“It is a challenge of willpower, drive, and physical fitness that brings about a sense of achievement and camaraderie to cross the finish line, while benefitting needy cause” And, it’ll be another “fun time,” with plenty to drink, eat, and visit about, while listening to live country-rock music, when it’s all through.
Top teenage cowboys and cowgirls from across the Sunflower State are gearing up for the Kansas High School Rodeo Finals that’s be in Topeka again this year. Yearend championship competition featuring the top 15 cowboys and cowgirls in all events at high school rodeos throughout the state last fall and this spring is scheduled June 1-5, […]
Bright lights will again be shining at the oldest consecutive rodeo in Kansas. Likewise, this is one of the longest running professional rodeos in the world, and, as importantly, has the most unique heritage in the sport of rodeo.
In the beginning there really wasn’t too much choice about riding in rodeos. “I grew up in a big family, there are six of us girls, and my four older sisters were rodeo competitors, with my mom Mari’s inspiration, so I just followed along,” admitted Jayme Flowers.
“Who’s the best roper when all of the Murray Ranch family cowboys gather at the practice pen?” Only right answer: “Any of ’em could be.”
“Do you remember this horse you trained 15 years ago?” “Oh, I always came to your sale; remember this horse I bought 10 years ago.”
Pages of time will be turned back for those who get a special spark from tractors, engines, and vehicles of days gone by. “It’s the Glory Days of Iron Show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4-5, at the Lewis Young Park in Louisburg,” announced Jan Garber, old iron enthusiast and event promotor.
Anticipation is high for classic and custom car enthusiasts throughout the Midwest. “Downtown in the bricks, it’s the 26th annual Marysville Auto Fest Car Show, Saturday, June 4, at Marysville, Kansas,” announced Bill Weickert, show official.
“Blessings occasionally have a price tag, yet small compared to what’s received.” Show was set for mid-morning, an hour-and-a-half northeast of the ranch, so we had to leave before breakfast, when the neighbor was starting to milk.