Outside Circle: Costello wins Miles City, PBR, playdays, WYO Wild Ride, watch for founder
The weather has sure been lovely. We got a little rain out of the recent wet spell, though not as much as some not far away. I understand it’s still really dry out north of Miles City, so my prayers are that they’ll get some needed moisture to fill dams and get the creeks running. It’s always so hard if folks over the ridge are getting good rain and you’re getting wind.
The Miles City Bucking Horse sale is in the books for another year. Overall winner of the bronc riding was Jake Costello of way out north of Newell (and Hoover) on Burch’s great mare Maria Bariormo. Congrats to all!
The 24th Annual Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Bronc Ride will be in Ft. Pierre, S.D., on June 3, 7 p.m. There will be 30 of the top bronc riders matched against top bucking stock with the top 10 in the short-go on WNFR horses. There’s a $15,000 purse up for it too. Advanced tickets are $15 and $20 at the gate. For info call 605-494-1094.
There will be a Horse Show series at the Keyser Creek Arena, Columbus, Mont. It will run June 3, 24 and July 1. It’s $50 to show all day, $40 if you’re in 4-H. For more information, call Marija at 406-461-8223 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The big PBR event at Deadwood, S.D. will be June 9, 3 p.m., June 10, 6 p.m. On Saturday, bring the kids out to see the Chad Berger bucking bulls from 11-1, and get a free PBR t-shirt during the Shriner’s Lil’ Buckaroo Day. Also, there will be hotdogs, ice cream, autograph signing, roping, riding a fake bull, and stagecoach rides. Reserved and general admission tickets are available both days. Go to http://www.DeadwoodPBR.com or call 888-838-2855.
If you’re from further north, you can also catch the PBR Bull Riding Challenge at the Bismarck Event Center on Friday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. in Bismarck, N.D. Tickets are available at http://www.bismarckeventcenter.com, BEC Box Office, or call 800-514-3849.
The WYO Wild Ride Ranch Rodeo, private treaty ranch horse sale, jackpots and youth rodeo will be June 23-25 at Gillette, Wyoming’s Cam-Plex Wrangler Arena. June 23 will be the barrel and team roping jackpots, June 24 will be Ranch Rodeo, and June 25 a youth rodeo. There will also be a cowboy trade show going on for the duration. For more info and additional events happening there, call Tiffany at 307-670-7037.
The C & T Rodeo Ekalaka Match Bronc Ride will be Sunday, June 25 at beautiful Ekalaka, Mont. Calcutta of the bronc riders will be at 2 p.m. and they’ll start riding broncs at 3 p.m. There are match broncs with a $100 entry fee, rookies for $50 and ranch broncs for $75. To enter, call Janet at 406-775-6386. There a limit of 12 bronc riders in each division. There will also be an open steer roping if you want to enter that.
As promised, here’s the update on the Newell Playday Series, Newell, S.D. Dates are June 26, July 10-17, and 24. Entries will be open 3-4 p.m. with the event starting at 4:30. It’s opened to everyone from 0-15+ years with events for all the little people. It’s $2/event for member, $5 for non-members. Membership is $20 for an individual and $30 for a family. In case of stormy weather, be sure and call first. Contact Shannon Dirk at 605-380-6023.
It’s a ways off, but you probably need to be getting you and your horse tuned up if you’re going to be in the 4th Annual Routier Ranch Superhorse Challenge in Buffalo, S.D. It will be Friday, Sept. 1, and horse will be competing in five events with the same person riding it. Events are heading, heeling, breakaway, goat tying and barrels. It’s a timed event all the way and I hear it’s great to watch. For information on how to enter, call 605-375-3989.
Just a reminder to be watching your horses on all this green grass. I’ve heard of a couple of using horses, hence not overfat, foundering this spring. The cold nights really make that morning grass a danger to vulnerable horses. If you see your horse standing with his feet out in front of him or laying down when no one else is, you’d better act fast. Get him off that grass, give him some bute and get that cold water on his feet one way or another.
Well, that’ll do it for this week!