Month: August 31, 2013

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Prayers needed for bronc rider

The first post I noted on Facebook today was from Troy Crowser, who posted a request for prayers for friend and fellow saddle bronc rider Chuck Schmidt. An update came through friends via Cole Elshere’s page, which reported early Saturday morning that Schmidt suffered two broken vertebras in his neck, the C6 and C7. For[...]
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Fall Festival is about to kick off

American Royal preparing for its annual celebration, numerous festivities KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The excitement around the American Royal complex is building. It’s a regular occurrence this time of year in the West Bottoms. Volunteers and personnel are buzzing with anticipation of the 2013 Fall Festival, which takes place Sept. 3-Nov. 16. “This will be[...]
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McCoy gives viewers the reins

Champion trainer Hendricks showcased on next episode of ‘The Ride’ Dell Hendricks is the premier reining horse trainer in the world, and there’s a good reason for it. In his established career, Hendricks has earned more than $1.4 million in the National Reining Horse Association winnings. In addition, he raises, trains and shows a number[...]
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McCoy focuses on rodeo youth

‘The Ride’ features the top young talent in the sport during IFYR showcase Fifteen years ago, teenage brothers Jet and Cord McCoy were the talk of the town in Shawnee, Okla., host of the annual International Youth Finals Rodeo. The brothers McCoy already were big names in the sport, and they added to it in[...]
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Cover story, cover photo

Every news agency works very hard to present its top news to its constituency. The same is being said by the communications staff at the PRCA, a small group of people who work very hard to prepare the news and information for the magazine, ProRodeo Sports News, and its website, In addition, the staff[...]
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The drive to compete

Bareback rider Ty Breuer earned nearly $5,300 at the Farm-City ProRodeo last week by sharing the title with Clint Laye. It’s a good thing for Breuer, because his trip from Hermiston, Ore., the Lea County Fair and Rodeo on Thursday wasn’t what he’d hoped for. You see, the 2010 bareback riding rookie of the year[...]
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