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Building the WHY Behind ND Rodeo Royalty

Building the WHY Behind ND Rodeo Royalty

ADS Codi Miller [Photo: Robin Wiseman] A rodeo performance is kicked off with a flash of beauty making a fast lap on her trusty equine, catching the eye of the audience with her grace and grit. The decorated ladies of rodeo known as rodeo royalty...

Comanche: Horse Ridden into History

Comanche: Horse Ridden into History

ADS Comanche and soldier [Photo: public domain] From a stable in Dakota Territory to a fateful day in southern Montana Territory, Comanche became one of the best-known horses in history. Comanche was the personal mount of Capt. Myles Keough of the...

Governor of Rodeo: The Rodeo Judge

Governor of Rodeo: The Rodeo Judge

ADS Chuck Christman [Photo: submitted] The governor of the rodeo arena, known as the rodeo judge, has a mind encrypted with the rule book, a photo finish eyesight, and a fierce focus. Their split-second decisions are backed with experience and...

Rodeo Returning to BSC

Rodeo Returning to BSC

ADS [Image: submitted] BISMARCK, N.D. – Saddle up! Bismarck State College (BSC) is adding rodeo to its athletic program and competing in the Great Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Starting this fall, the BSC Men’s...

The Voice Behind the Mic: Shaun Maher

The Voice Behind the Mic: Shaun Maher

ADS [Photo: 4-C Photography] Rodeo announcers play a vital role in rodeo performances, carrying the responsibility to educate, entertain, and ignite the audience.  The colorful commentary unpacking the events, rules, livestock, and contestant...

The Battle to Save Roosevelt’s Horses

The Battle to Save Roosevelt’s Horses

ADS [Photo: Sierra Schmidt] Sierra Schmidt grew up visiting and getting to know the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). She says the memory is still in her mind as clear as the day she first saw ‘Cloud’ and his band walking...

Horse with North Dakota Ties Appears at NFR

Horse with North Dakota Ties Appears at NFR

ADS Smoke, a North Dakota raised horse, was Wrangler NFR barrel racer Wenda Johnson’s mount in rounds 7 and 8. [Photo: PRCA/Click Thompson] Teri Schulte didn’t go to bed as early as she usually does – for ten consecutive days in December. That’s...