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Volume 2, No. 7
July 9, 2007
We've got everything for ridin', ropin', rodeoin' Jeans, hats, and boots & tack for showin' We've got it all from tack to ties So cowboy up down at Roy Frey's!
Boot Trade-In Sale
& Summer Clearance
3 Days Only - July 13 – 15
20-50% Off All 3,000 pair of Men’s, Women’s & Kid’s Boots
(Includes Steel Toe, Work, Dress, Exotic & Casual)
20% Off - Straw Hats
20% Off All Shirts & Blouses – kids, too!
20% Off – Ladies Belts, Shorts & Capris
Special Clearance Table
25% Select Home Decor
your old boots for a chance to win a $50
Cheyenne Iris Collection from Comanche Acres
Iris Gardens, Gower, Missouri.
Now is the perfect time to get outfitted in a new pair of
boots from Roy Frey Western. Boots, boots and more boots – Roy Frey Western is
your western boot headquarters for steel-toe, work, casual, dress and exotic
boots. Come select from more than 3,000 pairs of boots for cowboys and
cowgirls of all ages. Roy Frey Western carries all the top brands – Ariat,
Boulet, Corral, Lucchese, Justin, Nocona, Resistol Ranch, John Deere, Twisted
X and Tony Lama. Need a good rubber boot for wet weather, chores or hunting,
then try the lightweight and comfortable Muck boots.
Wright Flight Trail Ride
– Great Success!
Thanks to all 50 riders and the many non-riders and volunteers who helped raise $3,800 for Wright Flight program on Memorial Day at Melvern Lake. This will help pay for 800 gallons of Avgas which will allow the program to reimburse pilots for 8 fly days at the current reimbursement level for each pilot. It was a beautiful day that ended with a delicious meal cooked by Black Eye BBQ and spirited auction lead by Paul Pingleton. A special thanks goes out to Bob & Brandi Lewis for their leadership and hard work organizing this event and to all the friends and volunteers who helped make this event so much fun and a success for the kids. Keep Memorial Day week-end open next year and plan on joining us for another fun trail ride event.
Extreme Cowboy Race
I had a great time at the Saddle and Sirloin Extreme Cowboy Race. It was the best equine event ever! I didn’t make it back in the top ten, but I completed every obstacle and finished in 6 minutes!
The course was about a mile long and the first go (non-pros) was similar to a cross country steeple chase! I began the course by taking a right lead departure and doing two big circles. From there I started down the hill to the first jump which Kitty did a slight hesitation then launched which unseated me, but having ridden thru a few wrecks, I gathered myself up and away we went down the wooded trail, thru the meadow to the wooden bridge up the hill to the “Extreme Ravine”, down it, up the next hill to the cowboy rope curtain, around the trees to the pond, thru it and back around to the “Kansas Six Step” series of two drop off jumps and four log jumps. Then it was around the barrel and up the hill to the start of the race to get a post card off a post and turn around, race back to the barrel, drop the card in the barrel and go back up the “Kansas Six Steps” – make a sharp right turn and go load my horse in the trailer and run 40 yards up the hill to the time line and try to catch my air and do a post race interview with Craig Cameron! Whew! 6 minutes! I wanted to do it again! What fun! I had 10 minutes to cool Kitty down before the Vet checked her. Her heart rate was 56 – well below the required 64 beats per minute, so she was in better shape than me!
The course stayed somewhat the same for the pros and the final go-round with the addition of circles in both directions with a flying lead change, pony a horse, two roll backs, spin in a box, rope a horse in a round pen, jump a ditch, ride bareback and ride double.
Saddle & Sirloin -
National Championship Extreme Cowboy Race – Nov 3-4
Saddle & Sirloin Club, Purina, and John Deere are hosting the first National Championship Extreme Cowboy Weekend Nov 3-4 at the Saddle & Sirloin facility, 14401 Holmes Road in Kansas City, MO (south side of KC, adjacent to Hwy 150 & Holmes Road). Contact Bill Hull at 913-208-6381 for more info. www.saddleandsirloin.com.
Equifest of Kansas 2008
Extreme Cowboy Race
Equifest of Kansas, Wichita, will host an Extreme Cowboy Race Feb 22-24, 2008. Craig Cameron is the featured clinician. He will be accepting 30 horse and rider teams who will compete for $6,000 in cash prizes. Applications and details are available by contacting Equine Promotions, Inc. at 765-655-2107 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry fee is $350 and applications are due by December 20, 2007. For more info on Equifest of Kansas go to www.kansashorsecouncil.com.
Easy Cowboy Caviar
2-3 Cups Shredded Cheese (Sharp, Marble or Mexican)
1 Can Rotel
2 Cans Mexican Corn (drained)
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Real Mayonnaise
1 Bunch green onions (chopped – tops too)
Mix together and eat with chips or as a relish.
Gus Fine Palm by Trent
We received this great e-mail from Trent Lassiter and I wanted to share it:
My wife bought me a hat from your store for a Valentine’s gift. If I’d received a dollar from everyone who has commented about how great the hat looks or where did I find such a great hat, I’d have enough money to by a dozen more. I’m a XXXXL large cowboy that never finds much to fix or make me look good…so I’d like to say thanks for the hat. Here’s a poem I wrote about my Gus Fine Palm, Double SS Comfort hat:
When I was just a little cowboy
Up to grandad’s knee
I really never stopped to think
How big I’d grow to be
Then when I got older
and started look’n round
I’d look down at my boots and think
That’s a long way to the ground
Now when I’d go a shopp’n
And walk inside a store
They’d say, “Can I help
Just what are you a look’n for?”
I’d say, “I recon I’m a look’n
For a pair of jeans to fit me around,
A belt to hold’em up with
So my cuffs ain’t dragg’n the ground
It could be a shirt I’m a look’n for
But it needs to be able to snap
But if ya cain’t find what I’m a look’n for
I reckon I’ll look for a hat.”
Now hats, they had some choices
From colors and styles you see
It ain’t real often in a big cowboy’s life
They’d be one just right for me
Hear’en all talk’n about my hat now
From sun up til dawn
Saying “see this cowboy comin’
He’s wearing a “GUS FINE PALM”
Thanks so much, Trent, for allowing us to enjoy your poem. Come have Dewayne custom shape a palm leaf hat for you – he can even brand it!
July 28 – National Day of
the American Cowboy – Old Prairie Town, Topeka
Come join Old Prairie Town (Topeka) in celebrating National Day of the American Cowboy on July 28th form 10-4 pm. Discover the rich heritage of the American Cowboy and the Westen Way of life. There are lots of kid activities including roping, horseshoes, water gun shooting practice and more. Add in the food and live entertainment and this becomes a fun filled family event. The fee is $4 at the gate. Call 785-368-2438 for more info or www.topeka.org – go to Parks & Recreation – go to Old Prairie Town under Other Listings – Special Events.
Josh & Gwen Hoy and Newt Dodge from the Flying W Ranch will be there giving Chuckwagon Cooking demonstrations and samples! Watch the Bart Plasterson Gang perform. Don Eaves and Randy Fisher will be singing and reciting cowboy poetry. Dewayne Burgess of Roy Frey Western will be shaping Palm Leaf Hats. Mike Burns will be making rope. Walgreens will be taking “Wanted Poster” photos. Fun food to eat, too! Don’t miss this fun event!
% Wedding & Graduation Gifts
Roy Frey Western is your graduation and wedding gift headquarters. Give a memorable western gift carrying on that western lifestyle tradition. Western dishware, glasses, silverware and placemats make a table look unique. Silver serving ware compliments any table and is perfect for dinner parties. Western art and home décor are welcomed gifts to the new home. Add cowhide accessories like table runners, bedspreads and pillows to complete the western look. Don’t forget to accessorize the bathroom, too! Can’t decide? How about a gift certificate?
Roy Frey Western will now be open on Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm for your shopping convenience.
Specials on Saddles
We currently have some wonderful used saddles - stop in and give them a test ride!
• 15” Slick Seat saddle - $250
• Cleburne 15 ½” Show Saddle with breast collar - $900
• Custom Mooney 15 ½” Roper from Bill’s Saddlery, St Joe, MO – with breast collar - $1,100
• 14 ½” Custom Made Saddle with lots of fancy tooling - $600
• 15” Longhorn Pleasure Saddle – great riding saddle - $550
• 16” Black & Tan Barrel Saddle with rawhide rope edging - $400
• 16” Reinsman “Comfort Fit” Trail Saddle with flex tree. Like new. Engraved silver slotted conchos. 28 lbs. 3 way rigging.
4 ½” cantle. 10 year tree warranty. Square skirt. Great riding saddle! $1,250
• 16” Reinsman “Comfort Fit” Trail Saddle with flex tree. Like new. Engraved silver slotted conchos. 28 lbs. 3 way rigging.
4 ½” cantle. 10 year tree warranty. Round skirt for short back horses. Great riding saddle! $1,250
• 15” Stubben Edelweiss Junior English Saddle – rode 6 times – includes irons, leathers, girth, cover – Tree width 32” - $950
• 16” Tex-Flex by Tex Tan Trail Saddle. Like new - $950
• 14” Circle Y round skirt barrel saddle - $750
Drop Off Point for KSU
Equestrian Team Tack Donations
The KSU Equestrian Team is in need of good, clean, used or new English and Western tack and grooming supplies. Especially needed are snaffle bits, leather chin straps, headstalls, reins, saddles (for short people) and show clothes. This fall when you clean out your tack room or horse trailer, think of the KSU Equestrian Team and bring your items to Roy Frey Western. We will get them to Head Coach, Teresa Slough. Your support with this tack drive is greatly appreciated.
Dates & Events:
July 13 – Rainbow Meadows Benefit Golf Tournament, hosted by Jim Tadtman, Wildcat Construction Co., Inc. Check in at 11 a.m. at Colbert Hills Country Club, Manhattan, KS. 4-Person scramble. $100 per player entry fee. For more information contact Jim Tadtman or Shari Berry at 316-945-9408. All proceeds benefit Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescure and Retirement, Inc.
July 14-15 – American Paint Horse Association Show, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. Contact Susan Patton 816-806-1226 or Diane Gage
July 14 SUNFLOWER GAMES, Rocking V Arena; Barrel and Poles. For more information, call Shelly Davis (785) 246-1058 or www.sunflowergames.com
July 27 – Added Money Barrel Racing Jackpot, Douglas CO Fairgrounds, Indoor Arena. 5-6:30 p.m. warm-ups. 7 p.m. Grand entry. Prizes for youth race. For more info call Darby at 785-766-0074.
July 28 - National Day of the American Cowboy - Come join Old Prairie Town (Topeka) in celebrating National Day of the American Cowboy on July 28th form 10-4 pm. Discover the rich heritage of the American Cowboy and the Westen Way of life. There are lots of kid activities including roping, horseshoes, water gun shooting practice and more. Add in the food and live entertainment and this becomes a fun filled family event. The fee is $4 at the gate. Call 785-368-2438 for more info or www.topeka.org – go to Parks & Recreation – go to Old Prairie Town under Other Listings.
July 28 - Lyndon Saddle Club BBR Approved Open Jackpot Barrel Race - $500 Added money. Entries open 4:30 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. Open $25. For more info call Marjorie Vaughn 785-828-4403 or David Wright 785-528-3275
July 28-29 - Team Penning at Topeka Round-Up Club. For more info call Amos 640-4390
Aug 24-26 – Sunflower Slide – Kansas Reining Horse Association – Kansas Expocentre, Topeka
Sept 3 - The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race is an 800 mile endurance ride completed over a 13 day period. It is open to all breeds. The ride will start in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 3, 2007 and end in Missouri on September 15, 2007. www.sfthorserace.com for more information.
Sept 7 – WRCA Ranch Rodeo – Saddle & Sirloin, Kansas City – for more information and directions go to www.saddleandsirloin.com
Sept 8 - Double B Barrel Bash, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka
Sept 8 – WRCA Ranch Horse Rodeo Competition & WRCA Ranch Rodeo - Saddle & Sirloin, Kansas City – for more information and directions go to www.saddleandsirloin.com
Sept 9 – WRRA Ranch Rodeo - Saddle & Sirloin, Kansas City – for more information and directions go to www.saddleandsirloin.com
Sept 20-24 - The U.S. Cavalry Association (USCA) will be conducting its 2007 National Cavalry Competition (NCC) at Fort Riley, KS. Contact: Patricia King, 4301 Deep Creek Road, Manhattan, KS 66502. Email: email@example.com . Previous NCCs were held at Fort Sill, OK (2002); Fort Worth Stockyards,TX (2003); Fort Riley, KS (2004); Fort Robinson State Park, NE (2005); and Fort Knox, KY (2006). The individual competition consists of Equitation on the flat, Jumping, Mounted Saber, Mounted Pistol (both over fences), Bugle Calls, Authenticity of rider and equipment, as well as Platoon Drill for groups. There are three levels for Equitation and Jumping with ribbons and plaques awarded to top three competitors in each division. The Directors’ Cup Trophy will be awarded to the high point rider. The Pegasus Memorial Plaque for horse that best represents the Cavalry Horse. The NCC is open to all who are interested in promoting the Associations’ purpose of keeping the Cavalry tradition and spirit alive. The USCA encourages participation by mounted military color guards, cavalry re-enactors, memorial mounted units, mounted police, and others prepared to compete in period or modern uniform. The competition is open to units and individual competitors. The NCC is held in conjunction with the Annual Bivouac (meeting) of the U.S. Cavalry Association. The Bivouac includes social events at which competitors have an opportunity to meet military veterans, including some who served in the old Horse Cavalry, and other association members, and to participate in traditional cavalry ceremonies. The public is invited, in fact encouraged, to attend the event and witness history in action. The USCA is requesting assistance of the Kansas Equestrian community in promoting the event and help in the way of manpower to conduct the event next September. Click Here for more details on this event.
Sept 20 – 23 – “Time of the Red Grass” Trail Ride – Buchman & Harshman families at Hymer, KS in the heart of the Kansas Flint Hills. For more info contact Rex Buchman at firstname.lastname@example.org 620-794-5332. Limited to 50 riders. Reservations and deposit due by August 1.
Sept 28-30 - Purina Dream Ride, Flying W, Clements, KS – contact Suzan Barnes, Grand Central Hotel, Cottonwood Falls, 620-273-6763 or email@example.com or http://www.betterhorsesnetwork.com/
Sept 28-29 – KS Championship Ranch Rodeo, Medicine Lodge, KS – Pageant Arena. Top Team qualifies for World Championship Ranch Rodeo. Cowboy Trappings & Trade Show. www.peacetreaty.org 620-886-9815
Oct 5-7 - Chris Cox Horsemanship Tour, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka
Oct 5-7 – 180th “On the Trail to a Cure” Cancer Trail Ride 2007, Foote Ranch south of I-70 on Hwy 177 (south of Manhattan, KS). $45 per rider or $55 per rider with 3 meals. For more info contact Steve Higgins, 785-410-6369 firstname.lastname@example.org or Alisa & Chris Crawford, 785-449-2673 email@example.com or Angela Prewitt, American Cancer Society, 800-359-1025 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click Here for detailed flyer. Click Here for registration form.
Nov 2-4 - URA Championship Finals, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka
Nov 3-4 – Craig Cameron’s “Extreme Cowboy Race” National Championship – Saddle & Sirloin, Kansas City
Event Schedule for: Lyndon Saddle Club - www.lyndonsaddleclub.zoomshare.com
July 14 Osage County 4-H Fair Horse Show
July 20 7:00 p.m. Open 3-D Jackpot Barrel Race
July 28 7:00 p.m $500 Added Money Jackpot Barrel Race
(entries open 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
August 4 6:00 p.m. Fun Show
August 17 7:00 p.m. Open 3-D Jackpot Barrel Race
September 22 & 23 Trail Ride and Campout Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake
State Line Horse Show Circuit schedule for 2007:
July 14th STATELINE HORSE SHOW CIRCUIT - Open to all breeds of horses and mules. Show begins at 5:00 p.m. and includes performance, race and conformation classes. Located at Hepler Ruritan Arena, Hepler, Kansas. For more details, contact Anita Burgar (620) 724-6682 or www.statelinehsc.com
August 11th STATELINE HORSE SHOW CIRCUIT - Open to all breeds of horses and mules. Show begins at 5:00 p.m. and includes performance, race and conformation classes. Located at Hepler Ruritan Arena, Hepler, Kansas. For more details, contact Anita Burgar (620) 724-6682 or www.statelinehsc.com
September 9th STATELINE HORSE SHOW CIRCUIT - Open to all breeds of horses and mules. Show begins at 1:00 p.m. and includes performance, race and conformation classes. Located at Hepler Ruritan Arena, Hepler, Kansas. For more details, contact Anita Burgar (620) 724-6682 or www.statelinehsc.com
AWARDS BANQUET for State Line Horse Show Assoc. Sunday,
November 11, 4:00 p.m. Hepler Community Center, Hepler, KS For more details,
contact Anita Burgar (620) 724-6682 or
Better Horses Radio
Tune in Sunday mornings at 6:00 a.m. to 580 AM radio for the Better Horses show starring Ernie Rodina (Bronco Ernie) and co-host, Dawn Dawson. Ernie highlights area trainers and horse happenings. Listen for Jo & Dewayne to talk about trends in the industry and new product arrivals at Roy Frey Western.
Helping Hands Humane Society
Roy Frey Western encourages you to adopt a Helping Hands Humane Society, Topeka or Jefferson County Humane Society dog that needs a farm/ranch life and would be good around livestock. We are proud to help find these loving dogs a new home. Get a $10 cook book for yourself or give one as a gift and help the HHHS.
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Website Links to our Partners:
Holton Trailer Sales - www.holtontrailers.com
Better Horses Network - www.betterhorsesnetwork.com
Better Horses Radio - www.betterhorsesradio.com
Country Parson - www.thecountryparson.com
Ringneck Ranch - www.ringneckranch.net
Helping Hands Humane Society - www.topekahumaneshelter.org
Jefferson County Humane Society - www.jfcountypets.com
Saddle & Sirloin of Kansas City - www.saddleandsirloin.com
Purina Mills Horse - www.horse.purinamills.com
Kansas Reining Horse Assn. - www.kansasreining.com
Cindy Branham - www.rockin-rc.com
Kansas State Equestrian Sports - www.kstatesports.com
Kansas Horse Council - www.kansashorsecouncil.com
Equi-Venture Promotions - www.equiventurepromotions.com
Kansas Nat'l Barrel Horse Assn. - www.ksnbha.com
Heritage Tractor, Topeka - http://www.heritagetractor.com
Karen Russell-12 Steps to a Better Ride - www.karenrussellsteps.com
Farview Farms Meat Company - www.farviewfarmsmeat.com
Flying W Ranch - www.flying-w-ranch.net
Topeka Round-Up Club - www.topekaroundupclub.com
American Cowboy -
Remember, you can always visit our web page and check our calendar for all the equine events in the area . . . visit us at www.royfreywestern.com.
everything for ridin', ropin', rodeoin'
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We've got it all from tack to ties
So Cowboy up down at Roy Frey's!
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