Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cattle classes

Just finished cattle events. Loren and Pete Cooper won 1st in team roping. Loren got second in steer stopping. Loren and Cole got first in team sorting and Loren and Dingus got second in team sorting.

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Sycamore Springs Show

We are at Locust Grove OK at the mule show. We have finished the trail course event. Loren and Jessie got first. Second place went to Robert Cooper, son of Pete and Mary Cooper, of Miami OK with him riding Mary's donkey. Third place went to Cori and Hoosier Daddy. Pictures to come when we get home.

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Horse show

We went to the Dixon Saddle Club Horse show. They added one mule class. The mules also showed in the open classes. Tom Livengood of Dixon won the walk/ trot pleasure class with about 15 horses. Cori and Hoosier got third. Tom and his mule won the mule class with Cori in second and Loren and Lucky in third.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010


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Jason Crist

I mentioned in an earlier post that Jason Crist had received 5 first places in the Halter Classes and received grand champion. I can't remember anyone every winning with all three of the animals that they were showing. I know that Loyd Hawley and Julie Kennedy both had extremely successful halter careers with mules. Loyd, years ago, had several colts that he won with. So I don't really know how big a deal this was, but I felt like Jason had an amazing halter show. He raised Dora and Zap before selling them and he raised Brass out of a different jack. I just feel like Jason had a once in a lifetime halter show and that it was impressive.

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The Kids

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Hard work

It is hard work to get ready for any show. It was very, very hot at Shelbyville this year. There were baths all over the fairgrounds.
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More Shelbyville

Jayne and Jay

Shelly Reddish and Perfect Percy
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Pictures from Shelbyville

Ed Slemp
Donkey Showmanship Class
Camri (Ellie Mae) and Cole (Hoosier Daddy)
Lori Montgomery and Fancy
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Slip and Slide

It is extremely hot and humid here in Missouri today. Camri came to our house for the day and we went and picked up her friend Kacie (daughter of Jeff and Jennifer Smith). The girls decided to play in the slip and slide. It take 20 minutes for me to figure out how to set it up, get out the houses and get them dressed and they played about 15 minutes before deciding it was too hot even for this activity.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Great Celebration

English classes

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Shelbyville TN

Halter classes this morning. Jason Crist from Ohio received 5 1st place overall wins with his stock (owned by Dwain Francis and Stacy Golian). Amazing finish!
Now obstacle driving and driving classes.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Ranch Mule Competition

This is a collection of small pieces of various Ranch Mule Competition contestants.