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☛ Wild Horses escape chopping block 5-16-18

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, REINING NEWS, RICK'S CORNER, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

Wild Horses Escape The Chopping Block

In Ombinus Spending Bill

 

By Richard E. Dennis
May 16, 2018

 

Wild Horses are as symbolic of the American West as:  Cactus, Mountains, Prairies, Buffalo, and Native Americans. For centuries Wild Horses have embodied the American Spirit, roamed the mountains and plains of America, and engaged daily in a never ending struggle for survival.  Today, Wild Horses and Burros are confronted with an even greater predator threat to their survival besides Mother Nature and predators, (e.g. The Bureau of Land Management and Domestic Cattle and Sheep producers grazing on public grasslands).  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Domestic Livestock producers are constantly engaging in FALSE propaganda narratives claiming the Wild Mustang and Burros are eating themselves out of “House and Home” from over population.

 

However, this man made False Narrativeis filled with half truths which only depicts one sided narratives, derived from their interpretation and doesn’t take into account the actual facts and causative factors involved in the Wild Mustang and Burros plight.  Statistical data has proven over and over, the actual cause of the Wild Horses and Burros plight is directly due to one of mans oldest sins – GREED. Instead of proposing a reduction in livestock, Bureaucrats and Ranchers propose a reduction in wildlife including Wild Mustangs, Burros, and predators. Of course these individuals don’t correctly inform the public the overgrazing and sustainable water reductions are directly contributed to overstocking Domestic Livestock populations.

 

Our public grasslands and parks were set aside for the wild life and Citizens of the United States of America and not for the exclusive use of domestic livestock ranchers.  The dichotomy of the ranching philosophy is that it embodies two ideological concepts: 1) They feel it is their right to make a living off the American public from a reduction in grazing fees and government tax payer provided subsidies, and 2) their rights as livestock producers take precedent over the rights of wildlife living in our parks and on our public grasslands. Thus, this dichotomy makes cohabitation unrealistic.

 

These two ambiguous philosophies directly contribute to diametrical conclusions for our public grasslands, wildlife, as well as the past, present, and future of our heritage.  In a recent article by the Washington Post entitled “Wild horses escape the chopping block in spending bill”, by By Karin Brulliard March 22, 2018, the author states: Among the winners in a $1.3 trillion spending bill congressional leaders agreed to Thursday: wild horses. Negotiators said nay to a House proposal to allow the culling of tens of thousands of horses and burros that roam the West or are held in government-funded corrals and ranches. Proponents of the idea, including its sponsor, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), described “humane euthanization” as a last-ditch tool for controlling an escalating equine population that is degrading public land and causing horses to starve.

 

But the proposal was vigorously opposed by wild horse advocacy groups, which have long resisted efforts to limit the federally protected animals that have become symbols of the American West. The groups accuse the Bureau of Land Management, which manages the wild horse and burro populations, of bowing to demands from cattle ranchers who view equine herds as competitors on grazing land.

 

“We are thrilled that Congress has rejected this sick horse slaughter plan,” Marilyn Kroplick, president of the animal rights group In Defense of Animals, said in a statement that claimed horse lovers had “jammed Congressional phone lines with calls and sent tens of thousands of emails” to make their case. The 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act gave the animals federal protections, and it also permitted the interior secretary to sell or euthanize older and unadoptable animals. But for much of the past three decades, Congress has used annual appropriations bill riders to prohibit the killing of healthy animals and any “sale that results in their destruction for processing into commercial products.”

 

In July, however, the House Appropriations Committee voted to remove Interior Department budget language banning culls. Stewart said at the time that the proposal would not permit horse sales for commercial processing — including for meat. The last U.S. horse slaughterhouse closed in 2007, but meat-processing plants in Mexico and Canada slaughter tens of thousands of domestic American horses each year for export to Europe and Asia. A Senate proposal retained the protections.

 

Although the spending bill negotiated this week keeps horses off the chopping block, it does not put forward solutions to what people on all sides of this heated issue agree is a problem. About 46,000 wild horses and burros are in corrals that cost the BLM nearly $50 million to maintain each year, and 73,000 others run free in western states. That’s nearly three times the 27,000 animals the bureau says the land can sustain. Horse advocacy groups say that reducing the free-roaming herds to that figure would risk their extinction.

 

Adoptions, which have been the bureau’s primary tool for shrinking the population, totaled just 3,517 in 2017. Among other proposals, horse activists have called for wider use of contraception, which skeptics say would be impractical for large-scale reductions.

 

Neither the BLM nor Stewart’s office responded to requests for comment on the spending bill. In a New York Times column in December, the lawmaker described himself as a horse lover but lamented the funding for corralled horses, saying it would total $1 billion over the animals’ lifetimes.

 

“That’s $1 billion we could otherwise spend on defense, education, job training or any other worthy cause,” Stewart said. “But the alternative for these horses is starving in the wild.”  The Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 budget calls for doing away with the usual rider that prevents their sale or killing in favor of allowing the bureau to use a “full suite of tools” to manage the herds.

 

“Until Next Time, Keep Em Between The Bridle”

 

Richard E. “Rick” Dennis

Office/Mobil: (985) 630-3500

Email: richarde.dennis@yahoo.com

Web Site: http://www.richardedennis.net

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☛ Early-bird pricing for NCHA Convention 5-14-18

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

EARLY-BIRD PRICING FOR NCHA CONVENTION

 

NCHA Press Release
May 14, 2018

In order to receive the early bird pricing for members going to the NCHA convention, scheduled for Friday, June 1, 2018 through Sunday, June 3, 2018, 6 AM to 10 AM at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 Hwy 26 East, Grapevine, Terxas 76051, you must register online or we must receive your registration in the office by midnight on May 15, 2018.

  • Convention Registration $125.00    (After the 15th $175.00)  Registration includes the Hall of Fame Gala
  • Hall of Fame Gala  $50.00  (After the 15th $75.00)

Click here to register now and get more information! >>
http://www.cvent.com/events/ncha-2018-convention/event-summary-d68054b6d688407bac1cf661a74260a4.aspx

If you have any questions, please email convention@nchacutting.com

 

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☛ PRCA Rodeo News 5-14-18

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

PRCA RODEO NEWS

Courtesy PRCA
May 14, 2018

PRCA Stat of the Week

Bull rider Sage Kimzey has earned $666,832 during his four career Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearances – 2014-17 – which led to him winning four consecutive world championships.

1. ProRodeo Hall of Fame displaying exhibit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 101 Gallery is used primarily to display Western art collections and other specially created exhibits that pertain to the sport of rodeo. Exhibits in this gallery are changed at least twice a year.
The current exhibit is “The Artist and the Bucking Horse.”
“The Artist and the Bucking Horse” is on display and runs through Labor Day. The exhibit features more than 35 artists and their view of the iconic bucking horse. The majority of the artwork was collected in 1983 and donated as a collection by Valona Crowell. Other pieces have been added over time by various contributors.
Artists include Frederick Remington, Chris LeDoux, Barbara Van Cleve and more.
“Every Western artist has done his or her version of the bucking horse,” Crowell said. “Some artists, like Will James, who is known as ‘the bucking horse artist,’ have made it a trademark. The following collection started with the interest of seeing each artist’s interpretation of the same subject.
Some of the following artists were working cowboys or rodeo riders. All were observers of the sport and knew the situation well. You will see the comic, as well as the serious side, when each artist gives his (or her) idea of the bucking horse.”

2. News & Notes from the rodeo trail

Steve Kenyon and ProRodeoLive.com will broadcast the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo May 17-19. Each broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. (PT) … The next PRCA Rodeo Camp will be May 19 in Dayton, Iowa. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT). Registration is required at www.prorodeo.com/prorodeo/rodeo/youth-rodeoDavid Sherman Turner, a PRCA Gold Card member who was instrumental in the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days arena rebuild in 1967-68 and served as CJD rodeo chairman and rodeo chute boss for more than 15 years, passed away at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Ore. He had suffered from acute leukemia diagnosed in January 2018. He was 78 … This year, to create an event that is more comfortable for fans coming to watch the top PRCA cowboys and cowgirls, the 88th Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo Committee has changed the date of the event. For the last several decades the rodeo was held in late July. This year, the rodeo is set for June 6-9 in the Crystal Beach Arena. But nothing else has changed about the rodeo, said Kevin Kornele with the Woodward Elks Rodeo Committee. “It has got the same great shows and events,” Kornele said in the May 13 edition of the Woodward (Okla.) News. “We also will have the cattle drive this year on June 5, and that is always something that really sets the tone for the rodeo.” In addition to the top competitors, fans will get to experience some of the best in entertainment, Kornele said. That includes bullfighters Nate Jestes and Chuck Swisher, barrelman and clown Justin Rumford, Cowgirl Sweatheart’s Trick Riding, a real stagecoach from Scott Smith Stagecoach Ranch and the nightly honoring of the American Flag where skydiver Bobby Reid will land in the arena with the flag … More than 80 applications were submitted from students across Weld County, Colo., high schools for a chance to be considered for a Greeley Stampede Foundation scholarship. Applications were submitted from all over Weld County, creating a competitive selection process. “Every year members of the Greeley Stampede Foundation are in awe of the amount of hard work and dedication that Weld students embody,” said Bob Hinderaker, scholarship chairman of the Greeley Stampede Foundation. “To show our appreciation and support, the students will be recognized at several Stampede events including the Stampede Kickoff Luncheon on June 1 and the July 1PRCA rodeo.” Recipients were selected based on their outstanding academic results, school involvement, leadership in the community and plans to further their education. The 2018 Greeley Stampede Foundation High School Academic Scholarship recipients totaled 23 and they represented 11 Weld County high schools. More than $57,000 will be awarded to students for the 2018-19 academic year. The Stampede Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed to support continuing education for Weld County students. Since beginning the program, the Stampede Foundation has awarded more than $440,000 in scholarships.

3. Next Up

May 16            Santa Rosa Roundup, Vernon, Texas, begins
May 17            Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo begins
May 17            Tops in Texas Rodeo, Jacksonville, Texas, begins
May 17            Rodeo Killeen (Texas) begins
May 17            Redding (Calif.) Rodeo begins
May 18            Abbyville (Kan.) Frontier Days Rodeo begins
May 18            Bill Hoy Kiwanis Rodeo, Clarksville, Tenn., begins
May 18            Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo, Payson, Ariz., begins
May 18            Lowry’s 4L Ranch Rodeo, Summerville, Ga., begins
May 18            Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo begins
May 19            Rowell Ranch Rodeo, Hayward, Calif., begins

May 19            Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede begins

4. 2018 RAM PRCA World Standings Leaders

Unofficial through May 14, 2018
AA:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$103,012
BB:
Caleb Bennett, Trementon, Utah
$68,920
SW:
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$49,337
TR-1:
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$53,072
TR-2:
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$53,072
SB:
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$91,225
TD:
Tyson Durfey, Decatur, Texas
$58,536
BR:
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$125,914
SR:
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$49,359

5. 2018 RAM PRCA World Standings

Unofficial through May 14, 2018
All-around
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$103,012
2
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
51,947
3
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
51,769
4
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
38,841
5
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
31,694
6
Bart Brunson, Terry, Miss.
30,505
7
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
29,948
8
Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.
28,400
9
Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, Okla.
21,873
10
Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.
21,771
11
Chant DeForest, Wheatland, Calif.
21,397
12
Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla.
20,692
13
Landon McClaugherty, Tilden, Texas
15,778
14
Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D.
15,201
15
McCoy Profili, Okeechobee, Fla.
13,391
16
Zack Jongbloed, Iowa, La.
11,356
17
Eli Lord, Sturgis, S.D.
11,264
18
Tanner Green, Cotulla, Texas
9,986
19
Morgan Grant, Didsbury, Alberta
9,521
20
Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla.
8,727
Bareback Riding
1
Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah
$68,920
2
Mason Clements, Springville, Utah
64,771
3
Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa
50,589
4
Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas
49,140
5
Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas
48,384
6
Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas
42,970
7
Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif.
42,824
8
J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo.
41,438
9
Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, S.D.
39,487
10
Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba
33,889
11
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb.
29,791
12
Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah
28,918
13
Luke Creasy, Hobbs, N.M.
28,609
14
Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D.
27,566
15
Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn.
27,557
16
Clint Laye, Cadogan, Alberta
24,862
17
Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas
23,328
18
Blade Elliott, Centreville, Ala.
21,952
19
Evan Jayne, Marseille, France
21,605
20
Jessy Davis, Power, Mont.
20,732
Steer Wrestling
1
Cole Edge, Durant, Okla.
$49,337
2
Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La.
41,867
3
Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss.
40,457
4
Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La.
40,229
5
Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta
39,019
6
Bridger Chambers, Stevensville, Mont.
38,878
7
Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev.
36,020
8
Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D.
35,860
9
Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla.
31,595
10
Tanner Brunner, Ramona, Kan.
30,797
11
Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala.
30,525
12
Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas
29,261
13
Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif.
29,143
14
Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, N.D.
28,985
15
Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta
25,179
16
Will Lummus, West Point, Miss.
22,651
17
Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas
22,367
18
Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas
22,181
19
Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla.
22,141
20
Joshy Garner, Live Oak, Calif.
21,970
Team Roping (header)
1
Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla.
$53,072
2
Cody Snow, Los Olivos. Calif.
44,039
3
Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla.
43,325
4
Luke Brown, Rock Hill, S.C.
41,495
5
Logan Olson, Flandreau, S.D.
36,604
6
Andrew Ward, Edmond, Okla.
35,095
7
Coleman Proctor, Pryor, Okla.
29,101
8
Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla.
27,525
9
Nelson Wyatt, Clanton, Ala.
24,214
10
Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C.
24,128
11
Spencer Mitchell, Orange Cove, Calif.
24,023
12
Joshua Torres, Ocala, Fla.
23,255
13
Kaleb Driggers, Hoboken, Ga.
22,825
14
Travis Dorman, Dade City, Fla.
21,810
15
Blake Teixeira, Tres Pinos, Calif.
20,657
16
Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore.
19,838
17
Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas
19,712
18
Lane Ivy, Adrian, Texas
19,584
19
John Alley, Adams, Tenn.
18,861
20
Keven Daniel, Franklin, Tenn.
18,580
Team Roping (heeler)
1
Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo.
$53,072
2
Jake Long, Coffeyville, Kan.
41,495
3
Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas
40,350
4
Matt Kasner, Cody, Neb.
37,534
5
Joseph Harrison, Overbrook, Okla.
37,483
6
Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla.
35,095
7
Trace Porter, Leesville, La.
29,771
8
Billie Jack Saebens, Nowata, Okla.
29,101
9
Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas
27,525
10
Logan Medlin, Tatum, N.M.
25,749
11
Clint Summers, Lake City, Fla.
25,052
12
Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla.
23,255
13
Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
22,825
14
Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.
22,004
15
Bradley Massey, Perry, Fla.
21,810
16
Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.
21,610
17
Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo.
21,532
18
Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif.
20,591
19
Cole Davison, Stephenville, Texas
19,683
20
Clark Adcock, Smithville, Tenn.
18,861
Saddle Bronc Riding
1
Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas
$91,225
2
Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo.
62,425
3
Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas
55,123
4
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa
54,526
5
Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah
43,085
6
CoBurn Bradshaw, Beaver, Utah
39,057
7
Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta
36,414
8
Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas
36,332
9
J.J. Elshere, Hereford, S.D.
33,905
10
Joey Sonnier III, New Iberia, La.
33,109
11
Clay Elliott, Nanton, Alberta
32,507
12
Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M.
27,509
13
Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah
26,299
14
Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla.
24,963
15
Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb.
23,155
16
Bradley Harter, Loranger, La.
22,293
17
Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah
22,251
18
Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah
21,549
19
Jake Wright, Milford, Utah
20,390
20
Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La.
20,108
Tie-down Roping
1
Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas
$58,536
2
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
56,279
3
Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash.
48,350
4
Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas
45,237
5
Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas
41,949
6
Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas
41,795
7
Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La.
39,900
8
Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif.
38,629
9
Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas
37,386
10
Cory Solomon, Prairie View, Texas
32,259
11
Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas
30,870
12
Jordan Ketscher, Squaw Valley, Calif.
27,745
13
Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla.
26,029
14
Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah
25,527
15
Cody Quaney, Cheney, Kan.
24,855
16
Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas
24,799
17
Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho
24,708
18
Tyler Milligan, Pawhuska, Okla.
23,328
19
Seth Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
22,699
20
Wesley Brunson, Terry, Miss.
21,288
Steer Roping
1
Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas
$49,359
2
Scott Snedecor, Fredericksburg, Texas
41,938
3
Rocky Patterson, Pratt, Kan.
38,547
4
Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas
30,406
5
Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo.
26,665
6
Garrett Hale, Snyder, Texas
24,950
7
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas
21,890
8
Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas
21,810
9
Jarrett Blessing, Paradise, Texas
19,177
10
Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas
18,732
11
Vin Fisher Jr., Andrews, Texas
16,474
12
Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla.
16,114
13
Shay Good, Midland, Texas
16,048
14
Brodie Poppino, Big Cabin, Okla.
15,281
15
J. Tom Fisher, Andrews, Texas
14,623
16
Jim Locke, Miami, Texas
14,230
17
Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo.
12,373
18
Will McBride, Ogallala, Neb.
12,338
19
Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas
11,023
20
Ralph Williams, Skiatook, Okla.
11,008
Bull Riding
1
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
$125,914
2
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
85,716
3
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
67,278
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
59,267
5
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
57,813
6
Garrett Tribble, Bristow, Okla.
50,574
7
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
48,277
8
Tristan Mize, Bryan, Texas
47,922
9
Tyler Bingham, Honeyville, Utah
45,764
10
Chase Dougherty, Canby, Ore.
37,514
11
Brady Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho
37,079
12
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
34,798
13
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
33,597
14
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
32,666
15
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
32,027
16
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
31,989
17
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
29,752
18
Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas
28,332
19
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
27,767
20
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
26,184

*2018 Barrel Racing (May 14, 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.
71,666
3
Amberleigh Moore, Salem, Ore.
71,186
4
Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas
69,176
5
Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D.
55,834
6
Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla.
46,302
7
Kellie Collier, Hereford, Texas
45,577
8
Tiany Schuster, Krum, Texas
45,497
9
Carley Richardson, Pampa, Texas
43,120
10
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas
41,730
11
Christine Laughlin, Pueblo, Colo.
35,231
12
Kelly Bruner, Millsap, Texas
33,899
13
Jessi Fish, Franklin, Tenn.
32,392
14
Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla.
30,385
15
Jessica Telford, Caldwell, Idaho
28,949
16
Tillar Murray, Fort Worth, Texas
28,546
17
Shelly Anzick, Shepard, Mont.
28,372
18
Carman Pozzobon, Aldergrove, British Columbia
27,402
19
Emily Miller, Weatherford, Texas
27,163
20
Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D.
25,344

6. 2018 Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Standings

Unofficial through May 14, 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

7. 2018 Xtreme Bulls standings

Unofficial through May 14, 2018
 
1
Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas
$34,769
2
Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah
  32,388
3
Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla.
  27,413
4
Trevor Kastner, Roff, Okla.
  21,285
5
Lane Nobles, Gatesville, Texas
  21,264
6
Riker Carter, Stone, Idaho
  15,076
7
J.W. Harris, Goldthwaite, Texas
  15,020
8
Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.
  14,510
9
Joseph McConnel, Bloomfield, N.M.
  13,444
10
Joe Frost, Randlett, Utah
  13,334
11
Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas
  12,482
12
Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M.
  11,692
13
Koby Radley, Montpelier, La.
  10,617
14
Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho
   9,926
15
Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.
   9,016
16
Dustin Boquet, Bourg, La.
  8,434
17
Braden Richardson, Jasper, Texas
  8,422
18
Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas
  8,389
19
Bryce Barrios, Bluff Dale, Texas
  8,266
20
Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif.
  7,991
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☛ Wild horses winners “this time around” 5-12-18

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE HEALTH, INDUSTRY NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, RICK'S CORNER, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

WILD HORSES WERE THE WINNERS IN A $1.3 TRILLION GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL …

 

THIS TIME AROUND!

 

May 12, 2018
By Glory Ann Kurtz

Karin Brulliard recently wrote an article in the Washington Post entitled, “Negotiators said “nay” to a House proposal to allow the culling of tens of thousands of horses and burros that roam the West or are held in government funded corrals and ranches.”

 

The proponents of the proposal included its sponsor Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah).

 

However, the proposal was vigorously opposed by wild horse advocacy groups, which have resisted efforts to limit the federally protected animals and accuse the Bureau of Land Management of bowing to demands from cattle ranchers who view equine herds as the real competitors on grazing land.

 

The attached article published in the Washington Post describe the ongoing battle over what to do with the nation’s wild horses, including the some 46,000 wild horses and burros in corrals that cost the BLM nearly $50 million to maintain each year and 73,000 others that run free in western states. They claim the number is three times the 27,000 animals the bureau says the land can sustain.

Wild horses escape chopping block 5-18

 

However, if you want the “real story” about what’s going on with the wild horses, go back to the article “Horse slaughter – Facts and Fiction, written by Risk Analyst Rick Dennis and published on July 23, 2015 on this very subject on this website.

 

In the article, Rick separates “Facts” from “Fiction” of this problem, giving the real figures and facts so you can make your own decisions on who the guilty parties are.

☛Horse Slaughter – Fact & Fiction 7-23-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

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☛ NCHA planning class restructure 5-11-18

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE ORGANIZATIONS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 6 comments

NCHA CLASS RESTRUCTURING ON THE AGENDA FOR THE 2018 NCHA CONVENTION

 

COMMMITEES COMPLETE TWO PROPOSALS TO BE DISCUSSED AT JUNE 1-3 NCHA CONVENTION BUT NOT VOTED ON

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
May 11, 2018

In an effort to boost membership, the NCHA has published an NCHA CLASS RESTRUCTURE on their website from the 2018 Class Restructure Subcommittee.

 

The website explains that the reasons for the restructuring of classes are several, including the fact that NCHA membership has dropped from 20,372 in 2010 to 10,569 as of March 15, 2018. This is a decline of 9,083 or 48 percent.

 

Also show entries have declined 61,716 or 33.3 percent – from 185,511 in 2007 to 123,795 in 2017.

 

Two drafts of a “Class Restructure” will be presented at the 2018 NCHA Convention, scheduled for Friday June 1 – June 3 at Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, Grapevine, Texas. Two drafts will be presented as proposals to committee members; however, they will be discussed at the convention BUT NOT VOTED ON. The linked proposals will be for discussion purposes only.

 

THE OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the NCHA is to grow the membership base with new members and increase show entries from current members by simplifying rider eligibility and maintaining current payouts

 

THE OBSTACLES:

There are no entry level classes, more than likely due to the exception rules. There is no level playing field. Current members are not showing because they feel like they ARE the added money. Also, rider eligibility rules are confusing and complicated.

 

THE PROPOSALS:

Mandates a protected entry-level class for EACH division. Mandates a level playing field within EACH division. Simplifiesrider eligibility rules and encourages (not requires) competitors to ride up in levels and divisions.

 

DIVISIONS AND LEVELS:

OPEN DIVISION:
Open – $750,000 or more in lifetime earnings;
Intermediate Open$200,001 – $749,999 in lifetime earnings
Limited Open$0 – $200,000 in lifetime earnings

 

NON-PRO DIVISION:
Non-Pro$500,000 or more in lifetime earnings
Intermediate Non-Pro– $100,001 – $499,999 in lifetime earnings
Limited Non-Pro$0 – $100,000 in lifetime earnings

 

AMATEUR DIVISION:
Amateur– $100,000 or more in lifetime earnings
Intermediate Amateur– $25,001 – $99,999 in lifetime earnings
Limited Amateur– $0 – $25,000 in lifetime earnings

 

A rider can compete in the Open, Non-Pro or Amateur Division based on their eligibility as established within the NCHA Rule book.

 

The Total Lifetime Earnings of a rider determines WHICH LEVEL they are eligible to compete in. In addition to the level that a rider is eligible to compete in, they can also enter, if they chose, higher levels and divisions.

 

LIMITED LEVEL:

Limited Open– $0 – $200,000
Limited Non-Pro– $0 – $100,000
Limited Amateur– $0 – $25,000

This level is deemed to be the entry level for a rider and as such is a “protected” level within each division. NO rider with lifetime earnings in excess of the amount designated can compete in a Limited class. No exceptions!

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

SENIORS:

Once a rider turns 60, the rider is eligible to compete in the senior divisions. (This is currently offered and will not change)

REVOLVING DOOR:

A rider can drop down to the Intermediate level if they have not won a certain amount within a set time frame.  The limits for each division are as follows:

Open:$75,000 in one year

Non-Pro:$50,000 in one year

Amateur:$25,000 in one year

 

LIMITED AGED EVENTS:

The Open, Non-Pro and Amateur classes would run just like they currently do. Each entry would designate what Level or Levelsthat a rider is competing in. Show producers would determine number of go-rounds, number of horses to finals, working finals and non-working finals. Senior, Gelding and Novice classes will not change. These designations will remain a class within its respective division.

 

A graduated entry fee schedule would be implemented whereby the Limited Level entry fee is the lowest and the top level is the highest in each division.

 

To encourage riders to enter in multiple levels and divisions, a discounted fee would be offered if a rider chooses to enter multiple levels.

 

To ensure the top levels pay the highest, added money would be concentrated in the top level. The intermediate can be allocated some added money; however, added money in the limited level is strictly prohibited.

 

There will be limited aged event pilot studies at the 2017 Super Stakes, 2017 Summer Spectacular, 2017 Breeders Invitational, 2018 Augusta Futurity, 2017 West Texas Futurity, 2018 The Ike Futurity, 2018 Arbuckle Futurity, 2017 Brazos Bash and 2017 PCCHA Holy Cow Futurity.

 

WEEKEND SHOW STRUCTURE:

The weekend Show Class Structure will include:

OPEN – with INTERMEDIATE & LIMITED options.

NON-PRO – with INTERMEDIATE & LIMITED options.

AMATEUR –  with INTERMEDIATE & LIMITED options.
$25,000 NOVICE HORSE

$25,000 NOVICE HORSE NON-PRO

$50,000 NON-PRO

$25,000 AMATEUR

$5,000 NOVICE HORSE

$5,000 NOVICE HORSE NON-PRO

$2,000 LIMITED RIDER

YOUTH

 

For weekend shows, a rider will enter the division that they are eligible to compete in. If they are eligible for the Intermediate or Limited class within that division, they can, if they choose, pay an additional entry fee to enter the Intermediate and/or Limited class. The Intermediate and Limited Class is a class-within-a-class just like the current senior class.

 

Senior classes will not change. If a rider meets the eligibility requirements for the senior class, they can, if they choose, pay an additional fee to enter the Senior class.

 

To ensure the top levels pay the highest, added money would be concentrated in the top level. The intermediate can be allocated some added money; however, added money in the limited level is strictly prohibited.

 

WHY DOES NCHA THINK LEVELING WILL WORK?

Due to declining entries in 2011, the NRCHA implemented a leveling system within their Non Pro Division. Since then the Non-Pro entries are up over 40 percent. As a result of this success, in 2013, they created an entry-level Open class (Level 1 Ltd Open) and have seen an increase of 25% in total Open entries.

NCHA Ltd Age Event Class Structure Second Draft

NCHA Proposed Class restrucure 5-18

 

In 2014, I published an article by Rick Dennis, warning about the future of the horse industry. That article received more comments than any other article that I have published, and is even more relevant today. It’s very relevant to what is happening today, if changes were not made.

Click for a copy of that article.

 

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☛ Starkey Smith passes at age 70

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in BREAKING NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, WHO | 0 comments

STARKEY SMITH PASSES AWAY AT AGE 70

 

INVOLVED IN CUTTING SINCE 1991, STARKEY OWNED 1993 OPEN WORLD CHAMPION SHOW BIZ SANDY

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
May 11, 2018

Involved in the cutting horse industry for 18 years, Starkey Smith of De Kalb, Texas, passed away at age 70 at a Hot Springs, Ark., hospital on April 25, 2018.

 

Being involved in the cutting horse industry since 1991, he had numerous top 10 horses in various classes, including the 1993 Open World Champion Show Biz Sandy, a 1987 mare by Son Ofa Doc. He was also a cutting horse show producer for a number of years, with his shows featuring the top horses who were vying for World Championship honors.

 

Born On Oct. 21, 1947 in Texarkana, Ark., to J. W. Smith Jr. and Bobbie Ann Braswell Smith, Starkey was a high school and college football star until he suffered a knee injury after being awarded a scholarship to Tulane University. He graduated from East Texas State University with a bachelor of business administration and worked in the family grocery store until he was 52.

 

The family grocery stores grew to five Save Marts, two S-Marts, two Save Mart Pharmacies and a Silver Screen Video Store. He was also a member of the board of directors for Affiliated Foods in Little Rock, Ark.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew John Beck Smith. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shelva Smith, as well as his son and daughter-in-law Shane and Nancy Smith of Broken Bow, Okla. He has a grandson Cooper “Coop” Smith. He is also survived by one brother, Stacy Smith of Quinlan, Texas.

 

Interment was at the Woodmen Cemetery in DeKalb, Texas. The family suggests memorials go to the First Baptist Church building fund, 204 W. Fulton, De Kalb, Texas 75559.

 

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