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The Outside Circle: Evelyn’s Murgy, 5-State, Brazil-bound stud & Circuit Finals

There’s sure a touch of fall in the air today. We had a nice little rain to settle the dust and cut the fire danger, so we’re pretty pleased. The cows moved themselves to fall pasture over the weekend, so, it must be officially the end of summer. So much for the “uncrossable” creek! Couldn’t have made them climb that bank with seven good hands and six biting dogs, but they sure could do it on their own.

Horse sales are still in full swing with good horses offered in all of them. A sale coming up on Oct. 1 has a very special pair of horses in it, though. For those of you who knew and/or remember Evelyn Hohn, you will surely remember her great mare “Murgy.” Well, Murgy’s in the sale, along with her yearling stallion son of Dash Ta Fame.

Let’s backtrack a little bit and give some background as to why a mare like Murgy is for sale. First off, Evelyn grew up at Hot Springs, SD, and was involved in rodeo from her early days. She competed successfully at every level of barrel racing competition in her lifetime.



In professional rodeo in 1998, Evelyn and Murgy were WPRA Divisional Tour Champions; 2000 and 2002 Badland Circuit Champions; 2001 Reserve Rodeo Royal winners at Calgary Stampede; and 2002 Dodge National Circuit Finals Reserve Champions.

In 2009, Evelyn bred her great mare to the All Time Leading Sire of barrel horses, Dash Ta Fame. Murgy was still sound and solid, but the opportunity to breed to that caliber of stallion made it worthwhile to put Murgy on R&R for a year or so. Tragically Evelyn, 41, died a few months later under questionable circumstances while living in Illinois. Her aunt brought Evelyn and her horses back to Hot Springs and Evelyn was buried there.



The settling of her estate has been an long, emotional battle since then between the aunt, Evelyn’s boyfriend, and Evelyn’s siblings. A court finally put Evelyn’s sister Mary Weiss in charge of the horses and then ordered that the estate be settled by the sale of the horses.

Mary Weiss turned the mare and colt over to the care of the Tierneys at Oral, SD, as she lives in Custer and had nowhere to keep them. Amy Tierney got Murgy back in condition and led the Rocky Mountain Region College fall season in barrels on her and will continue to run her up to the time of the sale.

Murgy, aka Myganser, is a 1991 chestnut mare and still able to compete with the big runners and carry another barrel racer to the top of the world. Her value as a broodmare is enormous, too.

The yearling colt is a strapping sorrel stud colt and has the goods to be a highly successful barrel horse, plus the credentials to be a stallion. His sire, Dash Ta Fame, died recently, so there won’t be any more of them made.

I don’t generally promote particular horses in sales, but these are unique due to the circumstances. What an opportunity for someone to invest in the barrel racing business in a very big way. The settling of the estate will finally bring closure to the family and a good home with a bright future for both horses would be the icing on the cake.

They are lots 50 and 51 in the Midwest Versatility Horse Sale, which will be Oct. 1 at the Central States Fairgrounds. You can look them over online at http://www.midwestversatilityhorsesale.com.

The 5-State Breeders futurity average winner was A Special Colour (Hot Colours x French Wild Heart by Frenchmans Guy). Ridden by owner Jordan Briggs, the gelding was raised by Bill and Deb Myer. Incidentally, six of the top eight horses in the average were by Frenchmans Guy with another by a son of Frenchmans Guy. The Maturity average was won by Nother Time To Cash (Dashing With Cash x Good Times N Cash) ridden by Sage Kohr, owned by Kohr QH and bred by Fred and Clara Wilson. Futurity Amateur average was won by A Whole Lotta Rae (Dashing With Cash x Junie Tune) ridden by Kelly Caldwell for owner/breeder Cheri Wardell.

Sadies Frosty Drift has been sold and is going to be moving to Brazil to head up a program there. The 1998 palomino stud by Frenchmans Guy and out of Wilywood Baretta by Wilywood earned over $70,000 in barrels and team roping in his career. Jeff and Kristie Thorstenson have owned him since he was a two year old. I’m sure it was a hard decision to let him go. What a boon for Brazil’s growing barrel horse industry though.

Just a reminder that the SDHSRA annual meeting will be Sept. 24 at Ft. Pierre, SD’s Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center.

On Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yellow Rose Arena in Platte, SD, there will be a WPRA/Open Breakaway, Women’s Tie-Down Roping, Open Tie-Down Roping, and Sr. Men’s Breakaway. Sign up there.

Congrats to bullfighter Colin Lamont, Lodgepole, SD, for being chosen to be a bullfighter at the Badlands Circuit Finals rodeo in Minot, ND, on Oct. 6-9. The other one is Josh Rivinius of Elgin, ND. They are chosen by the bull riders, so it’s quite an honor for both of them.

The Mountain States Circuit Finals will be Oct. 20-22 at the Sweetwater Events Complex, Rock Springs, WY.

Call your senators and encourage them to support the re-opening of horse processing plants in the U.S. We need to let them know how we feel and that we are in the business and care about horses. Believe me, the other side has them on speed dial. Let’s get our industry back!

The USDA has amended regulations under the Commercial Transport of Equines to Slaughter Act to extend protections that are in place for horses bound for slaughter to those bound for intermediate collection points such as feedlots and stockyards. They include: no double deck trailers, limited hours they can be on a trailer, and feed and water requirements. The rule goes into effect Oct. 7, 2011. The GAO recommended the new rules.

The 2nd Annual Headless Horseman Open 4D/UBRA Awards Show Barrel Race will be Saturday Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. It will be at the Bowman, ND, All Season Arena and is NWBRA and UBRA sanctioned. Contact Barbara Williams at 605-375-3945 for information. Also, UBRA memberships expire Sept. 30, so you’ll need to get yours renewed right away.

Well, that about winds up our circle for the week. Be sure and send me your events and such like.

There’s sure a touch of fall in the air today. We had a nice little rain to settle the dust and cut the fire danger, so we’re pretty pleased. The cows moved themselves to fall pasture over the weekend, so, it must be officially the end of summer. So much for the “uncrossable” creek! Couldn’t have made them climb that bank with seven good hands and six biting dogs, but they sure could do it on their own.

Horse sales are still in full swing with good horses offered in all of them. A sale coming up on Oct. 1 has a very special pair of horses in it, though. For those of you who knew and/or remember Evelyn Hohn, you will surely remember her great mare “Murgy.” Well, Murgy’s in the sale, along with her yearling stallion son of Dash Ta Fame.

Let’s backtrack a little bit and give some background as to why a mare like Murgy is for sale. First off, Evelyn grew up at Hot Springs, SD, and was involved in rodeo from her early days. She competed successfully at every level of barrel racing competition in her lifetime.

In professional rodeo in 1998, Evelyn and Murgy were WPRA Divisional Tour Champions; 2000 and 2002 Badland Circuit Champions; 2001 Reserve Rodeo Royal winners at Calgary Stampede; and 2002 Dodge National Circuit Finals Reserve Champions.

In 2009, Evelyn bred her great mare to the All Time Leading Sire of barrel horses, Dash Ta Fame. Murgy was still sound and solid, but the opportunity to breed to that caliber of stallion made it worthwhile to put Murgy on R&R for a year or so. Tragically Evelyn, 41, died a few months later under questionable circumstances while living in Illinois. Her aunt brought Evelyn and her horses back to Hot Springs and Evelyn was buried there.

The settling of her estate has been an long, emotional battle since then between the aunt, Evelyn’s boyfriend, and Evelyn’s siblings. A court finally put Evelyn’s sister Mary Weiss in charge of the horses and then ordered that the estate be settled by the sale of the horses.

Mary Weiss turned the mare and colt over to the care of the Tierneys at Oral, SD, as she lives in Custer and had nowhere to keep them. Amy Tierney got Murgy back in condition and led the Rocky Mountain Region College fall season in barrels on her and will continue to run her up to the time of the sale.

Murgy, aka Myganser, is a 1991 chestnut mare and still able to compete with the big runners and carry another barrel racer to the top of the world. Her value as a broodmare is enormous, too.

The yearling colt is a strapping sorrel stud colt and has the goods to be a highly successful barrel horse, plus the credentials to be a stallion. His sire, Dash Ta Fame, died recently, so there won’t be any more of them made.

I don’t generally promote particular horses in sales, but these are unique due to the circumstances. What an opportunity for someone to invest in the barrel racing business in a very big way. The settling of the estate will finally bring closure to the family and a good home with a bright future for both horses would be the icing on the cake.

They are lots 50 and 51 in the Midwest Versatility Horse Sale, which will be Oct. 1 at the Central States Fairgrounds. You can look them over online at http://www.midwestversatilityhorsesale.com.

The 5-State Breeders futurity average winner was A Special Colour (Hot Colours x French Wild Heart by Frenchmans Guy). Ridden by owner Jordan Briggs, the gelding was raised by Bill and Deb Myer. Incidentally, six of the top eight horses in the average were by Frenchmans Guy with another by a son of Frenchmans Guy. The Maturity average was won by Nother Time To Cash (Dashing With Cash x Good Times N Cash) ridden by Sage Kohr, owned by Kohr QH and bred by Fred and Clara Wilson. Futurity Amateur average was won by A Whole Lotta Rae (Dashing With Cash x Junie Tune) ridden by Kelly Caldwell for owner/breeder Cheri Wardell.

Sadies Frosty Drift has been sold and is going to be moving to Brazil to head up a program there. The 1998 palomino stud by Frenchmans Guy and out of Wilywood Baretta by Wilywood earned over $70,000 in barrels and team roping in his career. Jeff and Kristie Thorstenson have owned him since he was a two year old. I’m sure it was a hard decision to let him go. What a boon for Brazil’s growing barrel horse industry though.

Just a reminder that the SDHSRA annual meeting will be Sept. 24 at Ft. Pierre, SD’s Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center.

On Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yellow Rose Arena in Platte, SD, there will be a WPRA/Open Breakaway, Women’s Tie-Down Roping, Open Tie-Down Roping, and Sr. Men’s Breakaway. Sign up there.

Congrats to bullfighter Colin Lamont, Lodgepole, SD, for being chosen to be a bullfighter at the Badlands Circuit Finals rodeo in Minot, ND, on Oct. 6-9. The other one is Josh Rivinius of Elgin, ND. They are chosen by the bull riders, so it’s quite an honor for both of them.

The Mountain States Circuit Finals will be Oct. 20-22 at the Sweetwater Events Complex, Rock Springs, WY.

Call your senators and encourage them to support the re-opening of horse processing plants in the U.S. We need to let them know how we feel and that we are in the business and care about horses. Believe me, the other side has them on speed dial. Let’s get our industry back!

The USDA has amended regulations under the Commercial Transport of Equines to Slaughter Act to extend protections that are in place for horses bound for slaughter to those bound for intermediate collection points such as feedlots and stockyards. They include: no double deck trailers, limited hours they can be on a trailer, and feed and water requirements. The rule goes into effect Oct. 7, 2011. The GAO recommended the new rules.

The 2nd Annual Headless Horseman Open 4D/UBRA Awards Show Barrel Race will be Saturday Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. It will be at the Bowman, ND, All Season Arena and is NWBRA and UBRA sanctioned. Contact Barbara Williams at 605-375-3945 for information. Also, UBRA memberships expire Sept. 30, so you’ll need to get yours renewed right away.

Well, that about winds up our circle for the week. Be sure and send me your events and such like.


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