Rodeo Articles

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 […]


Jill Moody Barrel Racing Clinic

March 11, 2017
Jenn Zeller

If you’ve wanted to up your game in the barrel racing pen, there’s an amazing opportunity afoot! Set aside the dates of March 24, 25, and 26th and head to Fort Pierre, SD! Come learn from 4 time WNFR qualifier, and two time WNFR Average Winner, Jill Moody. The clinic will be held in the Schomer […]


Be Smart: Rope The Dummy

February 19, 2017
Jolyn Young

When heading out to rope the dummy, grab the worst rope you can find. A way-too-stiff, fuzzed-up nylon or a raggy poly will do just fine. If you can throw a good loop with those, a new rope will be a day off. Plus, it’ll save you ropes and money, by not wearing them all […]


Wyo Wild Ride Ranch Rodeo Returning

February 7, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Join us in Gillette, Wyoming, June 23-25 for the third annual Wyo Wild Ride Ranch Rodeo & Horse Sale. The event this year will include a barrel racing jackpot, team roping jackpot, women’s steer stopping, and WSRRA bronc riding. And that’s just Friday! The Western State Ranch Rodeo Association-sanctioned open and women’s ranch rodeos will be […]


Alesa Jones: cowgirl, horse-trainer, top hand

January 24, 2017
Savanna Simmons

Alesa Jones is blazing her own trail as a horse-trainer in a primarily male-dominated industry. She has a unique way of starting colts and is a force at ranch rodeos throughout Nebraska and Wyoming. The following is an interview with Alesa about her impressive 2016 ranch rodeo season, her phenomenal mare, and her successful training methods. […]


For Sale: Finished Rope Horse

November 30, 2016
Sales Staff

Finished Rope Horse: WC ALIS FROSTWOOD 2000 AQHA Sorrel Gelding (ALI JACK X WIDDER DRIFTWOOD) $13,500 Guthrie, OK (73044) Been there, done that, and still at it gelding! He is sired by ALI JACK, who was bred by the AQHA Hall of Famer Stanley Johnston and a producer of AQHA ROM and countless rodeo horses […]


Rope Horse Training And Selection With Casey Awbrey

November 27, 2016
Jolyn Young

Roping is an important skill for any working cowboy to have, and it’s also a great way for equestrians of other disciplines to cross-train. Here are some tips for selecting and training a rope horse from trainer Casey Awbrey. A lifelong cowboy, Awbrey worked for reputable rope horse trainer Bill Hill in Merrill, Oregon for […]


Bit by the Buckin’ Horse Bug: A Poem

October 26, 2016
Savanna Simmons

I was about two Sit’n on dad’s old Bridle hoss He shook real hard As a use’n cayuse Will do Some thing boiled Within my guts Churned my inner wheel I reached with tiny Chrome Spurs To survive the storm All I hit was rosettes Just below Dad’s horn I rared back Thrust an arm […]


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