PRCA BB of the year, SDHSRA info, barrels, ropings and racing |

PRCA BB of the year, SDHSRA info, barrels, ropings and racing

I just can’t believe how nice the weather has been. It’s really helped with getting some fall projects done, plus been easy on the livestock. I’ll take all of it I can!

Congratulations to Powder River Rodeo on their horse Craig At Midnight being named PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year. He’s a homebred gelding by their late, great stallion Cut The Cards, who died recently at 30 years of age. Craig is out of a Tooke bred mare named KC Rocket from Larry Sandvick. That makes Craig a double bred Tooke horse. Cut The Cards is a grandson of Custer and is also the sire of Miss Congeniality. Now THAT is bucking horse royalty!

The winning team at the Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping, recently held in California, has local roots! The team consisted of Staci Grosskopf, Billings, Mont., Ryan Harrington, Lander, Wyo., and Josh Prom from Lakeview, Ore. Congrats to all!

The SDHSRA 20X High School Rodeo Showcase entries must be postmarked by Nov. 1! The NHSRA memberships also have to be in by Nov. 1, though you can get them in later for higher fee.

Speaking of the SDHSRA, those kids are selling the calendars again and they are available. The money raised with the calendar sales goes toward the South Dakota team’s expenses to go to nationals, so it’s a great cause. They have to sell a set number to be able to high school rodeo, so when that young person comes around, buy one of those good calendars to help them out. Also, your name will go into a drawing for cash prizes!

The Saddle Up Wright, Wyoming Team Roping wil be Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Ag Complex Arena. There’s #15, #13 and more. You can learn more about it at or call Yost Events at 520-251-3695.

The Sterling Magilke Memorial Benefit will be Saturday, Nov. 12, at Bowman, N.D. There’ll be barrels and team roping, plus a silent auction all day. The office opens for the barrels at 7 a.m., exhibitions 8-8:30, then peewee, youth and open barrels starting at 10. The team roping super #7 is an enter three times, pick one draw two deal, with a four steer average. The #5 will be the same but with a three steer average. For more information, call Nikki at 701-389-7677 or Wyett at 701-681-1785 for details.

There are so many great events coming up in the next few months. Some you have to go see in person but others will be on TV, like the WNFR and suchlike. I’ll be giving you the rundown on the Breeder’s Cup races with dates and local broadcast networks that will be carrying it. Of course, the big race is the Cup itself and the great California Chrome is training for it. He is such a tremendous horse, solid, sound and sane. I hope this is his last year to race. I would think his value as a sire is probably high enough that he’d get a couple or three mares to him his first season. I always like it when a horse like that goes out at the top of his game.

Well, that’s my circle for this week. It’s a little short so I look forward to getting any upcoming events from you so I can share them here. My email is at the top of this column so I’m easy to find.

Have a fantastic week and don’t forget to take a moment to stop and listen to the farewell songs of the cranes and geese. We’re really blessed to live where we do and need to remember that!

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