Outside Circle: Benefits for Misty Hamar, horse sales, horse shows, barrels, Sundance Kid Days
I just returned from a fun trip to New Mexico. My son and I took in a poetry and music gathering in Cimarron, which is a beautiful place to visit. It’s sure enough cow country and it was in its Sunday best when we were there. We went down through Nebraska and Colorado and it seemed that once we got south of our place just a little, there had been rain and a good summer. The grass looked better all the way south with eastern Colorado looking really good. There was lots of feed being put up and the cows and yearlings we saw were fat and shiny. Even the southeastern corner of the state looked good, even though it’s a pretty arid kind of country. We even got rained on during our trip. It sure smelled nice and really cleared the air of the smoke that seems to hang everywhere.
There are a couple of benefits being held for Misty Hamar of Kadoka, S.D. Misty, a wife and mom of four, has been diagnosed with Stage Four Synovial Sarcoma, which is an incurable cancer. She will be taking treatments, however, at Sioux Falls right away. That costs plenty, as does traveling and staying away from home. So, the benefits were set up. The first one will be in Kadoka at the Club 27 where there will be a supper, karaoke, and an auction on Sept. 10. You can call Amanda Frink to find out how to get items to the auction or for other details. The second benefit will be during the Bad River Fall Extravaganza Horse Sale on Sept. 24 at Philip, S.D. Frink Quarter Horses are donating a poppin’ good stud colt in the sale with his purchase price going to Misty. The colt has a fantastic cow horse pedigree and should have a great disposition to go along with it. You can get more information on the colt from Amanda Frink as well.
The 4th Annual Tongue River Amish Horse Sale will be Saturday, Sept. 10, with previews on Sept. 9 all day. Rope horses will preview at 3 p.m. on that Friday. There will also be previews on sale day starting 8 a.m. until sale time. There will be around 60 head of Amish and guest consigned horses of nearly every description, from saddle horses to driving horses, kid horses to rope horses. The sale will be 10 miles north of Ashland, Mont. on the Tongue River Road. For more information or to get an early preview, leave a message at 406-784-2965. Food, drinks, and camping available on location. You can view the listing at http://www.mills-auction.com.
The Rodeo Rigs Slot Race will be at Golliher’s Arena, Belle Fourche, S.D. on Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m. There’s $2,500 added, 3D payout, 1/2 second splits, and a $250 entry fee. You can check it all out on the Golliher Arena Facebook page or go to http://www.ZProductions.biz.
There will be an Open Horse Show on Sept. 17 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Kearney, Neb. Registration is at 8 a.m. and starts at 9 a.m. There will be halter, English, western pleasure, western horsemanship, ranch pleasure, free style reining, poles, barrels, and ride a buck classes. I presume the ride a buck class is a version of sheep riding. You can find out for sure though, by calling Christine Wilson at 308-320-4908.
Sundance, Wyo. will be the location for the Sundance Kid Days on Sept. 17-18 at the Crook County Fairgrounds. On the 17th there will be youth and open 4D barrels, enter at 8, race at 9; followed by ladies breakaway, enter at noon, rope at 1; Sr. men’s breakaway after 4 p.m. On the 18th there will be a handicap drawpot team roping, enter at noon, rope at 1. For more information, call Larry Steele at 307-290-0743.
The 14th Annual Sugar Bars Legacy Horse Sale will be Sept. 18 in Sheridan, Wyo. The yearling halter and ranch horse futurities will be at 8 a.m., then the saddle horse preview at 10 a.m., weanling and yearling preview at 12:30 p.m. and the sale at 1 p.m., starting with the wild card weanling. This will all be at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. There will be 94 head total with 44 weanlings, 3 yearlings and 45 riding horses descending from Sugar Bars. For more information you can go to the website at http://www.sugarbarslegacy.com or call LeRoy Wetz at 605-347-8120.
Well, that winds up my circle for this week. Be sure and share your upcoming events with me and I’ll tell folks about them right here! Have a wonderful week!