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Picking a Good One: Caseys Pick

January 3, 2019 — When Chad and Mindy Hubert's stallion, Cee Heart Taylor, died unexpectedly in 2015, they started looking for a stallion that would enhance the mare band they'd built up.  After a visit to the 6666’s Ranch in Texas, they decided they liked what Sixes Pick added

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Whitaker makes history with rodeo’s Linderman Award

January 3, 2019 — Nebraska cowboy Kyle Whitaker has done something that has never been done before.  The Chambers, Neb. man has won ten Linderman Awards.  The Linderman Award is a pro rodeo award given to the cowboy who wins at least $1,000 in each of three events. Of

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From humble beginnings come great things: Genuinelil Moonshine

January 3, 2019 — Unless a stallion owner is handed down the business, complete with three or more well-bred, well-built, well-mannered, already-advertised stallions, 10 to 20 broodmares that are the perfect fit for aforementioned stallions, a large indoor arena set up for the training discipline of choice, and alleys

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Beaches and Brahmas: Luis Lahoz started team roping career in Dominican Republic

January 3, 2019 — Luis Lahoz appears to be a typical professional rodeo athlete. The black glove tucked in his belt, a Fastback rope looped through his arm, and his tall Quarter Horse, carefully brushed and topped with a Stray Star custom team roping saddle give away his trade.

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Wall to Wall Champions: Small South Dakota town supports youth in and out of the arena

January 3, 2019 — There must be something in the water in Wall, S.D. Or maybe it's in the dirt—arena dirt—because a lot of youth rodeo champions hail from the area.  Or maybe it's because of the people the youth are surrounded by in Wall.  Several Wall kids have

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Remembering Smoothie: Myers family look to their young stallions after losing A Smooth Guy a year ago

January 3, 2019 — A year ago, the Myers family said goodbye to hopes and dreams, to the beginnings of another AQHA mogul, A Smooth Guy. Smoothie, a 2005 buckskin sired by the Myers' own Frenchmans Guy, was all that Bill and Deb could hope for in a stallion:

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Breeders improve performance with data-based decisions thanks to businesses like Robin Glenn Pedigrees and Equi-Stat

January 3, 2019 — Thirty years ago, breeding performance horses wasn't much more than blind guesswork, but in the last 30 years thanks to databases like Equi-Stat and Robin Glenn Pedigrees, breeders can make more refined and solid decisions. Today, the results speak for themselves, thanks to these pioneers

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The Right Fit: Getting a horse ready for sale

January 3, 2019 — It's January in South Dakota. Odds are, the mercury has dropped below zero more than once in the last few months, and the horses have adapted appropriately, growing their own blanket to ward off the cold and snow. But if you're planning to put that

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Mare Power & Casey’s Ladylove

January 3, 2019 — The quest for a top-selling horse begins long before that foal is born. In an industry where broodmares sometimes sell for less than the cost of a single stud fee, it's easy to get distracted by the top side of a pedigree. But those whose

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Wrangler NFR 2018 Daily Round Results

December 13, 2018 — Results from each round of the 60th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas December 6 - 15, 2018

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Nebraska boys are ready to ride at the 2018 WNFR

December 6, 2018 — Three Cornhusker cowboys will make the trek to see the big lights of Las Vegas for the 60th annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) Dec. 6-15. Saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer, Elsmere, and bareback riders Steven Dent, Mullen, and Orin Larsen, Gering, have all qualified

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2018 ProRodeo Legend Keith Martin honored

December 6, 2018 — ProRodeo Hall of Famer Keith Martin was recognized as the 2018 ProRodeo Legend during the 11th annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala at the South Point Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas, Dec. 3. Martin was selected as this year's ProRodeo Legend due to his 50 years

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Trevor Brazile says goodbye to full-time rodeo

December 6, 2018 — LAS VEGAS – An unparalleled era of rodeo excellence will end at this year's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, as King of the Cowboys Trevor Brazile closes the book on full-time professional rodeo competition. Though we have not seen the last of the winningest cowboy of

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Big Sky Country produces five WNFR cowboys

November 29, 2018 — Five Wrangler National Finals Rodeo WNFR competitors call beautiful Montana their home. Bull rider Parker Breding, Edgar, is the only roughstock cowboy among the group. Of the four remaining, two are team ropers (cousins Chase Tryan and Clay Tryan) and two are steer wrestlers (Ty

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Rough and Tough: Breuer, Breding, Cress, Brooks to ride roughstock at WNFR

November 28, 2018 — Four roughstock cowboys from North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana have qualified for the 60th annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR). Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont., Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., and Chase Brooks, Butte, Mont., have all finished in the top fifteen in

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Locals to bulldog at American, Jr. American, Jr. NFR

November 26, 2018 — The Good Family of Long Valley hosted their 5th Annual Steer Wrestling Qualifying Jackpot for the February 2019 American Semi-Finals Rodeo at the James Kjerstad Event Center in Rapid City on Nov. 17, 2018. In addition to this year's jackpot was a Steer Wrestling qualifying

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Rushmore State sends three to WNFR: Lockhart, Routier, O’Connell to compete

November 19, 2018 — Three South Dakotans have qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR). Bareback rider Shane O'Connell, Rapid City, and barrel racers Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, and Jessica Routier, Buffalo, will be in the city of "neons and nylons," Las Vegas, competing at the 60th annual WNFR

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Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Routier’s first NFR, L7 Arena results, free bronc school, open riding at Event Center, Vezain fundraiser

November 14, 2018 — The weather has sure been a roller coaster of temps. Down in the single digits then up to 60, all in one week. Apparently it's November. We're shipping our calves this week and preg checking all the cows the next day. The grandboys are getting

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Revived committee to include rodeo rep

November 6, 2018 — An agricultural committee has been revived in Nebraska. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is seating an Animal Disease Traceability Advisory Committee, after a few years' absence of the state having such a committee. And for the first time, a rodeo representative will be on that

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WCRA brings a half-million dollar rodeo to the Lazy E

November 6, 2018 — Over 600 of the world's top athletes to compete in 5 day event AUSTIN, TEXAS- World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) is excited to announce that the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK will play host to WCRA's five-day $500,000 Semi-Finals November 14-18. The five-day event

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