region of Nevada. Currently, the mustangs are under the care of SMU Equestrian Team Head Coach Haley Schoolfield.

“These mustangs are certainly not what we expected and don’t fit the stereotype,” she said. “They are truly good looking horses and we’re amazed with how far they’ve come in their training under Jesus and Scott.”

“This is a great opportunity for our program and we were honored that the Pickens’ approached the Foundation to assist them in identifying appropriate horses,” said Patti Colbert, Executive Director of the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF).

The Extreme Mustang Makeover, the nation’s most unique equine competition, will offer an estimated $300,000 in prize money as it enters its third year of competition after two years of what industry observers are calling nothing short of amazing events across the United States. Working in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, nearly 2,000 mustangs have been placed for adoption through MHF programs and events.

Horses are important in ranching because on the back of a good horse is the best way to handle cattle; always has been, always will be. Naturally, it takes cattle to make good cow horses.

That fact was acknowledged by the Western Nebraska Cutters as they recently enjoyed yet another annual cutting at Hebbert Charolais Ranch in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills. That’s an outfit that was founded in 1886 by ancestors of the present operators; and it’s also home to three generations right now. Dave and Mickie Hebbert, Merla and Mose Hebbert and Matt and Lacy Hebbert are the 3rd, 4th and 5th generation to raise livestock and horses on the same land.

Not only are Hebbert Charolais great for working horses at the cuttings, they are also fine beef cattle who are popular with breeders over a wide region. We are proud of Western Nebraska Cutters for highlighting this interesting family.

We don’t often inform you on Indian Rodeo, which is a great activity involving many of our readers and some of the best cowboys and cowgirls nationwide. It’s time to let you know the 5th Annual International Indian Finals Rodeo will be held in Farmington, NM at McGee Park Coliseum, Oct. 22-25th. A trade show, Queen Pageant, team roping and golfing events will enhance the rodeo action, which features top contestants from five affiliate associations across Canada and the United States. You can learn all about it by going to http://www.iifrodeo.com, or by phoning Ed Bitsui at (505) 264-5207.

Looks like that’s the end of our ol’ lariat rope one more time…

Tri-State Country is ridin’ high in prorodeo as Jake Rinehart of Highmore, SD leads the bulldogging World Standings and Jesse Kruse of Great Falls, MT leads the bronc riding World Standings. Along with that, we have residents in the top 10 rankings in Bareback, Bulldogging, Team Roping, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding and Barrel Racing. This is crunch time as everyone battles the bubble for a berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Bull Rider Bobby Welsh is one who has done particularly well, most recently winning over $23,000 at the Puyallup, WA; even though he missed his youngest son Hayden’s 4th birthday while doing so. Acquiring the Championship buckle on Hayden’s birthday made it particularly meaningful for Bobby; and bringing the buckle home made a great birthday gift for Hayden.

Now Bobby is headed for Spain with wife Sunny, to spend three weeks doing a rodeo event there. We know Wyoming will be well-represented!

Tri-State Country is also proud of nominees for the prestigious PRCA Awards, to be announced Dec. 2nd in Las Vegas. Linda Alsbaugh of Alamosa, CO is nominated for Secretary of the Year. Bullfighter of the Year nominees include Dusty Tuckness of Meteetse, WY, Cory Wall of Burlington, CO and Al Sandvold of Belgrade, MT. Nominees for Small Rodeo of the Year include Clear Lake, SD and Estes Park, CO; Deadwood, SD is again nominated for Medium Rodeo of the Year; and Cheyenne, WY is up for Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year along with Denver, CO for Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year. We are proud as punch of each of these nominees, and wish them the best. Just being nominated is a hecku’va honor!

If you love the cowboy culture and like reading about the people involved with poetry, music, songwriting and performing, as well as events that promote the culture through those mediums, you’ll be ecstatic about a free offer to receive Rope Burns magazine online.

Legacy Media, publisher of Rope Burns, says, “We’re trying to do what a lot of you out there are doing – build up the interest in the Cowboy way of life…”

By signing up for this special you will receive the publication every other month as well as helping Legacy Media convince potential sponsors and commercial entities “they are missing out not getting involved with groups that promote the Cowboy lifestyle.” They say, “We think that’ll only help all of us.”

Take advantage of this great offer while helpin’ out a fine cause by emailing rope_burns@hotmail.com or going to http://www.LegacyOnTheWeb.com/RopeBurns to sign up. If you don’t do Internet, just call (505) 856-0426 and speak with Stacy Blackwell.

We occasionally fill you in on the activities of the Mustang Heritage Foundation, which has been busy helping horse trainers, wild horses, and people who want to ride mustangs through their Extreme Mustang Makeover programs across the nation. A recent news release says Southern Methodist University (SMU) will be gifted with two successful “graduates” of the Mustang Makeover during their game with Navy on Oct. 17th in Dallas. The horses, El Compadre and Felio, were adopted by Madeline and T. Boone Pickens, who will now gift them to SMU as they are exhibited during halftime of the Navy game.

El Compadre, a three-year-old bay gelding gathered from the Maverick Medicine herd management area, will be under the hand of trainer Jesus Jaruegui of Bailey’s Harbor, WI. El Compadre and Jaruegui were among the top 10 in the Legends division at the recent Extreme Mustang Makeover Western Stampede competition in Fort Worth Sept. 18-20.

The black gelding, Felio, also a three-year-old, will have trainer Scott Stinemetz of Great Bend, KS, in the saddle. Felio, who was among the top 20 in Legends competition, was gathered from the Owyee region of Nevada. Currently, the mustangs are under the care of SMU Equestrian Team Head Coach Haley Schoolfield.

“These mustangs are certainly not what we expected and don’t fit the stereotype,” she said. “They are truly good looking horses and we’re amazed with how far they’ve come in their training under Jesus and Scott.”

“This is a great opportunity for our program and we were honored that the Pickens’ approached the Foundation to assist them in identifying appropriate horses,” said Patti Colbert, Executive Director of the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF).

The Extreme Mustang Makeover, the nation’s most unique equine competition, will offer an estimated $300,000 in prize money as it enters its third year of competition after two years of what industry observers are calling nothing short of amazing events across the United States. Working in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, nearly 2,000 mustangs have been placed for adoption through MHF programs and events.

Horses are important in ranching because on the back of a good horse is the best way to handle cattle; always has been, always will be. Naturally, it takes cattle to make good cow horses.

That fact was acknowledged by the Western Nebraska Cutters as they recently enjoyed yet another annual cutting at Hebbert Charolais Ranch in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills. That’s an outfit that was founded in 1886 by ancestors of the present operators; and it’s also home to three generations right now. Dave and Mickie Hebbert, Merla and Mose Hebbert and Matt and Lacy Hebbert are the 3rd, 4th and 5th generation to raise livestock and horses on the same land.

Not only are Hebbert Charolais great for working horses at the cuttings, they are also fine beef cattle who are popular with breeders over a wide region. We are proud of Western Nebraska Cutters for highlighting this interesting family.

We don’t often inform you on Indian Rodeo, which is a great activity involving many of our readers and some of the best cowboys and cowgirls nationwide. It’s time to let you know the 5th Annual International Indian Finals Rodeo will be held in Farmington, NM at McGee Park Coliseum, Oct. 22-25th. A trade show, Queen Pageant, team roping and golfing events will enhance the rodeo action, which features top contestants from five affiliate associations across Canada and the United States. You can learn all about it by going to http://www.iifrodeo.com, or by phoning Ed Bitsui at (505) 264-5207.

Looks like that’s the end of our ol’ lariat rope one more time…