Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Lots of summer series, bullriding in Belle, packhorse races, bronc riding, clinics

The forecast is for another round of cold, wet, rather dreary weather. I sure feel for anyone who just sheared and is range lambing in it. It’s more than just an inconvenience for them. But, the grass is sure enjoying the moisture, even if it’s cool. I saw some plums blooming today. I sure hope they don’t freeze. It seems a little early for them, so maybe more will bloom later.

The Dupree Jackpot, Dupree, S.D., has set the dates for their summer series. Dates are: May 30, June 6 and 27, July 11 and 25, and the finals on August 8.

Bailey Burch and Jade Nixon will be hauling a semi load of bulls to the arena in Belle Fourche to get some practice bulls under the young guys. They’re planning it for May 25, weather permitting. They’ll be good bulls with someone there to give you pointers, so this is a great opportunity to get on a bunch of bull. Call 940-886-6016 for info and to confirm it’s happening, weatherwise.

The S.D. 4H rodeo back numbers have been mailed out. If you haven’t gotten yours, check the website to be sure your name is on the 2019 contestant list. Let the secretary know if it isn’t. You have until June 1 to get entered. You can check it out on Facebook at SD 4H Finals Rodeos Inc.

This is something a little different! The 13th Annual Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse races will be June 1-2 at Dubois, Wyo. It starts at 10 a.m. Entry fees are $100/team for all divisions. Call Scott at 307-455-2262 or Dave at 307-455-3675.

The John Bilbrey Memorial Days of 49 Saddle Bronc Riding will be in Greybull, Wyo on June 7. Call in entries are June 4, 6-8 p.m. at 307-765-4609. For general information or to donate to the memorial, call Chris at 307-272-4567 or Theresa at 970-209-5077.

The Buffalo Night Show and Rodeo at the Johnson County fairgrounds, Buffalo, Wyo., will be nearly every Wednesday night this summer. Dates are June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 17, 24, 31, all at 7 p.m. There are all the usual rodeo events plus kids’ steer riding and barrels. Call Bill zurcher at 308-641-7815 or Vicki Kane at 307-752-0567.

June 8-9 is the 72nd Annual Hulett Rodeo, Hulett, Wyo. It’s WRA and NRCA approved. Call in entries are June 3, 8 a.m. To 9 p.m., with call backs June 4, 12-9 p.m. Entry number is 307-467-5929. The rodeo is at 1:30 both days with slack at 10 a.m. On Sunday. They’ll also have a kids calf scramble for 10 and under, a boot race for 14 and under, steer scramble for 11-14, a parade on Saturday morning and a dance on Saturday night.

There will be an American Qualifier calf roping and breakaway on June 6 at Casper, Wyo. There’s $1000 added in each event, plus an open team roping with $4000 added. Enter on site. For more info, call Mad Dog Roping at 307-797-8373.

The Fallon County PRCA Xtreme Bronc Match will be June 6, 7 p.m., at Baker, Mont. There will be 30 bronc riders in the long go with 6 back for the short go, which will have a calcutta. There’s $20,000 added money so it will draw some top bronc riders.

Broadus, Mont., is the place to be for the Rocking JK Summer series barrel race. Schedule is June 4 and 18, July 9 and 23, and the finals August 8. There will be peewee, youth and open barrels, 3D open poles, and will be at the Powder River County Fairgrounds.

Oelrichs Youth Rodeo series dates have been set and are June 5, 19, 26; July 10, rain date July 17. Call Tanna at 605-890-2159 to learn more.

The Buffalo (S.D.) Youth Rodeo Series will also be kicking off June 5, 29, 26; July 10 and 24, with rain makeup date July 31. Pre-entries are due May 29 and entry blanks can be found at For info call 605-375-3904.

There will be a Breakaway Roping school at Dakota Winds Arena, Bowman, N.D. On June 8 and 9. The instructor is Phil Haugen and it will cover everything from roping to horsemanship. There will be a jackpot with prizes at the end. It’s $500 per student, lunch provided both days. Call 580-772-4296 for more information.

Well, that wraps up my circle for another week. It’s clouding up and the wind has sure picked up, so the front must be arriving. Have a great week and be careful out there. F