Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Horse Sale Season, Check for VSV rules before hauling, reined cowhorse clinic, barrel and pole jackpot
August is already speeding past. County fairs are happening everywhere, which is great, and school will be starting soon after, which isn’t so great if you enjoy having your kids at home. I keep checking the calendars to see if some months are missing, but they all seem to have 12 just like they’re supposed to. Where does time go? Just last week it seems our son was just a little boy and now his boys are growing so fast that one will be in pre-school this fall. My sister and I decided that we weren’t getting older but our kids sure are!
My mailbox has a new horse sale catalog in it every few days and they are all wonderful to look through and drool over. Coming up Aug. 21, 1 p.m. CST is the Fulton sale at Valentine, Neb. You can call them for a catalog at 402-322-0110.
August 22 will be the Myers and Copper Spring ranches sale at Bozeman, Mont. For info on the Myers horses call Bill at 605-641-4283 or Deb at 605-641-4282. For Copper Spring horses call Lisa at 406-579-1540.
August 30 will be the RQHBA sale at Beslers’ Cadillac Ranch, Belle Fourche, South Dakota. For info call Gary Mailloux at 605-347-3294 or Brad Wood at 307-257-0020.
The Lopez/Meyer/Lauing Sale will be Sept. 5, 1:30, at Faith Livestock, Faith, South Dakota. Call Doris Lauing at 605-347-6193 or Karen Meyer at 605-466-2456.
The PRQHBA futurity and sale will be on Sept. 5 and 6 at Broadus, Montana. The sale is Sept. 6, 1 p.m. and you can call for a catalog to Marcy at 406-427-5420 or Jody at 406-234-3135.
The Walt Moran Memorial Team Roping will be Aug. 22, 1 p.m. CDT, at the Moran Ranch Arena, Williston, North Dakota. Call Shane at 701-875-4313 or 701-770-8586 for information.
The Weston County Open Horse Show on Aug. 23 will start at 8 a.m. at the Weston County Fairgrounds, Newcastle, Wyo. Due to the outbreak of Vesicular Stomititus in Wyoming, all horses will have to have a current health certificate with the destination on it to enter. If you need more information about entering or anything else, call Ellen at 307-746-8669.
The SDRCHA Reined Cow Horse Clinic will be at the James Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, Aug. 27, 9-4. Trainers instructing will be Justin Lawrence, Matt Koch and Luke Jones. There will be three stations going with herd work, dry work and fence work being covered. The fee is $250, with a $50 deposit to participate. Auditing will cost only $35. Lunch is provided. Call Mike Sigman at 605-381-6528 or email him at email@example.com. Signup deadline is Aug. 20.
The Schoneberg Horse Sale will be at Clay Center, Nebraska, Sept. 26. Catalog deadline is Aug. 31. They will be selling tack at 10:45 a.m. and horses at noon. To consign or to get a catalog, call 402-773-4289.
The Southwest Select Broke Horse Sale will not be held this fall. It has been postponed until May 2016. If you have any questions about it, call Grant at 406-670-6643.
The Get The Green Open 4D/Youth 3D barrel and pole bending will be Aug. 28-30 at the Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D. They will also have peewee barrels. It’s NWBRA and WPRA approved, plus there’s a WPRA side pot. There’s $1,500 added plus great prizes. For more info, call Lorita at 605-645-7592.
Well, that’s my circle for another week. I hope to see you at one of the fairs or horse sales so we can have a big visit in person. Be sure and send me your news, events and anything else you’d like to see in here and I’ll be glad to share it.