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Riley 2nd in calf roping year end for Slope Summer Circuit

Since Brandee offered him her good horse Ajax (who she bought a few years ago from my brother Adam, and who Adam bought from my good friends Tom and Melora Potter) Riley cracked back out in the calf roping this past summer… and ended up 2nd for the year in the Slope Summer Circuit!

I was also honored to win my first slope circuit year end award, ending up 3rd in the barrel racing.

The night of the banquet Braden and Payton each one a door prize as well, so as Payton said on the way home, “Now it’s fair because we all won something!”



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On RFDTV with the Thompson Family

RFDTV recently did a story on the Thompson Family who runs Superior Livestock in Whitewood, SD.  Riley’s family has been long time friends and business partners of the Thompsons, having three generations on both sides who have worked together.  So the day we shipped our calves they brought up a camera man and this was the result…

 

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Special 4th in 1D at Dreamin of Summer Series

Photo by Kirby Westergren.

A horse that is very dear to my heart, Special, ended up 4th in the 1D at this year’s Dreamin of Summer barrel series that concluded this past weekend in Bowman, ND.

For those that don’t know Special, 7 years ago he incurred what was supposed to be a career-ending injury.  However, after a lot of time off and a slow climb back he has continued his career, winning money in pee wee barrel races and at pro rodeos.  He is an example of what a big heart can overcome.

Thanks to Saddle Up Event Services and all the sponsors (Miracle Ear, Tina Graham Photography, Meyer Family Chiropractic, Westergren Quarter Horses to name a few) for a great barrel series!

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