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Volume 5, No. 2
March 3, 2010
We've got everything for ridin', ropin', rodeoin'
Jeans, hats, and boots & tack for showin'
We've got it all from tack to ties
Boot & Tack $ale
20% Off All 3,000 pair of boots Men, Ladies &
Sign up for drawing to win one of two RFW $50 shopping sprees.
If you can't make the sale week-end, come in prior to
the sale and ask for Jo's pre-sale discount!
New Cowgirl Tuff Jeans
Cowgirl Tuff Jeans Two new styles have just arrived!
"Don't Fence Me In Dark" dark spider wash jeans. Three toned overall stitching. Same comfortable fit as the top selling jean in 2009 Dont Fence Me In with white barbed wire stitching. Matching jean jacket too!
"Aint My Day to Care" ripped and distressed for an edgy look. These jeans feature Cowgirl Tuff's signature barbed wire stitching on the pockets.
Coming in April two new styles: "Hippie" new wash! The Hippie jeans
are specially distressed and worn for a vintage look. Same great fit as
all our jeans! "Orange Don't Fence Me In" Orange three toned
stitching with barbed wire design. Will be a darker spider wash.
New Western Fashion Jeans
Pistols - Low-rise dark wash boot cut distressed jeans. Rhinestone crossed revolvers on back pockets. Keystone back belt loop.
Adiktd Two new styles for spring:
Cowgirl Up Check out the new Molly jean for spring.
Lucky Bucky Tee Shirts
Bright Spring Ariat Cowgirl Vests and Blouses
Decorate your new home western style! New brides love unique western home dιcor such as western dishware, glassware, silverware, and placemats. Choose from over six different western dishware patterns! Western art and home dιcor are also welcomed gifts for the new home. Accessories like table runners, bedspreads, pillows, towel sets and bathroom sets complete the western look.
Montana Silversmith western wedding accessories are available for your special day: Wedding Photo & Certificate Album; Unity Candle Holder, Ring Bearer Pillow; Champagne Glass Holder with Glasses; Serving Set; Cake Topper, Photo Frame, Metal Cross Candle Icon and Guest Book/Pen Set.
The Groom can outfit his groomsmen in custom shaped hats, frock coats, vests, banded collar white tux shirts, jeans and boots. The cowgirl bride will love wearing a pair of western boots under her bridal gown. Come see us for your special western wedding!
4 New Western Dishware Patterns
Western Belt is the newest porcelain dinnerware addition to our home
dιcor department but wait the dishware set wont be here until late
spring. It is a dark saddle brown base color with an image of a tooled
western belt encircling the pieces. It is wonderful! But even better are
the accessory pieces which are here now. I especially liked the baking
pans that come with a black iron caddy and lids. The baking pans have
oven-save removable silicone handles too! It will coordinate perfectly
with the Old West and Barbwire pattern we constantly stock. This new
pattern is replacing the Buckeroo stoneware dishware that the manufacturer
New from Montana Silversmith are two wonderful western patterns:
Barbwire in saddle brown with rust colored wire trim and tooled leather.
Tooled leather is rich contrasting brown tones on an ivory base plate.
Both patterns come in a set of 16 pieces 4 dinner plates, 4 bowls, 4
salad plates and 4 mugs. Both patterns will mix and match with the Montana
Silversmiths "Brands" dishware pattern. Accessory pieces are also
March Boot Special
Timber Creek Farm Animal
Assisted Therapy Inc.
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.
Montana Silversmiths Steve Miller
Signature Collection Statue
Western Wild - "Gone Wild" Hats
and "Safari" Boots!
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!
150th Anniversary of Pony Express
ST. JOSEPH, MO. On April 3, 1860, a young man named Johnny Fry took off from St. Joseph on horseback, the first of a relay of riders on a new mail service to California. A re-enactment of that ride will be part of the events scheduled for April 1-3 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express.
The Pony Express Museum opened in 1959 on the site of the original stables; it doubled in size and added new exhibits in 1993. The museum features a diorama of the mounted Fry eager for the stable door to open so he can begin his ride into history.
The original enterprise, Central Overland and California Pikes Peak Express Co., carried letters and telegrams for 18 months, with the pony riders covering 1,966 miles in 10 to 14 days. The route ran from St. Joseph through Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada to Sacramento, Calif. That story is told in artifacts and exhibits throughout the museum.
St. Joseph was chosen because it was the western end of telegraph and rail service coming from the east and had good roads heading west.
Up to 100 riders were hired, including William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Their wages were $100 a month. They ranged in age from 11 to mid-40s, and each had to weight less than 125 pounds.
Horses were changed every 10 to 15 miles at relay stations, and new riders mounted every 75 to 100 miles at home stations. The riders began at both ends. When Fry was leaving St. Joseph, Bill Hamilton was heading out of Sacramento.
The delivery service was set up because folks on the West Coast were eager for news from back East, where a new president was about to be elected and the country was edging toward civil war. The quickest run took seven days and 17 hours, carrying President Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address.
If you think a stamp is expensive today, consider postal rates during the Pony Express. The initial cost was $5 per half ounce of mail. It later was lowered to $1 per half ounce.
The service ended in October of 1861, when St. Joseph was joined by telegraph line to Sacramento, and news could travel in a matter of minutes. Almost 35,000 letters were carried while the Pony Express was in operation. Not until the completion of the railroad in 1868 would letter mail again reach California as quickly.
The sesquicentennial celebration will include a Buffalo Bill look-alike contest, chuck-wagon dinner and cowboy poets competition on April 1, a train robbery and other re-enactments on April 2 and hourly Pony Express rides, a parade, re-enactments and a Michael Martin Murphy concert on April 3.
For a full schedule of events, call 1-800-530-5930 or visit www.ponyexpress.org.
Ariat Boot Resoling Program
Weather Lore for March
At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and
earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also
known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow
and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.
Quote for March
Lizs Trail Corner March Trail Tip
Elmer Bandit--legendary trail horse
He was a rangy grey gelding whose accomplishments were unsurpassed in the world of competitive trail riding. 20,720 miles of certified competition miles. Elmer passed away on February 14, 2010. He was 38 years old. His breeder, trainer and owner Mary Anna Wood is to be heralded in her management and training of this talented horse. Elmer Bandit was a Half Arabian (sired by a purebred Arabian and out of a Quarter Horse mare). He was the first inductee into the North American Trail Ride Conference Hall of Fame. He earned numerous national championships in the NATRC, and in the past few years his continuing to compete and win in the organizations trail rides has caught the interest of various horse publications. Check out the information about Elmer on The Horse.com for more information regarding his activities.
Elmer's and Mary Anna's relationship was one to behold. They had an uncanny level of communication. They truly worked in unison. Elmer knew how to save all his energy for the task at hand when he competed and Mary Anna knew how to help and manage him on the trail. Elmer would even rest in his pick up trailer camper by lying down to ride on the way to a ride and take that reclining position for the ride home too.
I remember receiving a copy of the Arabian Horse World in the late '70's--heralding the "All American Arabian scene"--Burt Reynolds on the cover with his horse, an article about Kenny Rogers and his Arabians and finally a story about Mary Anna and Elmer. Now Mary Anna and Elmer were the real deal and certainly deserved the recognition.
Elmer and Mary Anna have inspired countless riders to try harder, to make do with what you have, to understand your horse, to play by the rules and above all to take care of your horse. Theirs was a partnership that was developed to full measure.
Kansas Horse Council Promotional
Trail Ride Elk City
Ride limited to 75 riders.
Join trail riding enthusiasts for a weekend of camping and riding at Beautiful Elk City Lake (only open to horseback riders twice a year).
Experience Ozark-like terrain. NOT recommended for
beginner or inexperienced riders or horses; rocky and moderate-to-steep
Learn to Jump Clinic
Don't miss out on the Ultimate Horsemanship Experience! Watch Reis students of all disciplines and skill levels show case their incredible relationships with their horses as they maneuver their way through exciting challenge courses Competing in Round Pen, Ground school, Bridleless Riding and Refined Riding.
This 3 day event also includes Dennis Reis sharing his love and
knowledge of horses through: Colt starting, Problem horses, Herd Dynamics,
The Big Red Ball, Building confidence, Trailer Loading and much more.
Wright Flight, Inc. (www.WrightFlight.org) is named after the Wright brothers. Our mission is to use the inherent motivational power of aviation as a stimulus for students to set and achieve higher goals in their educational and personal development. We teach students, grades 6-12, that through commitment and hard work they can achieve the highest goals, including the opportunity to pilot a light aircraft.
Wright Flight, Inc. stresses the importance of education by requiring each student to sign a contract before beginning the program. This contract requires the students to set an individual self improvement goal, in addition to staying in school, off drugs, and out of gangs. If this requirement is not met, even though the student passes the Wright Flight "History of Flight" test, the child is not allowed to participate in the graduation. Once that requirement is met, then the student may experience the graduation thrill of a hands-on flight in a small aircraft as a co-pilot.
The goal for this trail ride is to help raise money to offset the fuel
costs accumulated by the pilots volunteering their aircraft, time and
money for these flights. Each year, volunteer pilots fly between 125 and
150 kids from participating schools. 100% of all donations for putting on
the event and funds raised at the event go directly to the Kansas/Missouri
Wright Flight Chapter. This event is sponsored by Heritage Tractor,
Eisenhower State Park, Better Horses Network, Purina, Reser's Fine Foods,
Foodcomm International, Flying W Ranch, TFM Communications and Roy Frey
Western. Additional support from individuals and corporations would be
greatly appreciated and welcomed.
Sally Shirley shared this quick, easy, delicious appetizer recipe she makes when she entertains.
Ό lb. butter
Combine all of the above to make soft dough.
1 jar of pimento olives drain & wipe dry (so dough will stick)
Cover olives with dough and put on ungreased cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Bake at 400o for 8-10 minutes. Serve warm.
Donate Old Cowboy Boots to Winding
River Girl Scouts
Equine Events Happenings Mark
2010 Event Schedule
March 27 & 28 Clinic and Practice Day Rex Buchman, Heartland
Ranch, Topeka 620-794-5332
Ultimate Horsemens Challenge
Assoiciation Dancin' in the Dirt
ULTIMATE HORSEMENS CHALLENGE ASSN
Indoor Dormer Arena Indoor Warm-Up Arena
12 - 3 PM
4 - 7 PM
All clinics are limited to 15 riders except OBSTACLES, 20 riders. Our goal is to give each rider plenty of individual time to experience their chosen discipline. Clinics are designed to improve your horsemanship and maneuvers towards the UHCA Events. Closing date May 31st or filled clinic. Must pre-enter!
COST: 1 clinic = $75.
Send bottom of form to: Kate Fowler, 4700 SW Auburn
Road, Topeka, KS 66610 Attn: Clinics
Check clinics you would like to attend:
Warm-Up Arena - CUTTING______ REINING______ OBSTACLES______
Check Payable to: UHCA "DANCIN' in the DIRT"
Stall: $40. day or $60. Wkd
TOTAL of check: $____________
Saturday, June 12 9am-4pm UHCA Obstacle Racing Event for Buckaroos, Youth, Novice, Classic, and Colt contestants.
Sat. evening - Main Attraction "Dancin' in the Dirt"
Sunday, June 13 9 am UHCA Obstacle Racing Event featuring Amateur and Open Divisions plus Celebrity Riders Challenge
Come ride with us! www.ultimatehca.com 785-478-3376 or 785-845-6891 (Kate)
2010 Equine Events More info to follow:
May 30 Wright Flight Trail Ride, Melvern Lake.
June 11-13 Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Experience, Kansas Expocentre,
Better Horses Radio
| Tune in Sunday mornings at 6:00 a.m.
to 106.9 FM 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.
For more information, visit www.betterhorsesradio.com
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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