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Elite Rodeo Ass’n could join METF

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in BREAKING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

ELITE RODEO ASSOCIATION COULD JOIN TEXAS MAJOR EVENTS TRUST FUND

 

NEWLY FORMED MEMBER-OWNED ASSOCIATION TO INCLUDE TOP TALENT

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Feb. 25, 2015

Rep. Cecil Bell Jr., filed HB1440, allowing the newly formed Elite Rodeo Association to join the Texas METF, during a Texas State Legislative session meeting held Monday, Feb. 18.

In a surprise move, a new, contestant-owned rodeo association has surfaced and state legislators are considering it to be added to a list of other events eligible to receive tax incentives to come to Texas through the Major Events Trust Fund (METF). During a Texas State Legislative session meeting held Monday, Feb. 18, Trevor Brazile, Jade Corkill, Patrick Smith, Charmayne James, Tuf Cooper, Fred Whitfield and Bobby Mote showed up in support of the Elite Rodeo Association being included in the METF, a lucrative fund funded by Texas taxpayers.

 

Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr., R-Magnolia, Texas filed HB1440, one of the proposals that included an Elite Rodeo Association World Championship be added to the (METF). According to SpinToWinRodeo.com, the new rodeo association is looking to host 15 rodeos, promising just the top talent in the industry across the country with a World Championship being scheduled to be held in Dallas in 2016. According to the Bill, “the Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each House, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect Sept. 1, 2015.”

 

The agreement between the state and the event could mean big dollars going back to the event through sales taxes collected, and split it with the state of Texas and return a portion of the money back to the event, Bell explained.

 

Several other North Texas communities have already received millions of dollars from the METF, with the largest being $31.15 million sent to Arlington for hosting the 2011 Super Bowl at the currently named AT&T Stadium. Events such as the 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, held at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, received $1.4 million, the 2014 NCAA Final Four in North Texas returned $10.7 million to host cities and the Academy of Country Music Awards show, planned for April at AT&T Stadium is expected to generate more than $100 million in visitor spending and could draw more than $5 million from the fund. According to the State Comptroller’s office, the fund now stands at $13.9 million.

 

With the METF being an issue with Texas lawmakers for years, during the last legislative session, many worked to address concerns about abuses. Two years ago lawmakers worked to boost oversight of funds, including conducting audits to ensure the money is spent properly and eliminating prepayments.

 

However, the METF could be shifting oversight. Texas’ newly elected governor Gregg Abbott announcing in an article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram that he wants to move the funds from the Comptroller’s office to the governor’s economic development and tourism division, and work with lawmakers to address lingering worries and eliminating Texas taxpayers funding it. The newly elected Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar agrees, saying, “Shifting the funds to the governor’s office would let me focus more on the main functions of the comptroller’s office. Gov. Abbott and I share a commitment to increasing accountability and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse and we are ready to work with the Legislature to achieve these goals. My top priority is protecting Texas taxpayers.”

 

 

About the Elite Rodeo Association:

According to the association’s web site www.erarodeo.com, the ERA is owned by the top 55 rodeo athletes, 42 of which are World Champion rodeo cowboys and cowgirls, following the format of the highly successful Professional Bull Riding Association (PBR).

 

The Elite Rodeo Association is planning for the “best guys going against each other every time,” with Tony Garritano, a long-time rodeo sponsorship guru and the husband of WPRA World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James, is the new association’s president and CEO.

 

“We believe that rodeo needed an elite tour comprised of only the world’s best rodeo competitors and livestock,” said Garritano. “Due to its business model, the ERA is the only rodeo organization that can truly guarantee appearances of the top talent in professional rodeo. Being owned by the contstants, they are guaranteeing themselves.

 

“Just as other professional sports industries have elite levels of competition for their top athletes, the ERA will do the same for the top professional rodeo athletes by creating a tour that will showcase the best talent in rodeo. The ERA plans to work in cooperation with existing rodeo venues and sports arenas across North America to create an exciting and sought-after tour. In addition, ERA is focused on the future generations of top rodeo athletes with a mission of ensuring the integrity of the sport of rodeo and providing additional opportunities for professional rodeo cowboys, cowgirls and industry partners for years to come.”

 

In a statement in SpinToWin.com, Garritano explained how each rodeo would have 10-15 competitors in each event: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Steer roping is still being discussed as well as an age minimum for competitors. This would put the event on the same level as the Super Bowl, a NCAA Final Four Tournament, a Democratic or Republican National Convention and other similarly massive events. The goal is for Dallas to host the Elite Rodeo Association World Championships with the rest of the 15 tour stops to be released later this summer of in early fall.

 

According to the new association’s web site in a posting dated Feb. 16, 2015, “By introducing a unique concept like the ERA, it is our hope to increase the awareness of the sport of rodeo on a national stage,” said 21-time World Champion Cowboy and ERA Board member, Trevor Brazile. “enhancing the sport of professional rodeo and bulding something greater for the future generations of rodeo cowboys and cowgirls is the goal of the ERA. We look forward to working with the entire rodeo industry.”

 

The ERA is governed by a seven-member board consisting of three rough-stock representatives, three timed-event representatives and one administrative official. The athlete-owned organization will showcase the best cowboys and cowgirls, whose eligibility to compete will be determined by the ERA qualification system.

 

In 2016, the ERA will produce a 15-event regular-season tour, all broadcast on national network television, culminating with a five-day World Championship event.

 

“We are all excited about building and releasing our 2016 season and plan to increase the number of tour stops in the years to come. The ERA has its own set of regulations, allowing us to provide very unique opportunities for the entire rodeo industry,” said Garritano.

 

Announcements about the 2016 tour will be coming soon and will be released through erarodeo.com and on their Facebook page, ERA Rodeo.

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☛ Rodeo News 2-11-15

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
Feb. 11, 2015

 

Brazile, Smith have grand reunion in Fort Worth 

FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s never breaking news when Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith win the team roping together at a big rodeo. However, their win on Feb. 7 is noteworthy simply because they haven’t won together in more than a year.

 

Brazile and Smith – the 2010 world champions – won the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo with a time of 16.5 seconds on three head. The pair placed fourth or better in all three rounds, earning a total of $13,887 each – $7,067 alone for taking the average title.

 

“You don’t get many chances to win big rodeos in the winter, so it feels good to win this one and get a victory at a big winter rodeo under our belt,” Brazile said. “This was only the second rodeo that Patrick and I have roped together at so far this season, so this is great.”

 

Brazile and Smith roped together from 2007-13, qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo every year. They went separate ways in 2014, but decided to reunite in 2015.

 

“We’ve roped so many steers together in the past that it doesn’t take much to get back in the groove,” Smith said. “I know if I do my job, we’ll have a good chance to win, and so far, so good.”

 

They entered the final round Feb. 7 only needing to be better than 6.5 seconds, and they did just that, stopping the clock at 6.1.

 

Brazile says the strategy was simple as they chased the average title.

“We just didn’t want to do anything that would cost us,” Brazile said. “A lot of the pressure was off because we had won a good amount of money in each round, but we both wanted to win that cool buckle, too.”

 

Smith concurred with his partner.

“You have to be aware of your surroundings and the scenario, and we knew exactly what we had to be,” he said. “We knew we could be safer with the barrier and our shot decision. Fort Worth is a tough setup, and you have to draw well and rope well to win there, and we did.”

Smith won in Fort Worth in 2006 with Clay Tryan, but Brazile had never captured an individual event title there (he won all-around titles in Fort Worth in 2010-11).

 

As the duo moves forward – the Fort Worth win helped to put them second in the Feb. 9 Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings – they have their eyes on big things.

 

“I hope we can keep this going and be right there for a chance at a world title, and it feels good now, but it’s a long season and you have to keep roping well,” Brazile said. “Rodeo is all about confidence, and it’s easy to lose it and hard to get it back, so a big win like this gives us confidence going forward.”

Smith is just as excited to get rolling in 2015.

 

“I’m looking forward to this season because Trevor has some great heading horses and he’s worked so hard at being a great header for a decade,” he said. “It seems like every year he gets better and is always one of the best headers in the world. Winning as much as we did in Fort Worth is a shot in the arm; I’ve gone whole winters without winning that much. But at the same time, we have to be ready for every rodeo, and we just have to keep making good runs.”

Other winners at the $640,385 rodeo were all-around cowboy Brazile ($15,594, team roping and tie-down roping), bareback rider Tyler Nelson (324 points on four head), steer wrestler Baylor Roche (12.6 seconds on three head), saddle bronc rider Joe Lufkin (239 points on three head), tie-down roper Sterling Smith (28.0 seconds on three head), bull rider Clayton Savage (167 points on two head) and barrel racer Sarah Rose McDonald (49.11 seconds on three runs).

 

DeMoss extends hot streak in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Playing the waiting game paid dividends for standout saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss at the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo.

DeMoss had an 84-point ride on Sutton Rodeos’ Snake Stomper on Jan. 31 and when the rodeo concluded Feb. 7, he was still on top and took home a $4,512 check from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

 

“It was really cool,” said DeMoss, a 10-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and five-time reserve world champion. “Thank God for the opportunity, and a good bucking horse.”

 

DeMoss had never been on Snake Stomper before his winning performance.

“I thought it was a pretty dang good ride and I figured for sure I was going to win something,” said DeMoss, 34. “We were in the first performance (Jan. 31) and I didn’t get to see any of those other guys ride, but I’m glad the judges remembered me.”

 

One thing for sure, DeMoss will have his 2015 winter run etched in his memory for a while.

 

The Heflin, La., cowboy collected a $6,548 check for capturing the average at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver Jan. 25. Then he won Rapid City, was third at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, winning $5,725, and won another $1,048 for snaring the title at the SW District Fat Stock Show & Rodeo in Lake Charles, La. Like Rapid City, the Fort Worth and Lake Charles rodeos ended Feb. 7.

 

“This is a new light and feels pretty good,” DeMoss said about his recent success. “It definitely has boosted my spirits and I’m happy to be rodeoing. This is perfect (as a start to the season).”

 

Other winners at the $184,108 rodeo were all-around cowboy Ryan Jarrett ($3,684, tie-down roping and steer wrestling), bareback riders Zachariah Phillips (82 points on Sutton Rodeos’ Pulp Fiction) and George Gillespie IV (82 points on Sutton Rodeos’ Lolly Pop), steer wrestler Jarrett (4.2 seconds), team ropers Charly Crawford and Shay Carroll (4.2 seconds), tie-down roper Boe Brown (8.5 seconds), barrel racer Carmel Wright (12.65 seconds) and bull rider Jacob O’Mara (86 points on Sutton Rodeos’ Tea Time).

 

Vold wins Wrangler Champions Challenge debut

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Jake Vold is still one of the hottest bareback riders in the business. The 27-year-old Canadian, who qualified for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2014, jump-started his 2015 season with a big win Feb. 4.

 

Vold had the winning ride in his debut at the Wrangler Champions Challenge, presented by Justin Boots, when he rode for 85 points on C5 Rodeo’s Black Feather at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

 

“This is my first rodeo of 2015, and to get a win right away feels awesome,” Vold said. “I sure enjoyed it. The guys here are the best of the best, and it really makes you want to show what you’ve got.”

 

It was Vold’s third trip on Black Feather; both horse and cowboy are from Alberta.

 

“All three times she’s been different,” Vold said. “I drew a good horse, and knew if I did my part, it could be good enough. She’s electric, and one you can definitely win on.”

 

Vold enjoyed a breakout season in 2014, and a successful WNFR debut in Las Vegas, as he finished fourth in the race for the average title, which enabled him to move from 11th to fourth in the final Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings.

 

“I had the attitude that I had nothing to lose and was just going to enjoy myself at my first NFR,” Vold said. “I drew good horses. I drew tough horses.”

 

He placed in eight of 10 rounds at the WNFR and won $74,988 at the Super Bowl of rodeo.

 

“I was really pleased to do so well. It felt awesome,” Vold said. “I didn’t pay much attention, but when it was all said and done, I thought, ‘Holy cow! This is amazing.’”

 

Vold was born in the historic rodeo town of Ponoka, Alberta, and lives in Airdrie, Alberta. His breakout season of 2014 resulted in earnings of $142,774 – a total he’d like to eclipse this year.

 

He got off to a good start in Rapid City by winning $5,440 – which will jump Vold from outside the top 50 in the world standings into 15th.

“I’ll try to enter the big (rodeos), and try to win at them,” Vold said. “I really want to get back to the NFR.”

 

Other winners at the $123,600 rodeo were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile (second in tie-down roping and tied for fifth in the team roping heading for partner Patrick Smith, $4,800); steer wrestler Luke Branquinho (3.8 seconds); team ropers Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill (4.8 seconds); saddle bronc riders Chad Ferley (85 points on Sutton Rodeos’ Chuckulator) and Heith DeMoss (85 points on Bar T Rodeo’s Son Of Sadie); tie-down roper Monty Lewis (7.6 seconds); barrel racer Victoria Williams (12.21 seconds) and bull riders Brennon Eldred (84 points on C5 Rodeo’s Sid) and Dustin Bowen (84 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Spit Ball).

 

The winning team was Pro Rodeo Gear, which was led by tie-down roping champion Monty Lewis and barrel racing winner Victoria Williams. Pro Rodeo Gear – which had 26,388 points, well ahead of runner-up Texas LandMen, with 17,888 – also got second-place finishes from bareback rider Seth Hardwick and team ropers Doyle Hoskins and Kinney Harrell, plus fourth-place finishes from steer wrestler Tanner Brunner and saddle bronc rider Brady Nicholes.

 

  • With all the money that was up for grabs last week, there was a lot of movement at the top of the world standings. Six of the nine top spots changed hands, with only all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile, bull rider Parker Breding and steer roper Scott Snedecor keeping their lead from the previous week. Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill, the two-time defending world champion team ropers, used their win at the Rapid City Wrangler Champions Challenge to move back to the top of the world standings, while tie-down roper Monty Lewis shot to the lead in his event. Lewis’ $22,033 is the second-most money in an individual event so far this season, just behind saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss’ $23,244.

 

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Robert M. “Buddy” Groff, twice a reserve world champion tie-down roper and an inductee in the National Cowboy & Heritage Western Museum, died at his home in Hondo, Texas, Jan. 20 at the age of 89. Throughout his years in the rodeo industry, Groff earned many honors and awards, including winning the title of Reserve World Champion tie-down roper in both 1954 and 1956; he also finished among the top six in the world standings in 1953 and 1958. He was also inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Temple and the Oregon Rodeo Hall of Fame in St. Paul .

 

PRCA photographer Richard Edward “Rich” Ruef, of Lincoln, Calif., died Feb. 6 from an apparent heart attack at the age of 77. A PRCA member since 2004, Ruef (www.sportsshooter.com/members.html?id=3787) was a regular at some of the West Coast’s biggest rodeos, including California Rodeo Salinas, the Rowell Ranch Rodeo in Hayward (Calif.); the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo; his work was regularly featured in the ProRodeo Sports News and on www.prorodeo.com. Ruef also served as the official photographer for District 3 of the California High School Rodeo Association, and operated as an independent contractor for the Gold Country Media newspapers. Memorial arrangements are being handled under the direction of Lincoln (Calif.) Funeral Home.

 

Leo Brannan, the oldest living PRCA member, died Feb. 6 in Weatherford, Texas. He was 97. Brannan was a member of the Cowboy Turtles Association, Rodeo Cowboys’ Association and PRCA. He was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2008, and served in the military during World War II.

 

Ed Kelly Sims, a PRCA Gold Card member, spur maker and rancher, passed away Jan. 21. He was 91. In 1973, he started the Ed Sims Spur Company in Uvalde and made spurs, bits and other tack items. He sold them the world over and Ed Sims spurs and bits were endorsed by many top professional cowboys.

 

The Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Subcommittee of the Utah legislature is looking at a proposal to raise $23 million in private funding to build a minor league soccer facility and complete work on the Utah State Fairpark rodeo grounds in Salt Lake City. The 11-day annual state fair, while it makes money, is not profitable enough to support the annual operations of the facility, which struggles with a host of needed repairs.

 

The San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo (Feb. 13-15, 25-27) brings an estimated $2.4 million to the community during its two-week run, according to research by the local chamber of commerce.

 

The Jan. 3 arson fire at the Majestic Valley Arena near Kalispell, Mont. – home of the PRCA-sanctioned Rocky Mountain Classic Rodeo – has prompted arena owners to offer a $10,000 reward. That offer is in addition to the Crimestoppers reward available for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fire that damaged part of the arena. The fire was started in the office and lobby area of the arena, causing “a very significant amount of damage to the building,” according to a news release from Crimestoppers … More than 300 soldiers from nearby Fort Hood attended the 119th Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo Feb. 2. “Every year, we declare one day as Military Appreciation Day,” said Clayton Melton, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo director and a retired U.S. Army brigadier general. “We worked with the Joint Readiness Base here and with Fort Hood to open this up to as many personnel as possible.”

 

Prescott Frontier Days, aka the World’s Oldest Rodeo®, was recently named “the one event not to miss in Arizona” by Yahoo! Travel. Board members, rodeo staff and more than 800 volunteers have already begun planning for this “not to miss event,” which will take place for the 128th time from Monday, June 29 through Sunday, July 5, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are available now at www.worldsoldestrodeo.com.

 

By the time the 2015 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo kicks off on June 29, the Prescott Rodeo Grounds should have a new observation deck for its sponsors that will extend along a portion of the north side of the rodeo’s Mackin Building. Prescott Frontier Days General Manager J.C. Trujillo said work got started this past week on the $50,000 project.

 

Former University of Arizona baseball coach Jerry Kindall was announced as the Grand Marshal for the 90th Tucson (Ariz.) Rodeo Parade. Kindall was the first person ever to win a College World Series as a player and a coach. He was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. He played nine years in the Major Leagues with the Cubs, Indians and Twins.

 

 

2015 World Standings Leaders

AA: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $34,858
BB: Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $14,833
SW: Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $16,392
TR-1: Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $17,632
TR-2: Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $17,632
SB: Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. $23,244
TD: Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas $22,033
BR: Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. $18,660
SR: Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas   $10,989

 

2015 WINDHAM WEAPONRY HIGH PERFORMANCE

PRCA WORLD STANDINGS

Unofficial through Feb. 9, 2015

 

All-around
1 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $34,858
2 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 13,849
3 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 11,124
Bareback Riding
1 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa $14,833
2 Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 13,591
3 Luke Creasy, Lubbock, Texas 12,274
4 Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas 11,561
5 David Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 10,969
6 Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho 10,569
7 Kash Wilson, Gooding, Idaho 10,374
8 Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo. 9,928
9 George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont. 8,165
10 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 7,706
11 Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 7,397
12 Ty Taypotat, Regina, Sask. 6,634
13 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 6,312
14 Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas 5,838
15 Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alberta 5,440
16 Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah 5,392
17 Zachariah Phillips, Casper, Wyo. 4,932
18 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 4,005
19 R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore. 3,894
20 Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho 3,659
Steer Wrestling
1 Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont. $16,392
2 Adam Strahan, McKinney, Texas 14,708
3 Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah 14,663
4 Matthew Mousseau, Hensall, Ontario 12,216
5 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 12,116
6 Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont. 11,139
7 Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss. 10,017
8 Dirk Tavenner, Rigby, Idaho 9,333
9 Austin Courmier, Oakwood, Texas 8,627
10 Darrell Petry, Cheek, Texas 7,348
11 Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan. 6,752
12 Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. 6,579
13 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 6,434
14 Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis. 6,102
15 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 5,946
16 Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 5,773
17 Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. 5,440
18 Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 4,850
19 Casey Martin, Sulphur, La. 4,703
20 Chancey Larson, Manhattan, Kan. 4,600
Team Roping (header)
1 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $17,632
2 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 16,619
3 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 16,440
4 Doyle Hoskins, Chualar, Calif. 13,618
5 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 12,510
6 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 12,076
7 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 10,761
8 Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla. 8,758
9 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 8,397
10 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 7,614
11 Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla. 7,613
12 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 7,572
13 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 7,561
14 Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 7,552
15 Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz. 6,791
16 Bubba Buckaloo, Caddo, Okla. 6,631
17 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 5,738
18 Travis Bounds, Grand Junction, Colo. 5,701
19 Joel Bach, San Augustine, Texas 5,606
20 Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D. 5,562
Team Roping (heeler)
1 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $17,632
2 Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas 16,619
3 Billie Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 15,340
4 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 12,510
5 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. 12,076
6 Shay Carroll, La Junta, Colo. 10,761
7 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 8,874
8 Brad Culpepper, Sylvester, Ga. 8,758
9 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 8,672
10 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 8,397
11 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 7,968
12 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 7,614
13 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 7,572
14 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 7,561
15 Joe Roderick, Loma, Colo. 5,701
16 Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas 5,606
17 Travis Woodard, Stockton, Calif. 5,562
18 Wyatt Cox, Arroyo Grande, Calif. 5,404
19 Mickey Gomez, Holland, Texas 5,325
20 Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 5,161
Saddle Bronc Riding
1 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. $23,244
2 Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla. 16,237
3 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. 13,468
4 Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah 12,640
5 Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. 11,563
6 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 8,964
7 Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D. 8,130
8 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 7,303
9 Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La. 7,062
10 Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah 7,057
11 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 6,948
12 Rusty Allen, Eagle Mountain, Utah 6,883
13 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 6,143
14 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 6,104
15 Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 6,025
16 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 6,013
17 Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah 5,682
18 Ty Thompson, Wanblee, S.D. 5,580
19 Sam Spreadborough, Snyder, Texas 4,813
20 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 4,687
Tie-down Roping
1 Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas $22,033
2 Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas 17,494
3 Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 15,168
4 Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif. 12,454
5 Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. 11,873
6 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 10,287
7 Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas 9,820
8 Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas 9,249
9 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho 8,468
10 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 8,178
11 Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas 8,002
12 Clint Nyegaard, Victoria, Texas 6,843
13 Ace Slone, Cuero, Texas 6,644
14 Michael Perry, Bandera, Texas 6,462
15 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 6,395
16 Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas 6,190
17 Cade Swor, Winnie, Texas 6,104
18 Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah 6,040
19 Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas 6,018
20 Blake Deckard, Wagoner, Okla. 5,857
Steer Roping
1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $10,989
2 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 9,194
3 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 7,952
4 Jason Evans, Huntsville, Texas 7,301
5 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 6,805
6 Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 4,764
7 Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas 3,920
8 Roger Branch, Perkins, Okla. 3,888
9 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 3,846
10 Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz. 3,356
11 Randy Wells, Cisco, Texas 3,257
12 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 2,912
13 Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M. 2,363
14 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 2,112
15 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 2,049
16 Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 1,974
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 1,974
18 Joe O’Rourke, Pawhuska, Okla. 1,921
19 Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas 1,678
20 J.B. Whatley, Gardendale, Texas 1,649
Bull Riding
1 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. $18,660
2 Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 16,975
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 15,755
4 Clayton Savage, Yoder, Wyo. 13,349
5 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 12,690
6 Nile Lebaron, Weatherford, Texas 11,741
7 Casey Huckabee, Grand Saline, Texas 10,086
8 Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore. 10,084
9 Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 10,064
10 John Jacobs, Little Eagle, S.D. 9,802
11 Dylan Vick, Escalon, Calif. 9,758
12 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 9,694
13 Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah 8,609
14 Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas 8,415
15 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 8,008
16 Caleb Sanderson, Kissimmee, Fla. 7,953
17 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 7,878
18 Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn. 7,799
19 Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La. 7,568
20 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 7,480

 

*2015 Barrel Racing (through Feb. 9, 2015) 

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 Sarah Rose McDonald, Brunswick, Ga. $21,173
2 Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas 17,230
3 Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas 16,900
4 Victoria Williams, Kiln, Miss. 15,682
5 Megan Johnson, Deming, N.M. 15,014
6 Layna Kight, Ocala, Fla. 14,748
7 Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas 14,287
9 Callie Duperier, Boerne, Texas 13,671
8 Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas 13,282
10 Jana Bean, Fort Hancock, Texas 11,629
11 Kali Parker, Fort Wendell, Texas 10,182
12 Chloe Hoovestal, Helena, Texas 9,512
13 Kenna Squires, Fredonia, Texas 9,312
14 Megan Swint, Lithia, Texas 9,283
15 Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, Texas 8,827
16 Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Texas 8,126
17 Kendra Dickson, Aubrey, Texas 8,109
18 Andrea Cline, Springtown, Texas 7,373
19 Taylor Langdon, Aubrey, Texas 6,413
20 Shelly Anzick, Livingston, Texas 6,379

 

 

2015 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through Feb. 9, 2015

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $8,586
2 Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore. 7,693
3 Ricky Aguiar, Stephenville, Texas 7,361
4 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 5,679
5 Dalton Votaw, Liberty, Texas 5,642
6 Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 5,604
7 Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas 5,530
8 Nile Lebaron, Weatherford, Texas 4,537
9 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 4,460
10 Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 4,174
11 Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo. 3,995
12 Bart Miller, Pleasanton, Neb. 3,666
Riley Blankenship, Killdeer, N.D. 3,666
14 Kevin Hunter, Spearfish, S.D. 3,515
15 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 3,371
16 Dylan Vick, Escalon, Calif. 3,186
17 Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore. 2,782
18 Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho 2,697
19 Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn. 2,679
20 Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho 2,607

 

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☛ Rodeo News 2-3-15

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA

Feb. 3, 2015

PRCA creates award to honor pickup men 

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has created an annual award to honor the best of the sport’s pickup men, those noble knights of the arena who pluck cowboys from bucking horses and keep them safe.

All pickup men who have worked enough rodeos to qualify for selection to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and all bareback and saddle bronc riders can participate in the initial balloting, and the top five nominees will be voted on by the full PRCA membership.

 

The award will be presented during the annual PRCA Awards Banquet at the South Point Hotel, Spa & Casino in Las Vegas this December, on the eve of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The winner will receive a buckle and a hand-tooled saddle.

Funding for the PRCA Pickup Man of the Year award has been provided by an anonymous benefactor, who wants only to be known as “a friend of rodeo.”

 

“I think it’s great that pickup men as an entity are getting this recognition,” said Josh Edwards, who shared pickup duties with Chase Cervi at the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “The award is meant to showcase some of the elite guys, to put light on their abilities as stockmen and as horsemen.

 

“This puts things at a new level and honors a degree of skill that should be noticed and acknowledged.”

 

Pair of bull riders make most of opportunities in Rapid City

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S. D.,  may want to start marketing itself as the building where careers are launched.

 

One night after Bart Miller won his first Xtreme Bulls Tour title here, 21-year-old Riley Blankenship of Killdeer, N.D., made his big breakthrough by winning the second night of the Rapid City Xtreme Bulls Division 2 series on Jan. 31.

 

Blankenship’s 85.5-point ride on Brookman-Hyland Rodeo’s Little Chubby allowed him to hold off two-time Xtreme Bulls Tour champion Kanin Asay and Dalton Votaw by 1.5 points and earned him a check for $3,666, the biggest of his career.

“I’ve been on that bull a couple of times before and didn’t have any luck,”

Blankenship told the Rapid City Journal. “So tonight, I was just happy to get him rode. He came out pretty hard and, fortunately, I was able to stay in the middle. Third time was a charm for me tonight, I guess.”

A former North Dakota high school champion, Blankenship was a PRCA rookie in 2014. He won the Sitting Bull Stampede in Mobridge, S.D., last July and qualified into the RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo. His season earnings of $5,640 put him 138th in the world standings.

Miller’s 86-point ride on Burch Rodeo’s Wolf on Wallstreet gave him the win Jan. 30 by a half-point over Dustin Bowen and earned him a check for $3,666.

 

“I had a good feeling driving up here,” Miller told the Rapid City Journal, “and it all worked out for me. I’ve won some smaller rodeos for sure, but tonight is easily my biggest win. This will make the rest of the year go a lot easier. I’m just hoping to use the win here to take another step in my career.”

Miller, of Pleasanton, Neb., bought his PRCA card in May 2011 and made something of a breakthrough last season when he earned $30,843 to finish 42nd in the Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings. He had wins in Pretty Prairie, Kan.; Hastings, Neb., and Topeka, Kan.

Blankenship and Miller are now tied for 11th in the Xtreme Bulls Tour Standings.

Asay was the only competitor to earn checks both nights of the two stand-alone Xtreme Bulls events, finishing seventh on Jan. 30 and in that tie for second on Jan. 31 with his 84-point ride on Burch Rodeo’s Whiskey Hangover.

 

“I was kind of expecting him to fake left and go right and that’s what he did (Jan. 30, when he bucked off Coleman Entze),” Asay said. “But tonight he rolled out there and kicked super hard and went left and stayed left, and I can’t be happier that I was able to hang on him for eight seconds. My wife and her family are from Rapid (City) and so we spend a lot of time here anyway, and I love the mountains, so while it’s not necessarily my hometown rodeo, I claim it to be one.”

The next Xtreme Bulls Tour event is Feb. 5 in Bismarck, N.D.

 

  •       Nobody profited more from the just concluded three-week Seminole Tribe PRCA Pro Rodeo Series than newly-minted steer wrestling permit holder Eric Manos of Trenton, Fla. He earned checks in all three Florida rodeos, made enough ($1,401) to be able to buy his card and ended up with the saddle and Montana Silversmiths buckle that designated him as the series champion. Manos bought his permit last October and his first three checks all came in the Seminole Tribe PRCA Series events, starting with a win in the Lakeland ProRodeo Classic (5.4 seconds), a third-place result at the Peace River ProRodeo Classic in Wauchula, and fourth this past weekend at the Immokalee Firefighters Pro Rodeo Classic.
  •                                                                                      Based on a point system that awarded 10 points for a win, down to 1 for finishing 10th, Manos had 25 points, the highest number in the series. The University of Arkansas-Monticello graduate was joined as a series champion by the team roping pair of Clint Summers and Brad Culpepper – who won titles at Wauchula and Immokalee for series-best total earnings of $1,965 – bareback rider Jake Brown, saddle bronc rider Jim Burnette, tie-down roper Paul Fussell, bull rider Michael Riggs Jr. and barrel racer Paige Willis. Mason Pro Rodeo is planning to expand the Seminole Tribe PRCA series to as many as seven rodeos in 2016.

Cowboy Christmas Gift Show relocates 

Las Vegas Events has announced that the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show will relocate to the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center beginning in 2015. The show, which runs concurrently with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, is set for Dec. 3-12, 2015. The hours of operation in 2015 will also move up one hour, to 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. PT.

 

Under the new plan, elements of Cowboy FanFest, the popular fan interactive experience, will now fall under the auspices of the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show. Elements that will remain in place in 2015 include the Live Stage, Rodeo Way exhibits, the Rodeo Arena, NFR Social Arena, Media Wall and additional features to be announced at a later date.

 

To add to the overall experience, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Hunter Christmas Expo will be co-located in the South Halls with the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show. The show will expand from four days to a full 10 days in 2015, with a goal to become the most successful outdoor and hunting-related expo in the United States.

 

“Based on overall demand, growth potential and the ability to partner with the RMEF Hunter Christmas Expo, Las Vegas Events has made the decision to move the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show to the South Halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center beginning in 2015,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. By incorporating Cowboy FanFest and offering additional space, we are committed to providing the same experience and creating even more opportunities for our exhibitors and sponsors to grow and flourish, while improving the overall attendee experience at the same time.”

 

The move to the South Halls and the partnership with the RMEF Hunter Christmas Expo provides the potential to grow the shows to more than 900,000 square feet of exhibit, retail and interactive space.

 

The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show and Cowboy FanFest brought record crowds to the Las Vegas Convention Center over the 10 days in 2014. Total attendance reached 200,179, surpassing the previous record attendance of 196,856 set in 2013.

 

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Effective April 1, steer wrestling will join the other timed events in making prize money for the average champion 150 percent of the go-round payouts at a multi-round PRCA rodeo. The rule was amended during the Jan. 26-27 PRCA Board Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

John Walter of Kirksville, Mo., was in the process of forming a new company, Championship Pro Rodeo, at the time of his death on Jan. 3, and the Licking (Mo.) PRCA Rodeo has signed a contract with that company to serve as the stock contracting firm for its Memorial Day weekend event. “We are committed to carrying out John’s dream of providing first-class PRCA rodeos,” Steve Dawson, a member of the Licking Chamber of Commerce and a long-time friend of Walter’s, told the Licking News. Championship Pro Rodeo, formerly known as Robinson Pro Rodeo, will also provide stock for upcoming PRCA rodeos in Granite Falls, Minn.; Wahoo, Neb., and Ashland, Mo., under the guidance of General Manager Zach Craig.

 

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo grounds received a $13 million improvement in the form of new state-of-the-art buildings. A new 200,000-square-foot cattle barn sits on the site of the old barn, but has better utilization of the space. The new barn has its own arena, and also has a much higher ceiling and better fans and blowers, meaning better air-flow and more fresh air .

 

More than 900 people gathered for the 12th annual Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame banquet on Jan. 31. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented posthumously to Benny Reynolds and Sonny Linger. In addition, five legends of rodeo were inducted into the Hall of Fame: Shawn Davis, Bob Ragsdale, Buck Brannaman, Darryl Crowley and John Wrzesinksi. The event was founded in 1998 to honor Montana’s professional rodeo champions. A brick and granite “Wall of Fame” was constructed in the shadow of an 18-foot bronze statue of Billings’ own seven-time World Champion Dan Mortensen in front of Rimrock Auto Arena.

 

The Fort Worth Stock Show installed four 16-by-9-foot screens that hang high in the middle of Will Rogers Coliseum, making the action and replays easier to see for those in attendance. “Everybody can see a lot better,” said Brad Barnes, general manager of the Stock Show. “We can get a lot better replays. It’s just a lot tighter.” Barnes said the close-up shots help fans learn the details about the different rodeo events.

 

Fallon, Nev., has created a sign to honor three-time and defending World Champion Team Roping Heeler Jade Corkill. Corkill, a native of Fallon, has won the last two world titles with Clay Tryan, and won the 2012 title with Chad Masters. All three of the championship years are denoted on the sign, which has had to expand with each new title. “Hope this sign has to get taller! Love my hometown for all their support; it makes it all worth it,” Corkill posted on his Facebook page, along with a picture of the sign.

 

WNFR roughstock cowboys Cort Scheer and Casey Colletti were instructors at the Garden City (Kan.) Community College rodeo school Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Both men are former GCCC students, and returned to teach a bareback and saddle bronc riding school at the Horse Palace Indoor Arena on the Finney County Fairgrounds. The rodeo school was created in 2006 to give young people an affordable opportunity to attend a clinic and learn the proper methods of riding bucking horses while helping the rodeo team raise scholarship money.

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Aerosmith will kick off rodeo week in Salinas, Calif., with a live concert at the Salinas Sports Complex on July 10. Tickets for the show go on sale Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Salinas Sports Complex Box Office at N. Main Street in Salinas. The box office is open for walk up purchases Feb. 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by visiting http://tickets.com. California Rodeo Salinas takes place July 16-19.

 

The Pony Express Rodeo Committee in Eagle Mountain, Utah, donated $1,000 to the Utah Code 4 Foundation, in honor of Sgt. Cory Wride. Wride was killed by gunfire through his windshield on Jan. 30, 2014, while sitting in his patrol vehicle after stopping to check on a pickup truck that had pulled over. The contributions will be put toward building Cory B. Wride Memorial Park.

 

Susan Sillavan-Forbes, manager of the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo in Rosenberg, Texas, has been named 2015 Fair Manager of the year by the Texas Association of Fairs and Events (TAF&E) at their annual convention and trade show on Jan. 10. As fair manager, Sillavan-Forbes has overseen the operation of the fair and PRCA-sanctioned rodeo for the past six years. The award is given to the person who demonstrates superior leadership and professional achievement from among a statewide market of fairs, festivals and events, including the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and Rodeo Austin. Sillavan-Forbes is a fair industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience. She is coming off the most successful year in Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo history, breaking records for attendance (exceeding 200,000), generated revenue and cumulative auction monies (surpassing $2 million). “This was an outstanding year for us,” Sillavan-Forbes said. “I am deeply grateful for the recognition. It as honor and gratifying to achieve for our fair.”

2014 PRCA World Champions

AA: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $494,369
BB: Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah $294,980
SW: Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. $202,380
TR-1: Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $220,058
TR-2: Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $220,058
SB: Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah $205,388
TD: Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $241,734
BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $318,631
SR: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $112,692
2015 WINDHAM WEAPONRY HIGH PERFORMANCE

PRCA WORLD STANDINGS

Unofficial through Feb. 2, 2015

 

All-around

1 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $14,464
2 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 11,741

Bareback Riding

1 Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. $11,482
2 Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa 10,328
3 Bobby Mote, Stephenville, Texas 8,063
4 Luke Creasy, Lubbock, Texas 7,361
5 David Peebles, Redmond, Ore. 6,240
6 Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas 5,978
7 Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas 5,838
8 Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo. 5,620
9 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 5,597
10 Kash Wilson, Gooding, Idaho 5,131
11 R.C. Landingham, Pendleton, Ore. 3,894
12 Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas 3,811
13 Cody DeMers, Kimberly, Idaho 3,659
14 Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas 3,641
15 Kyle Brennecke, Grain Valley, Mo. 3,412
16 Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore. 3,373
17 Anthony Thomas, Kimberley, W. Australia 2,882
18 Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah 2,733
19 George Gillespie IV, Hamilton, Mont. 2,601
20 Trenten Montero, Winnemucca, Nev. 2,495

Steer Wrestling

1 Adam Strahan, McKinney, Texas $14,708
2 Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala. 12,116
3 Beau Clark, Belgrade, Mont. 11,139
4 Darrell Petry, Cheek, Texas 7,348
5 Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev. 5,780
6 Blake Knowles, Heppner, Ore. 5,773
7 Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas 4,850
8 Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan. 4,672
9 Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla. 4,343
10 Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 4,072
11 Jason Lahr, Stephenville, Texas 3,969
12 Rhett Kennedy, Chowchilla, Calif. 3,761
13 Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo. 3,688
14 Tom Lewis, Lehi, Utah 3,622
15 Clay Mindemann, Salina, Okla. 3,560
16 Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D. 3,499
17 Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta 3,490
18 Cody Cabral, Hilo, Hawaii 3,474
19 Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo. 3,448
20 Jacob Edler, State Center, Iowa 3,311

Team Roping (header)

1 Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. $7,979
2 Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla. 7,614
3 Jake Cooper, Monument, N.M. 7,572
4 Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. 7,561
5 Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. 6,727
6 Jesse Stipes, Salina, Okla. 5,173
7 Chad Masters, Cedar Hill, Tenn. 4,915
8 Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore. 4,653
9 Doyle Hoskins, Chualar, Calif. 4,636
10 Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas 4,512
11 Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 4,420
12 Cole Dorenkamp, Lamar, Colo. 4,354
13 Ty Blasingame, Sugar City, Colo. 4,060
14 Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 3,924
15 Dylan Gordon, Comanche, Okla. 3,776
16 Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla. 3,652
17 Ethan Fox, Bonham, Texas 3,629
18 Matt Sherwood, Pima, Ariz. 3,535
19 Cale Markham, Vinita, Okla. 3,434
20 David Key, Stephenville, Texas 3,418

Team Roping (heeler)

1 Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash. $7,979
2 Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan. 7,614
3 Tyler McKnight, Wells, Texas 7,572
4 Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. 7,561
5 Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. 6,727
6 Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb. 4,928
7 Travis Graves, Jay, Okla. 4,915
8 Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan. 4,695
9 Shay Carroll, La Junta, Colo. 4,653
10 Kinney Harrell, Marshall, Texas 4,512
11 Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. 4,420
12 Levi O’Keeffe, Mohall, N.D. 4,354
13 Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla. 4,073
14 J.W. Borrego, Weston, Colo. 4,060
15 Gage Williams, Foster, Okla. 3,776
16 Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas 3,652
17 Boogie Ray, Mabank, Texas 3,629
18 Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah 3,535
19 Mickey Gomez, Holland, Texas 3,511
20 Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas 3,418

Saddle Bronc Riding

1 Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. $13,393
2 Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La. 11,959
3 Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta 8,964
4 Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. 8,083
5 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 6,143
6 Jake Wright, Milford, Utah 6,013
7 Brady Nicholes, Hoytsville, Utah 5,549
8 Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah 5,465
9 Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta 5,361
10 Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. 4,744
11 Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas 4,575
12 Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New Zealand 4,306
13 Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla. 4,172
14 Justin Caylor, Sulphur Springs, Texas 3,898
15 Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn. 3,492
16 Ty Kirkland, Lufkin, Texas 3,360
17 Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D. 3,002
18 Ty Thompson, Wanblee, S.D. 2,910
19 Bradley Harter, Loranger, La. 2,896
20 Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D. 2,616

Tie-down Roping

1 Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho $8,468
2 Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas 8,178
3 Dane Kissack, Spearfish, S.D. 7,915
4 Clint Nyegaard, Victoria, Texas 6,843
5 Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla. 6,395
6 Blake Deckard, Wagoner, Okla. 5,857
7 Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla. 5,537
8 Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas 5,503
9 Blake Hirdes, Turlock, Calif. 4,826
10 Chase Williams, Stephenville, Texas 4,569
11 Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss. 4,553
12 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 4,420
13 Michael Otero, Lowndesboro, Ala. 4,230
14 Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 4,177
15 Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas 4,145
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas 4,145
17 Houston Hutto, Tomball, Texas 3,938
18 Seth Rodriguez, Polk City, Fla. 3,868
19 Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas 3,695
20 Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 3,587

Steer Roping

1 Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas $10,989
2 Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas 9,194
3 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 7,952
4 Jason Evans, Huntsville, Texas 7,301
5 Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas 6,805
6 Mike Chase, McAlester, Okla. 4,764
7 Walter Priestly, Robstown, Texas 3,920
8 Roger Branch, Perkins, Okla. 3,888
9 Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan. 3,846
10 Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz. 3,356
11 Randy Wells, Cisco, Texas 3,257
12 JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 2,912
13 Marty Jones, Hobbs, N.M. 2,363
14 Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas 2,112
15 J.P. Wickett, Sallisaw, Okla. 2,049
16 Dan Fisher, Andrews, Texas 1,974
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas 1,974
18 Joe O’Rourke, Pawhuska, Okla. 1,921
19 Joe Wells, Cisco, Texas 1,678
20 J.B. Whatley, Gardendale, Texas 1,649

Bull Riding

1 Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont. $18,393
2 Zeb Lanham, Sweet, Idaho 12,802
3 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 10,755
4 Nile Lebaron, Weatherford, Texas 9,933
5 Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore. 9,456
6 Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah 8,609
7 Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah 8,008
8 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 7,890
9 Guthrie Murray, Miami, Okla. 7,480
10 Ricky Aguiar, Stephenville, Texas 7,361
11 Bart Miller, Pleasanton, Neb. 6,896
12 Dalton Votaw, Liberty, Texas 6,773
13 Dylan Vick Hice, Escalon, Calif. 6,746
14 Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah 6,654
15 Casey Huckabee, Grand Saline, Texas 5,933
16 Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas 5,930
17 Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, S.D. 5,911
18 Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho 5,750
19 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 5,438
20 Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas 4,685

 

*2015 Barrel Racing (through Feb. 2, 2015) 

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 Layna Kight, Ocala, Fla. $14,748
2 Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas 13,767
3 Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas 12,764
4 Megan Johnson, Deming, N.M. 12,664
5 Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville, Texas 12,111
6 Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas 11,788
7 Victoria Williams, Kiln, Miss. 10,242
9 Chloe Hoovestal, Helena, Mont. 9,512
8 Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla. 8,725
10 Callie Duperier, Boerne, Texas 7,946
11 Andrea Cline, Stringtown, Texas 7,373
12 Taylor Langdon, Collinsville, Texas 6,413
13 Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas 5,472
14 Katelyn McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas 5,154
15 Dillon McPherson, Wolf Point, Mont. 5,116
16 Brittney Willis, Goshen, Ala. 4,816
17 Rachel Primm, Washoe Valley, Nev. 4,747
18 Tana Poppino, Wolf Point, Mont. 4,556
19 Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo. 4,551
20 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 4,481

2015 PRCA Xtreme Bulls Standings

     Unofficial through Feb. 2, 2015

 

1 Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $8,586
2 Cain Smith, Pendleton, Ore. 7,693
3 Ricky Aguiar, Stephenville, Texas 7,361
4 Dustin Bowen, Waller, Texas 5,679
5 Dalton Votaw, Liberty, Texas 5,642
6 Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas 5,530
7 Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 4,943
8 Nile Lebaron, Weatherford, Texas 4,537
9 Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo. 4,460
10 Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo. 3,995
11 Bart Miller, Pleasanton, Neb. 3,666
Riley Blankenship, Killdeer, N.D. 3,666
13 Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo. 3,371
14 Dylan Vick Hice, Escalon, Calif. 3,186
15 Paul Coppini, Kuna, Idaho 2,697
16 Jeff Askey, Martin, Tenn. 2,679
17 Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho 2,607
18 Wes Wahlert, Galeton, Colo. 2,558
19 Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash. 2,442
20 Brennon Eldred, Sulphur, Okla. 2,382
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☛ Today’s News 1-27-15

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

TODAY’S NEWS

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Jan. 27, 2015

 

SALE INFORMATION:

It’s time to consign to the Marketplace At Ardmore Performance Horse Sale, scheduled for March 28, 2015 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla. The sale has a $250 catalog fee, a $50 fresh cattle charge if you are working cattle, an 8% commission and there is not a “No Sale” fee.

 

For more information contact Susie Reed at 580-490-1103 or e-mail her at polo@ardmore.com. For consignment forms go to www.themarketplaceatardmore.com.

 

The East Texas Spring Spectacular Sale is scheduled for March 13-14 at the George H. Henderson, Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin, Texas. Catalog deadline is Feb. 1. This year’s sale will feature a Team Sorting Draw Jackpot with $1,000 added money. Horses must be entered in the sale on Friday and must sell to qualify to win the cash prize.

 

There’s also a special color gelding and ranch gelding session, featuring ropers and ranch horses, also selling on Friday. A mixed sale session, selling mares, stallions and also geldings featuring cutters, reiners, barrel horses and pleasure horses, will be held on Saturday. For more information go to www.havardsales.com or Call Mike Pedersen at 337-494-1333.

 

NCHA NEWS:

The NCHA has announced a new Horizon/NCHA Senior World Tour to take place during the 2015 point year. The Senior Tour will give open, non-pro and amateur riders who are 60 years of age or older and meet all other NCHA rules regarding status and membership, the chance to compete for a Horizon Senior World Championship. The Senior World Champion will be crowned at the World Champion Award Banquet during the 2015 NCHA Futurity, while the top 15 in all eligible classes will also be recognized. The High Point and Reserve High Point Senior Riders will receive an all-expense paid vacation to the 2016 Horizon Yacht Rendezvous, a spring event held annually in the Bahamas/Florida Keys at a luxury yachting resort.

 

Open senior riders can earn points in the Open, $15K Novice and the $5K Novice. Senior World Champions and Top 15 will also be recognized in the Non-Pro, $15K Non-Pro, $5K Novice/Non-Pro, $50K Amateur, $35K Non-Pro, $15K Amateur and the $2K Rider/any-horse class.

 

Eastern and Western National Championships: The Eastern Championships will be held in Jackson, Miss., March 9-21, 2015 and the Western National Championships will be held in Reno, Nev., April 26-May 5.  The entry fee for the 2014 point year Championships, held in 2015, has been reduced from $600 to $500. Additionally all contestants in the horse classes will be allowed to show three horses. All contestants in the rider classes will be able to show two horses. This does not include the Youth classes. The added money for the 2014 point year Championships will be $15,000 per class, an overall reduction from $200,000 to $150,000. Exhibitors will be required to compete at one affiliate-approved show to qualify for the Eastern and Western Championships, beginning with the 2015 point year (for the Championships held in 2016.

 

The NCHA has a new Family-Owned Horse Rule. Members need to submit a Family Registration Form and mail or answer online on horses that will be shown by Immediate Family Members that are not listed on the ownership. The form must be completed prior to the family member showing the horse. The new rule is Standing Rule 51.1.4.

 

AQHA NEWS:

The Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown, presented by the City of Fort Worth and celebrating AQHA’s 75th Anniversary will be held March 7 at 5 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth during the NCHA Convention. Tickets will be $7.50 and can be purchased at www.aqha.convention.

 

Elite riders from the NCHA, NRCHA, NRHA, and AQHA’s 75-year consecutive breeders and AQHA Professional Horsemen will compete in ranch horse competition.  Representing the ranches so far are the R. A. Brown Ranch, Burnett Ranches, WT Waggoner Estate, Haythorn Land & Cattle, while other historic ranches are expected. Representing NCHA will be Johnny Mitchell, Clay Johnson, James Payne and Lloyd Cox. NRHA will be represented by Lyle Lovett, Shawn Flarida, Dell Hendricks and Tim McQuay. The NRCHA will be represented by Todd Crawford, Todd Bergen, Boyd Rice and Jake Telford.

 

The evening will also include special performances by Lyle Lovett and champion freestyle reiners and entertainer Dan James. The Cowtown Showdown Auction will feature one-of-a-kind AQHA 75th Anniversary commemorative items. Proceeds will go to the AQHA Foundation to preserve and improve the future of the industry.

 

NRCHA NEWS:

To subscribe stallions to the NRCHA Stallion Program, enrollments must be postmarked on or before Feb. 1 or it will cost more money. Any stallion of any breed may be enrolled in the NRCHA Subscribed Stallion program and offspring of subscribed stallions are eligible to compete in the NRCHA Stakes as 4- and 5-year-olds. They are also eligible for consideration for the Snaffle Bit Futurity Select Yearling and Select 2-Year-Old sales. Broodmares in foal to stallions subscribed for the current breeding year (next year’s foal crop) are eligible for consideration for the Select Broodmare Sale.

 

Stallions may be enrolled retroactively to make past foal crops eligible for the NRCHA Stakes! Anyone may nominate a stallion.

 

Before Feb. 1, foal crop for 2010 is $2,500, 2011 $1,750, 2012 $1,500, 2013 $1,250, 2014 $1,000 and 2015 $750 or for 2015-2019 $2,500. After Feb. 1 costs are 2010 $2,500, 2011 $2,500, 2012 $1,750, 2013 $1,500, 2014 $1,250, 2015 $1,000, 2016 $750 or $2,500 for 2016-2020. For more information or forms go to www.nrcha.com.

 

STALLION NEWS:

Metallic Cat, now the highest-earning stallion sired by High Brow Cat, surpassed his sire at the 2014 NCHA Futurity with total offspring earnings of $2.6 million. He is owned by Alvin and Becky Fults, Amarillo, Texas and stands at the Fults Ranch in conjunction with Timbercreek Veterinary Hospital, Canyon, Texas. His breeding fee is $10,000 for 2015. Contact Fults at 806-488-2321 for abfults@att.net or Timbercreek Veterinary Hospital at 806-488-2321.

 

However, Neat Little Cat is the highest-earning son of High Brow Cat with the lowest breeding fee. With lifetime earnings of $279,505, Neat Little Cat will stand the 2015 season for $1,500 with a multiple mare discount, at Brazos Valley Stallion Station. He is owned by Jim and Judy Spaulding, Millsap, Texas. Go to www.neatlittlecat.com or contact Spaulding at jim_Spaulding@hotmail.com or the Brazos Valley Stallion Station at www.braøsvalleystallionstation.com.

 

RODEO NEWS:

Don’t miss the World’s Richest One-Day rodeo, the RFD-TV American, scheduled for March 1 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. With $2.4 million on the line, the best athletes in the world will gather in Dallas to battle for the biggest single paycheck of their lives. The American invites the top 10 athletes from the 2014 PRCA, WPRA and PBR World standings. In addition to the 10 invites in each traditional rodeo event, they invite the top five contestants in each event from the semifinals held Feb. 18-22 in Fort Worth. If the top 10 in the world athlete wins The American, the prize is $100,000. If a qualifier from the semifinals wins The American, that contestant will split an additional bonus pool of $1 million in prize money. The American will be aired live on March 1 on RFD-TV. For more information visit www.americanrodeo.com and www.RFDTV.com.

 

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A group of lawyers with a web site called RateMyHorsePro.com have come up with an easy access to background checks in the equine industry. The group says that the comprehensive, accredited screening can help organizations, businesses and individuals make informed decisions and mitigate risk. For more information go to their website at www.ratemyhorsepro.com.

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☛ Rodeo News 1-27-15

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS | 0 comments

RODEO NEWS

 

Courtesy PRCA
Jan. 27, 2015

 

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Donald P. Laws, the President of Wrangler from 1995-2002 and the man who negotiated the deal that made Wrangler the title sponsor of the National Finals Rodeo starting in 2001, died Jan. 17. He was 78. Laws began his career in the insurance business, but quickly transitioned into the garment and uniform business, a path on which he would spend the next 42 years of his career in both sales and management, culminating with his tenure at Wrangler headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.

 

“Don Laws was the perfect man for the Wrangler brand during his presidency,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “He was a true fan and great supporter of professional rodeo. Mr. Laws was instrumental in the original contract negotiations that established Wrangler as the title sponsor of the National Finals Rodeo. The professional rodeo world has lost one of the true champions of our sport.”

 

Three PRCA members were in the highly acclaimed movie “American Sniper,” which was released on Jan. 16 and is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture. Bareback rider Cody Kiser, bull rider Cooper DeWitt and pickup man/bullfighter Rick Moffatt all appear in the movie during the rodeo scene, which portrays main character Chris Kyle’s brief rodeo career before he joined the Navy SEALs.

 

 

The PRCA put on a rodeo camp in conjunction with the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, on Jan. 25, which drew 45 students, ages 8 to early 20s, to the Will Rogers Coliseum arena. Bob Logue and Jace Angus, along with four other professional rodeo cowboys, were instructors. The one-day camp emphasized safety and a solid understanding of the fundamentals, and is one of 25 camps the PRCA is conducting this year. The campers toured the nearby Justin Sportsmedicine Team room and heard medical experts talk about preventing and managing injuries, as well as the fitness and nutrition programs that benefit rodeo athletes.

 

The National Western Stock Show in Denver logged a record year, packing more than 670,000 people into the complex and bringing in an estimated $100 million. Plans for the future include making the event even bigger, as a major expansion is expected to create a 240-acre complex that will bring in an estimated $200 million a year – double what it does now.

 

Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock campers toured the nearby Justin Sportsmedicine Team room and heard medical experts talk about preventing and managing injuries, as well as the fitness and nutrition programs that benefit rodeo athletes … The National Western Stock Show in Denver logged a record year, packing more than 670,000 people into the complex and bringing in an estimated $100 million.

 

Plans for the future include making the event even bigger, as a major expansion is expected to create a 240-acre complex that will bring in an estimated $200 million a year – double what it does now. Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show, described the idea of “redeveloping the site that we’re currently on, in a master plan that has 365 days a year worth of agricultural, educational, entertainment and the arts.” The city’s master plan includes a new arena, new stockyards, and an outdoor event center.

 

Former PRCA bull rider turned country musician Ryan Bingham has released his fifth album, titled “Fear and Saturday Night.” Bingham is known for winning a Golden Globe, Grammy and Oscar for “The Weary Kind,” a song he wrote and recorded, which was featured in the 2009 Jeff Bridges film, “Crazy Heart.”

 

Sierra Dawn Thomas, a WPRA barrel racer and college national champion, will be one of the contestants on the 30th season of the CBS show “Survivor.“The first episode of the season will air Feb. 25 … Organizers of the annual Cowboy Breakfast, hosted by the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, expect up to 50,000 attendees this year. The celebration of all things cowboy happens on Jan. 30 at Cowboys Dance Hall from 4:30-8:30 a.m. (CT). The Cowboy Breakfast Foundation provides scholarships to culinary arts students at Saint Philip’s College.

 

The Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College rodeo team is hoping to move into its new rodeo arena soon. The facility is southeast of Arnold Arena on the FSCC campus, adjacent to the pens where horses and cattle are kept for the rodeo program’s 50 students.

 

The Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo Benefit and Dance, a yearly benefit to support local agencies, took place Jan. 24. The proceeds will help the Northwest Domestic Crisis Center and the Woodward School District. The Northwest Domestic Crisis Center provides safe housing and support to victims of domestic abuse. It serves hundreds of families in crisis each year, and provides resources and guidance as victims rebuild their lives.

 

A concert titled “Cowboys Helping Cowboys” will take place at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 31, with the proceeds benefitting the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and the Arizona High School Rodeo Association. The concert is from 7-10 p.m., and will feature music by Cory Padilla and Tucsonan LeeAnne Savage. Tickets can be purchased at all Tucson Boot Barn stores or online at makeahand.com/shop. It is $25 for general admission or $50 for VIP … The Wyoming Cowboy Hall domestic abuse. It serves hundreds of families in crisis each year, and provides resources and guidance as victims rebuild their lives.

 

A concert titled “Cowboys Helping Cowboys” will take place at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 31, with the proceeds benefitting the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and the Arizona High School Rodeo Association. The concert is from 7-10 p.m., and will feature music by Cory Padilla and Tucsonan LeeAnne Savage. Tickets can be purchased at all Tucson Boot Barn stores or online at makeahand.com/shop. It is $25 for general admission or $50 for VIP.

 

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame is actively seeking nominations of deserving men and women whose lives and work revolve around cattle and horses and Wyoming’s ranching cowboy lifestyle. Qualifications include cowboys/cowgirls who are at least 70 years of age, have spent at least 45 years in the saddle and who have been a Wyoming resident most of that time. Nominations opened with the New Year and will close March 31. Visit wyomingcowboyhalloffame.com to learn more about it and see photos and bios of 2014 honorees. Simply click on “Inductee Nomination” to begin entering your own favorites.

 

2014 PRCA World Champions

AA: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $494,369

BB: Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah $294,980

SW: Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif. $202,380

TR-1: Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $220,058

TR-2: Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $220,058

SB: Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah $205,388

TD: Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $241,734

BR: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $318,631

SR: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $112,692

 

2015 WINDHAM WEAPONRY HIGH

PERFORMANCE PRCA WORLD STANDINGS

Unofficial through Jan. 26, 2015 All-around

1 Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $14,464

2 Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb. 11,741

 

*2015 Barrel Racing (through Jan. 26, 2015)

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 Layna Kight , Ocala, Fla. $14,748

2 Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas 13,767

3 Fallon Taylor, Collinsville, Texas 12,764

4 Megan Johnson, Deming, N.M. 12,664

5 Shelby Herrmann, Stephenville,Texas 12,111

6 Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas 11,788

7 Victoria Williams, Kiln, Miss. 10,242

8 Chloe Hoovestal, Helena, Mont. 9,512

9 Megan Swint, Lithia, Fla. 8,725

10 Callie Duperier, Boerne, Texas 7,946

11 Andrea Cline, Stringtown, Texas 7,373

12 Taylor Langdon, Collinsville, Texas 6,413

13 Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas 5,472

14 Katelyn McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas 5,154

15 Dillon McPherson, Wolf Point, Mont. 5,116

16 Rachel Primm, Washoe Valley, Nev. 4,747

17 Tana Poppino, Wolf Point, Mont. 4,556

18 Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo. 4,551

19 Brittney Willis, Goshen, Ala. 4,551

20 Kathy Grimes, Medical Lake, Wash. 4,528

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☛ Happy New Year from the editor 1-1-15

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, FROM THE EDITOR, HEALTH AND WEALTH, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 1 comment

I HOPE YOU HAD A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THAT YOUR NEW YEAR WILL BE FILLED WITH SUCCESS!!

 

Jan. 1, 2015

The year 2014 has been filled with happiness for me and success for my Internet web site AllAboutCutting.com, as well as my free E-Newsletter. Personally, due to my great help at my Texas ranchette, I have been able to spend the entire summer at my log cabin in the middle of the Pike Forest in Colorado. My little dog Billie and I were able to take walks around the lake morning and night and she has been able to chase ground squirrels, deer, rabbits and any other wildlife that run when they see her coming.

 

All the while, I was able to keep up my web site www.allaboutcutting.com, through an Internet connection with the help of friends and a small group of talented writers who love horses, justice and transparency as much as I do. Thanks to them, the web site I created has made strides that when I started it seven years ago, I never would have dreamed would come true! A look at today’s statistics show that since Jan. 1, 2014, I have had 195,221 unique visitors visiting my site 600,120 times, looking at over an astounding 2.3 million pages.

 

I only hope that some of our educational articles have helped you the reader and the controversial articles will make some difference within the horse industry. I have a whole list of great suggestions from my readers for articles and I am trying to get to them as soon as possible.

 

Now I would love to help you reach my readers with your business, products or stallions as breeding season is right around the corner. Click on the following link for my ad rates, which I feel are very competitive and unlike a print publication that individuals read once, they are coming back to this site daily to read current news. Large banner ads will also give you a free article about your company.

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If you are currently an advertiser, thanks a million! If you are a reader, thanks to you too and I hope you continue to enjoy this site – and tell your friends about it. Thanks again to my advertisers and readers and I hope 2015 will be filled with success for you.

 

Glory Ann

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