Hard work. Big Rewards. Bigger blessings. Life on a South Dakota ranch.
On a ranch just outside of my hometown, I got the chance to watch the funnest event series. Routier Ranch held their first annual Super Horse Challenge. It was awesome. The ‘Challenge’ is that one person has to ride the same horse in five different events– barrel racing, team roping as the header, team roping as the heeler, goat tying, and breakaway roping. There were close to 30 super horses entered and they all did an excellent job. You could tell that there had been a lot of time put in to these horses (and contestants) to compete in all five events.
Riley, Jess, their family, and all the other volunteers put on an excellent event. It was awesome to see the versatility of both the horses and riders. Going in to this I thought the women contestants had the upper hand with the goat tying and barrels, but the men showed up proving that they had spent quite a bit of practice time in these events, as well as the team roping. Congrats to Chad Miller for having the champion Super Horse! Here are a few of my way too many pictures. I can’t wait for next years event.