, Muskogee, OK

December 19, 2013

Connors lists winners in equine, rodeo

By Vicki Beene
Phoenix Rodeo Columnist

— Connors State College equine and rodeo programs recently hosted two competitions, the Alumni and Friends Versatility Ranch Horse Show and a timed event rodeo. The timed event rodeo partnered with Nutrena and had 100 participants competing in breakaway roping, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and team roping. Budge Herbert won the calf roping, Lyndsay Wood won the breakaway roping, Chase Crane won the steer wrestling, Paula Mercer won the barrel racing and Brock Dimry and Tater Lux won the team roping.

 The horse show was comprised of two major classes. Kurt Wingate won the ranch riding, Jake Lawson won the ranch trail class and Brian Vandiver won the working ranch horse class. The overall winner for alumni horse was Dun Playin Chic, owned by Jim Loftin and shown by Brian Vandiver, Alumni rider was Jake Lawson and current student rider was Michael Edgmon. Each division winner received a monogrammed award, congratulations everyone!

 G Money Rodeo Company is having an IPRA/APRA Winter Rodeo Series at the Creek County Fairgrounds in Kellyville Jan. 11, Feb. 15 and March 15, 7 p.m. each night. Admission is $8 and ages 6 and under are free. Contestants call in is Monday prior to the rodeo: (800) 639-9002.

 If you are like most of us and didn’t get to go to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this will be your chance to see the best tie down calf ropers in the world compete! On the heels of the NFR Shane Hanchey, Cody Ohl, Ryan Garrett, Timber Moore, Shane Slack and more will be competing at the Mike Johnson World’s Richest Calf Roping being held Saturday at the Ford Expo. Center at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. The Sherrylynn Johnson Invitational Barrel Race will start this action packed day.

Sunday will feature the World’s Richest Jr. Calf Roping for 17-and-under with $40,000 in cash and prizes and Invitational Junior Barrel Race for 17 and under with $30,000  in cash and prizes. For more information call Cara at (405) 743-0869 or e-mail

Muskogee Round Up Club Playday Awards Banquet is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Contact Rhonda Stewart at (918) 869-1498.

 Ms. Jimmie Sue’s Christmas Barrel Race will be held Saturday at the Promise Acres Arena in Sapulpa.  Bring a wrapped toy labeled boy or girl to be given to needy families. Exhibitions begin at noon, race at 2 p.m. Youth (15 & under) $15, Open 5D $25, arena fee $7 per person. No pre-entries, negative coggins required. Call Jimmie Sue McCollough at (918) 637-7358 or (918) 825-4179.

 Rangeline Arena in Warner had to reschedule their annual “Rope for the Cowboys” to Saturday and Sunday. The #13 $1,000-added money roping will start at noon on Saturday and the #11 $1,000-added money roping will start after 2:30 p.m. The #10 roping will start at 10 a.m. Sunday. Saddles will be awarded to the high-point header and heeler of the day on Sunday. Contact Rick at (918) 557-9951 or visit Rangeline Arena on Facebook.

 Lightning B Arena in Beggs is having team roping practice on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Contact Ron Bever at (641) 295-4395 or (319) 759-2382.

 Copper Spur Productions will take a break for the holidays and return having weekly 4D jackpots Tuesday, Jan. 7 with $300-added money at the Checotah Round Up Club Arena. Exhibitions are $4  each or 3 for $10. The entry fee is $30 0 and includes the office fee. Exhibitions will start at 6 p.m. and the race will begin at 8 p.m. For more information call (901) 894-0508.

 Hilltop Arena’s barrel races on Monday went like this: Maggie Passmore won the Youth with a 14.864, Lakota Burton won the 2D, Colby Erickson won the 3D and Sierra Shipman won the 4D. Sherry Lynn Johnson won the Open with a 14.330, Teri Stacy won the 2D, Suzanne Brown won the 3D and Evy Becker won the 4D. Next Monday is the last BBR qualifier, exhibitions start at 6 p.m. race starts at 8. 4D Youth is $15 and Open 4D $30.

Hilltop has playdays every Sunday. Barrel exhibitions at 1:30 p.m. and classes start at 2:30 p.m. Contact Dione Teehee at (918) 869-5554 or 869-5556.

CPH Arena in Owasso is starting a new Ranch Sorting saddle series on Saturdays. You must ride four of the nine shows to qualify for the finals. They also have ranch sorting practice each Wednesday night from 7-9:30 p.m., $20 for five rides. For the Christmas schedule contact Dean Cummings at (918) 899-4274 or go to

 The Tulsa RV Ranch is having a $250-added 4D barrel race Sunday. PeeWees entry fee is $10. Youth entry fee is $15 plus a $5  building fee and the youth may roll-over their time to the open with a paid open entry fee. The open entry fee is $25 plus a $5 building fee. Exhibitions at 1 p.m. at $4 each or three for $10. Pre-entries open Friday at 9 a.m. and close Saturday at noon. Text or call in entries to Debbie Lane at (918) 946-8841.

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