Rodeo Articles

Choosing a Saddle Pad that Works – 5 Star Saddle Pads

June 8, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I spoke with Jodie Mesko of 5 Star Saddle Pads about how to choose the appropriate saddle pad to fit the horse, saddle, and job being accomplished. We personally use 5 Star Pads and have found them to be long-lasting and of great quality. We have used other brands and ended up with thin areas, […]


New Sand, Old Rodeo Fun in Montague, California

June 6, 2017
Jolyn Young

I recently went to my hometown junior rodeo for the first time in over a decade, and all anyone could talk about was dirt. The Shasta Valley Community Club had improved the local riding arena with store-bought sand, and it was a BIG deal to the residents of Montague, California. And rightfully so. 15 years […]


Organizing a Living Quarters Trailer

May 8, 2017
Jenn Zeller

I’ve been on the road a lot this Spring, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon! We thought it would be fun to share with you how to organize your Living Quarters Trailer. Or at least I can share with you how I organize mine. I haven’t yet, sadly, figured out the easiest way to […]


Cowboy Skills: Dallying

April 26, 2017
Jolyn Young

“Take your turns!” “Go to the peg!” “Go to the wood!” These are all creative cowboy ways of saying “Dally!” To many ropers, dallying is as important a skill as catching. Unless you’re using a horn knot and tying off like a Texan or Southwest cowpuncher, you’ll need to stop the roped animal somehow, and […]


Featured Horse for Sale: 2008 Grulla Ranch Mare

April 12, 2017
Sales Staff

Sock it to Mia is up for sale by the Simmons family. Mia is a registered AQHA mare we’ve had since 2012. She’s been used in all aspects of ranching on a large cow-calf and yearling operation, as well as ridden to refine her. She has been started out of the heel box as well. […]


PRCA Rodeo World Standings

April 10, 2017
Maria Tussing

April 3, 2017 All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $55,636 2. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 50,328 3. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 49,271 4. Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 43,929 5. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 29,368 6. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 27,706 7. Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 24,482 8. Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M. 23,877 9. Bart Brunson, […]


Chase it with Brandy: Jana Griemsman’s WPRA Badlands 2016 Horse of the Year

April 2, 2017
by Ruth Nicolaus

Jana Griemsman has the horse of a lifetime. The Piedmont, South Dakota barrel racer and her husband, Paul, own Brandy, an eight year old sorrel mare who carried Griemsman to an eighteenth place finish for the 2016 rodeo year in the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association standings. Brandy came from Jana’s sister, Jill Schimkat Moody’s, breeding […]


Coming to Rodeos Near You: Ladys Got Talent

March 28, 2017
Savanna Simmons

I wrote a story about Miles City, Montana’s Haven Meged competing in the Junior Ironman, a youth division of the CINCH Timed Event Championship in Guthrie, Oklahoma, for Tri-State Livestock News. (Read it here.) As is common in rodeo, Haven used a different horse for each event, one of which was a horse borrowed from […]


Buckaroo Buys: J Bar D Canvas and Leather

March 23, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Shane and Amy Riley are the friendly faces behind J Bar D Canvas and Leather, an amazing, creative small business. They built us a beautiful, perfectly-crafted tipi that comfortably fits our family of four. They are known mostly for their tipis and bedrolls, but have been expanding their repertoire to include amazing leather work, some is even hand-painted, and […]


World champion calf-roper Paul Tierney offers roping clinics

March 20, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Paul Tierney knows what he’s talking about when it comes to timed events in the rodeo arena. This spring he’s offering aspiring ropers the chance to attend one of several Paul Tierney roping clinics to learn from one of the best. A world-champion calf-roper, Tierney also made it to the NFR in steer wrestling and won […]


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