GUYMON, Okla. May 5th, 2013 – Seth Hardwick has been a rising star in ProRodeo the last couple of years. Night Bells is an established bucking... [More...]
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GUYMON, Okla. May 5th, 2013 – Seth Hardwick has been a rising star in ProRodeo the last couple of years.
Night Bells is an established bucking horse that performed at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The two entities got together Sunday for 88 points and the bareback riding championship at the 81st edition of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo. It was a magical afternoon for Hardwick, a 24-year-old bronc buster from Laramie, Wyo.
“I’d heard of that horse, but I’d never seen him,” Hardwick said of the Carr Pro Rodeo horse, which was sired by the great stallion Night Jacket. “He was supposed to be really good and very rider friendly. He made the finals last year, so that was good enough for me.”
It was good enough for a check worth $4,147 for Hardwick, who attended college on a rodeo scholarship at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, just 10 miles southwest of Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena.
“Guymon’s like a hometown rodeo for me,” he said. “I went to school here at Panhandle for four years. Craig Latham was my coach, and we had a lot of help from the Etbauer brothers. They taught me how to keep getting on time after time. They taught me how to do it.
“It feels great to be able to win this rodeo in front of those people. It’s one of the best rides I’ve ever had.”
Attention all Cowgirls!!!!
Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo Committee is excited to announce the Miss Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen Scholarship Pageant will be held May 1st through May 4th of 2014. Guymon is proud to say that they have had four past titleholders go on and win the state title and numerous have finished first runner up. Now is a great time to take part in our celebration!
Miss Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen contestants must be between the ages of 16 and 24. Each contestant has the opportunity to shine in each of the five categories: speech, modeling, personal interview, impromptu question and horsemanship. Our queen scholarship pageant is a very unique because you do not have to bring your horse to our pageant; we provide horses for you. We like to think it shows true horsemanship!