Check it out on their website: http://www.redrivervalleymuseum.org/
Arkansas...Louisiana...Ohio...They're regular people in during the "regular year", from nurses, to air traffic controllers...Bell Helicoptor mechanics...ranchers...Viet Nam Vets...electrical engineers...lawyers...secretaries...retired teachers...horse trainers...commercial refrigeration business owners...retired coal miner...dog trainers ...ETC (JUST LIKE YOU AND ME!)
Cindy Duke - originally was living in Hawaii and spent her days on the beautiful golf courses of that delicious state! She met James Duke, a bachelor from Oklahoma, and left that golfing life for ranch life in Oklahoma, where they raise Black Angus cattle and Catahoula Cattle Dogs!! Riding her gorgeous Leopard Appaloosa with a perfect heart spot on his hip! She's from Big Cabin, Oklahoma and what a sweetheart! Check out her horse motel/ranch @ www.bigcabinhorsemotel.com. Her App is the grandson of Secretariat!
Waiting to hear their name!
WAITING IN THE WINGS...
5 shots down and 5 shots back! 200+ patterns to learn! Using black powder and no projectile in the bullet, the hot black powder residue from the shot, is what pops the balloon targets that need to be reset after each run! The range boss reports with hand signals whether it was a clean run or not. A 5 second penalty is added to their time for each missed balloon or for a dropped gun. It's LOUD, but totally FUN to watch!
Men, Woman and Children compete...it's totally a family affair!
BADGER HENRY - A COWBOY/INDIAN ARTIST HAS MADE THE TRIP FROM THE TEXAS PANHANDLE, BOTH YEARS, TO DISPLAY AND SELL HIS AMAZING COMANCHE BEADED, BRAIN-TANNED LEATHER GARMENTS, BAGS, HIDE COATS AND ACCESSORIES ALONG WITH HIS GORGEOUS PALM LEAF HATS! WHAT A CHARACTER!
WE HAVE BECOME FRIENDS AND I CAME TOO CLOSE TO BUYING A BRAIN TANNED AND BEADED DEER HIDE DRESS! I COULD SEE MYSELF WEARING IT TO SCHOOL AND WOWING ALL OF MY KIDS (EITHER THAT OR THEY'D COMMIT ME TO SOME LOCAL PSYCH HOSPITAL!)
SATURDAY NIGHT WAS A BAR-B-Q FEED WITH A DANCE BY OUR WESTERN TRAIL COWBOY CHURCH BAND. GREAT MUSIC, GREAT FOOD AND GREAT PEOPLE! THAT MORNING AT 7AM WAS A CHUCK WAGON BREAKFAST TO START OFF THE FULL DAY OF COMPETITION! LIKE A STEP BACK IN TIME!
SUNDAY MORNING (8AM) WAS COWBOY CHURCH IN THE ARENA. THE WONDERFUL RANDY GUNN AND HIS WIFE HEIDI GAVE THE SERVICE AND IT WAS ONE OF THOSE A-HA MOMENTS FOR MANY. IT WAS DOWN TO EARTH, RUSTIC, AND ALL ABOUT THE ANALOGY OF THE WESTERN NIGHT SKY AND HOW REAL AND ALIVE IT CAN BE COMPARED TO JESUS AND HOW REAL AND ALIVE HE IS! WE SANG AMAZING GRACE, THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND AMERICA! GOOSE BUMPS GALORE! Check out their amazing and very blessed cowboy ministry: www. GunnPoint.us
WHAT A SUPER WEEKEND HAD BY ALL! NEXT YEAR IS THE "CLASSIC"...WHERE A $100,000 HORSE TRAILER RIG WILL BE GIVEN TO THE WINNER OF THE COMPETITION! SHOULD BE A GREAT TIME, ONCE AGAIN~!