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PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy of PRCA
July 4, 2018


PRCA Stat of the Week

As of July 1, there have been 315 rodeos during the 2018 season paying out a collective $18,743,028.

1. Rodeo legend Harry Tompkins passes away

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The rodeo world lost a legend June 29.
ProRodeo Hall of Famer Harry Tompkins, an eight-time world champion – including five bull riding titles (1948-50, ’52, ’60), one bareback riding win (1952) and two all-around crowns – (1952, ’60), passed away in Stephenville, Texas. He was 90.
“He was a fun-loving, generous man,” said Martha Jordan, Tompkins’ daughter.
Tompkins, a quiet kid from Peekskill Mountains of upstate N.Y., who never saw a bull until the day he climbed on, became one of the best cowboys in the long and storied history of rodeo.
 Known for his sense of humor – he was photographed waving to a cameraman while riding a bull in 1949 – Tompkins was a popular champion with fans and his fellow competitors. A superb athlete and stylish rider, the 5-foot-8, 150-pound Tompkins possessed exceptional balance and coordination.
He took pride in living a clean-cut lifestyle – no cigarettes or alcohol, and no gambling. He traveled hard by car and airplane with friends and fellow champions Jim Shoulders, Casey Tibbs and Jack Buschbom, the first group to hit the road with the intensity and dedication characterized by modern-day cowboys.
“Really, I was always doing it for the fun, and it was fun for years and years,” Tompkins said in a Sept. 19, 1984, article in the ProRodeo Sports News. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Born in 1927, less than 50 miles north of New York City in Furnace Woods, N.Y., Tompkins learned to ride horses while working on a dude ranch, which had rodeos on Sundays to entertain guests.
In 1946, at 19 years old, Tompkins prepared to pull his first bull rope alongside the pros at Madison Square Garden. It took place at a special rodeo promotion where area wranglers – sponsored by the dude ranches which regularly employed them – had a chance to try their luck. Tompkins worked at the Cimarron Dude Ranch in New York.
By 1948, he was atop the rodeo world, winning the first of three consecutive bull riding championships.
He married Rosemary, the daughter of famous stock contractor Everett Colborn, in 1950, and moved to Dublin, Texas. He had a cattle ranch and designed the portable steel chutes that were used at rodeos in New York and Boston. Wrangler made him one of the first cowboys to have a corporate sponsor. After Rosemary died of cancer, Tompkins married current wife, Melba. He was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame with the inaugural 1979 class.
“I hope that I am not only remembered for my major accomplishments in rodeo, but also for my reputation of being honest, fair and respected for what I did,” Tompkins said in an Aug. 11, 1999, article of the PSN.
Tompkins is survived by wife, Melba, and her family; sons, Mark (Laura) Tompkins; Neal; daughter, Martha (Larry) Jordan and grandchildren, Jake and Ava.
Funeral services will take place July 3 at 10 a.m. (CT) at the Cowboy Church in Erath County at 4945 US-67, Stephenville, Texas, 76401.

2. Bareback rider Brown wins Pecos for first time

PECOS, Texas – There was no need for bareback rider Jake Brown to get a book on the horse he drew June 27 at the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo.
Brown had previously enjoyed plenty of success on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Painted River, and that trend continued at Buck Jackson Arena.
Brown scored an 88-point ride on Painted River to capture the title at the West of the Pecos Rodeo for the first time. The rodeo concluded June 30.
“She’s an awesome horse, and I have had good luck on her in the past and I was pumped to have her,” said Brown, 28. “She did her deal and stepped around to the right after a couple of moves, and I was in time with her and made a good ride.”
For his performance, the Cleveland, Texas, cowboy earned $4,547. Brown remained fourth in the July 2 PRCA | RAM World Standings with $67,529 and he was thrilled to kick-start his Fourth of July run at Pecos.
“I was happy to get this win,” Brown said. “This is a rodeo I always wanted to do good at. I’m a Texas boy, so I like to do good at Texas rodeos. I consider Pecos part of our (Fourth of July) run because that started it for us. We have one day off through July 8. Getting the ball rolling quick and fast is a good confidence booster.”
Brown had no time to celebrate his Pecos conquest as he rode in Springdale, Ark. (June 28), Prescott, Ariz. (June 29), and Flagstaff, Ariz. (June 30). He will follow those with rodeos in Greeley, Colo.; Cody, Wyo.; West Jordan, Utah; Oakley, Utah; Estes Park, Colo.; and St. Paul, Ore.
“I love this time of year, especially when you get things going like I did in Pecos,” he said. “This is fun.”
It was no surprise Brown was smiling when he drew Painted River, considering his history with the horse.
In May, Brown placed second at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo on Painted River with an 87-point ride.
Back in 2015 at his Wrangler National Finals Rodeo debut, he won Round 6 on Painted River with an 85.5-point ride. The following year at the Wrangler NFR, Brown placed second in Round 5 with an 88-point ride.
“I was really happy when I drew (Painted River) at Pecos,” Brown said. “She fits me good and we get along well. She is one I look forward to getting on. I knew I just had to take care of business (in Pecos), and the ride felt good.”
Brown finished a career-best eighth in the 2015 world standings. He’s keeping things in perspective as he makes another NFR run.
“I just need to take care of business and ride good and ride strong,” Brown said. “I want to go into the Finals with a shot to win it all. The first Finals I had was terrible, it didn’t go my way at all, but the other two I was happy with. They were better than the first. Being there is just the coolest thing in the world. It doesn’t matter if you don’t win a dime, you’re at the National Finals Rodeo. It is what you dream about your whole life, and you don’t get let down in one aspect of it.”
Other winners at the $206,385 rodeo were all-around cowboy Tanner Green ($6,508, tie-down roping and team roping), steer wrestler Brother Loud (7.5 seconds on two head), team ropers Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira (13.9 seconds on two head), saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright (86.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Mike & Ike), tie-down roper Scott Kormos (18.9 seconds on two head), barrel racer Hailey Kinsel (17.38 seconds), steer roper Bryce Davis (38.9 seconds on three head), bull rider Brett Custer (86.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Super Freak).

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

ProRodeoTV.com will broadcast the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, July 3 at 8 p.m. MT and July 4 at 5 p.m. To subscribe to ProRodeoTV.com visit www.tinyurl.com/cowboychristmas2018 … WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede at 6:30 p.m. today. WranglerNetwork.com also will livestream the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, today and July 3 at 7 p.m. (MT) … WranglerNetwork.com also will livestream the St. Paul (Ore.), July 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. (PT), and the Rooftop Rodeo in Estes Park, Colo., July 7 at 7 p.m. (MT) … The digital version of the 2018 PRCA Media Guide is now available at www.prorodeo.com/prorodeo/media/2018-prca-media-guideSteve Kenyon and ProRodeoLive.com will simulcast the Cody Stampede, July 3 at 8 p.m. MT and July 4 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with ProRodeoTV.com. ProRodeoLive.com also will broadcast the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup today through July 4 at 8 p.m. … The next PRCA Rodeo Camp will be Aug. 11 in Cascade, Mont. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (MT). Registration is required at www.prorodeo.com/prorodeo/rodeo/youth-rodeo … Saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss, a nine-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, will be sidelined until at least December after undergoing left shoulder surgery June 26. DeMoss, who qualified for the Wrangler NFR in 2007, 2009-11 and 2013-17, was injured right before the whistle on Flying U Rodeo’s Red Smoke, June 20, at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo. He didn’t register a score on the ride. DeMoss did have a 74-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo’s Owyhee Break at Reno one night later, but following that ride he realized his injury was something that needed to be repaired. He dislocated his left (free) arm, tearing the labrum and breaking a piece of bone where his bicep ties into it. During the surgery, a screw was inserted into the bone and the labrum was repaired. DeMoss had his surgery performed by Dr. R. Pepper Murray at Mountain West Surgical Center in Bountiful, Utah. DeMoss was 26th in the July 2 PRCA | RAM World Standings with $20,898.
4. Next Up
July 2              Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede concludes
July 2              Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Greeley (Colo.) Stampede continues
July 2              Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo
July 2              Wrangler ProRodeo Tour World’s Oldest Rodeo, Prescott, Ariz., continues
July 2              Folsom (Calif.) Pro Rodeo continues
July 1              Black Hills Round-Up, Belle Fourche, S.D., continues
July 1              Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Cody (Wyo.) Stampede continues
July 1              Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo continues
July 2              Livingston (Mont.) Roundup begins
July 2              Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days begins
July 2              Sitting Bull Stampede, Mobridge, S.D., begins
July 2              Home of Champions Rodeo, Red Lodge, Mont., begins
July 2              Western Stampede, Western Jordan, Utah
July 3              Old West Trail Rodeo, Crawford, Neb.
July 3              Eugene (Ore.) ProRodeo begins
July 3              Killdeer (N.D.) Mountain Roundup Rodeo
July 3              Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series begins
July 3              Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series (permit section) begins
July 3              Wrangler ProRodeo Tour’s St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo begins
July 4              Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event, Park Rapids, Minn., begins
July 4              Oakley (Utah) Independence Day Rodeo begins
July 5              Belton (Texas) 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo begins
July 5              Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin’ Bonanza (permit section) begins
July 5              Heart of the North Rodeo, Spooner, Wis., begins
July 5              Annual Fourth of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo, Window Rock, Ariz., begins
July 5              Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin’ Bonanza begins
July 5              Rooftop Rodeo, Estes Park, Colo., begins
July 6              Bigfork (Mont.) Summer Pro Rodeo begins
July 6              Bear Paw Roundup, Chinook, Mont., begins
July 6              Coronation (Alberta) Pro Rodeo begins
July 6              42nd annual Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo begins
July 6              40th annual Headwaters PRCA Rodeo, Park Rapids, Minn., begins
July 6              Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series begins
July 6              Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series (permit section) begins
July 6              Toppenish (Wash.) Rodeo begins
July 6              Benalto (Alberta) Stampede begins
July 7              Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
July 7              Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo
July 7              Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
July 8              Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo
July 8              Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event, Isanti, Minn.
5. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings Leaders
Unofficial through July 2, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$111,985
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Trementon, Utah
$93,350
SW:
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$57,595
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$59,870
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$59,870
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$104,079
TD:
Tyson Durfey, Decatur, Texas
$82,167
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$160,775
SR:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$58,332
6. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings
Unofficial through July 2, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$111,985
2
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
73,144
3
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
69,327
4
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
57,461
5
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
53,065
6
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
43,759
7
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
42,717
8
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
37,025
9
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
33,921
10
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
32,310
11
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
32,303
12
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
31,106
13
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
30,457
14
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
29,564
15
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
24,925
16
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
23,633
17
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
23,129
18
Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas
22,034
19
Payden Emmett, Ponca, Ark.
20,979
20
Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
20,061
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$93,350
2
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
80,267
3
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
70,098
4
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
67,529
5
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
64,979
6
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
57,424
7
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
52,101
8
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
49,782
9
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
45,775
10
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
45,146
11
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
43,186
12
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
40,621
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
38,873
14
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
37,417
15
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
34,700
16
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
32,156
17
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
30,595
18
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
30,252
19
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
30,146
20
Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M.
27,020
Steer Wrestling
1
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$57,595
2
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
50,332
3
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
45,845
4
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
45,617
5
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
45,001
6
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
43,971
7
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
41,011
8
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
38,625
9
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
37,622
10
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
37,571
11
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
36,584
12
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
36,470
13
Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore.
35,933
14
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
34,954
15
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
34,837
16
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
32,197
17
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
32,004
18
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
29,874
19
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
29,740
20
Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas
29,218
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$59,870
2
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
49,041
3
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
47,108
4
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
43,768
5
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
43,160
6
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
41,587
7
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
36,728
8
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
36,284
9
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
30,674
10
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
29,467
11
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
28,623
12
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
28,216
13
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
26,830
14
Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif.
26,065
15
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
25,922
16
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
25,919
17
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
25,813
18
Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.
24,465
19
Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas
24,337
20
Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss.
23,751
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$59,870
2
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
48,367
3
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
44,090
4
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
43,768
5
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
43,419
6
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
41,587
7
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
36,728
8
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
36,560
9
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
36,284
10
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
36,232
11
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
29,467
12
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
29,252
13
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
28,216
14
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
27,177
15
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
25,753
16
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
25,105
17
Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
24,859
18
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
24,726
19
Evan Arnold, Santa Margarita, Calif.
24,341
20
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
24,302
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$104,079
2
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
71,607
3
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
69,757
4
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
68,545
5
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
65,442
6
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
58,322
7
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
48,990
8
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
47,638
9
Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La.
42,844
10
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
42,388
11
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
41,830
12
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
41,595
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
35,083
14
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
34,508
15
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
34,193
16
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
30,010
17
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
28,358
18
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
27,195
19
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
27,163
20
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
26,871
Tie-down Roping
1
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
$82,167
2
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
58,653
3
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
58,114
4
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
57,605
5
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
51,013
6
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
48,902
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
43,514
8
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
43,488
9
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
41,795
10
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
41,246
11
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
40,090
12
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
38,481
13
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
37,227
14
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
37,079
15
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
36,579
16
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
36,169
17
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
35,154
18
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
34,896
19
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
29,495
20
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
28,036
Steer Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$58,332
2
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
47,236
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
45,162
4
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
32,879
5
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
29,698
6
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
29,503
7
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
27,582
8
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
25,638
9
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
23,703
10
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
23,417
11
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
21,100
12
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
20,472
13
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
20,245
14
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
19,101
15
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
18,753
16
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
18,227
17
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
18,189
18
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
17,205
19
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
16,814
20
Will McBride, Ogallala, Neb.
15,206
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$160,775
2
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
105,731
3
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
69,458
4
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
68,583
5
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
65,731
6
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
64,394
7
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
61,635
8
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
57,476
9
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
54,672
10
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
51,015
11
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
50,815
12
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
49,938
13
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
49,338
14
Cole Melancon, Batson, Texas
46,315
15
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
44,739
16
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
44,104
17
Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.
44,010
18
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
42,834
19
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
41,202
20
Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas
39,303
*2018 Barrel Racing (July 2, 2018)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
$97,977
2
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
89,441
3
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
75,443
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
71,186
5
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
60,729
6
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
59,387
7
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
58,054
8
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
53,420
9
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
47,642
10
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
46,808
11
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
42,074
12
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
40,458
13
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
38,557
14
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
38,501
15
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
37,670
16
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
36,612
17
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
36,165
18
Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn.
32,392
19
Lucinda Rose, Willard, Mo.
31,864
20
Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas
31,629
7. 2018 PRCA | Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Standings
Unofficial through July 2, 2018 (5 of 22 Tour rodeos completed)
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
395.00
2
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
245.00
3
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
230.00
4
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
206.00
5
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
195.00
6
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
178.33
7
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
170.00
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
170.00
9
Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo.
145.00
10
Zack Brown, Red Bluff, Calif.
140.00
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
140.00
12
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
130.00
13
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
116.00
14
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
95.00
15
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
80.00
Jamie Howlett, Weatherford, Texas
80.00
17
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
75.00
18
Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore.
70.00
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
70.00
20
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
60.00
21
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
59.33
22
Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M.
55.00
23
Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz.
51.00
24
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
35.00
Wyatt Bloom, Bozeman, Mont.
35.00
Steer Wrestling
1
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
335.00
2
Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas
300.00
3
Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo.
295.00
4
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
245.00
5
Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore.
210.00
6
Newt Novich, Twin Bridges, Mont.
195.00
7
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
172.50
8
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
170.00
Chase Black, Coalville, Utah
170.00
10
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
160.00
Kody Dollery, Caldwell, Texas
160.00
12
Jesse Brown, Baker City, Ore.
145.00
13
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
140.00
14
Don Payne, Stephenville, Texas
135.00
Cody Devers, Alva, Okla.
135.00
16
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
125.00
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
125.00
18
Dru Melvin, Hebron, Neb.
120.00
19
Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.
115.00
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
115.00
21
Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
110.00
22
John Franzen, Riverton, Wyo.
95.00
23
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
90.00
24
Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.
85.00
25
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
80.00
J.D. Struxness, Milan, Minn.
80.00
Team Roping-Header
1
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
330.00
2
J.B. James Jr., Bennett, Colo.
310.00
3
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
295.00
4
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
275.00
5
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
235.00
6
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
230.00
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
230.00
8
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
225.00
9
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
185.00
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
185.00
Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho
185.00
12
Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta
180.00
13
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
175.00
14
Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah
160.00
15
Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz.
155.00
16
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
150.00
17
Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore.
120.00
18
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
115.00
Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla.
115.00
20
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
110.00
Brenten Hall, Jay, Okla.
110.00
22
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
105.00
Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla.
105.00
Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore.
105.00
Aaron Macy, Post, Texas
105.00
Team Roping-Heeler
1
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
330.00
2
Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.
310.00
3
Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif.
295.00
4
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
275.00
5
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
235.00
6
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
230.00
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
230.00
8
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
225.00
9
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
185.00
Bronc Boehnlein, Riverside, Calif.
185.00
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
185.00
12
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
180.00
13
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
175.00
14
Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas
160.00
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
160.00
Coleby Payne, Lipan, Texas
160.00
17
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
120.00
Daniel Braman IV, Victoria, Texas
120.00
19
Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas
115.00
Jake Clay, Sapulpa, Okla.
115.00
21
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
110.00
Chase Tryan, Helena, Mont.
110.00
23
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
105.00
Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C.
105.00
Jake Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
105.00
Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grande, Calif.
105.00
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
325.00
2
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
285.00
3
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
273.33
4
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
210.00
5
Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La.
200.00
6
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
185.00
7
Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas
178.33
8
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
153.33
9
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
150.00
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
150.00
11
Tyrel Larsen, Weatherford, Okla.
145.00
12
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
101.66
13
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
100.00
14
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
80.00
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
80.00
16
Alex Wright, Milford, Utah
75.00
17
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
70.00
18
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
65.00
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
65.00
Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nev.
65.00
21
Tyrell J Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.
60.00
22
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
50.00
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
50.00
24
Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.
40.00
25
Stetson Wright, Milford, Utah
30.00
Tie-Down Roping
1
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
380.00
2
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
330.00
3
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
305.00
4
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
225.00
5
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
220.00
6
Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah
210.00
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
205.00
8
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
180.00
9
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
170.00
10
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
165.00
Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah
165.00
12
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
160.00
13
Randall Carlisle, Athens, La.
150.00
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
150.00
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
150.00
16
Justin Macha, Needville, Texas
140.00
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
140.00
18
Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.
135.00
19
Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas
130.00
20
Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas
125.00
21
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
110.00
22
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
100.00
23
Bo Pickett, Caldwell, Idaho
95.00
24
Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas
90.00
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
90.00
Bull Riding
1
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
390.00
2
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
262.50
3
Chris Roundy, Panguitch, Utah
217.50
4
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
177.50
5
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
173.33
6
Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla.
115.00
7
Dylan Hice Vick, Escalon, Calif.
107.50
8
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
103.33
9
Shad Heiner, Morgan, Utah
100.00
Jesse Petri, Athens, Texas
100.00
11
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
90.00
12
Tyler McVay, Tucson, Ariz.
80.00
13
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
75.00
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
75.00
15
Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo.
70.00
Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah
70.00
Braden Richardson, Jasper, Texas
70.00
18
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
60.00
Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.
60.00
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
60.00
21
Daylon Swearingen, Rochelle, Ga.
50.00
Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah
50.00
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
50.00
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
50.00
Dave Mason, Burnet, Texas
50.00
8. 2018 PRCA Xtreme Bulls standings
Unofficial through July 2, 2018
 
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$41,232
2
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
34,750
3
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
32,388
4
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
30,662
5
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
24,133
6
Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.
23,886
7
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
21,285
8
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
21,236
9
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
19,826
10
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
15,888
11
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
15,693
12
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
15,640
13
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
15,020
14
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
14,457
15
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
13,075
16
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
11,462
17
Cole Melancon, Batson, Texas
11,400
18
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
10,752
19
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
10,663
20
Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho
10,441
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☛ Dos Cats Partners: Legal Fact or Creative Writing? 7-1-18

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE LAWSUITS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

“DOS CATS PARTNERS”

 

LEGAL FACT, OR CREATIVE WRITING?

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
July 1, 2018

The “DOS CATS PARTNERS” name is identified, referenced to and provable in its use as a “business entity” by Dufurrena et.al. and in a myriad of  “identifiable locations, e.g., :

  1. In legally filed, open-record court documents in the Minshall Versus Dufurrena and “DOS CATS PARTNERS” lawsuit.

1a–Minshalls v Dufurrena

  1. In Legally filed, open-record court documents in the Vogel Versus Dufurrena lawsuit and “DOS CATS PARTNERS” receivership appointment request.

  2-Vogels vs Dufurrena

  1. In Dufurrena’s June 14, 2018 letter, to the Officers and Directors of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).

Ed Dufurrena Ltr to NCHA Board 06.14.18 copy

 

  1. The March 25, 2011 “DOS CATS PARTNERS” (agreement-contract) by and between Eugene and Janie Vogel and Edward L. and Shona Dufurrena, which is included in Dufurrena’s June 14, 2018-letter, to the Officers and Directors of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).

 

Furthermore, records reflect: Dufurrena’s use of the “DOS CATS PARTNERS” identifier is also  accompanied by the use of the acronym “D.B.A.”  An acronym is a word formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive partsor major parts of a compound term, e.g.:

 

  • * In Dufurrena’s letter to the NCHA, he refers to his “dba”– in the following paragraph: On January 1, 2016, I purchased the Vogel’s share of Auspicious Cat. Exhibit 14. At that time, the co-ownership agreement was over as there were no horses remaining. Auspicious Cat was owned by me before the Vogel’s acquired 49 percent of him. The horse was originally part of Dos Cats Partners that was, at one time, a partnership. I ultimately bought out the other partners and kept the name. The partnership ceased to be such an entity when there were no other partners. I used it like an assumed name, or “dba”.  Once the Vogel’s no longer owned 49 percent, I kept the horse under the same name.

*       In the handwritten Dufurrena/Vogel contract-agreement on March 25, 2011, marked as, “Exhibit A and Exhibit 2,” Dufurrena also uses the (dba) acronym  to describe this agreement, e.g., “1) This owners agreement entered in on the 25thday of March 2011 between Ed Dufurrena, 820 CR 133, Gainesville, Texas 76240, a 51% share holder with Don and Janie Vogel ______________, St Jo Texas _____________ a 49% share holder in all horses entered into this agreement now or in the future to be known as Dos Cats Partners.”

4-Dufurrena-Vogel contract

 

LEGAL DEFINITION OF “d.b.a.” IN TEXAS:

“DBA. Definition. DBA. Stands for “doing business as,” which in Texas is also termed the “assumed name.”  The DBAis the alternate name under which you will operate your business, as compared to the format business name registered with the state or your own individual name.”

 

STATE OF TEXAS – D.B.A. LEGAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:

According to Texas law, as well as the Texas Secretary of State; A D.B.A. must be filed with the State of Texas in order to legally conduct business in Texas. More specifically, Form 503. A domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, partnership or other foreign filing entity that regularly conducts business or renders a professional in this state under a name other than its legal name.(The name stated in certificate of formation or comparable document must file an assumed name certificate with the secretary of state and with the county clerk in the appropriate county. (Texas business and commerce code [TBCC] 71.103).

6-dba laws18

 

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTIC FINDINGS: 

As an investigative journalist, I conducted research into the foregoing; Dufurrena self-admitted information and facts referencing (“his”) “d.b.a.,” i.e., “Dos Cats Partners” and ascertained the following:

  • The Texas Secretary of State has no record of “Dos Cats Partners” ever being filed with the State of Texas.
  • A check with the Cooke county clerk pertaining to any “Dos Cats Partners” filings on record with the same, revealed: Their office has“NO RECORD” of “Dos Cats Partners” ever being filed and recorded as a legal business “assumed name – d.b.a.” in the county, as required by identified Texas law in the foregoing.

 

CONTRADICTION OF TERMS:

However, in item (12) of the March 25, 2011 contract-agreement, by and between Ed Dufurrena, Don and Janie Vogel, and signed by S. Dufurrena; the handwritten document states as follows: “The obligations and undertakings of each of the parties to this agreement shall be performable in Cooke County, Texas and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.”

 

Therefore, the foregoing Dufurrena/Vogel, “contract – agreement” referencing ‘governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas,’ couldn’t be corroborated or legitimized by my research due to the fact, each reporting agency stated that they have no record of “Dos Cats Partners” ever being recorded with them.

 

Clearly, the researched and stated facts in the foregoing, “speak for themselves”  specifically, Dufurrena states: “Dos Cats Partners” will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas,” yet it appears his – d.b.a. isout of compliance with Texas law, governing assumed namesor “d.b.a.” registration filings, as required by law.

 

Notwithstanding, this revelation of fact also provides evidence that the “Dos Cats Partners” wasn’t a legally filed d.b.a. entity in the State of Texas, as required by – law, during the first “Dos Cats Partners” lawsuit with the Minshall’s, nor was it a legally filed entity during the Vogel lawsuit. This conclusion is in accordance to the Texas Secretary of State and Cooke County information herein and obtained by me while conducting my investigative journalistic research.

 

TEXAS BUSINESS and COMMERCE CODE – BUS & COM & 2.302: 

 UNCONSCIONABLE CONTRACT or CLAUSE:

 

(a)     If the court, as a matter of law, finds the contract or any clause of the contract to have been unconscionable at the time it was made, the court may refuse to enforce the contract, or it may enforce the remainder of the contract without the unconscionable clause, or it may so limit the application of any unconscionable clause as to avoid any unconscionable result.

 

(b)     When it is claimed or appears to the court that the contract or any clause thereof may be unconscionable, the parties shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to present evidence as to its commercial setting, purpose and effect to aid the court in making the determination.

 

CONCLUSION:

My investigative journalistic research also indicated that billing from Dufurrena to the Vogels was conducted through Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses and not through“Dos Cats Partners,” which would be a “usual and customary” normal business practice in lieu of the fact Dufurrena is alleging a business partnership with the Vogel’s, (aka) “also known as,” “Dos Cats Partners.  However, my scrutiny of the signed agreement known as, “Dos Cats Partners” didn’t include a performance clause that such accounting practices would be performed by Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses.

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☛ Joe Hayes dies in one-car accident 6-27-18

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

JOE HAYES, A RESPECTED REINING HORSE TRAINER AND JUDGE, KILLED IN ONE-CAR ACCIDENT

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
June 27, 2018

He was one of those horse trainers that everyone loved and respected. However, Joe Hayes, 67, Gainesville, Texas, was killed Saturday night, June 23, on Cooke County, Texas, road in a one-car accident. He died at the scene and was the only person in his beloved Corvette. According to the Texas Highway Patrol, he evidently hit a cow on the road, went off the road, through some grass and into a creek bottom.

 

Joe has over 30 years in the reining horse industry and during that time, he placed in the top 10 in reining at the AQHA World Show, the NRHA Open Futurity and Derby as well as numerous Intermediate Open Futurity finals placings.

 

He was a lifetime member of the NRHA and had an NRHA and AQHA Judge’s card for over 25 years and had judged and given clinics around the US. And Canada, as well as 24 foreign countries. He judged such prestigious events as the NRBC Derby, the AQHA World Show and the NRHA Derby. He also served on the NRHA Judges Committee.

 

In 2010, Joe was the second leading breeder of reining horses in the world and he did that with only five broodmares. According to Equi-Stat, he earned $44,404 as a rider and bred the winners of $910,648.

 

He brought the “scholarly approach” to the reining industry, having graduated from Cornell University, an IVY League School in Ithaca, New York. He taught Vocational Agriculture in high school and at a two-year Ag and Tech college. He also served on the Board of North Central College.

 

He started in the horse business full time in 1974 with Howard Pitzer in Ericson, Neb. In those days, Howard’s great stallion Two Eyed Jack was the leading Quarter Horse sire, giving Joe ample opportunity to work in the breeding barn as well as with halter, pleasure and reining horses.

 

One particular rope horse that Joe was competing on, a pretty grey stallion named Goldfingers changed Joe’s future. Bob Loomis, one of the top reining horse trainers in the country, was quick to recognize a great  horse and Goldfingers was just that. Later, he offered Joe a job, which he took, and it worked into a seven and a half year stint, which was at the top of Loomis’ reining career. It gave Joe a chance to start and ride some of the great reining horses of that time, including Lady Eldorado, Caassandra Cody, Benito Paprika and the great Topsail Cody. In the fall of 1983, he moved to Gainesville, Texas, and started his own training operation.

 

Joe was born Nov. 26, 1950, to Thomas “Tom” and Mary (Welch) Hayes, in Troy, New York. He married Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Stone on December 20, 1992, at the First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Texas. Together they had one son, Ty Hayes.

Joe was raised in the Catholic religion and served as an altar boy. He had been a resident of Gainesville since 1983.

He is survived by his wife, Liz, son Ty Hayes of Denton; step-son Keck Baker and wife Jen, step-daughter Holly Bougin and husband Matt both of Old Church, Virginia; Mother, Mary Hayes of Schaghticoke, New York; two step-granddaughters, Annebelle and Emmy Lou; Two step-grandsons, Liam & Baker’ brothers, Daniel Hayes of New York and Jimmy Hayes of South Carolina and two sisters, Maureen Hayes and Patty Westscott. He was preceded in death by his father and brother Bobby Hayes.

 

Joe was one of the “good guys” in the horse industry and my late husband, Bob, and I personally loved and respected Joe. He was gracious enough to hold one of his educational clinics at our facility in Boyd, Texas, that we hosted for the Wise County Horse Committee. His passing is a great loss to the entire horse industry.

 

Services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Cowboy Church in Oakridge, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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☛ Errors in Ed Dufurrena letter to NCHA 6-25-18

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, EQUI-VOICE, HORSE LAWSUITS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 7 comments

“RUMOR MILL TABLOID” DISCOVERS ERRORS REGARDING HORSE OWNERSHIP LIST THAT DUFURRENA SENT TO NCHA

 

Addendum 1 to my letter sent to the NCHA.

 By Glory Ann Kurtz
June 25, 2018

 

In Ed Dufurrena’s letter to the Officers and Directors of the NCHA dated June 14, 2018, he called my last article on Allaboutcutting.net a “rapidly grinding rumor mill that has skewed the facts beyond recognition.”

 

After checking his Exhibit 1 – Statement Regarding Horse Ownership History that was sent to the NCHA, I’m afraid that rather than skewing the facts beyond recognition, Dufurrena has given the NCHA completely wrong information on three (3) of the five (5) horses listed. The five horses involved in Exhibit 1 were Stevie Rey Von, Auspicious Cat, Creyzy Train, Ozzum Man and Whata Sneaky Cat.

In order to facilitate an ease of understanding in this matter, I retained the services of the Managing Member of the WIND RIVER COMPANY LLC, Richard E. “Rick” Dennis to design a schematic or flow chart pertaining to the two separate Dos Cats Partners. For the record, or from 1970-1986, Rick served as a Drug Enforcement Agent, Law Enforcement officer and a Criminal Investigator. Currently, or since Jan. 28, 1984, Rick serves business and industry as a private sector security enterprise that includes “Risk Analysis.” Click on the schematic chart below.

Exhibit 1

DUFURRENA DOS CATS PARTNERS CHART-4

Dufurrena’s use of the phrase; “acquired all rights,” as it relates to horse ownership-unequivocally suggests complete ownership of the horses named in the Vogel settlement.  However, my review of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) horse ownership and registration records for the horses reflect otherwise.

 

  1. Auspicious CatAQHA No 46399993. Dufurrena states, “As of Jan. 1, 2016, Edward L. and Shona Dufurrena “acquired all rights”to such horse. To most individuals, ‘acquiring all rights’would mean that the horse was registered in their name with the AQHA, as required by the AQHA registration and transfer process. Instead, the horse was never in the Dufurrena’s names. According to AQHA records, the stallion was bred by the LKC Ranch, Longmont, Co., sold on 3/21/2005 to Silver Lining Ranch, Longmont, Colo. And 12/30/2006 to Dos Cats Partners, Gainesville, Texas, Dos Cats Partners members  were named in the Minshall v Dufurrena and Dos Cat Partners, et. al.  lawsuit that Dufurrena settled rather than going to court. However the members in that Dos Cats Partners were different from the Vogel’s Dos Cats Partners lawsuit, in which the Vogels were involved with Dufurrrena.

Auspicious Cat

 

  1. Creyzy Train, AQHA No 5655857. Dufurrena states as of Nov. 1, 2015, Edward L. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena “acquired all rights” to such horse. According to AQHA records, Edward L. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena never owned this horse. The breeder was their son, Brandon, and on Feb. 6, 2018, the mare was transferred to Jandon Ltd., the company owned by the Vogels.

Creyzy Train

 

  1. Ozzum ManAQHA No 5355877. Dufurrena states as of Oct. 28, 2013, Edward I. Dufurrena and Shona Dufurrena “acquired all rights” to such horse. According to AQHA records, Edward L. Dufurrena bred the gelding and on May 28, 2016, he sold Ozzum Man to Sharmon Hilliard/Laurie Evenhu, Rock Island, Wash.

Ozzum Man

Click for AQHA transfer process>>

 

Even though the information on those three horses was incorrect in Exhibit 1 and the first foregoing paragraph, both Donald Eugene Vogel and Jamie S. Vogel signed the document on behalf of themselves and Jandon, Ltd. with the document being reviewed by their lawyers.

 

For reference, I conducted a cross indexing of the chronological order of horses entered into the Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” agreement executed on March 25, 2011 by and between Dufurrena and the Vogel’s.  The “cross indexing” or audit took in consideration: Dufurrena’s letter to the (NCHA), AQHA registration records for the horses included in the Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” contract executed on March 25, 2011 and Dufurrenas letter to the (NCHA) scribed on June 14, 2018. In the “handwritten contract” it clearly states the names of the horses included therein, as well as the exact percentage of Vogel designated ownership – per horse, in consideration of their $105,000.00 investment, e.g.,:

 

DOS CATS PARTNERS INCLUDED IN DUFURRENA LETTER TO NCHA.

Ed Dufurrena Ltr to NCHA Board 06.14.18 copy

Exhibit A – Exhibit 2:

 

  1. “Auspicious Cat” – AQHA # 4639993 – 49% -$49,000.00.
  2. “Ozzum Man” – AQHA # PENDING – 49% -$2,500.00.
  3. “Ozzum Cat” – AQHA # 5341284 – 49% – $3,500.00.
  4. “Whata Sneaky Cat” – AQHA # 5273828 – 49% – $20,000.00.
  5. “Miss Ella Rey X Auspicious Cat” – Embryo – 49% – $15,000.00.
  6. “Miss Ella Rey X Metallic Cat” – Embryo – 49% – $15,000.00.

 

However, and according to the AQHA records in the foregoing – non of the above listed horses were ever transferred into the Dufurrena/Vogel Partnership established on March 25, 2011, also known as (A.K.A.) “Dos Cats Partners”, except as noted below:

 

  • “Auspicious Cat” entered the AQHA registered “Dos Cats Partners” in 2006 and is previously listed there and was the subject of the Minshall lawsuit which excludes the Vogel’s in all respect.

 

For the record, this foregoing listed partnership is the second identified “Dos Cats Partners” – the first being legally identified in the Minshall lawsuit and the second being identified in the Vogel lawsuit.  Verification of the existence of two separate “Dos Cats Partners” is found in legal court filings in two separate lawsuits, i.e., “Minshall’s” and “Vogel’s, as well as by Dufurrena in his scribed June 14, 2018 letter to the (NCHA).

 

Further, and in accordance with “usual and customary”, as well as prudent and legitimate  business practices, a “reasonable person” would believe the above named horses, except as noted in the foregoing, i.e., “Auspicious Cat” would have entered the 2006 AQHA “Dos Cats Partners” registry as was “Auspicious Cat” in 2006 simply due to the execution of the “Dos Cats Partners” contract executed between Dufurrena and Vogel on March 25, 2011.  A trust account “so-to-speak” and specifically due to the pre-existing “March 25, 2011 “Dos Cats Partners” agreement signed by Dufurrena in the foregoing.

 

A “prudent and business savvy person” would also believe that when a horse was sold from the AQHA partnership registry, the AQHA registry would reflect this business transaction which would also be verifiable by the purchasers financial records or in the event the purchaser is by a business – then the verification process is performed by an audit of the business ledger, chart of accounts, and banking records.

 

Notwithstanding, the AQHA records clearly and unequivocally detail the facts as they apply to AQHA ownership, transfer, and summary records in this matter.  These records also clearly and unequivocally delineate, – with the exception of “Auspicious Cat”, these horse ownership records never included the Vogel’s in the Dufurrena/Vogel “Dos Cats Partners” agreement on March 25, 2011.  In other words, and according to the attached AQHA horse ownership and transfer summary, the Vogel’s didn’t exist.

 

Notwithstanding, of what Dufurrena states to the NCHA, concerning his alleged ownership – more specifically, his buyout of certain horses from the Dufurrena/Vogel – “Dos Cats Partners”; established on March 25, 2011, official AQHA Ownership Summary of the transfer doesn’t verify or confirm the legitimacy of this statement.

 

 

 

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☛ Response to Ed Dufurrena letter 6-21-18

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, FROM THE EDITOR, HORSE NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 9 comments

Glory Ann Kurtz
9301 fm 2258
Grandview, Texas 76050
Glory.kurtz@gmail.com

 

 

To Whom it May Concern:

 

The following is my rebuttal to a letter from Ed Dufurrena to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) that openly, fraudulently, egregiously and maliciously falsely accused my website www.allaboutcutting.netor www.allaboutcutting.com, as a “tabloid” and a “rumor mill”. For the record, Dufurrena’s letter was sent to me by a third party, explaining that the letter herein was sent to the (NCHA) in advance of his July 9, 2018. @ 10:00 a.m. hearing, as part of his defense.

 

 On June 19, 2018, I received a copy of an open letter to the National Cutting Horse Association dated June 14, 2018: referencing accusations against Ed, Brandon, and Rieta Dufurrena.  The author of the letter is identified as Ed Dufurrena, and  addressed to the Officers and Directors of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA); 260 Bailey Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas. Ed Dufurrena’s letter is five pages in length and allegedly describes a time line – more specifically “Dufurrena’s version of a time line – of transpiring events emanating from his business associations with Eugene and Janie Vogel.”  The letter can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

 

1-Ed Dufurrena Ltr to NCHA Board 06.14.18

2-Ed Dufurrena Ltr Exhibits 06.14.18

 

Mr. Dufurrena’s first paragraph proves the legitimacy of the title of this rebuttal when he states, “The Dufurrena family has been falsely accused and prejudged in the tabloid media website of Glory Ann Kurtz. The false information scattered from the rapidly grinding rumor mill has skewed the facts beyond recognition. I challenge every member of the National Cutting Horse Association’s governing body to become educated with the facts and make fair and just decisions based on the evidence.  I challenge you to stop this attack that is forcing us to defend ourselves against frivolous accusations that will escalate and expand outside of our own governance.”

 

Ed Dufurrena, for the record, your pitiful description of my online magazine allaboutcutting.com or allaboutcutting.netas a tabloid, is abhorrent.  Equally and for the record, I’m an investigative journalist, not a tabloid writer. The articles crafted by me are inclusive of linked relevant documented facts, unlike your letter to the NCHA which is lacking in truthful chronological reporting as it is derived from your “selective inclusion” process. As such, your rendition is absent of a litany of relevant facts in this matter.

 

Clearly, your letter is well crafted to induce a quickly scribed “response document” to defend myself against Mr. Dufurrena’s unfounded, inaccurate, inconsistent and injurious allegations included in this letter to the NCHA, as well as attempting to bolster a capricious defense for use in his upcoming hearing with the NCHA by deflecting blame, from himself to me.

 

However, and after careful examination and consideration to determine Dufurrena’s willful and knowing intent in this matter, I was able to conduct a thorough research of my previously covered lawsuits involving Ed Dufurrena, as well as the legal outcomes of each, which are duly recorded in legal court documents.  Pursuant to reviewing the records of my online magazine allaboutcutting.com I confirmed that I had written and produced three articles involving Ed and Shona Dufurrena, more specifically:

 

  1. An article entitled, “Lawsuit against stallion owners, vet regarding HERDA, 8-4-16.Shawn, Lisa, and Lauren Minshall sue for fraud regarding HERDA designation of Auspicious Cat.”

a. THE LAWSUIT:  Federal Court filings in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, lists a lawsuit entitled Shawn and Lisa Victoria Minshall and Lauren Victoria Minshall vs. Ed Dufurrena, Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses, Anthony and Dufurrena, Hartman Equine Reproduction Center (HERC), and Dos Cats Partners dated Oct. 30, 2015.

b. The filed public court records allege the Plaintiffs suffered specific damages arising from the material fact that the Plaintiffs bred their mare to Auspicious Cat, a stallion owned by the Defendants, and the produced foal owned by the Plaintiffs suffers from HERDA. The court filings continue to state the Defendants specifically misrepresented the HERDA designation on Auspicious Cat in an advertisement, prior to the breeding, stating the sire was HERDA negative or HERDA N/N. A copy of this advertisement is provided in court documents therein.

c. Shawn and Lisa Victoria Minshall reside in Hillsburgh, Ontario, Canada, and Lauren Victoria Minshall resides in Pine Grove, Ky. Ed Dufurrena and Ed Dufurrena Cutting Horses are in Gainesville, Texas, and according to their website, Hartman Equine Reproduction Center (HERC) have two locations in Whitesboro, Texas and Marietta, Okla.

d. Dos Cats Partners is a general partnership and includes the following current members and/or former members, identified by Defendants as being involved at all material times: Ed Dufurrena, Shona Dufurrena, Karen Claycomb, Tom Donaghe, Linda Donaghe, Gary Craighead, Barbra Hanselman, Michael Nolan, Tracy A. Agrall, Butch Redish and Blair Vissar.

i. The significance of this lawsuit is that the members of the Dos Cats Partners listed in the foregoing, doesn’t include the members of the Dos Cats Partners formulated on March 25, 2011 under the same Dos Cats Partners namewhich also includes Ed Dufurrena, but a different set of members, more specifically: the “Vogels,” but it does include the same horse: “Auspicious Cat.

ii. Essentially, according to court records appearing in two separate law suits, (e.g., the“Minshall” lawsuit and the later “Vogel” lawsuit, Ed Dufurrena had two active Dos Cats Partnersat the same time period, with different named investors and both sets of investors owning vested interests in the same horse: “Auspicious Cat.”However, the members of the first “Dos Cats Partners” were sued in the foregoing lawsuit and according to court documents reached an “out-of-court” settlement with the Plaintiffs.  Further, there’s no mention of the“Vogel’s” name appearing in the “Minshall” lawsuit – whatsoever.

 

iii. However and for the record, Ed Dufurrena acknowledges the fact of two separate Dos Cat Partnersin his letter to the NCHA, (e.g., “On January 1, 2016, I purchased the Vogel’s share of Auspicious Cat. (Exhibit 14).  At that time, the co-ownership agreement was over as there were no horses remaining.  Auspicious Cat was owned by me before the Vogels acquired 49 percent of him.

 

“The horse was originally part of “Dos Cats Partners” that was, at one time, a partnership. I ultimately bought out the other partners.  I used it like an assumed name, or “d.b.a.”  Once the Vogels no longer owned 49 percent, I kept the horse under the same name.”

 

Wherefore, and for the record, Dufurrena doesn’t include the date he bought out the first “Dos Cats Partners” as he so readily did in the foregoing paragraph; referencing the “Vogels.”

iv. Also, Dufurrena’s hapless rendition doesn’t explain the correct and factual events pertaining to the “Dos Cats Partners,” recorded in court documents during this same time period and accurately delineated in the foregoing. This court recorded information, contained in two separate lawsuits filed against Dufurrena, i.e., “Minshall” and “Vogel” are absent; as is the “out –of-court settlement” between “Dos Cats Partners,” included in the “Minshall” lawsuit with the “Dos Cats Partners,” which excludes the “Vogels” in the “out-of-court” settlement during the “Minshall” lawsuit.

v. Hypothetically, if the original “Dos Cats Partners” owned a vested interest share in “Auspicious Cat” and the “Vogels” owned a 49 percent vested an interest share in “Auspicious Cat”, with Dufurrena owning a 51 percent share with the “Vogel’s,” how much of a percentage interest share did the original “Dos Cats Partners” members receive?  It doesn’t take a mathematical genius to figure this one out!

 

One way to verify these investors’ percentage information is to have Dufurrena supply the NCHA with any and/or all recorded documents pertaining to the names of the investors in each separate “Dos Cats Partners”, the dates of the open and closing of the partnership, the included horses therein, the ownership percentage of each recorded partner (per horse) and the date each partnership was dissolved. This should keep Dufurrena’s time line accurate.

 

  1. The second article authored, by me, was on October 10, 2017 and is entitled: “Ed Dufurrena In Court Again!!.For more information please click on the following link:

 

3-dufurrena in court again

 

  1. The third article authored by me, was on May 2, 2018 and is entitled: “Would The Real Dos Cats Partners, Please Stand Up.”For more information please click on the following link:

 

4-☛ Would the real Dos Cats Partners Please Stand Up 5

 

As with all my articles referencing litigation, each article is accompanied and supported by authentic court documents, as in this case and not in tabloid fashion as asserted by Dufurrena in his pathetic defense deflection letter to the NCHA.

 

Notwithstanding, another omission by Dufurrena in his letter to the NCHA concerns his not having a crystal ball when is comes to picking horses. For the record, Dufurrena fails to include in his letter to the NCHA that AQHA records show Stevie Rey Von was sold to him by his son Brandon Dufurrena during the 2015 NCHA Futurity. Since Ed Dufurrena was the rider of the horse at the Futurity, did he find a crystal ball? Or did he have a mystical premonition that he was winning money at the NCHA Futurity; Dufurrena was in the Futurity finals on Stevie Rey Von.

 

Stevie Rey Von

 

A forensic audit of the books of the complete Dufurrena operation, including an analysis of tax returns and bank accounts should establish whether or not this was a legitimate sale (as stated on the AQHA transfer documents) by a transfer of funds from Ed Dufurrena to Brandon Dufurrena. It would also establish legitimacy of the two separate “Dos Cats Partners”, as self-confessed by Dufurrena in his letter to the NCHA.

 

Either way the cookie crumbles in this matter, I’m just an investigative journalist who has developed a knack over my many years in the industry of reporting the truth, backed up by documentation without “cherry picking,”as Dufurrena has done in this matter. A review of any issued checks, by either party, to include front and back banking information should clear up any discrepancies an individual may have as to the legitimacy of any financial transactions occurring during a specific time period, and evidenced as a “SALE” on the AQHA transfer documents.

 

Lastly, Ed Dufurrena asserts that the rumor mill –  a specific reference about allaboutcutting.com and myself – implicated Dufurrena in the sale of Stevie Rey Von to Alvin Fults. Once again, the truth escapes Ed Dufurrena in his allegation.

 

Mr. Dufurrena, one word of advice. A person should always take responsibility for their own actions; not falsely accuse someone else in the process.

 

At no time has this type of information ever been disseminated by either my online magazine or myself. Good try Dufurrena, but no cigar!  The court documents in each article speak for themselves!

 

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Glory Ann Kurtz, Editor and Owner

Allaboutcutting.net and Allaboutcutting.com

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☛ Apply for an AQHA Internship 6-20-18

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

APPLY FOR AN AQHA INTERNSHIP

 

IF YOU’RE A HARD-WORKING, ENTHUSIASTIC COLLGE STUDENT LOOK FOR AN EXCITING INTERNSHIP, APPLY AT AQHA

Press release from AQHA
June 20, 2018

 

AQHA is proud to offer three paid internships for fall 2018. AQHA offers a Communications and Digital Marketing internship, Marketing and Publicity internship and an AQHA Media internship. AQHA’s internships are based in Amarillo and reach into all aspects of the equine industry, regardless of discipline. The deadline to apply is July 1.

AQHA Communications and Digital Marketing Internship
Qualified candidates will be challenged to create search-engine-optimized blog posts about a variety of horse topics; create email newsletters; contribute content to websites; manage several social networks; help with AQHA events and functions; and assist with digital marketing campaigns.

AQHA Marketing and Publicity Internship
Qualified candidates will be challenged to write press releases about the American Quarter Horse and related activities; manage several social networks; assist in script writing for events; help with AQHA events and functions; and assist with various promotions, advertising and marketing programs.

AQHA Media Internship
The most-coveted of the AQHA Media internships, the fall intern will contribute to AQHA’s print publications, including The American Quarter Horse JournalAmerica’s Horse, Ranch Horse Journal, Performance Horse Journal and the Quarter Racing Journal. However, the biggest opportunity of this internship is assisting with coverage of two of AQHA’s marquee events: the AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan); and the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. Coverage consists of shooting photos of the many finals classes at these shows, as well as opportunities to conduct on-camera interviews with all of the world champions and create videos from those interviews.

 

These experiences are a feather in the cap of any intern, so find out how you can apply for one of these great internship opportunities.

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☛ News from the NRHA 6-15-18

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

NEWS FROM THE NRHA

 

June 15, 2018

 

NRHA FEES TO GO UP

Press release from NRHA
Last month, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors met in Oklahoma City for their quarterly meeting. Amid the discussion of 2019 rule changes, event dates and other governance topics, the board conducted their annual review of all NRHA fees.

The last major NRHA fees update occurred nearly 12 years ago. Since then, the association has implemented a number of events and programs such as the North American Affiliate Regional Championships, the NRHA European Futurity and Derby, the Nomination Program, the International Affiliate Program, Para-Reining and the Stewards Program. These were necessary additions to provide more opportunities to members and to improve the sport of reining as a whole. The additions resulted in substantial growth in membership numbers, entries and number of horses competing in NRHA events.

The board carefully considered these NRHA events and programs before deciding to update current association fees. They also took into account the new, 12-month membership format that goes into effect January 1, 2019, which will allow members* to receive benefits such as the NRHA Reiner magazine for a true full year. The fees increase will also allow NRHA to maintain the current practice of managing the budget to provide approximately $500 per member for programs and activities. Over 70% of the budget is allocated to member programs, services and affiliate support, significantly more than most of its equine association counterparts.

“Although NRHA is built around one sport, we have a very diverse association with diverse needs. As a board, we strive to provide opportunity and recognition to all walks of our membership from youth reiners and para-reiners to nominators and aged event riders,” said NRHA President Mike Deer. “To meet ever-changing and ever-growing needs of our membership, the board has to carefully analyze our budget each year, and that includes fees updates from time to time.”

The following list of updated fees will go into effect January 1, 2019:

Associate Membership – $40.00
General Membership **$115
Youth Membership – $50.00
3-Year Membership – $330.00
Lifetime Membership – $2,400.00
Competition License – $60.00
Non-Pro Declaration – $40.00
Transfer – $60.00
Rush Fees Same Day – $60.00
Rush Fees 3-Day – $40.00
Confirmation – $35.00
Non-Member – 3rdClass Reiner Postage – $75.00
Non-Member – 1stClass Reiner Postage – $150.00
Non-Member- Canadian Reiner Postage – $110.00
Non-Member – International Reiner Postage – $120.00
Youth Member (Add-on*) – Reiner Postage 3rdClass – $30.00
Associate Member (Add-on*) – Reiner Postage 3rdClass – $45.00
1stClass (Upgrade from 3rdClass*) – Reiner Postage – $85.00
Canadian Member (Add-on*) – Reiner postage $60.00
International Member (Add-on*) – Reiner Postage – $95.00

 

*Current NRHA members (General, Non Pro and Professionals) will continue to receive the NRHA Reiner as a benefit of membership (one per household). There are additional shipping charges for Life, Associate and Youth members, as well as for Canadian, International or 1st Class delivery.

** The $50 NRHA Professionals fee will not increase. Renewing an NRHA Professionals membership = $50 Professionals membership + $115 General membership.

 

 

NRHA DERBY BREAKING RECORDS

According to the NRHA, entries for the 38thannual NRHA Derby for 4-, 5- and 6-year-old horses is breaking records. Scheduled for June 22-July 1 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, Okla., horses and riders will be competing for $850,00 in added money for Open and Non-Pro Derby Championships. It is the richest added-money Derby in North America and with its “tradition and deep competition,” it is the top reining event each year.

 

There is still time to enter and forms can be found at www.nrhaderby.com/forms. Entries received from June 15 to one day prior to the start of the show will pay a $500 late fee. Contact NRHA at 405-946-7400 or events@nrha.com.

NRHA Derby 2018 Schedule

 

AUSTRIANRHA FUTURITY & NRHA SHOW FEATURES $80,000 ADDED MONEY

The $80,000-added AustrianRHA Futurity and NRHA Ancillary Show, are scheduled to be held Aug. 22-25 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The first deadline is July 2, 2018; however, horses can be held after that date for additional fees. Horses can be entered online on www.showmanager.info.

 

 

This year, the AustrianRHA Futurity offers guaranteed money of $10,000 each for the Level 4 Open Futurity Champion of the 3-year-old, as well as the 4-year-old horses. There are four levels in the 3-year-old Futurity Open and three in the Non-Pro. All classes are NRHA approved. The NRHA Ancillary classes are also ARHA Circuit qualifiers. For further information contact Gerda Langer +43-2238-8484, cell +43-664-4534726, fax +43-2238-8545, or e-mail the office at office@nrha.at, www.rha.ator www.futurity.at. You can obtain forms at westernstar.at/futurity/forms.shtml.

 

 

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 6-12-18

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy of PRCA
June 12, 2018

Trenten Montero wins Sisters Rodeo

SISTERS, Ore. – Bareback rider Trenten Montero is making it count in points and in qualifications. An 81.5-point score on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Envouge was what it took to grab his biggest win of the year at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo. He’s been holding back on competing so he can go to the year’s biggest rodeos during the summer run.
“You know, it doesn’t matter what the score is if your name is at the top of the leaderboard,” Montero said. “I could have been 89 or 85 or 81.5, it didn’t matter.”
This wasn’t the 26-year-old cowboy’s first time with Envouge. The Nevada native rode the bronc at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days last year, so he knew what he was up against.
“He was really good there, too, but I got a little behind him at Cheyenne and it cost me there,” Montero said. “He’s a little horse with a lot of spunk to him. He’s really quick, but I was ready.
“I was just happy to get on that horse. I was worried because of him being a little horse and I’m a bigger guy (6 feet tall) and that can be a mismatch, but he has a lot of heart.”
Making it big in the PRCA requires a bit of luck and a lot of skill and strategic planning. One bad year can cut into qualifications the following year, so success requires two consecutive years of solid competition.
Montero’s been up and down the world standings since he started competing in the PRCA in 2011.
“I’ve gone hard at it a few times and been a little injury-plagued,” Montero said. “The past few years I’ve been in a repetition of a good year and then sit the next year out with an injury and then spend the next year building my qualifications back up.”
He was ranked 99th in bareback riding in 2016, but he bounced back and was 37th in 2017. Now he has the qualifications he needs to hit the biggest rodeos of the regular season.
“Last year was a solid year and I’m feeling healthy now, so I’m hoping this will be the year,” Montero said. “My plan is to really rodeo hard when there’s a lot of rodeos going on. In years past, I did more rodeo in the spring and winter and ran down my count. But, I have been holding off and hitting the big ones in the spring so I can go as hard as I want all summer long without worrying about my rodeo count.”
After winning Sisters, Montero was 26th in the June 11 PRCA | RAM World Standings with $19,420. Now it’s full steam ahead with his plans for the summer run.
“I will do the same thing I have been doing, marking my horses out and going at them every single time and not worrying about the standings too much,” Montero said. “I’ll let other people figure that out, and I’ll just ride my horses.”
Sisters is one of the biggest rodeos in June, making Montero’s ride worth $4,399.
“I have been needing a big win like this to get my ball rolling,” Montero said. “I got some small checks here and there, but this gives me confidence and momentum for the summer run. One good week can really change a guy’s year.
“My first goal is to get to the Finals and then I want to make a run for the gold buckle just like everyone else; but it starts with marking my horse out and making solid spur rides and taking each horse one at a time.”
Up next, Montero will compete at the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo at Silver City, N.M., Rodeo Santa Fe (N.M.), and then the next Wrangler ProRodeo Tour competition – the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo.
Montero’s no stranger to the Reno arena, having ranked second in the average in 2015 with 234 points on three head.
“I’m stoked to go back to Reno,” Montero said. “It’s the closest thing to a hometown rodeo we have, I live about 90 miles from Winnemucca.”
Other winners at the $149,984 rodeo were all-around cowboy Shane Erickson ($1,487, tie-down roping and team roping); steer wrestler Josh Garner (10.1 seconds on two head); team ropers Max Kuttler/Brandon Bates (5.5 seconds); saddle bronc rider Ryder Wright (88 points on Big Bend Rodeo’s Majorhuckleberry); tie-down roper Ryle Smith (19.0 seconds on two head); barrel racer Teri Bangart (17.63 seconds); and bull riders Ty Wallace (87.5 points on Corey & Lange Rodeo’s Peachy Keen), Dalan Duncan (87.5 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Hooey), and Riker Carter (87.5 points on Four Star Rodeo’s Yellow Fever).

2. Flying U Rodeo’s Against All Odds passes away

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The storied stock contracting company Flying U Rodeo lost one of its top bucking horses, Against All Odds.
The multi-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo saddle bronc horse passed away June 7 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 13.
“He had skin cancer that was on his lip and we had to treat him weekly,” said Flying U Rodeo’s Reno Rosser. “It just got to the point where his life was going to be miserable. It’s tough (him passing) because bucking horses are so hard to come by anymore. You can find a bucking bull around every corner, but bucking horses are hard to find, and saddle bronc horses on top of that. I have a whole field of bareback horses, but great saddle broncs are hard to find.”
Against All Odds was a great one for Flying U Rodeo Company. He most recently competed at the Wrangler NFR in 2015.
“He’s one of the Top 10 horses we’ve had and considering we’ve been in business over 65 years that’s pretty good,” Rosser said.
Against All Odds was born in 2005 and enjoyed an eight-year career as a bucking horse.
“He was a small horse, but he could throw them off regardless the size of the cowboy,” Rosser said. “It is rare to see a horse that small in size have as much success as a bucking horse, which is why we named him ‘Against All Odds.’ What he lacked in size, he made up with heart.”
According to a post on Flying U Rodeo Company’s Facebook page, it is estimated that cowboys won more than $300,000 on Against All Odds over his career.

The horse was buried June 7 at the Flying U Ranch in Marysville, Calif., where all the other Flying U Rodeo Company’s livestock legends rest.

3. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

WranglerNetwork.com will livestream the Division 1 Xtreme Bulls June 14 at 7 p.m. (PT) in Reno, Nev. WranglerNetwork.com will also livestream the Reno Rodeo June 15-23 at 7 p.m. each day. The official livestream landing page can be found at www.wranglernetwork.com/events/reno-rodeoSteve Kenyon and ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Lexington (Ky.) Rodeo, June 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. … On June 19, tune in to Episode 2 of the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo only on ProRodeoTV.com. Catch your old favorite weekly now through August at www.prorodeotv.com. Also, mark your calendar for the free livestream broadcast of Prescott (Ariz.) Frontier Days. ProRodeoTV.com will be broadcasting starting June 29 at 7:30 p.m. PT. Tune in and watch for free at www.prorodeotv.com … The next PRCA Rodeo Camp will be Aug. 11 in Cascade, Mont. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (MT). Registration is required at wwwrorodeo.com/prorodeo/rodeo/youth-rodeo… The College National Finals Rodeo began June 10 and concludes June 16 in Casper, Wyo. Complete results are available at www.collegerodeo.com … The Chisholm Trail RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo committee donated $1,000 on June 7 to the Taylor Le Norman/McCastland Cancer Center at Duncan (Okla.) Regional Hospital, and another $1,000 to Relay for Life. Joe Henderson, a board member for the group, personally delivered the check to staff at the cancer center. He said the money is from profits and proceeds earned from the rodeo last October. The RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo was held Oct. 19-21, in Duncan, Okla.”We do the Prairie Circuit Finals each year in October, and we’re fortunate to have extra money,” Henderson said in the June 8 edition of The Duncan (Okla.) Banner. “We feel like we need to give back to the community with that.”This is not the rodeo’s first time making a contribution to the community, it has been giving proceeds to other organizations in need for the last seven years.

4. Next Up

June 13            Bridger (Mont.) Summer Series
June 13            Sangamon County Fair, New Berlin, Ill.
June 13            Buffalo Bill Rodeo, North Platte, Neb., begins
June 14            Division 1 Xtreme Bulls, Reno, Nev.
June 14            Jackson County Pro Rodeo, Bellevue, Iowa, begins
June 14            Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo, Silver City, N.M., begins
June 15            St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo, Glenwood City, Wis., begins
June 15            Lexington (Ky.) Rodeo begins
June 15            Adrian Foote Memorial, Newtown, N.D., begins
June 15            Stanley (Wis.) Rodeo begins
June 15            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series begins
June 15            Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series permit section begins
June 15            Reno (Nev.) Rodeo begins
June 16            Goshen (Conn.) Stampede
June 16            Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo
June 16            Cowtown Rodeo, Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.
June 16            58th Belt (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo begins
June 16            Evergreen (Colo.) Rodeo begins
June 16            Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo, Grover, Colo., begins
June 17            Goshen (Conn.) Stampede
June 17            Rodeo Matachi (Mexico)

5. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through June 11, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$107,981
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Trementon, Utah
$79,464
SW:
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$50,866
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$56,537
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$56,537
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$99,586
TD:
Tyson Durfey, Decatur, Texas
$69,164
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$137,971
SR:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$54,328

6. 2018 PRCA | RAM World Standings

Unofficial through June 11, 2018

All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$107,981
2
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
62,061
3
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
57,988
4
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
52,837
5
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
48,240
6
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
40,717
7
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
38,689
8
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
33,921
9
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
32,310
10
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
32,303
11
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
31,106
12
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
28,365
13
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
26,218
14
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
24,925
15
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
23,633
16
Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore.
21,581
17
Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
17,137
18
Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.
16,008
19
Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas
15,525
20
McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla.
15,106
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$79,464
2
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
67,620
3
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
63,397
4
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
58,765
5
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
55,727
6
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
54,579
7
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
47,955
8
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
43,027
9
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
42,693
10
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
40,153
11
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
34,578
12
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
34,491
13
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
33,984
14
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
30,929
15
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
30,252
16
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
29,404
17
Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore.
28,957
18
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
27,800
19
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
24,257
20
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
24,155
Steer Wrestling
1
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$50,866
2
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
44,969
3
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
44,062
4
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
42,682
5
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
41,236
6
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
40,229
7
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
36,466
8
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
36,117
9
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
34,733
10
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
34,557
11
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
31,747
12
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
31,479
13
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
31,413
14
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
31,027
15
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
29,549
16
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
29,448
17
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
29,248
18
Josh Garner, Live Oak, Calif.
27,200
19
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
24,543
20
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
23,203
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$56,537
2
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
46,968
3
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
46,465
4
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
43,768
5
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
41,324
6
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
37,762
7
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
35,303
8
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
30,085
9
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
29,176
10
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
27,803
11
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
27,619
12
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
26,862
13
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
25,813
14
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
23,929
15
Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif.
23,858
16
Steven Duby, Melba, Idaho
23,558
17
Travis Dorman, Dade City, Fla.
22,807
18
Lane Ivy, Dublin, Texas
21,896
19
Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas
21,886
20
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
21,479
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$56,537
2
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
43,857
3
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
43,768
4
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
43,279
5
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
41,324
6
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
38,693
7
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
35,303
8
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
32,419
9
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
30,085
10
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
29,176
11
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
27,619
12
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
25,954
13
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
25,749
14
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
25,508
15
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
23,959
16
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
23,923
17
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
22,807
18
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
22,736
19
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
21,799
20
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
21,638
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$99,586
2
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
67,126
3
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
63,258
4
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
58,446
5
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
54,942
6
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
50,107
7
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
43,990
8
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
42,312
9
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
41,007
10
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
40,061
11
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
38,319
12
Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La.
37,565
13
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
32,435
14
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
27,981
15
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
27,195
16
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
27,163
17
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
26,714
18
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
26,001
19
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
23,972
20
Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta
23,042
Tie-down Roping
1
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
$69,164
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
57,605
3
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
53,670
4
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
49,618
5
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
48,357
6
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
47,570
7
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
41,949
8
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
41,795
9
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
39,242
10
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
36,169
11
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
34,851
12
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
34,001
13
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
31,471
14
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
30,060
15
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
29,597
16
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
28,397
17
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
27,016
18
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
26,810
19
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M.
23,947
20
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
23,854
Steer Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$54,328
2
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
47,236
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
44,599
4
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
32,879
5
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
28,055
6
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
27,284
7
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
26,394
8
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
23,703
9
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
23,417
10
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
22,259
11
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
20,472
12
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
19,755
13
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
19,101
14
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
18,189
15
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
17,205
16
Roger Branch, Wellston, Okla.
16,413
17
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
15,433
18
Corey Ross, Liberty Hill, Texas
15,162
19
J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla.
12,962
20
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
12,862
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$137,971
2
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
92,868
3
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
67,278
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
64,394
5
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
62,615
6
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
61,635
7
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
60,146
8
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
49,938
9
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
49,319
10
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
47,922
11
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
46,374
12
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
42,446
13
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
39,987
14
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
38,154
15
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
37,953
16
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
37,675
17
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
36,201
18
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
34,461
19
Aaron Williams, Pismo Beach, Calif.
32,845
20
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
31,875
*2018 Barrel Racing (June 11, 2018)
Barrel racing standings, provided by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), are unofficial, subject to audit and may change. Unofficial WPRA Standings are published by the PRCA as a courtesy. The PRCA is not responsible for the verification or updating of WPRA standings.
1
Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas
$94,143
2
Nellie Miller, Cottonwood, Calif.
79,684
3
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
72,766
4
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
71,186
5
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
56,208
6
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
55,834
7
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
52,347
8
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
51,505
9
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
44,463
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
44,417
11
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
38,709
12
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
37,655
13
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
36,647
14
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
35,180
15
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
33,605
16
Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn.
32,392
17
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
31,481
18
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
31,223
19
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
30,085
20
Shelly Anzick, Shepard, Mont.
28,372

7. 2018 PRCA | Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Standings

Unofficial through June 11, 2018 (4 of 22 Tour rodeos completed)

Bareback Riding
1
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
245.00
2
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
205.00
3
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
175.00
4
Zack Brown, Red Bluff, Calif.
130.00
5
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
116.00
6
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
105.00
7
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
95.00
8
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
90.00
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
90.00
10
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
80.00
Jamie Howlett, Weatherford, Texas
80.00
12
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
75.00
13
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
70.00
Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev.
70.00
15
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
60.00
16
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
56.00
17
Kyle Charley, Lukachukai, Ariz.
51.00
18
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
45.00
19
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
35.00
Wyatt Bloom, Bozeman, Mont.
35.00
21
Seth Hardwick, Ranchester, Wyo.
30.00
22
Morgan Wilde, McCammon, Idaho
20.00
Cody Kiser, Carson City, Nev.
20.00
24
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
16.00
25
Logan Corbett, Las Cruces, N.M.
10.00
Steer Wrestling
1
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
335.00
2
Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo.
295.00
3
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
172.50
4
Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont.
170.00
Chase Black, Coalville, Utah
170.00
6
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
160.00
Kody Dollery, Caldwell, Texas
160.00
8
Newt Novich, Twin Bridges, Mont.
150.00
9
Jesse Brown, Baker City, Ore.
145.00
10
Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis.
140.00
11
Don Payne, Stephenville, Texas
135.00
12
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
125.00
13
Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore.
115.00
Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho
115.00
15
Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta
110.00
16
Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas
100.00
Cody Devers, Alva, Okla.
100.00
18
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
90.00
19
Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.
85.00
20
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
80.00
J.D. Struxness, Milan, Minn.
80.00
22
John Franzen, Riverton, Wyo.
75.00
23
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
70.00
Michael Bates Jr., Mexican Springs, N.M.
70.00
25
John Green, La Grande, Ore.
60.00
Austin Courmier, Oakwood, Texas
60.00
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
60.00
Team Roping-Header
1
Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif.
330.00
2
J.B. James Jr., Bennett, Colo.
310.00
3
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
235.00
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
235.00
5
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
230.00
6
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
225.00
7
Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D.
205.00
8
Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont.
185.00
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
185.00
10
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
175.00
11
Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta
165.00
12
Rhett Anderson, Anabella, Utah
160.00
13
Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn.
150.00
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
150.00
15
Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore.
120.00
16
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
115.00
Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idaho
115.00
18
Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
110.00
19
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
105.00
Aaron Macy, Post, Texas
105.00
21
Shane Philipp, Washington, Texas
100.00
22
Laramie Allen, Llano, Texas
95.00
23
Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta
85.00
24
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
80.00
C.J. DeForest Jr., Wheatland, Calif.
80.00
Team Roping-Heeler
1
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
330.00
2
Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz.
310.00
3
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
235.00
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
235.00
5
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
230.00
6
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
225.00
7
Cody Cowden, Atwater, Calif.
205.00
8
Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.
185.00
Bronc Boehnlein, Riverside, Calif.
185.00
10
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
175.00
11
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
165.00
12
Coleby Payne, Lipan, Texas
160.00
13
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
150.00
14
Walt Woodard, Stephenville, Texas
135.00
15
Daniel Braman IV, Victoria, Texas
120.00
16
Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas
115.00
Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
115.00
18
Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash.
110.00
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
110.00
20
Caleb Anderson, Mocksville, N.C.
105.00
Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grande, Calif.
105.00
22
Joel Bach, Mount Vernon, Texas
100.00
23
Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas
95.00
25
Jeremy Buhler, Arrowwood, Alberta
85.00
25
Andy Holcomb, San Juan Batista, Calif.
80.00
James Arnold, Midway, Texas
80.00
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
210.00
2
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
205.00
3
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
190.00
4
Wyatt Casper, Pampa, Texas
178.33
5
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
128.33
6
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
120.00
7
Tyrel Larsen, Weatherford, Okla.
90.00
8
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
83.33
9
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
80.00
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
80.00
11
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
70.00
12
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
65.00
Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nev.
65.00
14
Tyrell Smith, Sand Coulee, Mont.
60.00
15
Cody Wright, Milford, Utah
50.00
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D.
50.00
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
50.00
18
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
45.00
19
Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, S.D.
40.00
20
Alex Wright, Milford, Utah
25.00
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
25.00
Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.
25.00
Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.
25.00
24
Tim Ditrich, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
20.00
Louie Brunson, New Underwood, S.D.
20.00
Tie-down Roping
1
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
225.00
2
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
220.00
3
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
205.00
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
205.00
5
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
180.00
Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan.
180.00
7
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
170.00
8
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
165.00
9
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
150.00
10
Justin Macha, Needville, Texas
140.00
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
140.00
12
Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas
130.00
13
Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah
125.00
Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas
125.00
Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas
125.00
Taylor Santos, Creston, Calif.
125.00
17
Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah
120.00
18
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
100.00
19
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
90.00
Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas
90.00
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
90.00
22
Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas
85.00
Ty Baker, Van Horn, Texas
85.00
24
Trent Creager, Stillwater, Okla.
80.00
25
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
75.00
Roy Branco, Chowchilla, Calif.
75.00
Bull Riding
1
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
390.00
2
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
150.00
3
Chris Roundy, Panguitch, Utah
130.00
4
Shad Heiner, Morgan, Utah
100.00
Jesse Petri, Athens, Texas
100.00
6
Tyler McVay, Tucson, Ariz.
80.00
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
80.00
8
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
75.00
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
75.00
10
Dalan Duncan, Ballard, Utah
70.00
Braden Richardson, Jasper, Texas
70.00
12
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
60.00
Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.
60.00
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
60.00
15
Daylon Swearingen, Rochelle, Ga.
50.00
Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah
50.00
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
50.00
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
50.00
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
50.00
Dave Mason, Burnet, Texas
50.00
21
Garrett Jones, Devers, Texas
40.00
22
Parker McCown, Montgomery, Texas
30.00
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
30.00
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
30.00
25
Rylan Wright, Midway, Utah
20.00
Tate Smith, Litchville, N.D.
20.00
Silvano Alves, Decatur, Texas
20.00

8. 2018 PRCA Xtreme Bulls standings

Unofficial through June 11, 2018

1
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
$34,750
2
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
32,388
3
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
32,224
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
21,285
5
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
21,236
6
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
17,744
7
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
16,517
8
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
15,640
9
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
15,020
10
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
14,510
11
Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.
14,074
12
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
13,728
13
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
13,659
14
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
13,075
15
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
10,752
16
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
10,663
17
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
10,530
18
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
9,926
19
Brett Custer, Elk City, Okla.
9,338
20
Jordan Hansen, Ponoka, Alberta
9,245
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☛ When It Rains It Pours – 6-10 -18

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

WHEN IT RAINS – IT POURS

 

LAINE WHITMIRE’S UPDATE FROM FACEBOOK

 

June 10, 2018

 

I finally have a few minutes to update everyone on the past week. It started on Monday when my Dad called to tell me my sweet mom fell and broke her shoulder. The good news is she did not do any damage to her back, which is just getting over a major surgery.

 

The other really great news is she went to a specialist and there was no dislocation of the bone. Suffice it to say, she will be down for a while but she will heal up and be good as new in a few weeks. All in all, it could have been much worse so I am very thankful. Dad might be eligible for some sort of award for being a wonderful nurse.

 

Ray, on the other hand, decided to be a little more dramatic. On Tuesday morning he decided to bronc ride a little on a horse that would give Billy Etbauer a run for his money. It seems that we do not have our horses desensitized from the miniature donkeys. I have assured Ray we will work on that when we get back home.

 

Who knew a little donkey could scare a horse that bad? I will give you the Reader’s Digest version of events. Ray was moving cattle in to ship when the mini donkeys decided to join the cattle drive.

 

His horse (who shall remain nameless because we fear for his safety) decided to try to run off then buck in the wide-open spaces of a large pasture. The guys helping gather said it was very impressive and that he can really buck. Note to self: Do not ride said horse in the pasture with donkeys.

 

Ray did not land very pretty and it knocked him out cold. Luckily Bill and Maurico were close in the feed truck and gathered him up to bring him to the house. Who needs an ambulance and EMT’s when you have a feed truck?

 

When I got the news about what happened, Devon MacArthur ran through the house looking for ice and telling me Ray dismounted involuntarily off of said horse. I headed outside to see Amber Wilson-Czisny and Ray sitting on the rock wall outside of the house. Amber and Devon did their best to keep him upright and clean him up as much as possible. Ray was sure he needed to go in the house and lay down for a few minutes.

 

We decided to overrule that and I headed to the hospital in Ardmore at warp speed. We are fortunate to have good friends who are well connected in Ardmore so I called Dr. Tyler Troop to ask him to contact his dad Dr. Troop (Orthopedic Surgeon) and find out what I need to do. Dr Troop called me within 5 minutes with a plan. When I arrived at Mercy in Ardmore, they were ready for Ray and waiting outside the ER entrance with lots of help. By that time I needed some help.

 

Ray was at the ER long enough to be stabilized then sent to the OU Trauma Center. The staff at Ardmore was amazing. They tried to fly him but were unable to due to the weather so he had an ambulance ride. Ray has mentioned several times that the ambulance needs new shocks and I-35 is really rough! He does not recommend the ride to anyone at this point.

 

When we arrived at OU Trauma center, it was another amazing experience. The doctors were very thorough and friendly. It makes the most horrible experience bearable. The tests revealed a fractured skull, badly broken hand, fractured rib and three fractured vertebrae. Luckily only the hand would require surgery and a couple pins but the rest of the fractures were not displaced and I won’t go into the discussions about the fractured skull but it was decided he was hard headed enough that we could let it heal without further surgery.

 

So we stayed in the OU Trauma unit until Friday night when we were transferred to Mercy Hospital in Ardmore for rehab. That’s where we will be for a week or so. Ray will heal up in time and that is a blessing. It could have been much worse. We appreciate all the calls, texts and visits from our sweet friends. It helps more than you will ever know. I will try to keep everyone posted with updates.

 

Ray has already told the Physical Therapist he needs to get to Colorado and has a few things to do so a week might be too long for this rehab thing. The patient may not have the most patience but you have to have a code to leave the floor so he will have to climb out a window to escape. I may hide his clothes just to make sure. All in all it could have been much worse and when I first saw him I thought it was, so we are thankful.

 

The moral to the story is to desensitize all horses to mini donkeys and never ride faster than your guardian angels can fly. Thank you again for all the well wishes for my Mom and Ray.

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☛ NCHA’s New Executive Committee – 6-10 -18

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, FROM THE EDITOR, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

NCHA’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 2018

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
June 10, 2018

 

Following the NCHA Convention, Phil Rapp, is now the new President of the NCHA.  President-Elect is Ron Pietrafeso, while the newly elected Vice President is Steve Norris.

 

At Large members include Tom Neal, Tatum Rice and Lachlan Perks.

 

The balance of the Executive Committee include:

Kristen York, Region 1 which includes Alaska, Canada (West-Central), Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming;

Rock Hedlund, Region 2, including Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada;

Ernie Beutenmiller, Region 3, including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin;

David Pilcher, Region 4, including Canada (East), Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia;

Jay Klamon, Region 5, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Ronnie Smith, Region 6, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississipi and East Texas.

Skip Jones, Region 7, including New Mexico and West and South Texas, and

Matt Miller, Region 8, which includes Oklahoma and North Texas.

 

These individuals have a big job ahead of them, keeping the association on a solid foundation financially. Regaining and encouraging new major sponsors and members is also on their list of “to do’s”.

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