A lifetime fascination for rodeo and especially bucking horses has turned into a family profession for one Council Grove cowboy. “I grew up at Strong City home of the Flint Hills Rodeo and loved everything about rodeo,” Jason Fillmore said.
“Who can spend the most money to have the biggest and fanciest horse trailer with living quarters?” Questions similar to that are heard frequently from those driving by rodeo arenas.
Horse racing could soon take second place behind bull riding as the world’s greatest spectator sport. Long considered the most dangerous sport participated in by man, bull riding is reaching new heights of popularity.
The BlackJack Saddle Club has another point show planned Saturday, Aug. 29th, announced Albert De La Garza, president. In Cico Park at Manhattan, show starting time is 9 o’clock. Through a different format, advance entries are being taken online for improved efficiency.
“Youth are the future of the world.” What children learn during their growing years is foundation for coming generations.
Preservation of national rangelands and maintaining herds of wild horses continue complexing issues. Correlation between the two concerns initially might seem unrelated yet they have intermingling close ties.
The BlackJack Saddle Club has two point shows planned for the month of August, announced by Albert De La Garza, president. They are scheduled Saturday mornings, August 22nd and August 29th, in Manhattan’s Cico Park at 9 o’clock.
“Some of the very best times most people ever experience are their school days.” Remembrances of classmates, teachers, and many special occasions remain throughout a lifetime.
“I got bucked off a lot; landing upside down makes a hard head, costly too with all the crushed hats.” Still, the school-of-hard-knocks has paid off, according to Cable Wareham, who turns 19-years-old this week.
The best professional rodeo contestants in the world are anxious to get back in the arena to compete. Proof comes with the highest caliber of cowboys and cowgirls entered in record numbers for the Eureka Pro Rodeo this weekend.