Outside Circle: Hotter’n a $2 pistol, horse buyer in the area, family jackpots, super horse challenge, Ride A Horse Feed A Cowboy
It’s 105 degrees here today as I write this. It’s supposed to be almost this hot tomorrow and maybe even hotter the next day. Personally, I’m not enjoying it. I haven’t talked to anyone else who is either. That’s just too hot for our part of the country! It’s days like today that make me thankful for this cushy “desk job” that I do every week so I have an excuse to stay inside where the air conditioner sings it’s sweet song.
There will be a horse buyer at the Belle Fourche Rodeo grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D., on Wednesday, July 27, buying all classes of horses. If you miss him that day, you can go to Faith Livestock, Faith, S.D. on August 10 to sell the horses you no longer need. There’s no seller’s fee or anything. For more information, call Joe at 952-836-8811.
There will be a family jackpot at Wright Wyoming’s Ag Complex July 30, starting at 10 a.m. There will be events for the whole family and NWBRA approved barrels starting at 10. The office and arena open at 7:30 and you can enter when you get there. There will be drawpot team roping, poles, barrels, goats, dummy roping and open and youth breakaway roping. For more information, call Janie at 605-210-3179.
A Ricky Green Team Roping school will be August 3-6 at the Hermosa, S.D. fairgrounds. The first two days will be for beginners/intermediate and the last two days for advanced. They’re taking 10 students for each level. The cost is $350 with a $175 deposit to hold your spot. Call Jim or Les Tiltrum at 605-209-8064 or 605-390-8407.
The 3rd Annual Super Horse Challenge will be August 6 at the Routier Ranch, south of Buffalo, S.D. This is a great event to watch as it challenges one horse to do multiple timed events. You can call 608-553-0976 for more information and you can also find the event on Facebook.
The Faith Stock Show Ranch Rodeo will be Thursday, August 11, with a calcutta at 6 p.m. and the ranch rodeo to follow. They are taking the first 20 teams and each team must have one member who is 14 years old or younger. Entries are open now and the event fills pretty fast. Call Chip Heidler at 605-739-5836 or Gnene Fordyce at 605-390-8761 to enter and for more info.
The 5th Annual Fair Barrel Race at the Killdeer Saddle Club Arena, Killdeer, N.D. will be August 7. There will be peewee, youth, and open 4D divisions. It has an 85% payback and 100% payback on the added money. Call Linda Vigen at 701-290-5467 or Barb Williams at 605-210-0379 for more info. You can also check it out on http://www.saddleupevents.com.
The CCRC Invitational Ranch Bronc Match at Camp Crook, S.D. will be August 19, 5 p.m. There’s $5000 added with 25 in the long go and eight back for the short go. There will be a calcutta in both rounds. Call 605-375-3124 for more info.
Hulett, Wyoming will once again be the location for the great Ride A Horse Feed A Cowboy event that benefits chosen people in the region who need help with medical bills and suchlike. This worthy event will be August 27. It will be a rough stock rodeo with barebacks, saddle broncs, bulls and ranch broncs. The first three events will have $500 added money while the ranch broncs will have $1500 added. Entries are open now and will close August 23. To enter call Taylor Snook at 307-290-2273. With the good Burch stock, it will be a fine event to watch, plus there’s a BBQ, benefit auction, and street dance in downtown Hulett. For any other info, call 307-290-0400.
Kirk Hall will be having a Fall Cowhorse Clinic on September 3-4 at the ranch at Edgemont, S.D. The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of reined cowhorse and is suitable for most horses and riders. The cost is $400 with $200 of that as a deposit, and it’s a small clinic for more personal attention from Kirk. Call Kirk at 605-431-3607.
Well, that’s my hot, dry circle for the week. I think I’ll go put my horse up and let him take a roll in the dirt and go shade up. Stay safe out there and pray for rain. Be sure and send me any upcoming events you’d like for me to share here.
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Outtagrass Cattle Co. cartoon by Jan Swan Wood for the Oct. 16, 2021, edition of Tri-State Livestock News