Rising Stars Roping

January 19, 2018 0
By Ddee Haynes While most families were either preparing and/or traveling to a destination for a Thanksgiving feast with their loved ones, more than 800 rodeo families were gearing up for one of the largest […]

That Girl was a Cowboy

December 8, 2017 0
Mary Lou Barnard By Ddee Haynes Sitting between two of my long-time dear friends in the Leedey, Okla., gymnasium, we chatted quietly as the auditorium filled to capacity. As I watched the people file in […]

Growing Pains

November 13, 2017 0
By Ddee Haynes If you were to search the word “grow” online, you will find the following definitions: To increase in size or amount, to become better or improved in some way and to become […]

National Junior High School Finals Rodeo

August 11, 2017 0
By Ddee Haynes On June 18-24, 2017 in Lebanon, Tenn., more than 1,100 junior high school cowgirls and cowboys from 46 states, Australia, British Columbia and Canada gathered to compete in one of the world’s […]

The Border Bash

June 25, 2017 0
By Ddee Haynes April 28-29, 2017 marked the Annual Border Bash held at the Legendary “Lazy E” Arena located in Guthrie, Okla. The Lazy E arena is centrally located just south of Guthrie, Okla., and […]

The American

April 4, 2017 0
By Ddee Haynes The AT&T Stadium, home of America’s team the Dallas Cowboys, recently became host to the world’s richest one-day rodeo, the American. The American is not only one of the most anticipated rodeos […]

The Perfect Fit

March 6, 2017 0
By Ddee Haynes As a kid, I rode whatever horse I could get my hands on. If it looked like a horse, smelled like a horse and I could put a saddle on it, I […]

When the Dust Cleared

February 6, 2017 0
By Ddee Haynes I am tired. As always, I had to stay up, or at least I gave it the old college try to watch 10 nights of the National Finals Rodeo, the world’s richest […]

Behind the Mic

January 13, 2017 0
By Ddee Haynes As the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Queen sits quietly in the arena holding the American flag, all heads are bowed as the announcer, Monty Stueve, prays. He prays for the safety of […]
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