Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Bulls, ranch rodeos, youth rodeos, draft horse pull, Black Hills Roundup
It’s been hot, in case you hadn’t noticed. Last week was a scorcher and really dried things out for most of the northern plains. Already struggling, the grass browned off where I’m at and is crunchy. We have fires all over the place and ceaseless wind. It’s going to be a long summer. Prayers for the firefighters.
The Bakken Bull Bash Series at Cooradt Arena, Dickinson, N.D., has started. Remaining dates are July 30 and Aug. 22, both at 2 p.m. Entries open the week before the event and you text to enter at 918-575-3874. Entry fee is $100. For general information, call Treven at 701-590-5784 or Dillon at 701-897-0347.
Cowboy Up Rodeo Bible Camp at Nirvana Equine, LLC, Wyarno, Wyo., will be July 24025. You’ll need to pre-register before June 24, at 307-752-2468. They’ll take 10 students in each event. Events are breakaway, goat tying, barrels, heding and heeling.
The Black Hills Summer Circuit Quarter Horse Show will be June 24-27 at the Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, S.D.
June 25th is the date for the 5th Annual Moorcroft Youth Rodeo, at 6 p.m. All pre-entries this year, with forms available on line at http://www.moorcroftrodeoclub.com. For information, call 307-756-2076.
Cinch Bull Challenge will be June 25026 at the Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, S.D. Thirty stock contractors and 60 bull riders will be coming from all over the nation. They’ll be competing for a chunk of the $140,000 payoff!
The 25th Annual Draft Horse Expo at Deer Lodge, Mont., is June 25027. They’ll have dozens of classes of draft horses and mules, plus equipment demos, and blue grass music. For a complete schedule of events go to http://www.drafthorseexpo.com.
Jubilee Ranch Rodeo entries arre open NOW for the ranch rodeo, ranch broncs and mutton busting at Moorcroft, Wyo, on July 9, 6 p.m. Entry forms are on http://www.moorcroftrodeoclub.com.
If you’re a serious pole bender, the 5th Annual Sandhills Showdown on June 25-27, Boone County Fairgrounds, Albion, Neb., is a Hooey Jr. Patriot and Jr. American qualifier. For info, call Katy Bowers at 402-803-0616.
The Buffalo Gap Blowout at Buffalo Gap, S.D., will be July 9-10. On July 9, 6 p.m., there will be a Ranch Rodeo with $2000 added. Entry is $400/team, entries are open June 25-July 2, taking the first 12 teams. Events are rope and load, head to head stray gathering, team branding and cowboy relay, plus mutton busting for kids 60 lbs and under. To enter, call Robin White at 605-381-5540. On July 10, there will be a parade at 11 a.m., youth rodeo at 1 p.m., with four age divisions, and a street dance that night. You’ll need to pre-enter your kiddos by July 2, with Sunnie Reeves at 605-890-1533. You can get entry forms and all the details on the Buffalo Gap Blow Out Facebook page.
A Goat Tying clinic is with Mikenzy Miller will be June 26, at New Underwood, S.D. It’s $50/student with goats, lunch and water provided. Contact Heather Chambliss at 605-209-4021 to reserve your spot. They’re taking the first 15 paid up participants.
The Black Hills Sorting and Cutting Club will be holding a sorting clinic on June 26 with Keith Marquart. It will be a small group, so you’ll want to get signed up right away. It is $100 per rider. Call Carianna at 605-431-6105. It will be held at Tiltrum’s Arena, Hermosa, S.D.
Kite Cattlel Company Ranch Horse Competition will be June 26, 8 a.m., at the Kite Ranch, Roundup, Mont. It will be a 4 Person Team branding, and a muley roping. All roping will be on slick horns. It’s $100/man for team branding, you can enter twice. Capped at 30 teams. Muley Roping will be $50/man, can enter up to six times with different partners. To enter, call 406-947-5927 or 406-794-1466.
Breakaway On The Yellowston will be June 26., at Forsyth, Mont. Enter at 9 a.m., rope at 11. You can enter the open twice, $120 for two head, with a short round. Open to the world. Call Megun Small at 406-850-7990. It’s also a WPRA approved divisional jackpot for the Badlands and Mountain states regions. It will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Bucking on the Yellowston bronc futurity and Bull Team Event.
There will be a horse pull held at Estelline, S.D. on June 27. Free lunch from 11 to noon, with the pull starting at 1 p.m. I love watching draft horses work, so this would be a blast to go to.
The Big Horn Rumble Ranch Broncs and Barrels will be July 17 at Thermopolis, Wyo. Ranch broncs entry fee is $200, Barrels, $40. Entries are open June 27 and close July 5. For broncs call or text 307-851-8490, for barrels 307-851-9946. There’s an 80% payout with money added, plus buckles and prizes. K Bar N and Selle bucking stock.
Don’t forget, the Black Hills Roundup is June 30-July 4. The cattle drive and ranch rodeo will be on June 30, PRCA rodeos July 1-4, Women’s Bronc Riding returns after almost 80 years on July 2-3 during rodeo, July 4 parade and street dance. Get your tickets now at 605-723-2010.
Well, that’s my long, hot circle for another week. Please pray for rain and for our nation.
>ARP SUMMER SERIES, June 22; Aug. 24; Sept. 21, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.
> BADLANDS RANCH RODEO SERIES, July 18, Aug.15, Sept.12, Medora, N.D.
>BAKKEN BULL BASH, June 23, July 30, Aug. 22, Coonradt Ranch, Dickinson, N.D.
>BEAR RIVER PLAYDAYS July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Nov. 6; Evanston, Wyo
>BELLE JACKPOT ASSOCIATION July 14, 18; Aug. 4; Belle Fourche, S.D.
>BUFFALO YOUTH RODEO June 22; July 7, 21, 28; Buffalo, S.D.
>BUFFALO (WY)NIGHT RODEO June 16, 30; July 7, 21; Aug.11, Buffalo, Wyo
>CAMPBELL CO. 4-H PROJECT SHOWS June 14, 28; July 12, 19; CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo
>COAL COUNTRY RODEO NIGHTS June 17, 24; July 1, 8; CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.
>COUNTRY PHIT TRAIL-RANCH RIDING Sept. 10, Casper, Wyo.
>CRUSHIN’ CANS BARREL AND BREAKAWAY June 21; July 12, 26, Aug. 2,16; Hermosa, S.D.
>DOUBLE B JACKPOTS June 15, 20; July 13, 27; Aug. 3, 17, 31; Sept.14, 18, Kilgore, Neb.
>FLANDREAU BARRELS June 15, 29; July 13, 30; Aug.17, 27; Sept.10,12, Flandreau, S.D.
>FREEDOM FRIDAYS BARRELS July 9, 30; Aug 13, 27; Sept.10, 24; Dickinson, N.D
>GRAND RIVER RODEO AND RANCH BRONCS, July 17, Mobridge, S.D.
>GRAND RIVER RODEO AND RANCH BRONCS, Aug. 28, Timber Lake, S.D.
>HAMMOND ROPING CLUB, June 14, 28; July 5, 19; Aug. 9, 23(finals), Broadus, Mont.
>HELL ON WHEELS RODEOS, June 25, July 9, 16; Aug. 6, 13, 27, Sept. 3, Cheyenne, Wyo.
>HERMOSA BIT AND SPUR PLAYDAYS, June 19; July 17; Aug. 21, Sept.18; Oct.9, Hermosa, S.D.
>HERMOSA ROPING CLUB TEAM ROPING June 25; Aug. 20, 29, Hermosa, S.D.
>HISTORIC SADDLE CLUB RUN & ROPE JACKPOTS Spring June 19, 26
> Summer July 17, 24; Aug. 21, 28 Scottsbluff, Neb.
>HUNTER MEMORIAL SUMMER RODEOS June 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; Kyle, S.D.
>JOHNSON CO. COWGIRLS SUMMER RODEOS June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; Buffalo,Wyo
>JS CATTLE CO. CALF ROPING, July 11, 18, 25, Aug.1, Broadus, Mont.
>KAYCEE NIGHT RODEO, June 18, 25; July 9, 23; Aug. 13, 27; Kaycee, Wyo.
>LADIES BREAKAWAY SERIES, June 14; July 8, 22; Aug.12, 26; Buffalo, Wyo.
>LITTLE EAGLE RODEO SERIES June 18, Crawford, Neb.
>MATTSON ARENA TUESDAY NIGHT TEAM ROPING June 22, 29, Sturgis, S.D
>M+M BARRELS AND BREAKAWAY, June 14, 28; July 5, 19; Aug.9, 23, N.Underwood, S.D.
>MT. RUSHMORE/PALMER GULCH RODEOS June 26; Aug.12, 21; Sept. 5; Hill City, S.D.
>NEWELL FAMILY SUMMER SERIES June 28, July 5, 12,19; Newell, S.D.
>NEW UNDERWOOD PLAYDAYS June 15 ,22, 29; July 6, 13; New Underwood, S.D.
>OELRICHS YOUTH RODEOS June 9, 23, 30; July 14, 18, Oelrichs, S.D.
>PROSPECTOR CHALLENGE BARRELS June 9-11; Aug. 13-15 Rapid City, S.D.
>SHERIDAN VAQUERO RANCH ROPINGS July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4-5, Sheridan, Wyo.
>SUNDANCE YOUTH SERIES June 14, 25, July 13, Sundance, Wyo.
>TATON STEER ROPING/TEAM TYING June 19-20; July 17-18; Sturgis, S.D
>THREE MILE CREEK OPEN BULLRIDING CHUTE OUT, June 16, Kyle, S.D.
>WAHOO BARREL SERIES, June 29, July 11 (double); Wahoo, Neb.
>WESTON COUNTY YOUTH GYMKHANAS June 24; July 6, 20; Aug.10, Newcastle, Wyo
>WILD WEST WED.at HART RANCH Every Wednesday, July 7-Aug. 18, Rapid City, S.D.
> NHSRA Finals, June 20-26, Lincoln, Neb.
> Art of the Cowgirl Bridle Horse Challenge, June 24-25, Bozeman, Mont.
> Buffalo Stampede PRCA Rodeo, June 24-26, Kadoka, S.D.
> Black Hills Summer Circuit AQHA Show, June 24-27, Central States FG, Rapid City, S.D.
> 5th Anniversary Moorcroft Youth Rodeo, June 25, Moorcroft, Wyo.
> Legends Buttes Catalog Horse Sale, June 25, Crawford, Neb.
> Cinch Bull Challenge, June 25-26, Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, S.D.
> 25th Annual Draft Horse Expo, June 25-27, Deer Lodge, Mont.
> 5th Annual Sandhills Showdown Jr. American Pole Qualifier, June 25-27, Albion, Neb.
> Breakaway On The Yellowstone, June 26, Forsyth, Mont.
> Bucking On The Yellowstone Bronc Futurity & Bull Team Event, June 26, Forsyth, Mont.
> Rope the Ridge Breakaway, June 26, Crawford, Neb.
> Kite Ranch Ranch Horse, Team Doctoring and Muley Roping, June 26, Roundup, Mont.
> Estelline Horse Pull, June 27, 1 p.m., Estelline, S.D.
> Ernest Tooke Memorial Match Bronc Ride, June 27, Ekalaka, Mont.
> 2nd Annual Sunday Best Breakaway, June 27, Arlee, Mont.
> 9th Annual TyTuff Challenge Goat Tying and Breakaway, June 27, Bowman, N.D.
> Black Hills Roundup Cattle Drive and Ranch Rodeo, June 30, Belle Fourche, S.D.
> Black Hills Roundup, June 30-July 4, Belle Fourche, S.D.
> Kick Em Up Cans Open Barrel Race, July 2-3, Buffalo, Wyo.
> Sheridan Vaquero Ranch Roping, July 3, 10 a.m., Mefford Arena, Sheridan, Wyo.
> Women’s Bronc Riding, July 3-4, Black Hills Roundup, Belle Fourche, S.D.
> Frontier Days Rodeo, July 3-4, Interior, S.D.
> Brent Lewis Tie Down and Breakaway Roping Clinic, July 7-9, Cody, Wyo.
> 114th Annual Wall Celebration PRCA Rodeo, July 8-10, Wall, S.D.
> Jubilee Ranch Rodeo, Ranch Broncs, Mutton Bustin’, July 9, Moorcroft, Wyo.
> Buffalo Gap Blowout Ranch Rodeo, July 9th, Youth Rodeo, July 10, Buffalo Gap, S.D.
> Rope The Ridge Breakaway, July 10, Crawford, Neb.
> Tim Malm Junior Rodeo, July 11, 11 a.m., Albin, Wyo.
> Gordon Livestock Horse Sale, July 13, Gordon, Neb.
> Gumbo Ridge Ranch Bronc Riding, July 16, Murdo, S.D.
> 9th Annual Dallas Heninger Mem. Bull Riding, July 17, Blunt, S.D.
> Big Horn Rumble Ranch Broncs and Barrels, July 17, Thermopolis, Wyo.
> Gumbo Ridge Ranch Rodeo, July 17, Murdo, S.D.
> Taton Steer Roping/Team Tying, July 17-18, Mattson Arena, Sturgis, S.D.
> Versatility Ranch Horse Show, July 21, 9 a.m., Minot, N.D.
> Trisha Reed Working Equitation Clinic, July 23-25, Buffalo Berry Arena, Sturgis, S.D.
> Njr HSRA FINALS, July 20-26, Des Moines, Iowa
> Bryan Neubert Clinic, July 23-26, Wibaux, Mont.
> Open Rodeo, July 25, slack at noon, rodeo at 4 p.m., Platte Co. Fairgrounds, Wheatland, Wyo.
> Rancher’s Olympics, July 31, 1 p.m., McGinley Arena, Gordon, Neb.
> Weston Co. Mini/H.S. Roughstock Rodeo, July 27, 6 p.m., Weston Co. Fairgrounds, Newcastle, Wyo.
> Sheridan Co. Fair and PRCA Rodeo, July 27-31, Gordon, Neb.
> Dawson Youth Rodeo, July 29, 5 p.m., Sidney, Mont.
> S.D.’s Elite Horse Sale, July 31, Martin’s Arena, Sturgis, S.D.
> Indian Relay Races, Aug. 6-7, Pine Ridge, S.D.
> Sheridan Vaquero Ranch Roping, Aug. 7, 10 a.m., Mefford Arena, Sheridan, Wyo.
> 65th Home on the Range Champions Ride, Aug. 7, Sentinel Butte, N.D.
> Broadus High School Rodeo Challenge, Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Broadus, Mont.
> Custer County Fair, Aug. 12-15, Hermosa, S.D.
> 3rd Annual Energy Capital Jr. Rodeo, Aug. 13-15, Morningside Park/CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.
> Tom Horn Days Cowboy Rendezvous, Aug. 13-15, Selle Ranch, Bosler, Wyo
> Joe Wolter’s Colt Starting Clinic, Aug. 13-16, Grosskopf Arena, Utica, Mont.
> Jerry Small King of the Cowboys Timed Event Championship, Aug. 14, 9 a.m., Hardin, Mont.
> Garrett Nokes Family Benefit Ranch Rodeo, Aug. 21, 4 p.m., N. Platte, Neb.
> Nat’l Versatility Ranch Horse Assoc./Wyo. Show, Aug. 28-29, Cheyenne, Wyo.
> Northern Premier Invitational Horse Sale, Sept. 3, Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D.
> Slope Circuit Rodeo and Superhorse Challenge, Sept. 3-5, Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D.
> Sheridan Vaquero Ranch Roping, Sept. 4-5, 10 a.m., Mefford Arena, Sheridan, Wyo.
> Nat’l Versatility Ranch Horse Assoc./Wyo. Show, Sept. 11-12, Cheyenne, Wyo.
> Prairie To Pines S.D. to Mont. Wagon Train, Sept. 12-18, starts near Camp Crook, S.D.
> Indian Relay Races, Sept. 18-19, Gillette, Wyo.
> Championship of Champions Indian Relay Races, Sept. 24-26, Casper, Wyo.
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Outtagrass Cattle Co. cartoon by Jan Swan Wood for the Oct. 16, 2021, edition of Tri-State Livestock News