Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Kid rodeos, ropings, county fairs, ranch rodeos, support our community businesses | TSLN.com

Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Kid rodeos, ropings, county fairs, ranch rodeos, support our community businesses

The brief cool down around here was sure welcome. Some areas got some desperately needed rain too, so I’m sure glad for them. I sure hope they continue.

The Ranch Boss Rodeo for kids will be Aug. 17, 9 a.m., at Union Center, S.D. There are four divisions ranging from 6-14 years with fun timed events. Entries are due by Aug. 10, so call Melissa for entry info at 605-515-0165.

The 7th Annual Otter Creek Invitational Team Roping will be Aug. 13. Enter 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., rope at 10. It will be at the Vivian Arena between Otter and Ashland, Mont. The night before there will be a jackpot , enter at 5:30, rope at 6. It’s cash only for both ropings.

There will be Horse Nations Indian Relays at Lower Brule, S.D. Aug. 13-14. It’s free admission!

The Harding Co. Fair will be Aug. 19-21 at the Harding Co. Fairgrounds, Camp Crook, S.D. Lots of great events going on throughout the fair, plus held in the second biggest town in Harding Co.!

Aug. 21 is the date for the BHSS Summer Horse Sale at the James Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

Interior Roping Club’s Ranch Rodeo, Ranch Broncs, Pork Smoke-Off, and Dance will be Aug. 26 in the beautiful Badlands at Interior, S.D. The calcutta will be at 6 p.m., ranch rodeo at 7, ranch broncs to follow. To enter the ranch rodeo, it’s $400/team; ranch broncs are $75, with a long and short go. To enter either of those, call Whitney at 605-685-4608 or Dana at 605-685-8079. To enter the Smoke Off, it’s $75 and you’ll need to call Austin at 605-441-8832.

The James Heald Memorial Ranch Rodeo will be Aug. 27 at the Recluse, Wyo. Hall. The calcutta will be at 2 p.m., event at 3. They’ll have a steer scramble, rescue race, double mugging, pasture sort/sort and rope, and cowboy polo. It should be a great time with those events! For entry forms, contact Lindsay Wood at Lrt83@live.com. For general info, call 307-670-0171.

The annual Get The Green 4D Barrel Race will be Aug. 27-28 at the Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D. You can enter there the day of the race. For more info, call Lorita at 605-645-7592.

The SDRCHA Futurity, Derby and Bridle Spectacular will be Aug. 31-Sept. 4 at the James Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

The Romey Gunville Memorial Saddle Bronc Chute Out will be at Eagle Butte, S.D. on Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $100, with a calcutta and the top six back for the $2000 added. Contact Tater Ward to enter at 605-222-3175.

There are lots of county fairs going on in the next few weeks. I encourage you all to go and support the community and the kids that participate. At each fair there will be a livestock sale. Most of you reading this probably produce your own meat for the freezer, but if you don’t, or you’re talking to someone who doesn’t, you can help a kid and yourself at the same time by buying a beef, pig, lamb, or whatever suits your fancy, at the livestock auction. The kids I know have a lot of time and money wrapped up in their projects, and what they sell for at the fair gets rolled into their next project year. I simply love county fairs with their variety of livestock, from fancy chickens to dairy cows, plus the chance to visit with folks you haven’t seen in a while. There’s generally good food offered and some vendors with nice wares as well. While you’re there, if you see someone who is a volunteer, thank them for their time. They’re busy people too and donate their time and usually funds, to get that fair put on every year. Many of them don’t even have kids in it!

Another thing I’ll ask you to do, is to support the business that support our community events. They’re the ones hit up for awards, sponsorship, money, and banners at every event. It’s not the big box stores that support our communities, it’s the local businesses. Please remember that when you’re going to get groceries or whatever.

Well, I’ll quit badgering you. I realized I hadn’t nagged you about anything for a bit so thought I’d better get back on track. I’ll wind up this circle for this week by reminding you to pray for rain and our nation. May God bless America.



>BELLE NIGHT RODEO SERIES: Every Tuesday in May, Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D.

>BELLE JACKPOT ASSOCIATION: Aug.3 rain date, Belle Fourche, S.D.

>BIG SKY RODEO SERIES: Tuesdays, 6 p.m., June 7-Sept. 13, Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky, Mont.

>BREAKAWAY AND MULEY SLIDE: Aug. 14, 21, Lander, Wyo.


>CHASE THE ACE barrel/breakaway series: Aug. 6, Sept. 5 (finals) New Underwood, S.D.

> CRUSHIN’ CANS ROPIN’ CALVES series: Aug. 15, Oelrichs, S.D.

> DOBLAR’S ARENA ROPINGS: Aug. 14, Madison, S.D.

>DUBOIS NIGHT RODEOS: Aug. 5, 12, 19, Dubois, Wyo.

> FLANDREAU BARREL SERIES: Aug. 5, 14,Flandreau, S.D.

> GIDDY UP OPEN HORSE CLUB:Western Dressage show Oct. 1; Open Horse Show Sept. 10, Thunder Horse Stables, Rapid City, S.D.

> HELL ON WHEELS CHUCKWAGON DINNER AND RODEO: Aug.19, 26, Archer Arena, Cheyenne, Wyo.

>HERMOSA ROPING CLUB TEAM ROPING SERIES: Aug. 5, 19, finals Aug. 28, Hermosa, S.D.

>HETTINGER YOUTH RODEO SERIES: Aug. 3, 5 p.m., Hettinger, N.D.

>KAYCEE NIGHT RODEO: Aug. 19, 26, Kaycee, Wyo.

>LAZY E-G PLAYDAY SERIES: Aug. 4, Dupree, S.D.

>LONGMIRE NIGHT RODEO: Aug. 10, 17, 21, Buffalo, Wyo.

> MJ PRODUCTIONS SUMMER RODEO NIGHTS: finals Aug. 11, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

>MT. RUSHMORE RODEO AT PALMER GULCH: Aug. 4, 20, 27, 6 p.m., Hill City, S.D.


> PRUITT ARENA BREAKAWAY AND TIE DOWN ROPING: every other Tuesday starting June 7, Pruitt Arena, Gering, Neb.

> PRUITT ARENA THURSDAY NIGHT BARRELS: June 2 through Aug. 25, Gering, Neb.

>BOOTS AND SADDLE CLUB: Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Rapid City, S.D.

> SADDLE UP RODEO SERIES: Aug. 13, finals Sept. 17, Wagner, S.D.

>SANDHILLS SUMMER SERIES: Aug. 3, Haythorn Arena, Arthur, Neb.

>SHERIDAN COWGIRLS ASSOC. RODEO series: Aug. 11, Sheridan, Wyo.

>SHERIDAN VAQUERO RANCH ROPING SERIES: Aug.20, Mefford Arena, Sheridan, Wyo., finals Sept. 3, Buffalo, Wyo.

>TILTRUM’S CIRCLE T ARENA Team Roping Practice: Friday nights, Hermosa, S.D.






> Butte-Lawrence Co. Fair, Aug. 1-6, Nisland, S.D.

> Perkins Co. Fair Ranch Rodeo, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Bison, S.D.

> Butte-Lawrence Co. Fair Ranch Rodeo, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Nisland, S.D.

> Isabel Ranch Rodeo, Ranch Broncs, Mutton Bustin’, Aug. 5, Isabel, S.D.

> Isabel Rodeo, Dance, Wild Ride, Aug. 6-7, Isabel, S.D.

> WSRRA Ranch Bronc Riding, Aug. 5-6, 7 p.m., Lewellyn, Neb.

> Tom Curtin Horsemanship and Ranch Roping Clinic, Aug. 5-7, Custer, Mont.

> Butte-Lawrence Co. Fair Youth Rodeo, Aug. 6, 9 a.m., Nisland, S.D.

> Indian Relay Races, Aug. 7, Dodson, Mont.

> Gordon Livestock Open Horse Sale, Aug. 9, Gordon, Neb.

> Broadus High School Rodeo Challenge, Aug. 9, 6 p.m., Broadus, Mont.

> 112th Annual Faith Stock Show and Rodeo, Aug. 9-14, Faith, S.D.

> Custer Co. Fair Dummy Roping, Aug. 12, Hermosa, S.D.

> Coy Hepper Memorial Invitational, Aug. 12, McKenzie Co. Fairgrounds, Watford City, N.D.

> 3rd Annual Brian Curtis Memorial Bull Riding, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m., Belle Fourche, S.D.

> 3rd Annual Tom Horn Days, Aug. 12-14, Bosler, Wyo.

> 7th Annual Otter Creek Team Roping, Aug. 13, Vivian Arena, between Ashland/Otter, Mont.

> 3rd Annual Ride For the Brand Ranch Bronc Riding, Aug. 13, Hermosa, S.D.

> Select Catalog Horse Sale, Aug. 13, Martin, S.D.

> Horse Nations Indian Relays, Aug. 13-14, 2 p.m., Lower Brule, S.D.

> Sperry Quarter Horses Horse Sale, Aug. 14, Sperry Ranch, Trotters, N.D.

> Custer Co. Fair Playday, Aug. 14, Hermosa, S.D.

> Ranch Boss Youth Rodeo, Aug. 17, 9 a.m., Union Center, S.D.

> Camp Crook Bronc Match, Aug. 19, 2:30 p.m., Camp Crook, S.D.

> Harding County Fair, Aug. 19-21, Camp Crook, S.D.

> Joe Wolter/Scott Grosskopf Ranch Roping Clinic, Aug. 19-22, Worden, Mont.

> Ranch Rodeo, Ranch Broncs, Mini Broncs, Aug. 20, White River, S.D.

> Xtreme Bronc Finals, Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, S.D.

> Black Hills Stock Show Summer Horse Sale, Aug. 21, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> All Girls Breakaway and Team Ropoing, Aug. 22-23, James Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Interior Ranch Rodeo, Ranch Broncs, Pork Smoke Off and Dance, Aug. 26, 6 p.m., Interior, S.D.

> James Heald Memorial Ranch Rodeo, Aug. 27, 2 p.m., Recluse, Wyo.

> Get The Green 4D Barrel Race, Aug. 27-28, Roundup Grounds, Belle Fourche, S.D.

> Mike Major Ranch Riding Clinic, Aug. 27-28, Wheatland, Wyo.

> RQHBA Horse Futurity and Sale, Aug. 28, Cadillac Ranch, Belle Fourche, S.D.

> SDRCHA Futurity, Derby, Bridle Spectacular, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Event Center, Rapid City, S.D.

> Romey Gunville Memorial Saddle Bronc Chute Out, Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m., Eagle Butte, S.D.

> Don King Days, Sept. 4-5, Big Horn Equestrian Center, Big Horn, Wyo.

> 41st Fizz Bomb Classic Barrel Race, Sept. 8-11, CamPlex, Gillette, Wyo.

> 23rd Annual Breeders Classic Horse Sale, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Mobridge, S.D.

> Full House Big Horn Edition Horse Sale, Sept. 9, Buffalo, Wyo.

> AK Horse Sale, Sept. 12, Belle Fourche, S.D.

> 25th Annual Stirling Family Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Broncs, Sept. 17, Ft. Pierre, S.D.

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

> Gordon Livestock Catalog Horse Sale, Sept. 18, Gordon, Neb.

> Championship of Champion Indian Relays, Sept. 23-25, Ft. Pierre, S.D.

> Fall Extravaganza Horse Sale, Sept. 24, Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, S.D.

> Horse Racing, Oct. 1-2, Stanley Co. Fairgrounds, Ft. Pierre, S.D.

> Badlands NHSRA Challenge, Oct. 7-9, Bowman Indoor, Bowman, N.D.


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