Roy Frey Western is clearing out some in-stock merchandise to make room for
all the new spring arrivals! Come take advantage of the
Petrol Jeans – 25% off
Lawman Jeans – 25% off
Cruel Girl Jeans - $10 off (excludes Georgia style)
Ladies Wrangler Riata's – 50% off
Ethyl Jeans, Jackets & Vests – 25%
Winter Outerwear – 20% off – Men's, Ladies & Kids
Men's Wall Jeans – 20% off
Select Belts – up to 50% off (Men’s & Ladies)
Select Felt Hats up to 50% off
Last chance for straw hats to be 50% off
Road Wolf Boots – 20% off (Men's & Ladies)
Select Men's Shirts
Select Ladies Blouses
In-stock Montana Silversmith Watches
Leanin' Tree Cards – 25% off
Western Christmas Ornaments – 25% off
Topeka Farm Show
The 2010 Topeka Farm Show will celebrate its 21th Anniversary
January 5th, 6th, & 7th. The 1989 first
year show has grown to the use of six buildings, over three hundred
exhibiting companies, five hundred fifty booths and added attractions that
include a Purebred Cattle Expo, Daily Horsemanship Clinics, and leadership
seminars produced daily by the Shawnee County Extension and K-State
University. Free parking, free admission, free health care programs and
events for the entire family make this show one of a kind attracting over
thirty thousand attendees each year.
A primary focus of the Topeka Farm Show has been to bring attendees that
have a full-time stake in agriculture to meet and visit with exhibiting
companies. This has been accomplished in a high degree as each year booth
space is sold out with numerous companies on the waiting list.
A long-term partnership with the High Plains Journal to publish the
official show guide, and a direct mail campaign to their 40,000-plus
readership, has led to the Topeka Farm Show being the leading show in the
Midwest. 580 AM WIBW Radio and Farm Director Kelly Lenz are long time
sponsors and supporters of each Topeka Farm Show and are “live” each day at
the show. Attendees can get the latest information daily on the show by
dialing to AM 580 on their radios.
The Topeka Farm Show continues each year to recognize the needs of the
exhibitors and attendees and expands its format to include those needs. The
2010 Topeka Farm Show along with future shows will continue to offer the
"appeal" that only farm shows can give. For more information go to:
Craig Cameron's Horsemanship Demonstration will be held daily during the
three-day 2010 Topeka Farm Show:
Tuesday, January 5th 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 6th, 1 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 7th 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Craig's 60- to 90-minute clinics are packed with vital information that any
horse person will value. A question and answer session is held at the end of
each demo plus Craig is on hand throughout the three-day event to answer
Stop by the WIBW booth and register to win a Stetson hat from Roy Frey
Western! While in town for the Farm Show, stop by Roy Frey Western store and
take advantage of the winter clearance specials.
Keep your feet western warm this winter with insulated and water proof boots
from Ariat and Muck Boot Companies. These boots are comfortable, dry and
light weight. While you are at Roy Frey's get a pair of Heatrac gloves for
only $14.99 – what the feedlot cowboys wear to keep their hands warm!
Protect your neck and face with a colorful wild rag. Roy Frey Western has
winter vests and jackets for dress or chores.
Muck boots are lightweight, flexible,
buoyant and waterproof top to bottom. The lining provides superior comfort
and breathability by wicking away humidity and perspiration. Getting the
boots on and off is hands free – easy! CR-foam stretches so the boots are
easy to get into and the 10mn kick rim or pull tab makes them easy to take
off. There is added support and slipper-soft molded comfort in the foot-bed.
The rubber shell and nylon upper clean up with a spray of water or gentle
scrubbing. Vulcanization binds the rubber pieces together to form a
lightweight durable shell. Nothing compares to the comfort and fit of the
Original Muck Boot CompanyTM brand waterproof footwear. But don’t
take our word for it – come try one on!
Leather Pistol Cases
Need a gift for that special cowboy or
cowgirl who has everything – how about a tooled leather pistol case? These
beautiful cases come in three sizes.
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Creek Farm – Animal Assisted Therapy Inc.
Roy Frey Western has partnered with Timber Creek Farms, an animal assisted
therapy program, which will be located on 22 acres near the intersection of
SW Burlingame Rd and SW 57th St., Topeka, KS. Dewayne has joined
the board of directors for this worthy program and is involved in the
planning and fund raising efforts currently underway. Ron Taylor is the
visionary force behind Timber Creek Farms and one of Roy Frey Western's
customers and friends. Like Dewayne, Ron is a long time military veteran who
continues to look for ways to serve his community. The mission of Timber
Creek Farms is to improve the lives of the special needs community by
providing empowering activities designed to assist in breaking through the
cognitive and emotional barriers through the human-animal bond.
Our immediate goal is to raise $600,000 to
install a beautiful one and a half story post and beam barn which will house
stables and offices for the program. Therapeutic riding instruction will
take place in a climate controlled, tension fabric structure which will
provide an efficient, naturally lit arena for year-round use in the program.
Timber Creek Farms, staff and volunteers
will pursue all certifications granted by the North American Riding for the
Handicapped Association (NARHA) in order to provide the most effective
animal assisted therapy possible. In addition to serving the local special
needs community, Timber Creek Farms is also developing contacts with
disabled military veterans, through the Veterans Administration Hospital
staff, in order to serve the needs of our wounded warriors.
If you are interested in learning more about
Timber Creek Farms or in helping in any way to make this program successful,
please visit with Dewayne or Jo the next time you are in the store or call
us at 785-232-0579.
Silversmith's Steve Miller Signature Collection Statue
His New Winchester
The Plains Indian particularly, became great
horsemen, in a relatively short period of time. They did not know of horses
until the early 1700's when they were brought up from Southern tribes and
Spanish explorers, to be traded for fine furs and hides grown thick and long
by cold northern winters. The Indians called them many names such as, "Elk
Dog" or in Sioux, the largest most formidable tribe on the Plains, Shunka Wa
Kan, "Dog God", as they had no native word for horse.
Within a few short years, these people of the Great Plains found that with
the horse they could become a mobile and wealthy society. Hunting buffalo
became much easier, even sport, and moving larger and larger lodges and
accumulating more possessions was now possible. They cherished their horses
and prided themselves in raising good, strong animals that could survive on
the prairie year round, wintering on dry grass and cotton wood bark. Indian
horses were known for their unbelievable endurance and stamina. Plains
Indians became the greatest horsemen in the world, the "Cossacks of the
Plains", the "greatest light cavalry in the world", they rode every day,
sometimes continuously, eating, and even sleeping on horseback.
Horse stealing raids and warfare among tribes became more common and more
intense, and warrior societies grew strong and formidable. They hunted for
trade hides, and bartered for weapons and goods, and traveled great
distances to trading posts and forts, all the while, unwittingly, inviting
more and more incursion by the foreigners with the pale skin.
In "His New Winchester" I have sought to capture the tremendous horsemanship
of these young men, and the value of the modern weapons of the white men,
that introduced and symbolized a new and deadly form of warfare.
In the early days of America and the west, kids
grew up fast, working and playing hard. Most families were traditional, with
boys and girls having fairly defined roles. But there were always the
exception and they were the ones that come down to us in cowboy and cowgirl
Some girls did not take to the cooking and tending life expected of them.
They loved the outdoors, the work and most of all, the horses. There is no
stronger bond than when a girl takes to horses, and some of them became the
greatest horsewoman in the west, working Wild West shows, rodeos, roundups,
and showing up the men on more than one occasion.
That was a hard plug to swallow for most men in those days, but it did not
keep some pretty ladies from putting on a riding skirt, high heeled boots,
and a pair of spurs and peelin' the hide off an outlaw bronc. When a pretty
young lady rode one, it was a thing of beauty, the harder he bucked and the
better she rode the prettier she got, she was truly "Sittin’ Pretty".
The inspiration for this sculpture came from my wife who sets a horse real
pretty, but I made it for all horsewomen, and all the men who love them.
When a Woman Knew Her Place
...And it covered 10,000 acres
When settlers moved west to claim the land that the rail roads, the army,
and the buffalo men, had opened up on the American frontier, they brought
their women and children with them. It was a dangerous land, inhabited by
strange and wild animals, Indians who also claimed and loved the land,
deadly storms, unbelievably hot dry summers, and cold, bone chilling
Even in areas where the weather was more gentile, the conditions were tough.
Men and women worked together for everything they got from the land, whether
raising cattle or truck. It was all manual labor, from sun up until sundown,
seven days a week.
Town was usually miles if not days away, and doctors were rare and often too
far away to be of help in real emergencies.
Men died young of hard work or disease or both. Many times a young woman
would find herself alone, to try to make the dream they shared live on. Many
women returned east, or to town, but many also stayed. They set their jaw
against all odds, and made the land give up its bounty. Many found their
dreams and prospered and held thousands of acres and wielded much power at a
time when they were supposed to be quiet and meek.
But these were the woman of the west, the ancestors of the strong,
beautiful, independent woman all of us who cherish the west and its
lifestyle admire and love, these are our mothers, our sisters and our wives.
These were the women who knew their place, every acre of it. In this work I
salute, and pay homage to the kind of women who made the west, not the west
of destination, but the west of legend.
Roy Frey Western carries a large selection of the beautiful Montana
Silversmith statues. Check out all of Steve Miller's statues online at
click on the Montana Silversmith tab at the top of the page. You may also
order online. Perfect for the home or office. Come in today to see them.
Equestrian Trails in Kansas
The Kansas Horse Council has published a booklet of all the equestrian
trails in Kansas located in the Kansas State Parks, Federal Reservoirs and
Public Lands. This great guide sells for $3. Buy 2 – one for the house when
you are planning your ride and one to keep in your truck glove compartment.
Get your copy at Roy Frey Western.
Wild - "Gone Wild" Hats and "Safari" Boots!
Come check out the two new styles of “Gone Wild” Atwood hats that have just
arrived! Black with a thin zebra ribbon or chocolate with leopard trim -
$120! Look great inside or outside the arena in these fashion-forward hats!
Complete your head to toe look with a pair
of the new Nocona "Safari" boots in red zebra, black & white zebra or
cheetah! Wow! Animal print has been taken to the next level of western wild!
Valentine Gifts - Montana Silversmiths Catalog Online
Via the www.royfreywestern.com
web site, you have access to the entire Montana Silversmiths catalog with
just one click on the tab. Merchandise will be shipped to your door step. If
you like to see and touch the great offerings from Montana Silversmiths,
come in to the store and we will be happy to show you their great products.
Statues make a great gift for the home! Jewelry warms the heart when
received. Belt buckles are always welcome.
Anderson is Coming to KC in January
January 16-17, 2010 - Clinton Anderson's Wahl Walkabout Tour is coming to
Kemper Arena Kansas City. For more information see
Get your free tickets at Roy Frey Western while they last!
EquiFest of Kansas 2010
Equine Excitement, Education & Entertainment!
EquiFest of Kansas organizers are proud to announce dynamic
clinicians, new activities, and exciting equine entertainment for the
thirteenth annual EquiFest of Kansas, February 12 through 14, 2010 at
the Wichita Kansas Coliseum. Daily presentations by world-class clinicians
and trainers will feature Ken McNabb presenting Discovering the Horseman
Within; Kay Meredith schooling riders in Dressage; Al Dunning
teaching Reining and Cutting; Linda Allen conducting Hunt Seat &
Jumping clinics; and Scot Hansen with Trail Riding and Horse Training
For the first time, EquiFest of Kansas will present two exciting new
events: the Ultimate Horsemens Challenge, on Friday evening, and a Ranch
Rodeo, held Saturday evening at EquiFest. Spectators can root for their
favorite competitors in these fast paced, high action events that will test
the training, skills and athletic abilities of horses and riders.
"EquiFest of Kansas is a unique three day event celebrating the
diversity of horses", said Pattie Stalder, Administrator of Kansas Horse
Council. This is great family entertainment that puts a variety of breeds
and clinicians under one roof to entertain and inform. You certainly don't
have to own a horse to enjoy EquiFest!"
The horse festival is loaded with a wide variety of activities for horse
lovers, including daily demonstrations, lectures, workshops, a fashion show
for equine enthusiasts, the Stallion Review, Breed Demonstrations, equine
entertainment and a Judging Contest. And the Easy Rider Drill Team from
Missouri, will feature precision rides by the award-winning youth drill
team. Special events for youth include the Kid's Corral, providing fun
activities for families with young children, and for the first time,
EquiFest will offer a special event for Girl Scouts. Scouts will have an
opportunity to earn their Junior Horse Fan Badge, through a series of
demonstrations, lectures and special activities, held Saturday morning at
Horse enthusiasts can take in the giant equine trade show at EquiFest,
with commercial equine shopping booths selling tack, horse trailers, feed,
gifts, home décor items, clothing, equipment, and information from breed and
service organizations, plus much more!
Some openings for EquiFest participants are still available, with
space for stallions at the Stallion Review, horses for the Breed
Demonstrations, and trade show booth space available for vendors who sell
horse-related products. In addition, there are volunteer opportunities to
help during the event.
Advertising opportunities are also available in the EquiFest program
for horse groups and businesses of all sizes. Display ads or listings in the
Equine Service Directory are offered within the printed program. The
EquiFest program is distributed, at no charge, to EquiFest
attendees and participants.
All inclusive General Admission tickets cost $12.50 per day for adults, $6
for children aged six through twelve, and children five years and under get
in free. Three-day discount passes are available in advance, or at the door
the first day of the event: $30 for adults and $15 for children six through
twelve years. Tickets go on sale after Jan. 4 through Select-A-Seat at
316-755-7328. Tickets may also be purchased at the door (cash only). Hours
for the equine exposition are: Friday, February 12, 2010, from 10am to 8pm;
Saturday, February 13, from 9am to 8pm; and Sunday, February 14, from 9am to
Sponsors for EquiFest of Kansas 2010 include: Exiss Trailers; and
Orthoflex Saddle Works. EquiFest of Kansas is presented by the Kansas
Horse Council, a nonprofit association formed to further the common
interests of horse people and to promote the entire equine industry. The
Kansas Horse Council has contracted with Equine Promotions Inc., to
professionally manage EquiFest of Kansas. Equine Promotions Inc. is
an event management company with extensive experience in equine event
For more information about EquiFest of Kansas 2010, including
activities, events, participation as a volunteer, or for general questions,
contact: Equine Promotions at (765) 655-2107 or e-mail
email@example.com; the Kansas Horse Council at (785) 776-0662
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the EquiFest web-sites at
in Kansas– Channel 13 WIBW – 4:30 am – New Show
Watch for us "Cowgirls" on the new AG am in Kansas TV show on WIBW Channel
13 airing in January at 4:30 am (or set your recorder and watch it later or
watch the various segments on the internet). The web site
www.agaminkansas.com is under
construction and will be completed in January.
We met Heather Newell and Brian Hollman this
fall and they introduced us to their new TV show. Heather was a great sport
and accepted my invitation to come to the Fall Cowgirl Camp to learn to ride
a horse and be a cowgirl. We outfitted her from head to toe and she did
great. She rode Dewayne’s horse Everett (Smokes Boston Beamer) across the
beautiful Flint Hills of the Bar U Ranch. A little white knuckled at first
and then Heather settled right in like someone who had ridden all her life.
She made a comment that she might be a little sore the next day (this was
after about 2 hours of riding) and I told her I promised her she would be
sore! What fun for everyone! Heather also got to visit the Flying W Ranch
and Jim Bell and Sons while in the area. Watch for this segment!
Heather also did a segment on "Western Warm"
starring Marilyn Domer, our famous store designer. Rumor has it, the segment
turned out really good and it will be run in January as well. Also watch for
Ernie Rodina and Dawn Dawson's Better Horses segment.
For a preview of the show go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDy5TMcGQ90&NR=1 and listen to Diane
Gillenwater's beautiful fiddle music and see a glimpse of Jo and Kramer
riding at the Bar U Ranch in the Flint Hills and Dawn & Ernie's "Horsing
A new "Cowgirl" magazine has hit the news-stands. We received a sample box
just before the Fall Cowgirl Camp and I took copies for all the "cowgirls".
It is wonderful magazine and I highly recommend it. It has the high quality
look and feel like "Cowboys & Indians" with lots of articles about the
western lifestyle. Go to
www.cowgirlmagazine.com to learn more about it.
Equine Leg Protection Special Sale
Black, Lime, Orange, Pink, Purple, White, and Green, Blue & Pink Camo –
front and hind boots. Pro Equine's Sport Boot offer the industry's best
protection available. Constructed from top quality neoprene and shock
absorbing foam, the patented, one-piece construction protects your horse's
delicate tissue areas from the concussion that can result from crossover
interference. The Sport Boot also reduces hyperextension and load placed on
the lower limb tendon and ligaments. Pro Equine products – your horse's
safety….your peace of mind. Special price is $39.99 for solid color front or
back boots and $48.99 for camo colors front or back boots. Limited time only
– a great Christmas present.
Boot Resoling Program
In time, even the highest quality shoes or boots will show signs of wear, so
Ariat is proud to offer a resoling program for our leather, rubber and crepe
sole boots. It's simple- just ship them in our postage-paid bag, and you
will get them back refurbished and resoled with original Ariat components.
Come by Roy Frey Western to pick up a postage-paid bag. Visit
www.nushoe.com for more information or
call 1-877-349-6673. www.ARIAT.com
Lore for January
• Fog in
January brings a wet spring.
• (13th) St.
Hilary, the coldest day of the year.
• (22nd) If
the Sun shine on St. Vincent, there shall be much wind.
This full Moon appeared when wolves howled
in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some
Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name
to the next full Moon, in February.
– from The Old Farmer’s Almanac (http://www.almanac.com)
"There are some who take such a gloomy view of things they make them much
I always look on the bright side."
--St. Therese, the Little Flower
Liz’s Trail Corner – January Trail Tip
Trail Tip for winter riding: We can expect a variety of weather in these
winter months--take time to evaluate your horse's fitness as well as your
own before setting out for a ride--for yourself dress in layers--wear
vibrant colors for safety--for your horse please be aware of the extra time
required to cool a horse properly in cold weather, always consider the
footing--icy conditions are dangerous for human and horse alike. Be sure to
have a hoof pick, Pam Cooking Spray or whichever de-icer you use to prevent
ice balls in hooves. Winter trail riding can be delightful with good
- At Roy Frey Western Lifestyles
This winter weather gives me cabin fever.
For a fun cure, I suggest having some friends over for an easy Mexican
dinner. I recently fixed this meal for a "girl’s night out" evening to
celebrate a friend's birthday. It was yummy and accompanied lots of good
conversation and margaritas!
This is a creamy dip that is not only easy, but really good. Mash 2 pitted
and peeled avocados with fork. Stir in 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion, 1
tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt (optional), and ¼ teaspoon chili
powder. Spread 1/3 cup real mayonnaise over mixture sealing to edge of bowl;
chill. At serving time, blend mayonnaise into mixture. Add small chunks of
Roma tomato and blend. Serve with corn chips. Makes about 1 ½ cups.
Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
2 (3.5 oz) bags boil-in-bag rice (I used brown rice)
2 ripe avocados
¾ cup salsa verde
1 (4-oz) can chopped green chilies
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
1 (10 ¾-oz) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup (4 oz) grated Monterey Jack cheese
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Topping: chopped tomatoes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare rice
according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, cut avocados in half. Scoop avocado pulp into a medium bowl,
and mash with salsa verde, chopped green chilies, and lime juice.
Stir in hot cooked rice.
3. Stir together chicken, soup, and sour cream in a small saucepan over low
heat; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until blended and slightly
4. Spoon rice mixture into a lightly greased 13x9x inch baking dish; spoon
chicken mixture over rice. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and
casserole is bubbly. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Top with chopped
Corn and Bean Salad
2 cans black beans, drained and slightly rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 medium red onion, chopped fine
¼ Cup cilantro, chopped
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
Black pepper to taste
Mix beans, corn, onion and cilantro
together. Add oil, lime juice, cumin and jalapeno pepper. Toss well. Season
to taste. Make this a few hours ahead of time if possible to give the
flavors time to get to know each other! If you refrigerate, allow salad time
to come to room temperature for serving. This is a great picnic salad.
Texas Fudge Sheet Cake
2 sticks butter
1 Cup water
4 Tbsp cocoa
2 Cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 Cups sugar
½ Cup sour cream
Combine first 3 ingredients n saucepan and
bring to rolling boil. Sift flour, baking soda and salt; add sugar, eggs,
sour cream and chocolate mixture to the sifted ingredients. Beat well and
pour into greased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes in 400 degree oven.
Bring to a light rolling boil 1 stick butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa and 6
tablespoons milk. Add 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 box
(one pound) confectioner’s sugar; mix well and pour on hot cake. Cool before
cutting into squares.
Old Cowboy Boots to Winding River Girl Scouts
Winding River Camp & Equestrian Center, Dearborn, MO is in need of "well
loved" and in good condition cowboy boots. Many of the 2nd – 8th grade girls
may only get the opportunity to come to Winding River once a year. They
often do not have boots or helmets so Winding River provides them. This has
become quite a challenge as well over a 1,000 young girls come to Winding
River for the Spring and Fall Program. We would welcome all sizes of used
boots. Roy Frey Western in Topeka and Y Bar H in Olathe has offered to serve
as drop off locations. If you would like more information about Winding
River you can go to:
www.theranchatloneoak.com or contact Linda Grimmett (816) 914-0490.
Happenings – Mark your calendars!
and click on the Upcoming Events bar on the right for more equine event
information. Here's what's happening:
2010 Event Schedule
June 11-14, 2010
Education, Competition and
Events – More info to follow:
January 16-17 - Clinton Anderson,
Wahl Walkabout Tour, Kansas City.
Get your free tickets at Roy Frey Western!
February 6-7 – Horseman’s Priority
February 12-14 – EquiFest of Kansas,
February 19-21 – Kansas State
March 6-7 – Road to the Horse –
March 12-14 – RFW 7th
Annual Boot & Tack Sale
May 7-9 – NBHA Heartland Regional
Championship, Wichita www.nbha.com
May 15-16 – Julie Goodnight Clinic,
Topeka, KS. Save $80 on clinic fees if pre-pay by Dec. 31.
May 21-23 – Kansas State NBHA State
Championship, Topeka Expocentre
May 30 – Wright Flight Trail Ride,
June 11-13 – Ultimate Horsemens
Challenge Experience, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka.
July 16-18 – RFW 7th Annual Boot Sale
July 23-August 1 – Cheyenne Frontier
Days Rodeo www.cfdrodeo.com
July 24 – National Day of American
September 24-26 – Dream Ride in the
Flint Hills – Flying W Ranch, Clements, KS
October 4-6 – United Rodeo
Association Finals, Kansas ExpoCentre, Topeka
October 12-14 – Working Ranch Cowboy
Association Finals, Amarillo, TX Civic Center
October 29-31 – RFW 7th
Annual Anniversary Sale
November 28 – RFW Holiday Open House