, Muskogee, OK

June 27, 2013

Helpful hints available on how to deworm your horse

By Vicki Beene
Phoenix Rodeo Columnist

— I don’t know about you but every time I turn around I hear of or read about newly released information on deworming horses effectively. From what kind, to how often to how much – the truth of the matter is for optimal horse deworming, you need to use the right dewormers, in effective dosages, at the right times.

Which products and schedule are best for your situation depend on many factors, including where you live, the number of horses you keep and your pasture-management practices. Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to review and possibly revise your horse deworming schedule, especially if your routines have been in place for some time.

To download your free guide of “Deworming Your Horse: How to find the best deworming schedule for you and your horse” courtesy of Equus magazine, go to

Heads up ropers. Rangeline Arena is having two big events coming up. The first is buckle roping on Saturday. Books open 10-11a.m., roping begins at 11:15 a.m. Bob Berg Buckles to average and incentive winners, breast collars to second in the average in each roping – 10-point roping will not start before 2 p.m.

The second is Sunday with $2,000 added money roping. Books open at 1 p.m. with roping starting at 2:15 p.m. with $1,000 added in each roping. New fans are going up this week to help keep cool. For more information go to Rangeline Arena on Facebook or call Rick at (918) 557-9951.

The Muskogee RUC had its second barrel racing jackpot last Thursday night with 30 entries. Toni Ferguson won it with a 15.795, the fastest time so far of the series. Be sure and come out tonight and bring your appetite as there is a fantastic concession and I heard there will be brisket this week. Exhibitions will begin at 6-6:30 p.m. and the Open 4D at 8 p.m.

NOTE – there will not be a jackpot next week on July 4. For more information, call Rhonda Stewart at (918) 869-1498 or go to the Muskogee RUC website at

Want to barrel race July 4? Jeffries Productions will not be having its Tuesday night barrel race next week but will have a $250 added 4D barrel race at Hamilton’s Sports outdoor arena in Vian July 4. This will be a Barrel Bash qualifier, WPRA approved and will have a junior sidepot. No worries, no fireworks going off near the arena and none allowed at the jackpot. The exhibitions start at 6 p.m. and jackpot at 8 p.m. Contact Corkie or Linda Jeffries on Facebook or call Linda at (918) 329-6776 for more information.

Loose Rowel Rodeo Company is having a rodeo at Turley at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Books open at 6 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. with $1,650 added money. Contact George Bowman at (918) 637-3819 or go to or look them up on Facebook.

Garr Ranch Productions is having a Regional Pro Bull Riding event at the Fort Gibson RUC arena on July 6. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children, 6-under are free. Books open Monday from 6-10 p.m. For information, or to enter, call (918) 681-4394.

Three Rivers Cowboy Church is having its second annual Cowboy Trade Days from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. So clean out your trailers and barns, bring up anything livestock related, including livestock to sell or trade. There will also be pony rides for the kiddos. FMI call Pastor Tom Gragg at (918) 577-5190.

Rick and Gail Ward have a great team sorting each Friday night. Gates open about 6 p.m. and sorting starts at 8 p.m. Go to Hillbilly Ranch & Arena and like their Facebook page or call Rick at (918) 684-7026 or Gail at (918) 682-2581.

G Money Rodeo Company is having a rodeo at Stigler at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (918) 371-2048 or go to for more information.

The Lightning B Arena will have its Tuesday 4D barrel race with $100 added to the open and $25 added to the pee wees and youth each on Tuesday, rain or shine. It will run outdoors weather permitting and indoors if too wet. Exhibitions start at 6 p.m. and classes at 8 p.m.

There will be pee wees, youth and open. The arena is the one on the West side of Beggs, up on the hill. The buzz is that this barrel race is so much fun, don’t miss out. FMI go to Lightning B Arena on Facebook or call Diane Brereton at (319) 759-2382.

Stuckey’s arena in Beggs will be having its last barrel race for this month Friday. 4D open, 1/2-second splits $25, 12 & under 2D youth, full second split, with 6-under incentive - $10. Fore more information call Kellie at (918) 625-7443.

OCA will be having a 4D 1/2- and whole-second splits barrel race at the Beggs RUC arena on Saturday. No pre-entries, enter when you get there. Entries open until the last horse runs. Exhibitions at noon, class at 2 p.m. For information call Lori at (918) 740-3101 or go to

Hampton Rodeo Company is having a rodeo at Westville at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. IPRA & ACRA approved. FMI call (800) 639-9002 or go to

Summer is here and there are a lot of events.

Reach Vicki Beene with rodeo news or comments at or (405) 826-5531.