Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Heartache, 5 panel testing, barrels, bulls, bronc riding, rodeos, ranch rodeos
It’s staying consistently dry and windy here on Dry Creek. We’re about two thirds done with calving and the country looks pretty and green. I’m sure hoping for some rain though. I know others are too.
My heart goes out to the Chord and VanEaton families in the loss of their precious children. There is no pain greater than the loss of one’s child. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I want to remind all of you AQHA stallion owners that you have to have the five panel testing done on your horse before the 2016 offspring can be registered this fall. The five panel test is $85 and if you add a DNA test to it it’s $105. You can call the AQHA with any questions you have at 806-376-4811. You can order the kits online at http://www.aqha.com.
All of you GPIRA rodeo members, be sure and get your membership applications and renewals into the INFR office before June 1.
The 3 Mile Creek Beauty and the Beast Barrels and Bullriding at 3 Mile Creek arena, west of Kyle and south of Sharp’s Corner, will be on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. with tentative dates set for: June 1, 8, 22, 29; July 13, 20, 27; August 10 and finals on august 17. There will be open bulls open barrels, junior bulls, and junior barrels. Entries open Monday at 9 a.m. the week of the event and close on Tuesday at 5 p.m. For entries, call 605-455-2650. For other info you can call the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce office at 605-455-2685.
The Wrightful Youth and Open Jackpots will be June 4 and July 30 at Wright, Wyo. There will be youth and open barrels, poles, goat tying, tie down roping, breakaway and team roping. Open barrels are NWBRA approved. For more information, call Janie Norlin at 605-210-3129 or Amy Rathbun at 307-201-0050.
The 23rd Annual Match of Champions Bronc Ride will be June 4 at the Stanley County Fairgrounds, Ft. Pierre, S.D. also that day will be free admission into the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center Museum, branding of timbers, stick pony races, and at the fairgrounds, a 5:30 steak fry with the bronc riding at 7. For information or tickets, call 605-494-1094. You can check it all out at http://www.caseytibbs.com, too.
The 13th Bar Bull Riding at the Knuckle Saloon will be June 11. The calcutta will be at 7 p.m. with the bull riding at 7:30. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the event.
The 69th Annual Hulett Rodeo at beautiful Hulett, Wyoming will be June 11 and 12, 1:30 both days. I haven’t been to it for years but have always enjoyed it immensely when I’ve gone. I may have to journey that way this year, matter of fact.
On Friday, June 17 there will be the GPIRA rodeo at Crazy Horse Memorial, between Hill City and Custer, S.D. The junior/senior events and slack start at 9 a.m. with the main performance at 2 p.m.
The next day, same place, will be the 26th Annual Crazy Horse Stampede PRCA Rodeo at 2 p.m. with slack to follow. On Sunday, June 19 will be 10 a.m. cowboy church followed by the rodeo at 2 p.m. Both the GPIRA and PRCA rodeos are held at the foot of beautiful Crazy Horse Monument.
There will be a Britany Diaz barrel clinic at the Valnes Ranch, Eden, S.D. on June 22-23. You can contact Jayme Valnes at 605-228-8856 for more information.
Don’t forget the WYO Wild Ride Ranch Rodeos and Horse Sale on June 24-26 at the Cam-Plex, Gillette, Wyo. On Friday June 24 will be jackpot barrels and team roping. On Saturday, June 25 are the WSRRA and WRRA Qualifier Ranch Rodeos. On Sunday, June 26, will be the working horse sale, featuring horses showcased during the jackpots and the ranch rodeos. You can view the horses, both photos and many videos on-line on Facebook, and for information or a catalog, call Tiffany Schwenke at 307-670-7037. This will be a fantastic event, beginning to end, with a vendor trade show, live music, great concessions, and a good cowboy crowd. I sure hope to see you there!
Well, that’s my circle for another windy week. I’ll be glad to have the wind go down so I can pull my hat up a little and let my ears perk back up to their normal position! Send me all of your upcoming events and fundraisers and I’ll sure be happy to share them here!