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☛ Three split $1 million at The American 2-22-17

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

THREE CONTESTANTS SPLIT $1 MILLION BONUS AFTER COLLECTING $100,000 FOR WINNING THEIR EVENT AT THE AMERICAN

Courtesy RFD-TV
Feb. 22, 2017

It was a full day of action and drama at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  Three athletes shared a $1 million bonus at RFD-TV’s The American presented by Polaris RANGER and a total of $2 million was awarded to winners at the world’s richest one-day rodeo event.

Barrel racer Hailey Kinsel, a college student, and saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss, a veteran pro, both came through a qualifying system and won championships. Bull rider Sage Kimzey, who received an exemption and came straight to The American, won the bull riding title. These three each earned $433,333 – $100,000 for first place in their events and a third of a million-dollar bonus.

Kinsel and DeMoss were two of 46 individuals whose road to The American started at qualifying events across the country. Then, they had to finish at the top after four days of The American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth earlier in the week. Five to ten in each event earned the opportunity to compete at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, against 80 invited contestants who are considered the world’s best. Eight champions were crowned.

Bareback riding winner Tim O’Connell, from Zwingle, Iowa, said it best. O’Connell rode Frontier Rodeo’s horse Show Stomper for 90.25 points to win the Shoot Out. The American championship has gone to a bareback rider who has ridden the bay bucking horse the past three years.

“It’s hard to put into words how great this rodeo is and what life changing things it can do for you,” he said when he received his $100,000 check. The three that each earned nearly half-a-million agreed that the money would make a huge difference for them.

“This changes everything,” Kinsel, from Cotulla, Texas said. “But it doesn’t change the way I feel about my horse. God is good, my horse is awesome and this is amazing.”

Kinsel, a senior at Texas A&M, rides a six-year-old palomino mare named DM Sissy Hayday that she and her mother trained. During The American Semi-Finals Kinsel won more than $20,000.

Frontier Rodeo’s bucking horse Maple Leaf has taken saddle bronc riders to the winners’ stage for two consecutive years. Last year it was Iowa’s Wade Sundell. This year it was DeMoss. In 16 seconds, over $1.5 million has been won on this featured bucking horse.

DeMoss hasn’t decided what he’ll do with nearly half a million in winnings. “I guess I’ll talk it over with her,” he said with a grin, pointing to his wife Margie. “This is at the top of my rodeo career,” said the 12-time National Finals Rodeo bronc rider.

Kimzey, a three-time world champion bull rider in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, finished second in the first round to get to the Shoot Out. The first bull rider was Brazilian Claudio Marcelino de Montanha who qualified at an event in his home country and finished first in the semi-finals. He made easy work of TNT Rodeo Company’s Bottoms Up, scoring 89 points. The next rider was former Professional Bull Riders world champion Guilherme Marchi, who came off early.

Then it was Kimzey’s turn. He got on a bull named Uncle Tink, owned by former NFL defensive end Jared Allen, and scored 89.5. The final rider was bucked off and Kimzey earned the championship.

“I love being a cowboy, love everything about it,” Kimzey said. “I love competition, too, and this was a great day. I got to ride against the best guys on the best bulls.”

The talent-filled field in bareback riding, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding started with each contestant trying to advance to the Shoot Out Round. The best four go to The Shoot Out and compete once more, with the highest score or fastest time earning $100,000. Both the header and the heeler received $100,000 in team roping. Second place in the Shoot Out was worth $25,000.

When The American started four years ago, this format was created to give rodeo athletes an opportunity to compete at one rodeo for big pay checks. Then RFD-TV raised the bar by adding a million-dollar bonus for individuals who come through the qualifying process and win championships. Over the past four years the event has paid more than $10 million to winners at The American and the Semi-Finals.

Clayton Hass from Weatherford won the steer wrestling. Brothers Riley and Brady Minor from Ellensburg, Wash., took the team roping title. Stephenville’s Marty Yates earned the tie-down roping championship.

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☛ SAFE act reintroduced in Congress 2-22-17

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, EQUI-VOICE, HORSE ABUSE, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

SAFE ACT TO BE REINTRODUCED IN CONGRESS – AGAIN

Feb. 22, 2017

According to an article by Pat Raia in The Horse, a bipartisan group of Congressmen has reintroduced legislation that would declare horsemeat unfit for human consumption and ban the transport of American horses to foreign processing plants. The bill is the latest attempt to outlaw the purchase and transport of U. S. horses for slaughter.

In recent years, federal lawmakers have introduced legislation that would prevent the transport of horses to foreign process plants and would have prevented equine processing plants from ever opening in the United States and would have banned the transport of horses to foreign plants for processing. This legislation would also have protected consumers from horseman derived from animals injected with drugs and other substances; however, the bill died before getting a vote on the congressional floor.

The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture, where it remains pending.

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Minshall v Hartman trial back on for Feb. 27, 2017

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE LAWSUITS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

MINSHALL V HARTMAN TRIAL BACK ON FOR FEB. 27

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Feb. 21, 2017

The Shawn Minshall v Hartman (HERC) trial is back on. An order by United States District of Texas Judge Amos L. Mazzant, dated today, Feb. 21, says that the Defendant Hartman Equine Reproduction Center, P.A.’s Emergency Motion for Continuance of Trial Setting and Defendant Hartman Equine Reproduction Center, P.A.’s Unopposed Emergency Motion for continuance of the Trial Setting are hereby DENIED. Therefore the trial will go as as previously scheduled on Feb. 27, 2017 at the Eastern District Of Texas, Sherman Division.

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☛ Minshall v Hartman trial set for later date 2-19-17

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE LAWSUITS, INDUSTRY NEWS, LAWSUITS & INDICTMENTS, REINING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

MINSHALL V HARTMAN TRIAL GRANTED EMERGENCY MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AT LATER DATE

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Feb. 19, 2017

An order dated Feb. 17, 2017 by the United States Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, granted the continuance of the Shawn Minshall vs Hartman Equine Reproduction Center case to an undetermined later date following an emergency motion by Hartman’s lead lawyer William H. Chamblee.

Court documents disclosed that Chamblee was unexpectedly in trial in a medical malpractice case in Dallas County, Texas.

The document, signed by Chamblee said, “Because it is imperative that Defendant have his lead counsel of his choosing defend this case at trial and the current trial length was unforeseeable, Defendant emergently requests a continuance of the current trial setting .

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☛ Aparecido wins PBR’s Iron Man 2-19-17

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, RODEO & BULLRIDING NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

APARECIDO WIINS PBR’S IRON MAN; COLLECTS $138,766

 

MASON LOWE HAS HIGH-MARKED RIDE OF EVENT

 

Press release from PBR
Feb. 19, 2017

Eduardo Aparecido took home $138,766 for winning the PBR’s Iron Cowboy held Saturday even at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. PBR Photo.

Saturday night, Feb. 18, Eduardo Aparecido took over the No. 1 spot in the world standings by winning the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy, presented by Kawasaki, in front of more than 38,500 fans at Arlington, Texas’ AT&T Stadium.

Aparecido, who also won the Kansas City Invitational last weekend, sealed his victory with an 89-point ride atop Catfish John (Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Miller) in Round 4 after fellow Brazilian Fabiano Vieira bucked off Cochise (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in 1.56 seconds. He took home $138,766 for winning PBR’s second Major of the 2017 season, including $50,000 from Bad Boy Mowers as part of the Bad Boy Mowers Major Bonus Program.

While 15 riders advanced to Round 2, the Iron Cowboy came down to just three cowboys in Round 3. Aparecido, Vieira and Mason Lowe all made the 8 second whistle in Round 2, including the high-marked ride of the event from Lowe who turned in a 90.75-point effort aboard Smooth Operator (Dakota Rodeo/Rosen/Struve/Berger). Lowe received $26,000 for the ride and $38,766 total in the event.

Fire & Smoke (Dakota Rodeo/Rosen/Struve/Berger) bucked off Lowe in Round 3, with Aparecido and Vieira moving on to Round 4. Aparecido covered Big Black Cat (Dakota Rodeo/Struve/Berger/Heald) for 88.75 points while Vieira rode Honey Hush (Swinging C Cattle Co./Hodges Bucking Bulls) for 88.5 points.

Seven Dust (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) and SweetPro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.) shared the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event title after turning in twin 46-point bull scores in Round 2.

Fans can see the Final Rounds of the Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy, presented by Kawasaki, on Sunday, Feb. 19 on CBS Sports at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Aparecido will try to make it three wins in a row when the Top 35 bull riders in the world head to Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, for the Bass Pro Chute Out, presented by Cooper Tires, Feb. 24-26.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast Round 3 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also watch each round in real time on PBR LIVE and the PBR LIVE app at 8:15 p.m. ET on Friday; 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday; and 2:15 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy, presented by Kawasaki
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas 
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Eduardo Aparecido, 85-90.5-88.75-89-0-353.25-955 Points.

2. Mason Lowe, 86.5-90.75-0-0-0-177.25-145 Points.

3. Fabiano Vieira, 84-86.5-88.5-0-0-259.00-140 Points.

4. Reese Cates, 88.5-0-0-0-0-88.50-125 Points.

5. Chase Outlaw, 88.25-0-0-0-0-88.25-75 Points.

6. Rubens Barbosa, 88-0-0-0-0-88.00-60 Points.

7. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 87.25-0-0-0-0-87.25-50 Points.

8. J.B. Mauney, 86.75-0-0-0-0-86.75-40 Points.

9. Robson Palermo, 86.25-0-0-0-0-86.25-10 Points.

10. Shane Proctor, 86-0-0-0-0-86.00-5 Points.

(tie). Matt Triplett, 85.75-0-0-0-0-85.75-5 Points.

(tie). Claudio Marcelino Montanha Jr., 84.5-0-0-0-0-84.50-5 Points.

(tie). Luciano De Castro, 83.5-0-0-0-0-83.50-5 Points.

(tie). Cody Teel, 84.75-0-0-0-0-84.75-5 Points.

(tie). Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 85-0-0-0-0-85.00-5 Points.

Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Brady Sims, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Koal Livingston, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Jake Gowdy, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Sonny Schafferius, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Cody Rodeo Tyler, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Robson Aragao, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Kyle Jones, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Fraser Babbington, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Jorge Valdiviezo, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

2017 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Eduardo Aparecido, 10, 3, 5, 2,015.00, $201,633.33

2. Jess Lockwood, 10, 2, 3, 1,677.50, $161,973.33

3. Rubens Barbosa, 15, 1, 3, 1,352.50, $81,134.50

4. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 13, 0, 4, 920.00, $50,781.67

5. Cooper Davis, 10, 0, 2, 842.50, $49,085.00

6. Kaique Pacheco, 14, 3, 5, 765.00, $81,391.05

7. Shane Proctor, 10, 1, 2, 712.50, $48,435.00

8. Derek Kolbaba, 12, 1, 2, 700.00, $56,153.64

9. Mason Lowe, 13, 0, 2, 650.83, $66,317.31

10. Chase Outlaw, 7, 0, 3, 587.50, $32,705.00

11. Silvano Alves, 10, 0, 2, 570.00, $27,872.31

12. Ryan Dirteater, 10, 0, 1, 553.33, $30,855.67

13. Fabiano Vieira, 12, 1, 4, 503.33, $35,682.98

14. Mike Lee, 16, 2, 4, 480.83, $33,142.31

15. Dener Barbosa, 13, 0, 3, 467.50, $26,880.99

16. J.B. Mauney, 7, 0, 1, 445.00, $23,175.00

17. Matt Triplett, 16, 2, 4, 417.50, $28,541.48

18. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 9, 0, 2, 380.00, $21,446.67

19. Brady Sims, 9, 0, 1, 345.00, $18,067.31

20. Claudio Marcelino Montanha Jr., 9, 1, 4, 302.50, $17,970.00

21. Reese Cates, 12, 1, 3, 265.00, $25,375.00

22. Luis Blanco, 7, 0, 1, 243.33, $13,631.31

23. Gage Gay, 12, 0, 0, 230.00, $14,795.00

24. Nevada Newman, 8, 0, 2, 215.00, $15,850.25

25. Koal Livingston, 10, 1, 4, 170.00, $17,350.00

26. Stetson Lawrence, 11, 0, 0, 167.50, $10,775.00

27. Stormy Wing, 7, 0, 1, 165.00, $10,612.31

28. Dakota Buttar, 5, 0, 0, 163.33, $11,799.31

29. Cody Nance, 10, 0, 1, 152.50, $15,368.21

29. Luciano De Castro, 14, 0, 3, 152.50, $14,319.19

31. Guilherme Marchi, 9, 0, 1, 145.00, $11,547.97

32. Jake Gowdy, 12, 1, 2, 135.00, $22,797.71

33. Sonny Schafferius, 9, 1, 3, 132.50, $10,532.23

34. Robson Aragao, 12, 0, 3, 120.00, $11,460.00

34. Cody Ford, 8, 1, 3, 120.00, $12,300.00

34. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 13, 1, 3, 120.00, $11,945.00

37. Alex Cardozo, 12, 0, 1, 117.50, $10,108.53

38. Cody Teel, 3, 1, 2, 115.00, $10,500.00

39. Cody Heffernan, 15, 0, 1, 112.50, $14,789.83

40. Josh Faircloth, 11, 0, 5, 111.66, $12,238.79

41. Kyle Jones, 13, 1, 2, 110.00, $12,168.53

42. Troy Wilkinson, 3, 1, 2, 106.25, $13,026.07

43. Jay Miller, 7, 1, 2, 100.00, $8,775.00

44. Cody Campbell, 10, 1, 2, 86.66, $7,971.67

45. J.W. Harris, 8, 0, 0, 82.50, $6,658.50

 

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☛ Michael Carlyle dies in accident 2-17-17

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

MICHAEL CARLYLE KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Feb. 17, 2017

Michael Carlyle, Weatherford, Texas, a top Amateur rider in the NCHA was struck and killed on Thursday morning, Feb. 16 on a roadway near his home on Briarwood Street, south of Weatherford. According to the Weatherford Democrat, a pickup driver failed to give Carlyle half the roadway.

Carlyle, 64, was riding a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle near his home when the crash occurred. A northbound 2007 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by 31-year-old Clinton F. Zoski, was headed in the opposite direction when the pickup struck the motorcycle head on.

Carlyle was transported to Weatherford Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead around noon.

Carlyle was a well-known cutter, and had close to $118,000 in lifetime earnings.

At press time, funeral services were pending.

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