Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
From the sounds of it the weather could be a real pain trying to fight our way out and back. However, we're goin' and that's all there is too it. We've rented a four-wheel drive SUV and are bound and determined to find our way....even if we have to rent snowmobiles (let's hope not~).
Tonight the PBR is in Denver and I sure wish we could have made it for that, however we'll catch the PRCA events and will be sure to fill you in and provide some picture. (Congrats to Curt Check for winning a round).
The main reason we go is to meet with our suppliers like Saddle Barn, Phoenix Performance Products, Beagley Braiding Company, Weaver Leathers and hundreds of other top industry manufacturers. It really is the who's ~ who for anything in the English and Western Lifesytle Industry.
We are hoping to make new connections with the latest product makers and find out where everyone see's the Industry going.
It should be a fun week. I know I'm really looking forward to it. If you happen to be planning to attend, be sure to look us up!!! Shouldn't be to hard...couple Iowa guys wandering around.
Rodeo's in town!
As it turns out the PBR had a bunch of taxi's covered in cowhide (perhaps not the real deal~but they were furry from the looks of it).
Free taxi ride's throughout New York to promote the shows. Now that is some creative marketing for the rest of us promoters to think about.
I know that I've seen the running of the bulls down main street in several large cities...kind of modern day cattle drive to celebrate the Rodeo coming to town.
What is the wildest thing you have seen to promote a Rodeo or Bull Ride?
Ain't no Bull
If you happen to be in Las Vegas Jan. 19, 20 and 21st be sure to attend the USTRC GIDDY UP ROPING Production. We were selected to produce two of their Trophy Saddles. Congrat's to the lucky winners!!!
Custom Cowboy Chaps
Leather tooled yokes and billets with custom crosses and initials in the top yokes. The fringe is cut right into the body.
How do you like your chaps?
Tool Leather Crosses on Chaps
Leather Tooled Chaps
Next step? Add the logos and we'll box them up and get them shipped out. Sweet pair of leggin's!!!
One of the newest Bull Riding Associations is coming to Des Moines, Iowa. They are called the PCB - Professional Championship Bull Riders and it is sure to be an event you'll not want to miss.
From what I heard some of the best bulls from the midwest will be in attendance. So far I've heard that High Risk Bucking Bulls from Monroe, Iowa owned by Bryan Weyers & Kenny Kingery will bring bulls, as well as Curt & Cory Check and John Thomas.
We are hoping that Nate will get entered and be able to ride at this one being so close to home base. However with over $5,000 in Prize money it could be a trick to get entered up. Most riders are pretty eager to be getting on this time of year with fewer shows.
I know we'll be there and hope that Des Moines and Iowa will shows it's support and love of the sport of bull riding.
Below is some information from their Press Release. Hope to see you there!!!
Professional Championship Bull riders Stampede into Vets Auditorium January 26 and 27
Tickets go on-sale Saturday, December 9 at 10am
Des Moines, IA (December 6, 2006) – The meanest bulls on the planet stampede into Des Moines as The Professional Championship Bullriding Tour, presented by Toyota, rides into Veterans Memorial Auditorium Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 at 7:30pm. Tickets priced from $13 to $48 go on sale this Saturday, December 8 at 10am at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office, all Dahl’s Foods locations, online at http://www.dahlstickets.com/, or charge by phone at 866-55-DAHLS.
The PCB Tour has been entertaining crowds across the country for years. Bull riders travel from around the globe to tour with PCB to compete for thousands of dollars in prize money. Top professionals on the circuit include Matt Pojanowski and Chris Littlejohn, who will be on hand to ride the world’s toughest bulls with names like Torque and Mr. Goodnight. Bob Sauber, president of the PCB, states “We try to put on a show that is affordable for the entire family. We promise to keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire show with non-stop bull riding action.”
Did you know Mike was in the Salina's Rodeo Parade when he was little? Ask him about it when you see him....great conversation.
For those of you that were planning on getting something done today...I apologize in advance. Bull Riding is highly addictive.
*Be sure to click refresh once your done so you can kill off the bad music.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Ever just had one of those days? Ran across this on Nathan Tull's My Space Page
What is the first thing that comes to mind???? Who is winnin' this one?
Monday, January 8, 2007
Help! What Brand of Bull Riding Vest do you Wear?
Sunday, January 7, 2007
Ronnie Kitchens at the CBR in Longview, TX CBR. We had a chance to attend this event back in 2005. Excellent event...I remember it was about 105 degree. Some real good bulls...the short go was awesome. Congrats to Matt Austin for Winning the CBR Finals in Las Vegas this weekend. He's on fire winning everything!
Bull Rope Block, Bull Riding Ropes
If you are just getting started make sure that you get going on the right foot. Invest in a good bull rope. If your ropes block is not over built with great quality leather you might be asking to get hung up.
Anyone needing help finding what will work best for them can give Nathan a call.
I for one am absolutely thrilled to see Iowa selected to host the National Pheasants Forever - Pheasant Fest.
Fortunately, last night I was reminded of the events when I was at a Casey's General Store in Huxley, Iowa and saw the discount ticket for a $1 Off Pheasant Fest 2007. The third-ever Fest is taking place January 19, 20 & 21, 2007 in Des Moines after previously being held in Bloomington, Minn. (2003) and Omaha, Neb. (2005). Omaha officials estimated that the 24,205 attendees had an economic impact of between $2 and $2.5 million on the Omaha economy in 2005.
Oddly enough last night I was at Casey's getting gas to go to the Monster Trucks Jam at the Iowa Events Center. Great show by the way.
So I called Dad (Milt Owen - Director of the Mitchell County Conservation Board as well as proud member of PF) on my way into the office today and wanted to hear more about this years National Convention.
WOW! I was shocked. They expect somewhere between 22,000 to 25,000 to attend throughout the convention. Most will be from Iowa, however a good number from the surrounding states as well as others from everywhere in between potentially flying into Des Moines International Airport.
He mentioned something like 400+ Exhibitors & Displays with seminars going on throughout. I can't wait to go. Amazing event and incredible boost to the Iowa economy (both Pheasant Hunting and the National Convention). One look at the roster of sponsors and it is clear that many of our rodeo friends are involved. Cabela's is one of the Major Sponsors of the PBR is also one of the top sponsors with this year's PH convention. THANK YOU!
Soooo, if you are planning on attending, give us a call and we'll be sure to hook up.
I'm curious. Are you involved in your state with PF or other similar conservation/hunting organizations? National Wild Turkey Federation, Whitetails Forever, Ducks Unlimited?
How many of you come to Iowa to hunt? If you do, are you paying for private land or utilizing the abundance of public hunting? Just curious. I hope to spur some interesting conversations!
PS: I wanted to send a special thank you out to Adam Steen with TCM - Transitional Capital Management for arranging and hosting an excellent day of Iowa Pheasant Hunting yesterday. We were blessed with beautiful weather, amazing coverage and some great bird dogs. Most of all a great group of guys. Thanks for having us! Let's do it again soon! My treat, we'll host the turkey hunt. Let me know and we'll get that one in motion.
JB Stark here. I used to hold my pro cards and competed in military rodeo events also. I was on the all Marine rodeo team also. I was injured on a mission while serving on a anti-terrorism team. After spending over 2 years on medical hold and being discharged and retired from the service. I find that some youngster needs to put this equipment to good use. If you have any questions feel free to call me on the cell or the calif farm is 559 787-3460.
James b Stark USMC-USA RETIRED
http://fresno.craigslist.org/spo/252713010.html craigs list addy with photographs of items listed on craigs list.
USED BRONC SADDLE : USED PURSLEY BROKEN ARROW JORDON EDITION 16" SEAT, ALL ROUGH OUT. COMPLETLY REBUILT WITH NEW SHEARLING FOR SKIRTS, FRONT-REAR RIGGINGS LINED WITH TEFLON,NEW FRONT RIGGIN BRASS D'S, NEW CANTLE BINDING, NEW LADIGO LEATHERS, CUSTOM REAR BILLETS REALLY STIFF, NEW DENNIS GEORGE G-G STIRRUP LEATHERS LONG 34+ INSEAM-SPECIAL MATERIAL FOR MORE SNAP TO THE FRONT. WOODEN 1" STIRRUPS..
BRONC RIENS : NEW 6' BLACK POLY AND NEW 6' NATURAL HEMP AND BLUE POLY
BARE BACK RIGGIN : USED HENNESSY ROO RUNNER SIZE 9 RIGHT HAND WITH USED NYLON LATIGO'S AND USED REALLY NICE THICK CUSTOM BAREBACK PAD. 1 NEW AND 1 USED B-B RIGHT HAND SIZE 9 LONG GLOVES WITH TIT AT OUTSIDE KNUCKLE ON PINKY FINGER.(NOTE) THESE GLOVES ARE FOR A PRO OR EXPERIENCED AMIE RIDER..
USED CINCHA'S : SMALL, MEDIUM AND LARGE USED FOR BARES AND SADDLE BRONC'S DEPENDING ON SIZE OF HORSE.
STEER AND JUNIOR BULL ROPE : THIS IS A VERY NICE NEW JESS GOURLEY OF CARBON TX. TWISTED HANDLE STEER- SMALL BULL ROPE, 5 PLAIT HAND HOLD AND 5 PLAIT TAIL.
BULL GLOVES : DEER SKIN SIZE 8 JERRY BIGLEY TY MURREY 1 NEW AND 1 USED BRANDED WITH A STAR K.
ROSIN : 1 BAG FOR BULLS AND NEW 1 POUND BOX OF TECHNICAL ROSIN FOR BULLS OR BRONC'S..
ALL AROUND BODY ARMOR :USED IN NEAR NEW SHAPE. PHIL SMITH 3 B SADDLE BARN ALL LEATHER OUTSIDE VEST, FITS ME WELL I WEAR A MAN'S LARGE SHIRT. FULLY ADJUSTABLE SET UP..
ALL A ROUND GEAR BAG : LARGE ENOUGH FOR 3 EVENTS OF ROUGHSTOCK EVENTS IN BLACK AND PURPLE WITH PLENTY OF POCKETS, SMALL AREA LOST STIFTING EASY FIX..
ALL ITEMS SOLD AS-IS AND SELLER IS HELD HARMLESS FOR LIABILITY FROM BUYER OF RODEO ROUGHSTOCK EQUIPMENT..
Friday, January 5, 2007
The opening video from the 2006 North American Professional Cowboys Extreme Tour Finals in London, Ontario, Canada, December 30th-31st, 2006.
Featuring Rides and Wrecks in Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bareback Bronc Riding ...
I couldn't help it on this one. Reminded me of the only time that we had to make a pair of chaps and vest to fit a monkey. A couple years back a friend came in and had us build them for a Halloween costume for her Ausi. They ended up winning 1st Place.
Keep your eyes peeled...Whiplash makes the rounds at a ton of Rodeos.
Absolutely awesome! I doubt they have any stats on this, however I'd guess that the World Championship Muttin Bustin is growing even faster than the PBR when it comes to new riders.
It is so much fun talking with the parents and helping them find the right equipment as they grow up.
This deal is complete with their own mini bucking chutes and major sponsors. Don't miss it if they come to your town.
What is your favorite song to ride bulls? Nate and I both agreed that Rage Against the Machine seemed to be rather fitting....oddly enough we spend a good portion of the day sitting on sewing machines....just like the beginning of the video.
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Here is what they said in part of the release from the PBR, Inc.;
The first of the two news games is the PBR Event Challenge. Fantasy players will have the opportunity to select the Event Winner, Short-Go Top Qualifier, High Marked Ride Score, and High Marked Bull. The winner each week will be the individual with the highest number of correct picks. In the case of a tie, a series of questions have been built into the game to determine one winner. Each week the highest scoring person will receive a specially designed PBR Fantasy t-shirt. The Fantasy player at the end of the 2007 season with the most points will earn a 2007 PBR World Finals wool jacket. There is no fee to play the PBR Event Challenge.
The second PBR Fantasy challenge to be unveiled is the Lucky Bucker$ game. For each entry, players will select five active bulls and five active riders for the upcoming event. The culmination of all scores of the player's five riders and bulls will be that player's score for the event. A series of questions will also be used to determine tie-breakers. The 2007 season will be broken down into three segments with a Grand Prize being awarded for each segment. Each of the three lucky Grand Prize winners will be awarded a 2007 PBR World Finals leather jacket with their name embroidered. PBR fans can enjoy Lucky Bucker$ for only $9.99 for all three segments.
All PBR fans have until the day of the event to make their picks. The game will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Register today to play the toughest sport on dirt....Without getting hurt! Log-on to http://www.pbrfantasy.com/ for more information or to register.