Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: I Am Not Falling for It

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I admit it. I absolutely love summer and being outdoors. So, when fall rolls around and the temperatures start to dip, I have to pull myself up by the boot straps and forge onward. For many, a brea...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Something for Everyone

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If you have been keeping up with me, I have been highlighting several of the county fairs in our area. The county fair is a little slice of heaven for animal enthusiasts. It is a display of animals...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Forever Honrary Kiowa County Fair Queen

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Born to Merle and Carol Shalberg of Sheridan Lake, CO in 1967, Lori always had a love for horses. She was well-known for riding the beautiful Palomino gelding, “Cee Bar Pride”. Cee Bar and Lori mad...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Report from the National HS Finals Rodeo

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This week’s article is being written from the Cam-Plex in Gillette, WY at the National High School Finals Rodeo with the first round of action being completed. What an experience this has been for ...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Rodeoing at the Next Level

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As mentioned in previous articles, there is somewhat of a progression that goes along with rodeo. Young kids start out at little gymkhanas and junior rodeos, and then it is on to junior high school...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The State High School Rodeo Finals

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The energy was high, the stakes were high, and the price of fuel was even higher heading into the state high school rodeo finals. Colorado held their event at Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig, CO...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Empty Saddle of Fred Dorenkamp

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Fred and Norma Dorenkamp have lived their lives largely from the view of the rodeo trail with their home camp being the Holly/Granada area. They raised their children to love and appreciate the peo...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Catching Up with Tanner Barth

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As a reporter of rodeo news and happenings, I often visit the website of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association based in Colorado Springs. It has all the results of the professional rodeos and ...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: A Good Cup of Coffee

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Especially when the weather turns chilly, there is just nothing like a good cup of coffee to warm the body and soul. Many friendships, romantic relationships, business dealings, and family discussi...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Mountain States Circuit Finals

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The Mountains States Circuit Finals were held in Loveland at The Ranch Events Complex October 22nd and 23rd. To qualify for these finals the contestants have to be in the top 12 of their declared...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

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Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Chris LeDoux all sang a version of the song, “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.” The lyrics say, “I grew up a-dreamin’ of bein’ a cowboy, Lovin’ the cowboy w...

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan Young Guns in Dodge City

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The town of Dodge City and Western State Bank Expo Center plays host to the Young Guns Rodeo Series.  According to one of the founders, Scott Vander Hamm, what started out as a small gymkhana to he...
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