Tri-State Bronc Match and Youth Calf Roping, 105th Faith Stock Show and Rodeo, Kul Wicasa Fair and Rodeo at Lower Brule, Butte Lawrence County Fair
We’re officially done haying. We finished stacking it yesterday. My Dad always says that you’re not done haying until it’s stacked for the winter! Ours is all native grass hay and though it was thick, it was pretty short, so we left a lot to be grazed. I’d rather the stock did that anyway. It saves on tractor fuel. As long as cows come with teeth, they can probably get by.
The Tri-State Bronc Match and Invitational Youth Calf Roping will be August 7, 7 p.m., with a Calcutta at 6 p.m., at the Fairgrounds Arena, Broadus, Mont. The Bronc Match replaces the Broncs and Bulls event and will have $7,500 added money, so the list of names is a who’s who of rodeo who will be riding the rank Burch stock. There will be a long round with four or five back for the short round. The Youth Calf Roping will have 10 invited ropers and they will all get two head and then the top four come back for a sudden death round. Christy Willert and Shaylee Porch will be entertaining the crowd with their wonderful trick riding routines, plus there will be a short autograph session after the rodeo at the Stockman’s Club and then a street dance to follow.
The 105th Faith Stock Show and Rodeo is happening right now! There’s team roping on August 4, livestock shows at 8 a.m., and the United Bucking Horse Association Colt Futurity at 10 a.m. on Wed., with the 6th Annual Match Bronc Ride and Futurity at 7 p.m. that night. August 6th is Kids Day foot, bike and horse events at 1 p.m. and exhibits will have been judged and buildings open again that day. On Friday is the Pen of 3 at 8 a.m., then that evening starting at 5:30 will be the SDRA/NRCA Rodeo, Ranch Bronc Riding, and Calf Scramble. There will also be a dance that night and Saturday too. On Saturday will be the parade at 10 a.m., car show, baseball, volley ball and pie social, plus the SDRA/ NRCA rodeo at 5:30 p.m. with Ranch Bronc Riding, Match Race, Relay Race, and High School Match Bronc Ride. On Sunday that fireman’s breakfast kicks off 8-9:30 a.m., then SDRA/NRCA rodeo slack at 9 a.m., cowboy church at the legion hall at 10, then the SDRA/NRCA rode at 1 p.m. with the Old Original Wild Ride, Relay Race and Match Race. If you have questions, call Gnene at 605-390-8761 or Colt at 605-515-0850.
There will be an open consignment horse sale with all classes of horses at Gordon Livestock Exchange, Gordon, Neb. On August 4, 2 p.m. They’ll of course be selling weighups. You can call for info at 308-282-1171.
The 2015 Kul Wicasa Fair and Rodeo will be August 6-9 at Lower Brule, S.D. The rodeos are August 5 at 7 p.m. and August 7 at 1 p.m., call Ben Janis at 605-730-1059 for info on that. The Powwow Grand Entry will be 7:30 p.m. on the 7th, 10:30 on the 8th, and 7:30 on the 9th. The Brule Sioux Bull Bash will be Thursday, August 6, Calcutta at 6:30 and bulls at 7, plus there are Jr. division bulls. You can call Donnie Moore at 605-222-8950 about that. The Lower Brule Memorial Horse Races will be after the rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, and there’s a ranch rodeo at 1 p.m. on Sunday the 9th as well. You can call Donnie about those events too.
The Butte-Lawrence County Fair is August 10-14 at the historic fairgrounds west of Nisland, S.D. The horse show is Monday, August 10, enter at 3:30 and show at 4. The Youth Rodeo is Friday, August 14, enter at 8 a.m. and starts at 9 a.m. There are livestock and other shows all week, a great BBQ supper on Thursday night and just a whole lot of fun to be found at the fair! I hope to see you there!
There will be a Ranch Rodeo at Bison, S.D. on Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. Events are stray gathering, calf branding, trailer loading and sorting. There at Calcutta at 6:30 and the event starts after that. You can call Jed Seim at 605-431-1985 or 605-788-2981.
Don’t forget that you need to have the five panel testing done on your AQHA stallion before the 2015 foals can be registered. If you haven’t already done that, you probably should. It’s quick and easy, but you have to send for the kit.
Well, that’s my circle for this week. I hope your haying is going well and the summer is going well. It’s sure going fast! Be sure and send me all of your upcoming events and suchlike. I’m always glad to share them here!
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