Britt Luger fundraiser, Jess Tierney, AQHA reports due, upcoming events and clinics |

Britt Luger fundraiser, Jess Tierney, AQHA reports due, upcoming events and clinics

That cold wind sure was a shock last week! It made me glad our calves were gone and the cows balled out. We still have the heifer calves to wean, but that won’t happen for a bit yet. We were pretty happy with the market and the steer calves weighed up great, so no complaints. Sure, it wasn’t like last year’s market, but I don’t know if we’ll ever see anything like that again.

Back on October 3 at the N.D.R.A. finals, Britt Luger, Ft. Yates, N.D., was kicked in the head by a saddle bronc and critically injured. He’s still undergoing therapy and is now to where he’s learning to walk with a cane. His hospitalization and down time has been a major expense for him and his wife Savanna. There’s going to be a fundraiser for Britt on November 28 at One More Bar and Grill, Flasher, N.D. There will be a supper at 5:30, an auction at 7:30 and dance at 9. If you can’t be to that, you can send a donation to the Britt Luger Fund, c/o Dakota Community Bank, 919 S. 7th St. Suite 101, Bismarck, ND 58504. Britt had already tied up the 2015 Saddle Bronc year end title when he got hurt. He’s working toward returning to the arena and competition. I’m sure your prayers would also be appreciated as he recovers.

The National Finals Steer Roping was held November 6-7 at Mulvane, Kansas. Hermosa, S.D.’s Jess Tierney made a haul while there, winning rounds 1,3,4, and 10, plus splitting round 2. It was his 5th trip to the NFSR. Congrats Jess! Incidentally, Trevor Brazile won it but Jess was breathing down his neck the whole way.

For you mare owners, the breeding fee on American Pharoah has been set. His introductory fee is $200,000, plus mare care and the usual vet fees. I can get you the contact info if you need to send for a contract. Right.

The Black Hills Roping Club’s November 21 roping will be held at McPhersons.

The AQHA stallion breeding reports are due on November 30. The Incentive Fund stallion nominations are due at the same time. Keep in mind that the 2016 foals by your stallion cannot be registered until the 5-panel test is done on your horse. Might want to go ahead and get that done before you get busy and forget.

There will be team roping practice at the Agri Plex Indoor Arena, Wright, Wyo. November through March. They will be on Tuesday evenings, starting at 4 p.m. They will have good cattle and lots of fun, so would be a good place to go to get out of the winter weather. Everyone is welcome. For more info you can call Travis Mills at 307-257-4877.

The MTS Arena at Rozet, Wyo. has reduced the cost of general rental of their facility to $15/hr, across the board, Monday-Sunday. They will no longer charge for day rates, except for clinics. For more info on renting the facility or holding an event there, call Shauna at 307-660-5062 or MTS at 307-257-0000.

There will be a bunch of rodeo clinics this coming spring, so I’m going to tell you about them now so you can get your deposits in and save your spot. Bobby Harris will be at the Agri Plex, Wright, Wyo., on April 9-10, 2016. It’s limited to 12 headers/heelers, for beginners to advanced ropers. For more info, call Janie Norlin at 605-210-3179.

The South Dakota Rodeo Clinics, Bar T Arena, Hartford, S.D., will kick off with a Walt Woodard team roping clinic April 15-17 for 13 headers and 11 heelers. It costs $500 and is filling fast, so call today. Next will be a Rope Myers steer wrestling clinic April 23-24 with 20 students for $400. Shane Hanchey’s Calf Roping/Breakaway clinic will be May 6-7 with room for 15 in each section (filling fast), for $450. There will be cutting and barrel clinics as well with dates to be announced soon. For information on any of the above, call Tami at 605-929-3792.

Just a reminder, now that we’ve had some hard freezes, that it’s time to be worming your horses. If you shop around, you can find some pretty good prices on volume amounts of wormers. It’s on the agenda here on Dry Creek too. Horse worming: leaving a bad taste in the mouths of horses for 40 years.

Well, that’s my circle for another week. Send me your events so I can share them here.