Talented craftswomen take on a male-dominated industry.
Never use anything on silver other than bona fide silver cleaners. “You wouldn’t use silver cleaner on your car’s engine, would you?” says Dale. “So don’t use anything other than silver cleaner to shine your silver.”
Jim Mueller, the longtime contestant committee volunteer at Cheyenne Frontier Days has attended the 111-year-old event 73 times.
This story first appeared in the May 1993 WH. For more on Phillip Whiteman Jr., see this month’s print feature, “Native Ways.”
When all was said and done, Preston Williams stood head and shoulders above the nearly 200 cowboys and cowgirls on hand for the 30th Indian National Finals Rodeo in San Carlos, Arizona.
Someday their names will be the answers to Wrangler Division trivia questions. These 12 individuals claimed national championships at the first Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo, conducted in July 2005 in Gallup, New Mexico. Here’s a closer look at each of the winners.
First-time contestants and fans alike are always surprised to see two dozen or so trees planted in a circular shape inside the St. Paul Rodeo arena. At one time, the trees served to outline the arena’s racetrack, used for all types of cowgirl, pony-express, chariot and pony races that most often involved local contestants.
Tragedies aside, season after season Texas tie-down roper Stran Smith battles his way into championship contention.
Fancy loops, masterful horsemanship and great gear are just part of the allure of the Californios Ranch Roping & Stock Horse Contest. The buckaroo brotherhood and unguided stock-handling philosophies are what make it a tradition.