Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Fires still, reduced fees to register horses, ropings, bronc riding, ranch rodeos, clinics, Labor Day

Fires are still burning throughout the west. Some have at least been contained and are burning out, but, still threatening for those not yet burned. A few areas even got some much welcome rain, but, as firefighters know, it takes a lot of rain and snow to actually put a fire out. What the rain does is lower the combustability of the fuel, but smouldering trees, stumps, brush piles and suchlike, can still reignite when it dries out the the wind comes up. So please, pray for our firefighters everywhere, the ranchers and homeowners involved, and for all the livestock and wildlife that are now out of anything to eat. Hopefully the fires in Montana at least killed some grasshoppers.

I know you can use some good news, so here it is. The AQHA will register horses a year old and older that have all the required paperwork for $170. That is a significant savings and will allow you to get the papers that go with your horse. I know you can’t ride papers, but you can sure sell them with the horse. I don’t know how long this offer is good for so I wouldn’t tarry around about it.

For those shipping horses from S.D. to sales in Nebraska, S.D. horses leaving their brand area need to be brand inspected now. Shipping agreements will no longer be issued or honored.

Sitting Bull College will be holding a Bronc Riding on Wed., Aug. 25, at the SBC Arena, Ft. Yates, N.D. If you want info or to enter, call Joe Dunn at 701-854-8068.

Lakota Livestock’s Roping on the Prairie will be at New Underwood, S.D. on Aug. 25. It will start at 10 a.m. with WPRA open ladies breakaway, then around 3 p.m. will be the WPRA All Girl Tie Down Roping, followed by the All Girl Team Roping. Around 7 p.m. will be the American Qualifier open tie down roping for men and women. For more information, call Jeff at 605-864-8529.

The annual Get The Green Open 4D Barrel Race will be Aug. 28-29 at the Round Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D. You can enter on site the day of the race. Contact Lorita Crofford at 605-645-7592 for info.

Aug. 28 will be the 1st Annual Coy Hepper Memorial Invitational at McKenzie Co. Fairgrounds, Watford City, N.D. Featuring barebacks, saddle broncs, bull riding, and barrels, with N.D. Jr. H.S., N.D.H.S., and PRCA Badland Circuit competitors, this should be quite an event, honoring the memory of a young many who died way too soon.

A Hackamore, Two-Rein, and Bridle Horse Clinic will be Aug. 28-29 at Terry, Mont. Clinic cost is $400, audit for $40. It will be held at the Prairie Co. Fairgrounds. Call Mallory Dougherty at 913-787-1572 for more info and to get your name in the clinic.

Spurrin’ and Swingin’ At The Gap will be Sept. 4 at Buffalo Gap, S.D. There will be saddle broncs with $1500 added, bull riding with $1500 added, and ladies breakaway with $1000 added. Entries are open Aug. 29, 8 a.m. to Aug. 30, 8 p.m. Cash entry, $125/event. To enter or learn more, call 605-890-1533.

There will be a Trula Churchill Barrel Clinic on Sept. 11-12 at Bordertown Arena, Kilgore, Neb. It’s $250 with a $100 deposit due Sept. 1 to hold your spot. Contact Trula at 402-276-6637 or via Facebook Messenger to learn more and to get signed up.

The SDRCHA Stallion Stakes and Bridle Spectacular will be Sept. 2-5 at the Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D. This is a very fun event to watch, and in the comfort of the Event Center.

The Northern Premier Invitational Horse Sale, Slope Circuit Rodeo, and Superhorse Challenge will be held the weekend of Sept. 3-5. The lineup for the Sept. 3horse sale is pretty impressive. Preview at 2:30, horse sale at 6 p.m. For a catalog or more information, call Curt Westland at 605-210-3329.

The Newell Labor Day weekend events are all on track. On Sept. 4, noon, will be the Ranch Rodeo; Sept. 5 the Coy Price Memorial Team Roping, enter at 9, rope at 10 a.m.; Sept. 6 is the rodeo slack at 8 a.m., parade at 10, and the rodeo at 1 p.m., featuring the World Championship Sheep Teepeeing. This year there’s some new blood coming in for it from California and S. Carolina, so be there to see how it goes for them!

Well, that’s my circle for another week. This cool day and rain showers is sure welcome after all the 100 plus degree days. I hope it lasts. Pray for our nation, our troops, for rain, and your neighbors.



>ARP SUMMER SERIES, Sept. 21, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.


>BEAR RIVER PLAYDAYS Sept. 18, Nov.6; Evanston, Wyo



>DOUBLE B JACKPOTS Aug.17,31; Sept.14,18, Kilgore, Neb.

>FLANDREAY BARRELS Aug.27;Sept.10,12,Flandreau, S.D.

>FREEDOM FRIDAYS BARRELS Aug 27;Sept.10, 24; Dickinson, N.D


>HELL ON WHEELS RODEOS, Aug.13,27,Sept.3, Cheyenne, Wyo.

>HERMOSA BIT AND SPUR PLAYDAYS, Sept.18; Oct.9, Hermosa, S.D.



>KAYCEE NIGHT RODEO, Aug.27; Kaycee, Wyo.

>KPH ARENA RANCH HORSE SHOWS, Sept. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6: Gillette, Wyo.

>SUMMER NIGHTS BARRELS, Baker, Mont. Aug. 31; Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

>TATON STEER ROPING, Mattson Arena, Sturgis, S.D., Aug.31; Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28



> Roping On the Prairie, Aug. 25, 10 a.m., New Underwood, S.D.

> Sitting Bull College Bronc Riding, Aug. 25, Ft. Yates, N.D.

> Northern Breakaway Championships Roping, Aug. 26, Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, S.D.

> Xtreme Broncs Finals, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, S.D.

> 5th Ann. League of Legends Invitational Show and Horse Sale, Aug. 27-28, Livingston, Mont.

> 1st Annual Coy Hepper Memorial Invivtational, Aug. 28, Watford City, N.D.

> Grand River Ranch Horse Sale, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., Timber Lake, S.D.

> Get The Green 4D Barrel Race, Aug. 28-29, Groundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D.

> West Coast Traditions Hackamore/2 Rein/BridleHorse Clinic, Aug. 28-29, Terry, Mont.

> Nat’l Versatility Ranch Horse Assoc./Wyo. Show, Aug. 28-29, Cheyenne, Wyo.

> Interior Roping Club Youth Rodeo, Aug. 29, 9 a.m., Interior, S.D.

> BHSS Summer Horse Sale, Aug. 29, Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, S.D.

> SDRCHA Stallion Stakes and Bridle Spectacular, Sept. 2-5, Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D

> Dillon Ranch Rodeo, Sept. 3, 7 p.m., Dillon, Mont.

> Northern Premier Invitational Horse Sale, Sept. 3, Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D.

> Slope Circuit Rodeo and Superhorse Challenge, Sept. 3-5, Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D.

> S.D. Timed Event Championship, Sept. 3-4, S.D. State Fairgrounds, Huron, S.D.

> Shoshoni Ranch Hand Rodeo, Sept. 4, 4 p.m., Shoshoni, Wyo.>

> Spurrin’ and Swingin’ At The Gap, Sept. 4, Buffalo Gap, S.D.

> Sgt. Colton Levi Derr Foundation Timed Event Jackpot, Sept. 4, New Underwood, S.D.

> Sheridan Vaquero Ranch Roping, Sept. 4-5, 10 a.m., Mefford Arena, Sheridan, Wyo.

> Newell Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-6, Ranch Rodeo, Team Roping, Rodeo, Newell, S.D.

> 4th Annual Invitational Bronc Match, Sept. 5, 6 p.m., New Underwood, S.D.

>5th Annual Thunder Hawk Youth Rodeo, Sept. 5, noon, Thunder Hawk, S.D.

> 33rd Annual Don King Days, Sept. 5-6, Big Horn Equestrian Center, Big Horn, Wyo.

> 25th Annual Breeders Classic Bucking Horse Sale, Sept. 7-8, Kling Ranch, Grassy Butte, N.D.

> Nat’l Versatility Ranch Horse Assoc./Wyo. Show, Sept. 11-12, Cheyenne, Wyo.

> Raymond Sutton Ranch 70th Production Sale, Sept. 12, Gettysburg, S.D.

> Prairie To Pines S.D. to Mont. Wagon Train, Sept. 12-18, starts near Camp Crook, S.D.

> Bucking Battle in Bismarck, Sept. 17-18, Bismarck, N.D.

> Sugar Bars Legacy Futurity and Horse Sale, Sept. 17-18, Sheridan, Wyo.

> Hermanson-Kist All Breed Fall Horse Sale, Sept. 17-19, Kist Lvst, Mandan, N.D.

> Big Sky Ranch Rodeo Finals, Sept. 18, Ag Advancement Center, Miles City, Mont.

> Indian Relay Races, Sept. 18-19, Gillette, Wyo.

> Lee Smith Horsemanship and Cow Working Clinic, Sept. 23-25, Edgemont, S.D.

> Championship of Champions Indian Relay Races, Sept. 24-26, Casper, Wyo.

> Horse Racing, Oct. 2-3, Ft. Pierre, S.D.

> Sundance Youth Rodeo Awards Banquet, Oct. 17, Sundance, Wyo.

> NHSRA Badlands Challenge , Oct. 8-10, Bowman Co. Fairgrounds, Bowman, N.D.


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