Rodeo Articles

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 […]

Buffalo SD Match Day

September 29, 2016
Stacy Doll

Most small towns use Labor Day as a final hurrah each summer. A reason to celebrate one last time before fall work begins, snow flies and students head back to the classroom. Buffalo, South Dakota is no exception, where the town does Labor Day in style…tournament style Buffalo hosts an SDRA and NRCA sanctioned rodeo […]

Team Roping and Memory Loss

September 19, 2016
Yvonne Hollenbeck

Although team roping is not exactly known as a popular spectator sport, the most positive statistic is that it is good for a concession stand. It has been found that more people visit the food booth at a rodeo while the team roping is on than during any other event. I don’t mean to sound demeaning of the […]

Featured Event: Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo

September 13, 2016
Sales Staff

19th Annual Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo – September 24th Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre, SD It’s time to get your best cowboys and cowgirls rounded up to enter the 19th Annual Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo to be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Stanley County Fairgrounds, Fort Pierre, SD. The Ranch […]

Wyo Wild Ride Ranch Rodeo and Horse Sale Recap

August 22, 2016
Savanna Simmons

The Wyo Wild Ride Ranch Rodeo and Horse Sale in Gillette is a marathon weekend in June each year with a smattering of events and entertainment. This year, in addition to the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association sanctioned event, barrel racers and team ropers competed Friday in an open competition, with the top five competing during […]

A GoPro Goes to the Rodeo

August 19, 2016
Danielle Schlegel

Many people look forward to July 4th weekend: Riding, rodeos, grilling out, fireworks, spending time with family… This year, I had similar plans. I was headed to the rodeo, but not as a spectator. I had a GoPro, and it was my job to sweet talk as many Black Hills Roundup contestants into wearing it as […]

‘The Daddy of ‘Em All’ 2016

August 1, 2016
Savanna Simmons

My dear friends invited me to tag along with them to Cheyenne Frontier Days 2016 on Tuesday, July 26, the fourth performance. We attended the highly-awarded outdoor rodeo, where we were blissfully cooled by rain drizzles, watched and played in the carnival, and of course, shopped the huge variety of vendors who traveled in from […]

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