Fall had set in, and the bulls were sure feeling their oats, but it all added to the excitement making a record topping Flint Hills Bull Blowout at Strong City. “The cool weather made us concerned whether we’d get a crowd, but people brought their jackets and came in record numbers to our fifth annual […]
“He’s the life of the party.” Perhaps, one should say every rodeo becomes a party when Donnie Landis is around. “There’s never a dull moment anytime I’m at your rodeo or bull riding event,” assured Landis.
“It’s really a mental game.” Contrary to what’s likely a more general philosophy about the sport of bull riding, Lucas Dick of Cheney makes that personal analysis of his specialty event in the rodeo profession.
As Clay Center Cowboy Aspires To Be Champion Bull Rider Cowboys are like horses are like cattle. How can that be many will question? One’s a person, and the others are animals. Oh, they are closely intertwined, but yet each is entirely different, many contend.
The most dangerous sport participated in by man is getting even more treacherous. Unlike days of yesteryear, when rodeo bulls from the Southwest rangelands threw cowboys off largely due to sheer size, strength and male prowess, today’s bulls are bred with the sole purpose of bucking off cowboys.
More than five decades in the saddle gives a cowboy broad perspective and certainly an opportunity to see ample changes in the profession and industry served. Couple bounteous generosity and diversity with desire and record of assisting others throughout the Flint Hills, this cowboy received semblance recognition for his honorable lifetime achievements during the recent […]
Bright lights will 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. It’s the 77th annual Flint Hills Rodeo Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 5-6-7, beginning […]
“The best way to remember is with a souvenir.” Everybody knows that, and the most memorable times for many is when they go to the rodeo. “Officials of the Flint Hills Rodeo Association know that, too, and in nearly 77 years of annual rodeo action, there have been plenty of souvenirs from our annual rodeo […]
It’ll be “a family affair” from start to finish. Initially, one likely won’t understand that analysis, but truly the third annual Flint Hills Bull Blowout at Strong City, Saturday evening , Sept. 8, will be family oriented from every aspect.
Ranching is the main profession in Chase County, which is the only Kansas county that lies entirely within the Flint Hills. Thus, most appropriate that ten Chase County ranches were recognized at the recent 75th anniversary Flint Hills Rodeo in Strong City.