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Bullfighters, Nathan Harp and Nate Jestes, get the job done at The American Rodeo. Photo by Andre Silva Photography, The American Rodeo / Rural Media Group.


Humps N Horns April 2021

On The Cover - Colten Fritzlan rides Chiseled for 89.50 points to win the short round and move on to the shootout round where he earned his spot at the top of the leaderboard. Photo by Shelby Caitlin Photography, The American Rodeo / Rural Media Group

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Stock Contractor, TV Commentator, Dad!

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16 Colten Fritzlan

RFD-TV’s The American Bull Riding Champion

20 Professional Bull Riders - Glendale, Arizona

First Event in Large Arena Post-Covid

Also In This Issue Bull Pen 20 Classifieds 28 Country Kitchen 15 Inspiration Point 14 Livestock Layovers 28 Outside the Arena

Practice Pens Talking Bull w/ Brayden Through My Eyes Where’s the Beef

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PHOTOGRAPHY Andy Gregory Director of Photography andy@humps-horns.com

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Letter from the Editor

I’m glad to see that a good portion of our country seems to be turning the corner and making some progress to return to life as we knew it. The PBR returned to a large arena this past month when they returned to the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona for the Unleash the Beast Tour. The PBR will continue its lead in helping sports and live events return to some sense of normalcy with the first event at a full capacity indoor arena when the tour makes its annual stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on April 9-11. As a fan, I am grateful for the steps taken to keep everyone safe while providing those who depend on rodeo / bull riding to make a living and provide for their families. Hats off to those who have worked so hard to make this happen. RFD-TV’s The American crowned their 2021 champions at AT&T Stadium this past month. As always, it is an exciting event now spread out over two days to provide cowboys and cowgirls a shot at $100,000, which goes to the winner of each event, plus a chance to earn a $1 Million pot for those who work their way to The American through the qualifier system.

This year was the first year since The American began in 2014 where none of the qualifiers won their events so no million dollar winners. The $1M from 2021 will be carried over and added to the pot to make it $2 Million in 2022. As the weather gets a little warmer and the number of events continue to increase, we hope you will take advantage of that and support these events and the impact they have on their communities. We have some great features included in this issue of Humps N Horns. We hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading Humps N Horns! Until next time, Terry

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Talking “Bull” with Brayden 87.75 points. We saw this bull put up a great score in round number one and here is another one. However, the credit all goes to Claudio who had to work for this high of a score. Mason Taylor rode Udder Lover for 87.50 points. You could tell that Mason has wanted this one for a while and boy did it pay off with a big score. Tying for the round win was Joao Ricardo Vieira riding Odie and Kyler Oliver on Concealed Carry for 88.75 points. Odie is another bull that I had not heard much about but certainly impressed me. Joao did his job as well.

Hi, my name is Brayden Hollywood Brown, and I am a miniature bull rider. I have not done a recap in a while so here is the recap on Glendale Arizona so let’s get into it. In round number one we had a solid round of good scores. We kicked things off with Kyler Oliver who rode Skeeter Peter for 87.75 points. If you are looking for an up-and-coming young gun you need to watch this guy. This event was this 21 years old’s first-ever PBR, and boy did he impress. After Jess Lockwood’s concussion on Friday, he came back and rode Rising Sun for 88.25 points. Despite Jess’s injuries, he rode really rank this weekend. Jess has ridden multiple times. You can always get a good score on Rising Sun, which is just what Jess did. Ezekiel Mitchell rode Safety Meeting for 89 points. This is a sweet little bull that Zeke capitalized on for a big score. Eduardo Aparecido rode Trail of Tears for 89.25 points. This is another awesome bull that Eduardo got lucky to draw this bull. Most of the time this would be the round win, but someone said otherwise. That someone, was Cooper Davis who made a monster ride on Mr. Winston for 90 points. This is a bull that I had not really heard anything about but now I’ll be sure to remember the name. Cooper definitely deserved this score. Overall, a solid round with almost no injuries.

In the championship round, Joao Lucas rode Struttin Stuff for 88.50 points. I don’t know why none of the other riders picked this bull. Maybe It was because this bull had a 30 buck off streak but besides that, this was an amazing ride. I would have marked this one a little higher. Kaique Pacheco rode Bill the Butcher for 85.50 points. This was Kaique’s 3rd ride. He was the only rider to cover three therefore Pacheco takes the event win. Although, the championship round win was all Jess Lockwood and Candian Mist who came together for 88.75 points. This bull and Jess have come together for big points before. In my opinion, this should have been way higher of a score than 88.75, but I’m not the judge besides he still won the round so it’s a W for Jess. Thanks for reading. To find out more about me you can check out my Instagram braydenhollywoodbrown or my Facebook Brayden Hollywood Brown. Thank you! Brayden Hollywood Brown

In round two there were not as big or as many scores as in round one but there were still some good ones. Kaique Pacheco rode Stinger for 84.50 points. Pacheco had a decent ride, but the bull did not have his best day. Regardless, the 2018 PBR World Champion deserved this decent score. Kyler Oliver ties for the round 2 win with an 88.75-point score on Concealed Carry Claudio Montanha Jr. rode Trail of Tears for (Gene Owen/Jerry Rush). Photo by Andy Watson / BullStock Media. Humps-Horns.com · 7 · April 2021


In the Right Spirit... We’ve all got to decide for ourselves how to walk out our relationship with the Father. I was trained as a young Christian to make other peoples walk my business and it never ever worked for me or even the ones I learned it from. In relationship we have a level of trust and influence with others. We should not take that role unless it’s given. No matter how much scripture we know or use to justify us rebuking others, it’s all about the spirit we operate under. I’m not the Holy Spirit, just a son following my Father. It’s very liberating to not have to go around trying to prove myself or demand that everyone else think the same as I do. This liberty always stirs the religious spirit. I feel sorry for those who feel the need to line everyone out without permission. (Bondage in the most powerful way). This mindset comes from someone who does not trust the Spirit to deal with others in their sin.

My place as a son in Fathers Kingdom is not to make sure everyone is right but to walk in the right Spirit. Jesus revealed the Father to all He came in contact with and placed the responsibility with the People. What makes us think that we should do any more. The Fathers Spirit is at work in the world in His own way and timing. I’ll continue to seek for the Fathers Spirit to be the Spirit that I operate under when relating to the people the Father brings into my life. Jesus Loves You! Cody Custer

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Outside the Arena with...

J.W. Hart By Georgia Akers

When I say the name “Iron Man”, anyone that follows bull riding knows I am referring to JW Hart. Many of us remember him as a tenacious bull rider. Since my column is called “Outside the Arena” I wanted to focus on the JW Hart, announcer, stock contractor and Dad! Trying to catch up with him was kind of like herding cats. He is busy. We finally did a phone interview as he was driving to some event and of course the phone kept going dead. It took many calls before I got my answers. JW was gracious and so patient. As you read the interview, you will discover a real cowboy where his handshake is his word and a really nice guy.

Photo provided courtesy of the Hart Family.

Tell us about yourself. I was raised in Marietta, Oklahoma. My dad had ridden bulls before I was born. He was in the oil fields. When the oil crash occurred in the early 80’s, the family struggled. Dad encouraged sports. He did not care what we picked but it could only be one sport. I picked rodeo because it was all I had ever been around. I did not really understand football and there was no baseball at my school. Most every kid’s favorite event was bull riding because it was the most exciting. When growing up, my favorite rider was Donny Gay. But then I had an opportunity to meet Lane Frost. A friend of ours introduced us when I came over to ride in a practice pen. I was 11 years old and riding steers. He was so nice to this 11-year-old kid. He became my all-time favorite. Daddy would never let me think I couldn’t do this. When I was 8-10 years old, I wanted to be a world champion. How about your family? I met Leann, but at the time we were dating other people. A bunch of us had dinner with our parents. My dad said “you need to find a woman like that.” A couple of years later we started dating. We dated a year and were engaged for another year. I later told my dad “Well, I went out and got her!”

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We tried to have kids for four years. Leann suggested we adopt. Birth parents chose us and Leann was there at the birth of our first child Wacey. I was with my mom who was dying. Mom died the same day Wacey was born. It was like she held on to see her grandchild. He is eleven now. A friend of ours told us about a child whose parents had lost her to Department of Human Services (Children’s Protective Services). We had fostered several children so we were in the system and they asked us if we would adopt. Makayla was eighteen months old and as sweet as she can be. She called me Daddy from the first day. She is twelve. Then we had a call about fostering a new born. But once we picked her up, we knew she was ours. Elsie Grace is her name and she was named by her brother and sister. We call her Little Foot because she was premature and her feet were about the size of my thumb. Elsie is five. We are now in the process of adopting Elsie’s siblings who are 8, 7, and 3. The kids are involved in baseball, basketball whatever they want to do. Makayla also won the Junior Futurity but she is now into fashion and Wacey is showing this bull. Leann is involved with the bucking bulls, being a mom and her ministry (If you ever have a chance to hear Leeann speak it is inspirational) Her dad rode bulls and her mom was a barrel racer. She did compete in a variety of western sports. They owned a dairy so she has a strong work ethic. She wanted to be a singer and after high school she sang at Dollywood for two years then moved to other music theaters in Tennessee.

Everyone is involved. Everyone works. They have a chore list (feed dogs, cattle, etc.) and it must be done before we do fun things. How did you get the name “Iron Man”? Throughout the years I had a couple of nicknames. At one time it was “Hit Man”. I hated it. There was a pro wrestler with that name. But you had to ignore it or you would have been teased about it. Not sure where “Iron Man” came from. I just learned to keep my mouth shut. How do the early days of the PBR differ from today? The sport is the same: same 8 seconds, same bull against man. That won’t change. What has changed is the fame, the publicity. It is a ball of fire that just keeps growing and you cannot put it out. That is where the PBR is. Back in my day your personal trainers, coach, etc. were your traveling buddies. They would tease and shame you to be better. I did it all on my own in finding sponsors. I knew what I was worth and I figure I could negotiate my own contract with sponsors. Most of the time I had a personal relationship with the sponsors and the “contract” was only a handshake. I think there was more interaction with the fans. You have to recognize and be nice to the fans. They pay the bills. I feel that there are still young athletes who will be the best ever. But I fear this generation and it applies not only to riders but this age group think they have a sense of entitlement.

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When you decided to retire, had you made any plans? I was smart enough to know I could not do this forever, I was not as good as I once was, my body was not holding up. I was married with kids. Joe Labero was doing telecasting of events. I did not make the short go so he invited me into the booth. Any time I didn’t make the short go, I would be a commentator. Next year I was doing more and more commentary. This came up unexpected, but I saw an opportunity. My riding sucked so it was time to move on. I had no formal training. It just came natural to me. You are also a stock contractor. How did that come about? We always had some bulls that we were working with. But it was luck. I got some calls from 4-5 people that were with another contractor, were not happy and needed a new stock contractor to take their bulls. I told them they would have to have a clean break with the other contractor. It was soured partnerships that brought them to me. What bloodlines do your bulls have? I now have about 90 head. The bloodlines are Don Kish, Ronnie Roach and I have leased bulls from D&H Cattle. Some of the bloodlines are Train Wreck, Sure Fire, Danutso. I have been concentrating on breeding for heifers. You have to evolve and keep improving. Randy Bernard former CEO of the PBR said you have to think outside the box. You might come up with hundreds of ideas but only one is good. Change is good. Your early commentary really concentrated on the bulls and their bloodlines. Why? I have a lot of love for the bulls. Their bloodlines intrigued me. The schedule makes it harder to do. What’s it like being a father of three soon to be six? Hectic at times. Prior to having our own, we used to keep the children of our neighbors. They would loan us their kids and we

would hunt, fish, take them places and play with them. It is a scary world. Luckily, we live far enough off the main road. They are country kids. All have chores. All have horses, 4 wheelers, and dirt bikes. The best advice I was given was to listen to your kids and they will tell you what they need. Answer every question. Listen to them and soak it all in. From the author My JW closing story: We were in Decatur, Texas for the JW Hart Charity event. This particular year he had an “old timers” competition and had top riders who had retired get on a bull with a nice purse. If I remember correctly only one or two made the whistle. JW was on a bull and came down hard and for a few seconds/ minutes was unconscious. The crowd was so quiet and concerned. He returned to consciousness while in the arena and the first words out of his mouth which was picked up on the microphone was “Did I make the whistle?” The entire crowd chuckled and breathed a sign of relief. That is the Iron Man! Photos by Andy Watson / BullStock Media

Humps-Horns.com · 12 · April 2021


Inspiration Point

While the desires shared between a husband and wife should be well known to each, there should also be an understanding of how important their love is. Love is not an emotion that can be turned on and off, as though one’s heart is wired through a switch. This is seen in the recorded words, “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death” (Songs 8:6). To seal someone upon the heart is to bind them in such a manner that the bond cannot and must not be separated. This bond of love was so strong that it brought about the reference to death. Just as one cannot stop death, she was proclaiming the same for her love.

by Keno Shrum

Marriage Marriage is a wonderful Union that God created for us. It’s the opportunity to spend our life with a person that completes us. My wife and I will celebrate 25 years March 23rd and while there have been some downs, there have been a whole lot more ups. While reflecting on our marriage, my brother forwarded me this article he recently wrote and I’d like to share it with you. Married Love - by Keden Shrum Marriage, an act created by God, has always been deemed a sacred act. Soon after creating man, God recognized the need man had for a companion: “It is not good that man should be alone” (Gen. 2:18 NKJV). In His infinite wisdom, God knew that man alone could never be as useful as man with a companion. Therefore, God created from man someone to help him, support him, bond with him, and to reflect the loving relationship that man should have with his God. Thus, it was to be that “man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24).

Moreover, with love being such a heartfelt emotion, then one must strive to ensure its safety. Jealousy is something that can bring harsh wounds to a marriage relationship: “Jealousy as cruel as the grave; its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame (Songs 8:6b). That is why every husband and wife should guard their hearts, be reminded of their bonds, and strive to protect the love with which they have been blessed. It seems such a thought was behind the words, “Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines for our vines have tender grapes” (Songs 2:15). While there may always be dangers that threaten a relationship, a young love, with “tender grapes” on the vines, must heavily guard against the prey that lurks outside the garden, waiting to destroy the preciousness of the fruit it produces. Every husband and wife must guard against those “foxes” and remove them, protecting the bond that allows for beauty in married love. If you’d like to visit more on this topic, please, “Come and let us reason together...” (Isa 1:18) In His love, Keno

Today, many have made a mockery of everything God intended for a married relationship, but His desires for man and wife have never changed. The love shared between a husband and wife, and every aspect of their marriage, should be viewed in light of God’s word and fulfilled in a manner that would bring honor upon those bound by the vows of matrimony, while at the same time, bringing glory to God. The Bible speaks much about marriage, but only one book centers around the idea. Though some have brought skewed ideas and improper motives to this text, when viewed from the right mindset, with pure intentions, Songs of Solomon, provides helpful direction and beautiful scenes to those seeking to find fulfilling happiness inside the corridors of marriage. One important detail that must continue inside a marriage is the dedication and commitment to a loving relationship. Thewoman that Solomon loved so dearly spoke of her devotion, saying, “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (Songs 6:3a). Simple words can make a strong declaration. That was not the only time such a statement was proclaimed in the book: “I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me (Songs 7:10). Again, the same declaration is made, but she includes the assurance that he feels just as strongly toward her. Just as she recognized his desire for her, the application should be seen for every husband to bring about the same confidence in his wife. A wife should be able to declare openly that her husband’saffection is only toward her.

Humps-Horns.com · 14 · April 2021


Scalloped Potatoes INGREDIENTS • 3 tablespoons butter • 1 small white or yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced • 4 large garlic cloves, minced • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • 1 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock • 2 cups milk (2% or whole milk) • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, divided • 4 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes, sliced into 1/8-inch rounds • 2 cups freshly-grated sharp cheddar cheese*, divided (feel free to add more cheese if you’d like) • 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving

the sauce just barely begins to simmer around the edges of the pan and thickens. (Avoid letting it reach a boil.) Then remove from heat and set aside. 4. Spread half of the sliced potatoes in an even layer on the bottom of the pan. Top evenly with half of the cream sauce. (I usually strain out all of the onions and add them here too.) Then sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese, and all of the Parmesan cheese. Top evenly with the remaining sliced potatoes, the other half of the cream sauce, and the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese. 5. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. The sauce should be nice and bubbly around the edges. Then remove the foil and bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through. 6. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack, and sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of thyme and extra Parmesan. 7. Serve. Serve warm.

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Prep oven and baking dish: Heat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and set it aside. 2. Sauté the onion and garlic. Melt butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté for 4-5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add garlic and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Stir in the flour until it is evenly combined, and cook for 1 more minute. 3. Gradually pour in the stock, and whisk until combined. Add in the milk, salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon thyme, and whisk until combined. Continue cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes until

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Humps-Horns.com · 15 · April 2021


By Terry Blake

When the RFD-TV’s The American began in 2014, the goal was to give cowboys and cowgirls a chance to win one of the richest paydays in western sports. The American has been a great success over the past six years and crowned a new set of champions on March 6-7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

In the bull riding, the semi-final rounds began with about 80 contestants who each rode one bull with the top ten coming back for the short round to face a second bull. The top six scores from the Semi-Finals would advance to The American at AT&T Stadium.

While the champions were crowned just a few short weeks ago, the journey for the majority of the contestants began almost a year ago as they competed in qualifier events across the country in an effort to punch their tickets to compete in The American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. For those who compete in the Semi-Finals, the goal is to be one of the top spots who get to progress to the big show at AT&T Stadium with a chance to test their skills against the top rodeo athletes in the sport and a shot at a $1 Million payday.

The bull power was immense throughout the semi-finals with some of the top stock contractors in the country bringing their animal athletes to town. When the dust finally settled in the historic Cowtown Coliseum, the top six who were set to advance were 1. JC Mortensen, 2. Dalton Kasel, 3. Cooper Davis, 4. Koby Radley, 5. Laramie Mosely, 6. Marco Eguchi. Each of these competitors would be eligible for the $1 Million pot established just for the semi-finals qualifiers who are able to win their respective events in The American. When it kicked off on March 6, The American began with a long round where the six qualifiers plus the top ten bull riders from the 2020 PRCA World Standings would square off with their first bulls. The top eight from this round would advance to Sunday afternoon which would consist of a short round of eight contestants followed by a winner take all shootout round of the top four riders. The bulls which were selected for The American included many NFR and PBR World Finals caliber bulls. The cowboys, however, came ready to ride and were able to post seven qualified rides in the long round. Since eight cowboys were set to advance to the short round, Ky Hamilton was able to advance on time after he rode his first bull for 6.41 seconds. JC Mortensen led the pack at the conclusion of the semifinal rounds in Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Jake Link Photography, The American Rodeo / Rural Media Group.

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Fritzlan rides Safety Meeting for 90.25 points in the final shootout round to capture The American bull riding title. Photo by Alexis Oboyle Photography, The American Rodeo / Rural Media Group.

When Sunday rolled around and the short round of eight began, the advantage had definitely shifted to the bulls. As the eight contenders took their turns at conquering the bovines, only one man was able to make the full eight seconds. Colten Fritzlan rode Chiseled (Powder River Rodeo / D&H Cattle Co,) for 89.5 points and led the way for the final four shootout. The final four bull riders in the shootout round were all ready for the challenge. Dustin Boquet was the first man out of the chutes and he posted an 87 on Magic Trick from Frontier Rodeo Co. Dakota Rodeo’s bull, Soup in a Group, was able to get the best of Eguchi and put him on the ground before the 8 second whistle. Sage Kimzey, the six-time PRCA World Champion Bull Rider, made sure he did not go unnoticed for his chance to win another buckle from The American. He made a great ride for 89 points on Midnight Rain (Dakota Rodeo / Berger / Struve). The last man out, Colten Fritzlan, came in to the shootout round having won the long round and short round. He kept the momentum going as he and dance partner, Safety Meeting (Dakota Rodeo / Berger / Struve) twisted in the dirt of AT&T Stadium to the tune of 90.25 points. Fritzlan was the only bull rider to ride all three bulls for the weekend.

Fritzlan has had a pretty good run over the past three months. He started back in December 2020 when he won the aggregate title for the ten days of the National Finals Rodeo, then won his debut event on the PBR’s Unleash the Beast Tour, and capped it off with the $100,000 victory at the RFD-TV’s The American. Congratulations to Colten and the other winners from The American Rodeo!

The American Rodeo Champions Bareback Riding – Tilden Hooper Breakaway Roping – Jill Tanner Team Roping – Erich Rogers / Paden Bray Steer Wrestling – Jacob Talley Saddle Bronc Riding – Ryder Wright Tie-Down Roping – Shane Hanchey

Barrel Racing – Hailey Kinsel Bull Riding - Colten Fritzlan

Dalton Kasel spurs one during The American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Steve Wrubel Photography, The American Rodeo / Rural Media Group.

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Above- 516 American Hat’s Mad Hatter (Andrews Rodeo Co.) earns a bull score of 45 points as he dispatches his rider in 3.2 seconds. Right- Fritzlan collects the $100,000 check plus the other awards after winning The American. Below- Sage Kimzey came close to repeating as The American champion with an 89 point ride on Midnight Rain (Dakota Rodeo/ Berger/ Struve) in the shootout round. Photos by Andre Silva Photography, The American Rodeo / Rural Media Group.

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Keyshawn Whitehorse wins the Del Rio PBR event which was postponed due to inclement weather and fini shed on Friday night before the Glendale event.

Mason Taylor

Marco Eguchi

Cooper Davis

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e Dos Santos Rafael Henriqu

Kaique Pacheco

wins the Glend

Photos by Thomas Kauffman Photography

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with the crowds. Thanks Robbie, it was a great time. Bull Fighters, Chase White from Ft. Worth, TX and Kane Livingston from Burleson, TX did a great job protecting the bull riders and we want to thank Mel Kimbro, Bandera, TX and Doug Adams, Boerne, TX for keeping those scores coming in.

National Professional Bull Riders Association News

Zach Miles, Nixon, TX finished 1st Friday night riding Richard Vela’s, RV12 Border Bandit, for 84 points followed by Jake Gowdy, Bristow, OK making his marks on M Bar M’s 331 Weird Kevin for 83.5 points placing 2nd. Robson Aragao DeAlmeida, Forney, TX made 8 seconds on Richard Vela’s RV449 Santa Maria, getting 81 points for 3rd place and McKade Harvey, Dayton, TX took home 4th place on M Bar M’s 101X Cupcake for 79 points.

The National Professional Bull Riders made their way to Kingsville, TX for a two-day bull riding on February 26 & 27. It was certainly nice to be back in the arena and to see all of our NPBR family and friends. Terry Starnes, announcer from Glen Rose, TX started each performance with a heartwarming welcome followed by recognition of our sponsors with flags and concluded the patriotic opening with an amazing tribute to our American flag. At that moment each and every person in the coliseum was proud to be an American!! The NPBR was fortunate to have our friend and barrel man, Rockin Robbie Hodges from Cave Springs, GA, there to entertain. Robbie was on the top of his game while continually interacting

Saturday night performance was a bit more challenging…bulls came to buck. Jake Gowdy, Bristow, OK put two eight second rides together for a 163.5 average and cash in his pockets for 1st place. Jake scored 86.5 on M Bar M’s 554 Dingo in the short round. Zach Miles, Nixon, TX placed 2nd with his 8 second ride on M Bar M’s 331 Weird Kevin in the long round and Chance Lopez, Hondo, TX took home 3rd place money on Mark Swearingen’s 271 Wee Man with an 83-point ride. Congratulations to our Monsoon Buckle Winners – Zach Miles and Jake Gowdy. Photos are courtesy of William Kierce, Kierce Photography.

Zach Miles gets the job done on Weird Kevin in the second round in Kingsville, Texas Humps-Horns.com · 22 · April 2021


Top- Zach Miles takes the first round with 84 point ride on Border Bandit Right- Jake Gowdy takes care of Weird Kevin for 83.5 points Bottom- Jake Gowdy rides Dingo for 86.5 points

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March 13, 2021 Springtown, Texas

Natural Light Photography Photos by Robert Rosales, Edgewood, NM.

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WHERE’S THE BEEF? 2021

*-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night (E)EST · (M)MST · (P)PST Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

Location

MARCH Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar 27-28

Enid, OK Ambrose, GA Lake City, FL Marshfield, MO Wills Point, TX Louisville, KY

APRIL Apr 2-3 Apr 3 Apr 9-10 Apr 9-11 Apr 10 Apr 10 Apr 16-17 Apr 16-17

Ivins, UT Lebanon, MO College Station, TX Sioux Falls, SD Lake City, FL Buchanan, TN Las Vegas, NV Grand Forks, ND

Apr 17

Belton, TX

Apr 17-18 Apr 18 Apr 21 Apr 23-24 Apr 23-24 Apr 23-24 Apr 24 Apr 24 Apr 24 Apr 24

Oklahoma City, OK San Angelo, TX Clovis, CA Del Rio, TX Prescott Valley, AZ Nampa, ID Comanche, TX Wichita, KS Marshfield, MO Prescott Valley, AZ Uvalde, TX Corpus Christi, TX New York, NY

Apr 29-May2 Apr 30-May 1 Apr 30-May 2

MAY May 8 May 8 May 8 May 8

Nocona, TX

Added $

Open

Time

Call-In #

3/22

7pm

912-310-0632 352-857-6716 417-830-3264 432-296-0671

$2,000 $1,200 $3,000+

$2,000 $300

Mon prior

4-10pm

352-857-6716 731-642-8346

PRCA Xtreme Bulls Extreme Bull Challenge Bullride Buckin Crazy Saddle Series Buck Wild Series Ultimate Team Challenge BR Series PBR Unleash the Beast Tour

PBR Velocity Tour PBR Touring Pro Division PBR Velocity Tour PBR Unleash the Beast Tour Buckin Crazy Saddle Series Milam’s Indoor Arena Series PBR Global Cup PBR Velocity Tour Bailey Kay’s Bull Riding

PBR Unleash the Beast Tour PRCA Xtreme Bulls PBR Touring Pro Division George Paul Memorial Extreme Bull Riding PBR Touring Pro Division PBR Unleash the Beast Tour 432-296-0671 Ultimate Team Challenge BR Series PBR Velocity Tour 417-830-3264 Buck Wild Series PBR Touring Pro Division PBR Touring Pro Division / Freestyle Bull Fights PBR Velocity Tour PBR Unleash the Beast Tour

$1,200

$1,500

5/3

580-276-7151

16th Annual Nocona Bullfest

PBR Touring Pro Division PBR Velocity Tour

Cassville, MO Reno, NV

Buchanan, TN

Assn/Event

$300

Mon prior

4-10pm

731-642-8346

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Milam’s Indoor Arena Series


WHERE’S THE BEEF? 2021

*-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night (E)EST · (M)MST · (P)PST Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date May 14-16 May 22-23 May 23 May 29 May 29

Location

Added $

Open

Time

Call-In #

Billings, MT Jacksonville, FL Prague, OK Palmer, AK Glen Rose, TX

432-296-0671

Assn/Event PBR Unleash the Beast Tour PBR Unleash the Beast Tour Mustache Bash Bull Riding PRCA Xtreme Bulls Ultimate Challenge Bull Riding Series

YOUTH BULL RIDING EVENTS APRIL Apr 2-3

Saginaw, TX

Apr 3

Cuero, TX

Apr 4

Porum, OK

Apr 10

Broken Arrow, OK

Apr 10

Cleveland, TX

Apr 17

Monahans, TX

Apr 17

TBD

Apr 18

Talala, OK

Apr 23-25

Lenapah, OK

Postmarked by 3/22/21

TYBR

210-818-2460 / 979-224-5121 Mon prior

6-9pm

Texas Outlaws Youth Bull Riding South

918-519-5729

Mini Bullridiing Tour

620-313-0321

WCMB / Tumble I Mini Bull Riders

832-527-0179 / 832-233-4625 Texas Outlaws Youth Bull Riding SE Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

325-436-8535

WCMB / 7N Mini Buckers

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series

620-313-0321

WCMB / Tumble I Mini Bull Riders Zane Cook Bull Riding School

Apr 24

TBD

Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series

Apr 25

Whitney, TX

4/18

254-715-7402

Central Texas Jr Bull Riders

6-9pm

MAY May 1

Cuero, TX

May 1

Muldrow, OK

May 2

Porum, OK

May 8

Pineville, LA

May 9 May 15

210-818-2460 / 979-224-5121

Texas Outlaws Youth Bull Riding South

620-313-0321

WCMB / Tumble I Mini Bull Riders

918-519-5729

Mini Bullridiing Tour

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series

Broken Arrow, OK

620-313-0321

WCMB / Tumble I Mini Bull Riders

Leon, KS

620-313-0321

WCMB / Tumble I Mini Bull Riders

Mon prior

6-9pm

Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

May 22

Prague, OK

325-665-5111

Mustache Bash Jr Bull Riding

May 22

Monahans, TX

325-436-8535

WCMB / 7N Mini Buckers

May 29

Lenapah, OK

620-313-0321

WCMB / Tumble I Mini Bull Riders

May 30

Porum, OK

Mon prior

6-9pm

918-519-5729

Mini Bullridiing Tour

May 30

Whitney, TX

5/23

6-9pm

254-715-7402

Central Texas Jr Bull Riders

432-296-0671

Ultimate Team Challenge BR Series

BUCKING BULL EVENTS MARCH Mar 27

Wills Point, TX

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WHERE’S THE BEEF? 2021

*-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night (E)EST · (M)MST · (P)PST Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

Location

Added $

Open

Time

Call-In #

Assn/Event

APRIL Apr 3

Stephenville, TX

Apr 9

Lane, OK

TBA

Apr 10

Vinita, OK

TBA

Apr 10

TBA, CA

3/22-4/5

(Tentative)

Granbury, TX

3/29-4/5

Apr 17

Belton, TX

Apr 17

Oklahoma City, OK

Apr 17

Porum, OK

Apr 17

Apr 17

West Sunbury, PA

Apr 23-24

Duncan, OK

Apr 24

Comanche, TX

3/15-22

ABBI ABBI Sanctioned / Cord McCoy Call/Text

417-529-8453

ABBI / Evolution Bull Competitions

209-761-2817

ABBI Sanctioned / Kelly Aue ABBI

512-621-1548 3/29-4/5

Bailey Kay’s Bull Riding / Bull Teams ABBI Classic ABBI Sanctioned / LJ Jenkins

4/5-11

724-421-5601

ABBI Sanctioned / Kevin Shamblin ABBI Sanctioned / Cheyenne Owens

432-296-0671

Ultimate Team Challenge BR Series

864-246-9426

ABBI Sanctioned / Cory Brown

MAY May 1

Easley, SC

4/26-30

May 8

Belton, TX

4/19-26

May 8

Sandstone, MN

TBA

320-279-1871

ABBI Sanctioned / Breanna Carlson

May 15

Osseo, MI

5/3-9

724-421-5601

ABBI Sanctioned / Kevin Shamblin

May 22

Vinita, OK

May 29

Glen Rose, TX

May 29

Granbury, TX

May 29

Archdale, NC

May 29 May 29

ABBI

ABBI Sanctioned / Cheyenne Owens 432-296-0671 5/10-17

Ultimate Team Challenge BR Series ABBI

ABBI Sanctioned / Jerome Davis North Platte, NE 5/1-19 308-520-5872 ABBI / Buckers Unlimited Coring, CA 5/10-24 209-761-2817 ABBI Sanctioned / Kelly Aue Events highlighted in yellow have ads in this issue of Humps N Horns for more information. TBA

Humps-Horns.com · 27 · April 2021


CLASSIFIEDS Practice Pens

Practice Pens

PISGAH, AL - TIM COX, TCB, ANYTIME, CALL FIRST, 256-996-9426

JACKSONVILLE, NC - Aleck Barnard, Elite Cowboy Rodeo Assoc., Onslow Rodeo Arena, 6pm Every Other Sunday, Call First, 910-381-8597

NEW MARKET, AL - EC Hunt, 5:30pm Sun., 256-683-8169 BATESVILLE, AR - James Bechdoldt, Anytime, Call First, 870-307-9923 CONWAY, AR - Mark Lindsey, Ride & Shine Cattle Company, Anytime, Call First, 501-730-4557 ELFRIDA, AZ - D Davis Bucking Bulls, 4pm Sat., Call First, 520-642-3737 LINCOLN, CA - B Bar Ranch, B Bar Indoor Arena, Rain or Shine, All Rough Stock, 916-206-4059 MARYSVILLE, CA - PacWest, 5pm Wed., Steers & Bulls, Call First, 530-751-6643 FRESNO, CA - Toro Bravo Arena, Thur. by appt., Call First, 559-577-2445 ELIZABETH, CO - Tuff Garcia, Tuff E Nuff, 6pm Mon., Rain or Shine, 970-846-0788 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO - Tuff E Nuff, 6pm Wed., Apr-Nov., 970-846-6828/3354 ALDEN, IA - Circle C Rodeo, 6pm Wed., Rain or Shine, Call for alternate dates 641-373-3625

Do You Have a Livestock Layover or Practice Pen? List it for FREE in the Classifieds.

WOODBINE, IA - Tom & Kristina Kelley, every Sun. (weather permitting). Beginner - rank bulls. Call 712-5922493

Call our office at 325-500-BULL (2855)

KENDALLVILLE, IN - B Bar A Bucking Bulls, Heidi Speicher, 7pm Every Thur, Call First, 260-564-5864/Troy

For More Information on listing your facilities

JACKSONVILLE, IL - Lazy C Rodeo, 10am-3pm Sun., Rain or shine, Call First, 217-245-8280

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CHANDLER, OK - JAM Bulls, 2pm Sun., 7pm Wed., Call First, 405-570-9010 SOPER/HUGO, OK - RBL Rodeo Bulls, Anytime with 4-6 hour notice, Rain or Shine, 307-461-1741 EAGLEVILLE, TN - BF Cattle Company, 2pm Sun., Jackpot, Call First, 615-336-4313 EMORY, TX - Oakes & Greene’s, 7pm Wed., 903-348-8630 LORENA, TX - Rocking S Ranch, Tue., Jackpot, Call First, 254-716-0779 MANSFIELD, TX - JC Knapp Ranch, 4pm Sun/6pm Wed., $5 at the gate to ride as many as you want, 817-223-3692 SIMMS, TX - Wilburn Bucking Bulls, 7pm Every Other Thur., 903-543-3025 PETROLIA, TX - Norris Dalton, 7pm Wed., 940-733-3020 DECATUR, TX - Cullen Calame, Denton Creek Farms, Call First, 940-393-3730 NOCONA, TX - 4x Arena, Call First, 501-944-1907 NOCONA, TX - Locke Bucking Bulls, Call First, 940-872-0733

Livestock Layovers BATESVILLE, AR - James Bechdoldt, White River Rodeo, 870-307-9923 RAYMOND, IL - Randy Littrell, Shop Creek Cattle, 217-556-0551


CLASSIFIEDS Livestock Layovers MARYSVILLE, KS - Gary Hershey, 4H Bucking Bulls and Marysville Sale Barn, Call First, 785-292-4952 LAKE CHARLES, LA - Keith Strickland, Deep South Rodeo Genetics, 337-304-1493 SALEM, MO - Hwy 32 & 72, Salem Livestock Auction, 573-729-8880 HELENA, MT - Jim Horne, Bull Horne Ranch, 406-459-5706 FERNLEY, NV - Nathan Pudsey, Circle P Bucking Bulls, 775-750-2168 CLAYTON, NM - Justin Keeth, Lazy J 3 Bucking Bulls, 575-447-0877 BETHESDA, OH - 15 Miles off I-70, TCB Ranch, 304-281-4530 SOPER/HUGO, OK - RBL Rodeo Bulls, Anytime with 4-6 hours notice, 307-461-1741 BOX ELDER, SD - Gus “Duane” Aus, Lazy Heart O Ranch, 605-923-3426 BUCHANAN, TN - Parsons & Milam 731-642-8346

Livestock Schools Layovers

Miscellaneous

GARY LEFFEW BULL RIDING SCHOOL

WINNERS RODEO SUPPLY - Gary Leffews Dare to Be Great DVD $45.00 or I am Hot DVD $35.00-free shipping. Also some remaining Hotman and Lostroh bullropes plus all other bullriding gear. Gold Buckle Rodeo Supply rodeo@wk.net 320-328-4000 Dealers wanted !!

Free bull riding tips on Facebook at Gary Leffew Bullriders Only.

CLARKSVILLE, TX - Brian Agnew, BA Livestock, 903-669-9189

14 World Champions and counting! Learn the guru’s winning techniques: Bull riding drills and mental tricks for a smokin’ hot career!

DUBLIN, TX - Mike Godfrey, Godfrey 4X Cattle, 817-235-2852

www.garyleffewsbullridingworld.com

MANSFIELD, TX - JC Knapp Ranch, JC Knapp Rodeo, 817-223-3692 MIDLAND, TX - Ted Norton, Norton Bucking Bulls, 432-413-8433 DECATUR, TX - Cullen Calame, Denton Creek Farms, 940-393-3730 SIMMS, TX - Near I-30 Texarkana, Wilburn Bucking Bulls, 863-381-2799 CHEYENNE, WY - Floyd & Ann Thomas, TTnT Ranch, 307-778-8806

FMI and to register for school, visit 2021 Schedule Monahans, TX - Apr 2-4 ​Grantsville, PA - Apr 16-18 (610) 780-4201 Elberton, GA - Apr 23-25 Greenville, TX - May 19-23 Jasper, AL - May 28-30 Saltillo, Mexico -Jun 22-26 (844) 255-3838​ Elgin, IL- Oct 8-10 Greenville, TX - Nov 24-28

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Western Wanderings a cowboy’s gloves All of the work we cowboys do Is hard and dirty and rough That’s why we wear them leather gloves And why we call ourselves tough

They are good to go when the weather turns cold And when we want coffee that’s hot We don’t even give it a second thought We just grab up that hot coffee pot!

Whether chasing down a stray in the brush Or mendin’ a hole in the fence Those gloves keep our hands from getting cut I’d say that just makes good sense!

Gloves help keep hand calluses smaller Which is good for the gals in our life They really don’t like hands that are way too rough That causes a bit of strife!

Gloves keep our hands from getting rope burns When handling an unruly cow They work real good to keep our hands safe When we grab a plate of Cookie’s hot chow

Our hat, spurs, and chaps are part of our gear And help make us “cowboy” for sure Our saddle and rope, and that ol’ pair of gloves Help the cowboy image endure

By Kelly B. Robbins


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