Because There is Hope

Because There is Hope

Melody Biehl founded Because There is Hope (BTIH) after her own experience with breast cancer.  In 1997, doctors diagnosed Melody after her first mammogram. She underwent a mastectomy and breast reconstruction and remains cancer-free. In 2004, Because There is Hope was born and by 2006, Melody began fundraising and dedicated herself to helping other cancer Read More

Ellensburg Rodeo

Ellensburg Rodeo

The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the “old rodeos” and has earned its place as one of America’s Top 10 professional rodeos.  The Ellensburg Rodeo, in Ellensburg, WA, also hosts the World Finale of PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls Tour. Started in 1923 with the same volunteer spirit that still “fuels the fire” of today’s volunteers, the Read More

Cattlemen’s Days – July 3-12

Cattlemen’s Days – July 3-12

Did you know? Cattlemen’s Days in Gunnison, CO, was selected One of “THE TOP 101 WESTERN EVENTS” in the country by American Cowboy magazine! It’s been 115 years since the Gunnison Valley started celebrating its western way of life. Each July, the ranching culture struts its stuff in the “Granddaddy of Colorado Rodeos,” an event staged Read More

Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo

Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo

There are times when that which is obvious is not seen. That was true with America’s Most Natural Rodeo Bowl. More than 12,000 years have passed since the last glacier moved across the area which is now the Crystal Springs Ranch. The Coteau Hills (hills of the prairie) left by the glaciers became the range Read More

85th Annual Rancheros Visitadores Ride

85th Annual Rancheros Visitadores Ride

Celebrating their 85th year, the Rancheros Visitadores trail ride sauntered through the Santa Ynez Valley to the Santa Ines Mission in Solvang, where they gathered for a blessing and an opportunity to commemorate their fundraising efforts for breast cancer research. Making it the largest ride to date, more than 700 riders wore matching pink shirts Read More

Sisters Rodeo

Sisters Rodeo

In the era when life still moved slowly enough for day dreams, and neighbors visited each other on front porches, cowboys competed in the first Sisters Rodeo. These cowboys, amateurs and professionals, wore cloth squares hand painted with numbers pinned to their backs and waited for their events. Because the small-town rodeo offered purses of Read More

Bishop Mule Days

Bishop Mule Days

Every Memorial Day weekend since 1969, the town of Bishop, CA, nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, comes alive with the annual presentation of Mule Days. The outfitters and packers of the region wanted an event to start off the packing season and the businessmen wanted to draw vacationers to the Read More

Helotes Cornyval and Rodeo

Helotes Cornyval and Rodeo

Cornyval?? No need to look up the spelling in the dictionary! Cornyvalbegan in 1966 as a way for Helotes non-profit organizations to raise money. Celebrating its 50th consecutive year, Cornyval festivities begin Thursday, April 30th and run through Sunday, May 3rd at the Helotes Festival Grounds.    This year will mark the 10th Anniversary of the TETWP Read More

Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors at the Wrangler NFR

Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors at the Wrangler NFR

On December 8, at Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, we had the pleasure of honoring an 11-year breast cancer survivor, Connie Sunby. Connie is the heart and soul of fundraising efforts for the Minot, North Dakota, Y’s Men’s Rodeo. For the past nine years, she has worked with Read More