Thursday, May 21, 2009

59th Annual Bucking Horse Sale

Well, we all survived another Bucking Horse Sale weekend and are here to tell the story!
Bucking Horse Sale is a week-long event that has been held in Miles City for 59 years now. The Bucking Horse Sale is a place where ranches/stock contractors can bring their best horses/bulls and buck them out for the crowd to see and for rodeo companies to bid on them. Some of the best bucking horses have come thru the Bucking Horse Sale and several have made their way to the top at the NFR!
Bucking Horse Sale started on Thursday night with a Steak Fry Dinner and a concert by Darryl Worley. Friday night was the Bull Riding, Mutton Bustin' and Wild Horse Race.
Saturday morning was the Bucking Horse Sale Parade down historic Main Street in Miles City. The cowboys from the Cross Four Ranch rode their horses down Main Street in the parade.
The Cross Four Ranch ~ Bill driving team with Mark, Juan, Travis, Shane, Boots, and Ben riding on the sides
Mark and Travis riding for the Cross Four Ranch
Saturday events included the Bucking Horse Sale, Horse Races, and the Wild Horse Race. Both Friday and Saturday night ended with a Street Dance! Main Street is closed off during Bucking Horse Sale and is packed on Friday and Saturday night with cowboys & cowgirls, live bands on each corner, and plenty of cold beer to go around! Sunday wrapped up the Bucking Horse Sale with Cowboy Church, more bucking horses, Horse Races, and the Wild Horse Race.
All week long the Trade Show Expo was open to the public. My business, Buckaroo Babe, had a vendor booth and I had an excellent weekend filled with great sales!
I am looking forward to next year ~ until then, just let 'er buck!

1 comment:

Aunt B said...

Glad to see the family is doing great...for whatever reason I have cried through your entire blog.

Tonight is the Ranch Rodeo. It is kind of sad that Mark won't be there for us to cheer on. I love the pictures of the branding.