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July 17, 2014

COLUMN: Horse ownership brings responsibility

Are you interested in experiencing the joys of horse ownership? While sharing your life with a horse can be a rewarding experience, it also means accepting the responsibility of caring for your equine companion for life.

Know that horse care is expensive from the initial purchase to the daily expense. Horses eat a lot, Horses need regular hoof, teeth and veterinarian care. Horses require frequent deworming and horses benefit from frequent exercise. For more details on horsecare, go to www.hsus.org.

Three Rivers Cowboy Church of Muskogee is going to have a Ranch Sorting at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information contact Tom Gragg at (918) 577-5190.

Muskogee Round Up Club will have a barrel race tonight. Last week’s race was rained out so the make-up race will be added to the end of the series. Exhibitions are at 6 p.m., race at 8 p.m. Youth entry fee $17 (12 and under), Open 4D entry fee $30. Contact Rhonda Stewart at (918) 869-1498.

Last week’s sorting at the Hillbilly Ranch and Arena had 99 teams. The big surprise was Zebus and they were a big hit! The next sorting will be Friday. Gates open 6 p.m., sorting 8 p.m. Come hungry, there is a full concession with home cooking on the grounds. It’s $4 per ticket to sort. Contact Rick Ward at (918) 684-7026 or (918) 682-2581.

Rodeo Trivia Question: What legendary bull rider and founder of the Professional Bull Riders Assoc. had his face shattered by Bodacious?

North East Oklahoma Pigeon Federation proudly presents a Broncs, Bulls and Birds event Friday at the Tulsa RV Ranch in Beggs. Gates open at 7:15 p.m., the event starts at 8 p.m. There will be a calf scramble and other events for kids. Adult tickets $10, 8-12 $5 and 7 and under FREE. Contact (918) 267-9000 or visit Tulsa RV Ranch Rodeo on Facebook for more information.

Phil Gardenhire Memorial Rodeo will be held Friday and Saturday in Poteau. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. nightly. $1,500 added money for each event. This is an ACRA and IPRA sanctioned rodeo, locals accepted. Hampton Rodeo Company, contact (800) 639-9002 for more information.

Hamilton’s Sports Arena in Vian has a barrel race scheduled for Friday in their outdoor arena. Exhibitions 6:30 p.m., juniors at 8:30 p.m., and open to follow. Junior entry fees $15 and open $25. Angela Philpot at (918) 773-2164 or (918) 208-9293.

The barrel racing series continues Tuesday at the Checotah Round Up Club Arena. Exhibitions 5:30 p.m., race at 8 p.m. Youth entry fee $15, Open $30 plus a $5 barn fee for each rider. Contact Brittany Rahm at (785) 207-5031.

Rangeline Arena  has a team roping Friday. #7 with/5 inc., capped at #4. Pick 1, draw 1, or draw two. $50 entry fee per person. Enter up to five times. Belt buckles go to the high-point header and heeler of the roping! No prize fees. Books open 6:30 p.m., rope at 7:30 p.m. The high-point ropers last Friday were Jim Watson and Randall Thomas. There will not be a roping on Saturday. Contact Rick at (918) 557-9951 or visit Rangeline Arena on Facebook.

Lain Productions continues a buckle series barrel race tonight at the Tulsa RV Ranch in Beggs. The 4D Open entry fee is $25, youth $15 and pee wees $10. There’s a $7 processing fee per rider excluding pee wees. Exhibitions at 6 p.m., race at 8 p.m. Contact Debbie Lain at (918) 946-8841.

Rodeo Trivia Answer: Tuff Hedeman. Tuff had several surgeries to put his face back together.

If you would like your event listed contact me by noon Tuesday prior to the Thursday publication at (405) 826-5531.

Vicki Beene’s column runs Thursdays.

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