Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Hot, Faith Stock Show, Interior playday, ranch broncs and bulls, barrels, horse sale info
I’m about caught up on 100 degree weather for a while. I know it’s that hot a lot of other places but not usually here, so I am entitled to whine a little. It does make one look forward to fall. Maybe then I can get caught up on everything I didn’t get done this past spring and this summer. We’ll see.
The Faith Stock Show and Rodeo will have it’s usual great lineup of events running Aug. 9-15, Faith, S.D. On the 9th will be the Dakota Championship Roping, enter at 10 a.m., rope at 11. The #7 and #5 roping will follow that, then the ladies breakaway, sr. men’s breakaway, and calf roping. On the 10th will be the livestock shows, plus the United Bucking Horse Association Colt Futurity at 10 a.m. and the Match Bronc
Ride at 7 p.m. On the 11th will be the Kid’s Day Horse, foot/bike events at 1 p.m. with the ranch rodeo at 6 p.m. The 12th will have more livestock show with the pen of three, then at 5:30 will be the SDRA/NRCA rodeo. On the 14th is the parade at 10 a.m., with the SDRA/NRCA rodeo at 5:30, plus a match race, relay race and ranch bronc riding. On the 15th will be the Fireman’s pancake breakfast 6:30-8:30 a.m., cowboy church at the Legion Hall at 8:30, rodeo slack at 9 a.m., parade at 10 and the rodeo at 1 p.m. which will also have a calf scramble, relay race, match race and old original wild ride. Great times to be had with dances to live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Interior Roping Club Youth Playday at Interior, S.D. will be August 17. You can enter starting at 4 p.m. and the events will start at 6. There are four age groups for kids 0-18 years, with stick horse events for the littlest, breakaway, goat tying/goat tail untying, barrels, poles, flags and team roping. It’s only $5/event. You can get more info from Dana Livermont at 605-433-5456.
Newell Labor Day’s rodeo entries will be Monday, August 22, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cheyenne Winkler will be taking entries at 605-515-1137. Please call early as it fills fast.
The 37th Annual Dakota West Barrel Race at Golliher Arena, Belle Fourche, S.D. will be August 20-21 with pre-entries due by August 13. There’s $1,500 added for the 5D. Call 605-642-5363 for entry info.
The 129th Old Settlers Reunion at Sparks, Neb. will be August 28. At 9 a.m. there will be an open rodeo for all ages. At noon they will calcutta the horses races and team sorting, then hold the horse races (jackpot, quarter mile, school marm race, egg and spoon race and pony races) at 3 p.m.To enter the horses races, call Lynde Frew at 402-322-5252. Also, there will be a bowery program, sports for the two leggeds with footraces and suchlike, plus 10 a.m. church for all. For event info call Jerry Grooms at 402-322-1462 or Lizzie Medema at 402-389-1064.
There will be a Ranch Broncs and Bull Riding at the Tripp County rodeo grounds, Winner, S.D. on Sept. 3. The calcutta will be a 7 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:30. There will be $3,000 added money split between the two events! To enter call 605-842-1533 or 605-730-0847.
The 41st Annual Lopez-Meyer_Lauing Quarter Horse Production Sale will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 1:30 p.m., at Faith Livestock, Faith, S.D. For a catalog call Karen Meyer at 605-466-2456 or Doris Lauing at 605-347-6193.
The Coy Price Memorial Team Roping, Newell, S.D. will be Sept. 4 at the Newell rodeo grounds. You enter at 9, breakaway starts at 10, high school team roping at 11 and open after that. It’s a draw 4 progressive at 1 head deal. Call J.D. Mutchler at 605-490-0343.
The next regular horse sale at Philip Livestock Exchange, Philip, S.D. will be Tuesday, August 16, following the regular cattle sale. Call 605-859-2577 for information.
The St. Onge Livestock Fall Horse Sale will be held Sept. 10 at St. Onge, S.D. Loose horses will start selling at 9 a.m. with the ride ins at noon. All ride in horses must have a current Coggins test. Call 605-680-0259 for more info.
Well, that’s my circle for another week. Keep praying for rain and for all the firefighters throughout the west who are battling the fires and protecting people and property.
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