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Humps N Horns August 2022

On The Cover - Dusty Tuckness goes to work to free the hand of Ruger Piva during a hang-up in Round 7 of the 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo by Phillip Kitts / Avid Visual Imagery

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So Long Bruiser:

CIRCULATION

A Perfect Champion

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FEATURE STORY WRITER

Red Doyal

Barbara Pinnella barbara@humps-horns.com

My Cowboy Hat Still Fits

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Dusty Tuckness

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Scott Mendes

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

You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

CONTRIBUTORS Georgia Akers Justin Felisko Barbara Pinnella Keno Shrum

A True Champion

Also In This Issue Bull Pen 20 Classifieds 28 Country Kitchen 15 Inspiration Point 14 Livestock Layovers 28 Outside the Arena 9

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

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Andy Gregory Phillip Kitts Kelly B. Robbins Andy Watson

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Letter from the Editor

I don’t know what it has been like where you hang your hat but here in Texas it has been hot. To be more specific, it has been VERY HOT! I’ve been having some traumatic flashbacks to the summer of 1980 when that was referred to as the Texas heat wave. The really scary part is thinking about what the electric bill will look like when it arrives because it seems that the air conditioner unit runs 24 hours a day. However, I am grateful that we have air conditioning and would not want to experience this heat without Another great warrior is veteran bullfighter Dusty Tuckness. He the relief that it provides. has been the PRCA Bullfighter of the Year ten times and fought I know that we all like to fuss about the weather but, at the end of bulls at the National Finals Rodeo for thirteen years. He had the day, there’s nothing we can a setback at the 2021 NFR when a bull stepped on his leg and do to change it so we just have caused some serious injuries. After a couple of surgeries and a few months of rehab, Tuck is back doing what he loves to do, fighting to take it one day at a time. bulls and protecting cowboys in the arena. We are excited to bring the August issue of Humps N This summer is also full of some great bull riding and rodeo events Horns to you. This month all across the country. I encourage you to check out the Where’s includes some great features The Beef section on page 23 and find some events that you can including a tribute to the help support. It will be good for you and also good for the bull champion bucking bull, 32Y riders, the producers, stock contractors, and the communities SweetPro’s Bruiser. As we they support. looked through photos of Bruiser, it was amazing to Until next time, realize the longevity that this warrior had as a bucking bull. Terry

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Talking “Bull” with Brayden

Hi my name is Brayden Hollywood Brown and I’m a Junior bull rider. Today I’m going to talk about one of the great rodeo circuits of South Texas. Lester Meier rodeo’s are some of the best ones I’ve ridden at. They always pay great and the mini bulls and open bulls are some of the best in the state of Texas. So let’s get into it. Starting things off in the junior bullriding... I didn’t have the event I wanted. My first bull drug me off on the chutes and banged my right leg up pretty bad. I took my reride and took him to about 5 seconds when he got me popped off my rope and thrown out the back door. Trent Boyce rode Boss like a “Boss” for 70 points. This was one of the bigger junior bulls with a strong front end. Trent had to drive hard to the front every jump. This big strong black bull bucked his heart out to give Trent a second place finish. Caeden Earl rode the muley number 21 for 72 points. He’s a small bull, but don’t let that fool you. He bucks his little heart out every jump and when he made two rounds to the right before the buzzer went off Caeden made sure to get around the rank corners the bull threw at him. When it was all said and done it was good enough for Caeden to get the win in junior bulls. In the open bull riding Gavan Hauck rode 46 for 79 points. He didn’t seem to have a set trip and scattered so Gavan had to fight the entire ride to get past this sucker to pull a check. Lorenzo Lopez rode 045 for 82.50 points. 045 stutter stepped out of the bucking chutes before cranking it to the left

into Lorenzo’s hand. Towards the end of the ride Lorenzo even started to give 045 the money chops tacking on a couple extra points. This was one rank ride and in my opinion could have been marked a bit higher, but overall a second place check isn’t too bad. Winston Lopez rode Juvenile for 85 points. Juvenile took one jump out and whipped around to the left with a lot of speed, but Winston matched the speed plus more to get the win on the event. Lester Meier rodeos challenge your skill and bring in some of the best riders to be found. Thank you for reading. I look forward to writing to you each month. To find out more about me all of my social medias are braydenhollywoodbrown, and my snap is bhollywoodbrown. Thank you Brayden Hollywood Brown

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Outside the Arena with...

Love & Try By Georgia Akers Dear Readers, First I want to apologize for the misspelling of Sean Gleason’s first name in my last column. Isn’t spell check fun! Sorry Sean. Normally my column is dedicated to interviewing someone who contributes to the sport of bull riding but someone who is “Outside the Arena” and not in the limelight. Please excuse me as I diverge from my usual pattern, but I had to this time. Last month I interviewed Andrew Giangola who is the Vice President of Strategic Communications for the PBR. He has written a book called Love and Try. He explained it as a book about Professional Bull Riding. At the time of the interview, the book had not come out and it was about 2-3 weeks until I received a copy (PBR Shop or Amazon). I am a reader. I have always read, even as a kid. When I travel, there is always a book nearby. I read pretty much a variety of subjects from history, suspense, legal stuff and novels. The few books on bull riding, I have read. All these books have been entertaining (except the legal stuff) and informative (okay the legal stuff is informative). But this book has moved me and reached into my soul. I cannot think of a book that has done this to me in a long time. It is not a book just about bull riding. It is a book about character. Character is defined as a trait, quality or high moral code. Being a cowboy does not necessarily mean having boots and hats, it is the character that matters and an overall friendship to all. You can be a cowboy and not wear boots, hats or jeans. It is how you live.

fiancé has a wreck that leaves him paralyzed. His love for her was to tell her to move on so she would not have to care for him. Her love for him was “I am not going anywhere”. A couple who has had fifty foster kids at various times live with them while giving them safety and love and adopting six of them. Then there are the riders who never say much who go to schools and youth groups to encourage kids to “try” at whatever they do and not to give up. This book is not just for bull riding fans but should be read on a global level for the underlying message that I think could encourage and inspire especially our younger generation. And it is entertaining to read. In this world of war, animosity over ideologies and culture, tragic happenings, this is the book everyone should read to reassess and find their moral compass and become more cowboy and “try”. For those of you who have Facebook, Twitter, etc. please spread the word to your friends who do not follow western sports. You will be doing them a favor. The cowboy family needs to get behind this book for so many reasons. Georgia

As I read the book, I was mesmerized by what these men and women have meant for the sport but more taken in by their character and how they live their lives “outside the arena”. It is a lesson that crosses all people, and it is in telling their stories that the message permeates. It is not meant as a pulpit, but the very subtle message is there. Stories about a stock contractor driving three hours to give a jacket to a sick child; or a young twenty-three-year-old woman whose

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Bruiser at the 2015 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas. Photo by Andy Gregory

SO LONG BRUISER: THE PERFECT CHAMPION By Kelly B. Robbins

Rodeo lost the perfect champion when three-time PBR World Champion Bull 32Y SweetPro’s Bruiser passed away. D&H Cattle Company posted this on their Facebook page on May 17, 2022: “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the passing of Bruiser. SweetPro’s Bruiser had a champion’s heart to the very last minute in his earthly body… We could list his accolades, they are many and impressive, but what those of us at the Rocking P will remember is his beller and talks, the intelligence you could see in his eyes when he looked at you, and his huge personality. Bruiser leaves a huge empty space in our hearts,

but we are thankful for his time with us. It has been an honor to be his people, and we will miss him.” Bruiser’s career accomplishments are impressive. Bruiser not only won three consecutive PBR Bull Championships, and the 2017 PRCA Bull of the Year title, but he was the 2015 ABBI Classic Champion. D&H Cattle Company’s SweetPro’s Long John, who was Bruiser’s half-brother, won the PBR World Champion Bucking Bull title in 2015, and Bruiser was the runner-up. Bruiser was the top bull of the NFR in 2015, 2017, and 2019, and the PRCA Bull of the Year runner-up in 2018. Consistency was one of the primary attributes that contributed to Bruiser’s greatness. This amazing bucking bull just never had a bad out. He was a big, tough, champion bovine athlete. “Bruiser’s consistency set him apart from other bulls,” HD Page shared. “I don’t think there has ever been a better bull in PBR history than Bruiser. I don’t think he was the rankest bull in the arena, but I don’t think there has ever been one better.”

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Bruiser bucks at the PBR event - Tulsa, OK (2016). Photo by Phillip Kitts / Avid Visual Imagery “His style of bucking was straight up and down and big kicks,” HD continued. “No moves forward or belly rolls. Every jump was almost the same as the one before. He had perfect timing. I’ve never had a bull that bucked as hard as he did. He stood square in the middle of the chute, like his motor was idling. But when that gate opened, it’s like he flipped a switch. I’ve heard it said that these bulls love what they do. Bruiser took that to another level. He was full throttle from start to finish.” PBR Director of Livestock Cody Lambert told PBR insider Justin Felisko right after Bruiser won the 2018 PBR World Bull Championship, “Bruiser is an all-time great, and if he didn’t win it, he still would have been an all-time great. He has never been as rank as Bushwacker, but Bushwacker was never as good as Bruiser. He’s one of the all-time greats.” Perfection is the word that best describes this bovine champion superstar. From the bull rider’s perspective, Bruiser was the perfect draw because he was rideable. He was gentle and calm in the chute. But when that gate opened, he exploded out of the chute and jumped backwards and sideways and kicked really high. If you stuck with him, didn’t make any mistakes, and you could hang on for the eight seconds, you were practically guaranteed a score of 90 or above. That usually translated to a round win, money in your pocket, and championship points earned.

From a stock contractor’s perspective, Bruiser was the perfect bull because he traveled well, was easy to handle, loved to buck, and was in the running for the World Champion Bull title year after year. Bruiser and owner HD Page had a very special bond. They were best buddies, and everyone could see it. In his Morning Line column before Round Two of the PBR World Finals in 2016, Slade Long of Probullstats.com said of Bruiser, “He always has a great trip and always brings home a good score. He is honest and rideable, but he’s far from easy.” “Bruiser was just a special bull,” HD observed. “He was one of those bulls that had the intensity and all the stuff that goes with it for greatness. I’ve got yearlings and two-year-olds that are his offspring, and they are looking pretty good. Bruiser’s legacy will carry on through his offspring. It is a tribute to him that his offspring are going to be competitive bucking bulls.”

Two great champions go head to head, JB Mauney and Bruiser (2019). Photo by Andy Watson / BullStock Media.

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Co-owner Jirl Buck wrote on the D&H Cattle Company’s Facebook page after Bruiser passed: “It’s hard to put into words how special he was and how awesome it was to be part of the great ride. He was a competitor like no other, it was like he knew what he needed to do to be the winner every time. There were several times throughout his career he dealt with adversities, however you never knew it when he was in the arena. His God given talent was so amazing, but his personality was what separated him from the rest…The Bruiser legacy will live on forever through his offspring. Thanks for the good times!”


MY COWBOY HAT STILL FITS By Abe Morris

Red Doyal Robert Larry Doyal was born in June 1943 in Ringling, Oklahoma. At a very early age his family moved to the west Texas town of Crosbyton. It was here that Doyal was first introduced to livestock. There was a practice arena right across the street. When he was six years old, he’d ride his pony to watch the sessions and the other cowboys would strap him down on a few young calves. It also didn’t take long for Robert to be pinned with the lifelong nickname of “Red”. One look at his flaming colored hair was enough to justify the moniker. When Red was in the seventh grade, the Doyal family moved to Happy, Texas where he would eventually graduate from high school. Red’s older brother, Jerrell, hung out with other kids who had rodeo aspirations and this is what peaked his interest. Jerrell rode bulls for quite awhile. According to Red, the only reason Jerrell continued to get on them was because of peer pressure. Red says Jerrell was terrified and scared to death of bulls, but didn’t want to quit and be singled out by his other cowboy friends. There weren’t any junior rodeos or high school rodeos in the vicinity of Happy. Luckily for them there was an ample supply of livestock close by. The first rodeo Red entered was in 1959. He drew a little black Angus bull just like the ones they’d been practicing on around the house. The bull turned back right in the gate and spun. Red was already riding well. He was accustomed to riding bulls that jumped and kicked, and had no problems with one that spun. The local rodeo guys participated in a jackpot every Sunday produced by Morris Stevens from Silverton, Texas. Stevens also produced most of the amateur rodeos in that area. During that era any rodeos that weren’t sanctioned by the Rodeo Cowboys Association were considered and called “amateur” by all of the rodeo cowboys.

Red Doyle said, “I learned at a very young age, in order to be successful at anything in life, you needed to get your family involved as well as behind you. You’ll receive great support along the way.” Doyal credits a lot of his riding success to Jack Ratjen who put on bull riding events at the KowBell Indoor Arena in Mansfield, Texas for several years. Dick Ratjen also had a lot of good bucking bulls. Red was able to get all of the practice he desired and then some. Dick always had a lot of new try out bulls and he’d call the guys up and tell them to come and get on them. Dick wanted to see if the green bulls had potential to be integrated into his bucking bull string, or sent off to the slaughter house. Red graduated from high school and then topped that off with a good summer campaign out on the rodeo trail. In 1962 he accepted a rodeo scholarship to West Texas State. The final year of his collegiate career he was enrolled at Eastern New Mexico University. He attended college for four years. Red also rode bareback horses during his college rodeo days. He qualified and competed at the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Finals Rodeo for four consecutive years. He was the Southwest regional reserve bull riding champion his first year. The next three years in college, he was the regional champion. Doyal was the reserve NIRA National Champion bull rider in 1966 after winning the average at the College National Finals Rodeo that same year. Doyal never really enjoyed getting on those bareback horses though. Like several other roughstock competitors, he agreed that the cantankerous horses were just too hard on one’s body. Red said, “Man they just beat you up on a regular basis. It was okay as long as you were in time with them. But low and behold if you got out of rhythm and out of shape, they took a serious toll on your well being. I was amazed at the guys who could compete at such a high level for all of those years. The wear and tear on your physical body can be outrageous.” One of the stand out moments of Red Doyal’s rodeo career happened in 1968. One of the legends of the sport, George Paul, approached and asked Red if he wanted to travel with him. Paul set a goal of winning the world championship and also setting a year end earnings record as well. George Paul ended up as the 1968 World Champion, and during the course of the year successfully rode a record 79 bulls in a row. They flew to a lot of rodeos and George also taught Red how to fly a small private airplane. It was all well worth it for Red. At the end of the season he also qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City in the bull riding event as well. Doyle won a go round at the NFR on bull #112 Count Down owned by Harry

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Knight. His 83 points set a new NFR record at the time. Doyal also traveled off and on with another rodeo legend and World Champion Larry Mahan. Red got married to Paula Howard in the fall of 1969. A few top rodeo cowboys such as George Paul, Shawn Davis, Randy Magers and Paul Mayo attended his wedding ceremony. The next day, Doyal boarded a small private airplane, hit the rodeo trail and didn’t even see his new bride for the next 45 days. Most of his career, Doyal worked part time in the cattle industry and rodeoed extensively in the summer months. After he retired from the sport, he worked full time in the cattle industry for several years. Doyal settled down became a family man and managed a few cattle producing ranches along the way. He and his first wife had a little boy named Royd and a daughter named ShaMarie to raise. Back in those days there was no such thing as the “right to work laws”. RCA cowboys were forbidden to sneak off and compete in non-sanctioned rodeos. Doing so resulted in being black listed from the RCA and a major fine. It would usually cost a cowboy in the neighborhood of about $1,500 to get off of the black list and get their card back. A rodeo cowboy could voluntarily turn their RCA card in and go to any other rodeos that they wished. It would cost them about $1,500 to be reinstated again, though. Red opted to turn in his RCA card and ventured off to other rodeos for awhile so as to not suffer a consequence.

there any more just to visit. While in Mexico he and son Royd had produced a few bull riding events. Royd Doyal [see article in July 2022 issue of Humps N Horns] who is also now retired, went on to have a very successful bull riding career. He qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo twice, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times and the PBR World Finals five times. Red Doyal also serves on the Board of Directors for The Bull Riding Hall of Fame. In his spare time, Doyal will be coordinating and putting on some classroom rodeo/ bull riding seminars. Red will have other friends and retired successful champion bull riders to serve as guest speakers at these seminars. They are geared as much for the parents of future rodeo stars as well as the new kids on the block. Interested participants and old rodeo friends may reach out to Red Doyal via Facebook. As far as his own rodeo career was concerned Red Doyal at the age 71 says, “I don’t have any regrets. It gave me the opportunity to travel all over the United States and Canada. I‘ve made a lot of good friends along the way. Life has been very good to me.” [Editor’s Note - This article was originally published in the December 2014 issue of Humps N Horns. It seemed fitting to share again as a follow-up to the article featuring Royd Doyal last month.]

As the years went by, Red’s son Royd was growing up and taking a serious interest in the sport and bull riding. Red put together a string of roughstock and produced a few high school rodeos in the state of Texas. Years later, his first wife passed away. Doyal’s second marriage was to a lady who was a citizen of Mexico. His new fatherin-law was a very wealthy businessman in Mexico and set them up in the cattle industry. They took up residence and lived in Vera Cruz, Mexico for about 15 years. During this time frame Red Doyal became a licensed designer and builder of English riding equestrian competition courses that were used by riders with hopes and dreams of qualifying for the summer Olympic Games. In 2014, Red Doyal moved back to the states. He said the crime rate as a result of the increasing drug cartels just had made it too unsafe to continue living in that environment. He also didn’t want his relatives and grand kids coming down

Photo courtesy of The Bull Riding Hall of Fame.

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Inspiration Point

And keep your eyes on obedience, not expedience, as you walk through this challenging season. It will end! There truly is incomparable joy and peace found at the end of each day when we can look back and know that we made good and pleasing choices to God, even if there are no results to prove it.

by Keno Shrum

Keep Sowing the Seed

By the way, you know that harvest on which you have been waiting? Listen closely. I can hear God telling you, “Well done! Keep planting with Me. And remember, My child, to judge not the quality of your day by the harvest you reap. A good day is judged by the seeds you sow. Keep sowing!” Guest article submitted by HNH reader.

Have you ever grown weary as you await your harvest? Perhaps you have been sowing good seeds in your marriage, but your partner doesn’t bother to water the seeds that you have so diligently planted. As a result, there is no harvest... only an empty, barren field that desperately awaits life. Maybe you have been ambitiously putting good seeds in your body in the form of clean food, plenty of water and regular exercise. Nevertheless, the crops of weight loss, improved stamina and enhanced fitness are growing ever so slowly. Quite possibly, life has left you at the end of your rope. You have slaved over your field for the last year, following every rule in the book, but there remain no fruits to be found. In such seasons, it is very easy for the weeds of discouragement to take hold and to choke your harvest-to-be. I understand completely! I have been there many times in my physical, emotional and spiritual development. What got me through? God’s promises! Galatians 6:9 reminds us... “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.” Friends, this Scripture is evidence of God’s perfect word of honor. It reminds us that our efforts are never in vain, no matter what we see happening around us. God is neither a manipulator nor a liar. He is not trying to trick us with our trying circumstances. Rather, He wants nothing more than our trusting, yielding hearts so that we may receive the faithful assurance that He is always for us and with us. He loves us that much! In light of this good news, I wish to encourage you NOT to grow weary... Keep doing the right thing with your spouse, even when he or she chooses otherwise! Keep doing the next best thing on behalf of your health and fitness, even when the scale doesn’t budge!

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Creamy Grape Salad INGREDIENTS • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened • 1 cup sour cream • 1/3 cup sugar • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 2 pounds seedless red grapes • 2 pounds seedless green grapes • 3 tablespoons brown sugar • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans

INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until blended. Add grapes and toss to coat. 2. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving. 3. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans just before serving.

Submitted by Peggy M. - Richland Hills, TX

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Photos Phillip Kitts / Avid Visual Imagery Photos byby Phillip Kitts / Avid Visual Imagery

By Barbara Pinnella

Dusty Tuckness You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

Dusty Tuckness was destined to become a bullfighter. Both his parents were involved in the rodeo lifestyle. His father Forrest, better known as Timber, was a bullfighter. Being familiar with that world, both parents were behind him in his decision to also fight bulls. “Mom and dad were supportive through the whole journey. They always looked at it as something that I wanted to pursue and something I enjoyed, and I was all in and wanted to put my best foot forward. They have been supportive through it all. “Being around bullfighting at a young age, I fell into it that way,” Dusty said. “I did ride a few bulls, but I was never as interested in that as I was fighting them. There is a lot I like about fighting bulls. Certainly, the camaraderie is a big part.

“But I guess for me, the reason behind fighting bulls is being unselfish. Also, the unpredictability of the job. And you get to travel, meet a lot of people, and see a lot of cool places and things.” Besides fighting bulls for cowboy protection, Dusty also fought bulls competitively. He did that for a long time, but said that he has not entered a competition in a few years. “I still help out in some of the sporting events on the production side, or judging events, but I haven’t entered one in a while.” At 36 years of age, Dusty told us that he has been fighting bulls since he was about 12. Of course, that was too young to do that professionally, but as soon as he could he got his card. That was

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back in 2006. “I work the PBR, PRCA; really, at the end of the day I just consider myself a bullfighter, so if I’m open and available I can go to just about anything.” Not one to toot his own horn, let us remind you if you didn’t already know, that Dusty has been selected to be a bullfighter at the National Finals Rodeo 13 times, and has been named PRCA Bullfighter of the Year 10 times. But it turned out to be an unlucky trip 13 to the NFR last year. In the ninth round, Dusty, while doing his job and protecting a fallen bull rider, was stepped on. He suffered compound fractures of both the tibia and fibula of his left leg. Surgery was required, which included the insertion of a metal rod. While believing he was on the road to recovery, Dusty noticed some movement in his leg; not a good thing. Four weeks later a second surgery was necessary, and a larger rod with supporting screws were needed to hold that leg in place. But that was then, this is now, and Dusty has been back in action for almost two months. “I feel pretty good. The bones set well. I’m still working on building some of the muscle back on the leg, but the majority

of it is back, so that’s all good. There were six or seven weeks where I was non-weight bearing, so I had to get creative with exercise. But I would still put in the time and work.” We were talking about different venues, and it was hard for Dusty to name one favorite venue. He explained that a lot of places bring something with them that are unique and special. “There are a lot of great places. Cody, Cheyenne, Houston, Fort Worth. Obviously the NFR in Las Vegas is the ultimate experience. But they all have something pretty special about them that makes it fun.” Besides his father, Dusty rattled off some of the who’s who of bullfighting that he has looked up to throughout his career. Off the top of his head, they included Rex Dunn, Miles Hare, Rob Smets, Lance Brittan, and Mike Matt. “I stay in contact with pretty much all those guys to a certain extent,” Dusty told us. “We keep in touch throughout the year.” While his bullfighting duties do not allow for a lot of spare time, Dusty does find opportunities to do a few other things. “I’m an outdoors kind of guy. I like to fish and snowboard. A lot of times between rodeos I do a lot of golfing or mountain

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biking. I like anything outdoors. Also though, I am in the gym every day as well.”

shortage of things that he is more than competent to expand on. We wish him good luck now and in the future.

When the time comes for him to hang up his cleats he will still stay involved in the sport of rodeo. “It might be with schools, or the production side of things. I could continue judging events and things of that nature. I’m also into the fitness industry and do some personal training on the side as well. I will probably be involved with that, too. So, the fitness side and the rodeo side I’m sure I’ll stay tied to.” For now, Dusty will continue to do his great job protecting cowboys in the arena. But when the time comes for him to move on, there is no Humps-Horns.com · 18 · August 2022


By Kelly B. Robbins

Scott Mendes A True Champion Scott Mendes is a cowboy with tremendous drive and passion. His love and passion for “the toughest sport on dirt” has led him from two Nevada State Bull Riding Championships in 1985 and 1986, to the Wrangler World of Rodeo Championships in 1994 and 1996. It has led him to be a PBR World Finals Qualifier in 1994 and 2001, and an NFR Qualifier in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1997. He was the PRCA Reserve World Champion in 1994, and the PRCA World Champion Bull Rider in 1997. And Scott was just inducted into The Bull Riding Hall of Fame this past May. Scott has always loved bull riding. He had rodeo in his blood as Grandfather Frank Mendes was a charter member of the Cowboy Turtle Association, which eventually became the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Bull riding, and all he accomplished in the sport he loves, laid a solid foundation

for his life. This led him to become one of the 20 original founding cowboys of the PBR. Scott wanted to see the sport he loves grow and get better. But as he moved down the road of fame and fortune, he started to realize that the demands and expectations of the PBR were causing cracks in his foundation. He was offered a large endorsement by a national liquor company. He was also going to bars until the wee hours signing autographs and greeting fans. The death of good friend Brent Thurman at the 1994 National Finals Rodeo caused Scott to examine his own life and fully commit his life to Jesus. “I realized that if I had died, I would not have gone to heaven,” Scott revealed. “I thought I was doing things for God, but I was walking both sides of the street.” He met his wife, Angel, at Brent’s funeral. Scott and Angel later answered an altar call together at an event in Seattle in the spring of 1995. That service was based on Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” From then on Scott experienced a total transformation. He continued to ride bulls, going on to win the 1997 PRCA Bull Riding World Championship. But his drive and passion were now focused on the Lord, and His call on Scott’s life. “I had to make a choice to ride bulls for Him and pass up endorsements that I felt were a compromise to my walk,” Scott admitted. “So, I walked away from the PBR. I chose the road God called me to. God wanted me to be a role model for Him. And I couldn’t do that and compromise my walk with Him. God directed my steps. Romans 12:2 was the anchor verse for my witness to my fellow bull riders and the bull riding community.”

Scott and Angel Mendes

Scott’s unique childhood served as a perfect companion foundation with bull riding for Scott and Angel’s ministry today. His parents divorced when he was very young. He lived with his mom in Fort Worth for nine months a year, and with Humps-Horns.com · 19 · August 2022


his dad, bull rider and rancher Alan Mendes for three months a year in Reno, Nevada. “When I was in Reno with my dad,” Scott said, “I was a cowboy. When I was in Fort Worth with my mom, my brother Mike and I pretty much roamed the streets and got in trouble. But my grandmother always prayed for me and told me that God had a call on my life.” Scott and Angel started Western Harvest Ministries. Their logo says, “Impacting Lives with Extreme Sports and God’s Love.” They have a ranch and an arena in Weatherford, Texas that is headquarters of this multi-faceted ministry. Scott works as a chaplain for the bull riding community, continuing to bring the word to his fellow bull riders. The same passion and drive that served Scott in his bull riding career now fuel his ministry.

“As a coach, I share truth in love because I want to make sure you have your life priorities straight,” Scott shared. “My message is that we can all conquer the beast in our life, and it is more than just the bull you are trying to ride. You must face the person inside of you. I am interested in where their hearts are at. If they get right with life, they will be better bull riders.” “My ministry has been growing in motion, so to speak,” Scott stated. “God has sure moved me out of my comfort zone in what we have done. We have Western Harvest Media and have just finished a movie about my life. We are involved in producing family film productions and promotional and educational productions. I have been on several television programs like TBN, and I was in a few movies like City Slickers.”

At Western Harvest Ministries, Scott and Angel teach aspiring young rodeo cowboys the fundamentals of bull riding and help them to learn how to prioritize their lives. They also conduct Christian bull riding events and training camps across the country. Scott is also the head of the Cowboy Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His CTB (Conquering the Beast) Ministries Pro Bull Riding League and Team Spur’n with Jesus ministry keep him traveling and equipping young people with the life skills they need to be productive and successful and positively impact their communities. Humps-Horns.com · 20 · August 2022


The Western Harvest Ministries website states: “Western Harvest Ministries and its staff are dedicated to sharing God’s unconditional love and grace with today’s youth of America. Our vision is to see them lead strong and victorious lives, while they are able to participate in a sport that they truly love. We both challenge and equip them with solid and practical principles from the eternal Word of God. We are passionately driven by seeing firsthand, the transformation in their lives as we encourage them to fulfill their God-given destinies.”

For more information, please visit: www.westernharvestministries.com www.scottmendes.com

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Tate Pollmeier (Fort Scott, KS) was unstoppable in the Bull Riding. The defending IFYR Bull Riding Champion was one of only two bull riders to make two qualified rides. The Kansas Cowboy took home his second IFYR title after recording a 71-point score in round one and an impressive 80.5-point score in round two. The Fort Scott Cowboy earned an overall 151.5 average on three head. Photo provided courtesy of IFYR.


WHERE’S THE BEEF? *-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

Location

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Time

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Assn/Event

BULL RIDING EVENTS AUGUST Aug 2

Lovington, NM

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Aug 2

Dodge City, KS

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Aug 3

Rifle, CO

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Aug 3

Oshkosh, WI

$300

7/26

8am-5pm

$6,000

7/25

5pm

641-784-6024

T&C Rodeo Company

Aug 3-4

Washington, MO

Aug 4

Brighton, CO

Aug 4

Chisholm, MN

$6,000

7/25

6-9pm

320-226-0949

NFPB

Aug 5

Litchfield, MN

$4,000

7/25

6-9pm

320-226-0949

NFPB

Aug 5

Woodstock, IL

Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series

Aug 5-6

Pilesgrove, NJ

PBR Challenger Series

Aug 5-6

Auxvasse, MO

Aug 5-7

Kansas City, MO

PBR Team Series

Aug 6

Pilesgrove, NJ

PBR Challenger Series

Aug 6

Charleston, IL

$5,000

7/25

6-9pm

417-924-3591

NFPB

Aug 6

Garnavillo, IA

$3,000

8/1

6-9pm

608-412-0799

NFPB

Aug 7

Fort Worth, TX

Aug 10

Farmington, MN

$2,500

8/1

6pm

501-318-7758 txt

Aug 10

Missoula, MT

Aug 10

Willmar, MN

$5,000

8/1

6-9pm

320-226-0947

NFPB

Aug 11

Bird Island, MN

$3,500

8/1

6-9pm

320-226-0949

NFPB

Aug 11

Milledgeville, IL

$2,500

8/1

6pm

501-318-7758 txt

Aug 12

Belvidere, IL

Aug 12-13

Anaheim, CA

Aug 12-13

Austin, MN

Aug 13

Denton, TX

Denton Co. Cowboy Church Bull Bash

Aug 13

Big Rock, IL

Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series

573-823-2569 txt NFPB

PBR Challenger Series

$2,000*

7/25

6pm

660-441-3088

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour

PBR Challenger Series BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour PRCA Xtreme Bulls

BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series PBR Team Series

$4,000

8/1

6-9pm

320-226-0949

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WHERE’S THE BEEF? *-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

Location

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Assn/Event

Aug 13

Goliad, TX

Aug 13

Hayward, WI

Aug 14

Fort Worth, TX

Aug 16

Fairmont, MN

Aug 16

Morrison, IL

Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series

Aug 17

Erick, OK

PBR Challenger Series

Aug 18-20

New Windsor, IL

$2,000*

8/8

6-9pm

417-924-3591

NFPB

Aug 19

Kenosho, WI

$300

7/26

8am-5pm

641-784-6024

T&C Rodeo Company

Aug 19-20

Sedalia, MO

$1,500*

8/8

6-9pm

417-924-3591

NFPB

Aug 19-20

Lamar, MO

PBR Challenger Series

Aug 19-20

Marianna, FL

Elite Bullriders Association Finals

Aug 19-21

Denton, TX

North Texas Fair & Rodeo - PRCA Rodeo

Aug 19-21

Nashville, TN

PBR Challenger Series $2,000

8/8

6pm

501-318-7758 txt

$4,000

8/8

6-9pm

320-226-0949

BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour PBR Challenger Series NFPB

PBR Team Series

Aug 20

Owatonna, MN

Aug 20

Redmond, OR

$4,000

8/15

6pm

Aug 20-21

Viroqua, WI

Aug 21

Fort Worth, TX

PBR Challenger Series

Aug 21

Gardiner, MT

PRCA Xtreme Bulls & Broncs

Aug 25

Weyauwega, WI

Aug 25

Couer D’Alene, ID

Aug 25-27

Denton, TX

Aug 26-27

Sioux City, IA

PBR Challenger Series

Aug 26-28

Austin, TX

PBR Team Series

Aug 27

Eureka, MT

PBR Challenger Series

Aug 27

California, MO

TBA

7/15

6pm

660-441-3088

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour

Aug 27

Gays Mills, WI

$2,000

8/21

6pm

608-412-1544

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour

Aug 27

Bremerton, WA

Aug 27

Bandera, TX

Aug 31

Huron, SD

Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour

Sep 1

Killdeer, ND

PRCA Xtreme Bulls, Broncs, & Bares

Sep 1

Mineral Point, WI

Sep 2-3

Dickinson, ND

Sep 2-4

Sebeka, MN

Sep 3

Wingate, NC

501-318-7758 txt

BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour PBR Challenger Series

$2,500*

$1000

8/15

8/23

6-9pm

8am-5pm

608-412-0799

641-784-6024

NFPB

T&C Rodeo Company PRCA Xtreme Bulls

8/1

Enter online at ntfair.com

North Texas Fair & Rodeo - Bull Blowout

PRCA Xtreme Bulls Mon prior

txt 830-777-7129 IMBA/ Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

SEPTEMBER

Sep 3

Fonda, IA

Sep 3

Ellensburg, WA

Sep 3

Mountain Grove, MO

Sep 3-4

Belton, TX

Sep 4

Plymouth, WI

$3,000

8/22

6-9pm

608-412-0799

NFPB

$13,000

8/22

4-8pm

651-248-2663

NFPB

PBR Challenger Series Stan Stegall Memorial Bulls / Ranch Broncs

$250

8/23

8am-5pm

641-784-6024

T&C Rodeo Company PRCA Xtreme Bulls

$1,500

8/22

6-9pm

417-924-3591

$5,000

8/29

6pm

501-318-7758 txt

NFPB PBR Challenger Series

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BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour


WHERE’S THE BEEF? *-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

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Time

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Assn/Event

Sep 6

Window Rock, AZ

Sep 6

Unionville, MO

Sep 7

Lewiston, ID

Sep 9

Tonganoxie, KS

Sep 9

Arlington, MN

Sep 9

Kinmundy, IL

Sep 9-10

Kennewick, WA

PBR Challenger Series

Sep 9-10

Albuquerque, NM

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Sep 9-10

Eureka, MO

Sep 9-11

Winston-Salem, NC

Sep 10

PBR Challenger Series $3,000

8/23

8am

816-215-3391

NFPB

$2,000

8/29

6pm

660-441-3088

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour

PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series $1,500

9/5

5-9pm

618-267-1782

NFPB

$2,000*

8/29

5pm

Fort Gibson, OK

$1,500

TBA

6pm

660-441-3088

Sep 10

Brainerd, MN

$2,500

8/29

6pm

501-318-7758 txt

Sep 10

Osakis, MN

$5,000

9/5

5-9pm

320-226-1487

Sep 10

Bandera, TX

Sep 12-13

Pendleton, OR

PRCA Xtreme Bulls Finale

Sep 16-18

Oklahoma City, OK

PBR Team Series

Sep 16-17

Nebraska City, NE

Bullriders of America

573-823-2569 txt NFPB

PBR Team Series

Mon prior

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour NFPB

830-777-7129 txt IMBA/ Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

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WHERE’S THE BEEF? *-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

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Assn/Event

Sep 17

Waterloo, IL

Sep 17

Carmi, IL

$2,000

9/5

5pm

Sep 17

Wahpeton, ND

$5,000

9/12

5-9pm

Sep 17

Stockton, CA

Sep 23-24

Lakeland, FL

Sep 23-24

Minot, ND

Sep 23-24

Oklahoma City, OK

Sep 23-24

Marshfield, WI

Sep 23-25

Ridgedale, MO

Sep 24

Belle, MO

Sep 24-25

Fairfax, VA

Sep 25

Springfield, IL

$3,000

9/18

6-10pm

573-470-5888

NFPB

Sep 25

New Braunfels, TX

$5,000

Mon prior

Call/txt

281-684-2477

Backyard Bull Riders Fall Series

Sep 28

Fort Smith, AR

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Sep 30

Nephi, UT

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Sep 30

Pasadena, TX

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series 573-823-2569 txt NFPB

320-226-1487

NFPB PBR Challenger Series

$10,000

EC 9/1

863-660-2710

$100k Ultimate Team Challenge PBR Challenger Series PRCA Xtreme Bulls

$10,000

501-318-7758 txt

BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour Finals PBR Team Series

$5,000

9/12

6-9pm

417-924-3591

NFPB PBR Challenger Series

YOUTH BULL RIDING EVENTS AUGUST Aug 13

Terrell, TX

620-688-9185

WCMB / #Jesus & Mini Bulls Tour

Aug 19

Terrell, TX

620-688-9185

WCMB / #Jesus & Mini Bulls Tour Finals

Aug 20

Valley Mills, TX

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series

Aug 23-24

Denton, TX

8/1

Aug 27

Bandera, TX

Mon prior

Aug 27

Whitney, TX

Sun-Thur prior 6-9pm

254-715-7402

Central Texas Junior Bullriders

Sep 3

Eastland, TX

Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series

Sep 10

Decatur, TX

Mon-Thur

Sep 17

Decatur, TX

9/12-15

Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

Enter online at ntfair.com

North Texas Fair & Rodeo - 21 & under

txt 830-777-7129 IMBA/ Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

SEPTEMBER

Sep 17

Mt. Pleasant, TX

Sep 24

Whitney, TX

940-453-2364 / 817-296-4766 Cowboy Youth Bull Riders Assoc. 940-453-2364 / 817-296-4766 CYBR Texas vs Oklahoma Chuteout

Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series

Sun-Thur prior 6-9pm

254-715-7402

Central Texas Junior Bullriders Finals

209-347-7305

ABBI Sanctioned

BUCKING BULL EVENTS AUGUST Aug 5-6

Merced, CA

Aug 5-6

Woodstown, NJ

Aug 5-6

Auxvasse, MO

Aug 6

Pocatello, ID

Aug 13

Kendallville, IN

Aug 13

Vinita, OK

Aug 14

Fort Worth, TX

Aug 17

Erick, OK

Aug 21

Fort Worth, TX

7/8-29 $100,000

7/18-25

ABBI Super Classic

660-441-3088

8/2

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Teams ABBI Sanctioned / WSBBA

8/7 8/1-8 7/25-8/1 $5,000 8/1/8

Call / txt

478-960-6432

ABBI Sanctioned

abbireg.com

ABBI Sanctioned / Evolution Bull Comp.

abbireg.com

ABBI

580-819-0628

ABBI Sanctioned

abbireg.com

ABBI

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WHERE’S THE BEEF? *-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

Location

Added $

Open

Time

Call-In #

Assn/Event

Aug 26-27

Amarillo, TX

8/8-15

Aug 26-27

Mt. Orab, OH

8/19

513-256-1225

Aug 27

California, MO

8/2

660-441-3088

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Teams

Aug 27

Mount Pleasant, TX

432-296-0671

ABBI Sanctioned / Ultimate Team Challenge

ABBI ABBI Sanctioned

SEPTEMBER Sep 3

Bakersfield, CA

EC 8/27

661-346-9169

ABBI Sanctioned

Sep 3-4

Ft. Lupton, CO

8/20-27

abbireg.com

ABBI Sanctioned

Sep 4

Erick, OK

580-819-0628

ABBI Sanctioned

Sep 9

Tonganoxie, KS

9/6

660-441-3088

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Teams

Sep 10

Fort Gibson, OK

TBA

660-441-3088

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Teams

Sep 10

Lloydminister, Canada

780-872-8667

ABBI Sanctioned

Sep 10

Kendallville, IN

478-960-6432

ABBI Sanctioned

Sep 10

Elko, NV

$10,000

9/3

ABBI Sanctioned / WSBBA

Sep 10

Duncan, OK

8/22-9/2

abbireg.com

ABBI Sanctioned / EBC Finale

Sep 16-17

Mt. Orab, OH

9/9

513-256-1225

ABBI Sanctioned

Sep 17

Sandstone, MN

abbireg.com

ABBI Sanctioned / Champion Series Finale

Sep 23-24

Texarkana, TX

Sep 24

Brownwood, TX

Sep 24

Fredonia, PA

9/5-12

abbireg.com

ABBI Sanctioned

432-296-0671

ABBI Sanctioned/ Ultimate Team Challenge

9/12-18

9a-5p

724-421-5601

ABBI Sanctioned / Kevin Shamblin

10/1

Call / txt

478-960-6432

ABBI Sanctioned

209-347-7305

ABBI Sanctioned

OCTOBER Oct 8

Kendallville, IN

Oct 8

Merced, CA

9/5-23

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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

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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 WILLS POINT, TX - Austin Arena Bulls, Barrels, & Poles. $10 per ride/run or $25 for all you can ride. Bulls for all ages. 214-7265799

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Western Wanderings a cowboy’s piggin’ strings If you look into my saddlebags You’ll find leather rolled in a ball They call those short pieces piggin’ strings Cowboys use them, one and all! They’re good for lashing a cattle’s hind legs When playing the branding game You can use them to tie down your hat in the wind Or to repair a broken rein There may be a time when you’re out overnight And you need to hobble your horse You don’t have to ponder what you should do You’ve got piggin’ strings of course I’ve used them to help lash a shelter When a rainstorm threatens to blow They’re handy to tie barbed wire to a post When mending a fence on the go Them piggin’ strings are sure handy A wonder to truly behold When you’re in a spot and need a fix They’re more valuable than gold!

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S A X E T N, O T N DE

TU O LOW B L L Schedule of Events: 2 BU

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August 19-21: PRCA Rodeo

100% PAYBACK Thursday, 8/25 Friday, 8/26 Saturday, 8/27 $25 entry fees - Enter the 25 and 26, and NTFR will pay fees for the 27. Entries open August 1. Enter online at ntfair.com. 30 head each night and buckle to high-mark ride for weekend!

August 22: Invitational Ranch Rodeo August 23-24: 21 & Under Rodeo August 25-27: Bull Blowout & Freestyle Bullfights

Concert Lineup: August 19: Aaron Lewis August 20: Bellamy Brothers August 21: La Zenda Nortena August 22: Jake Hooker & The Outsiders August 23: Dylan Wheeler August 24: Kody West August 25: Casey Donahew, Stoney LaRue August 26: Charley Crockett

August 27: Josh Turner Andrews Rodeo Co. Visit ntfair.com for more information,

or call (940) 387-2632.