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2009-07-30 11:24:09

Police officers in Canada's self-proclaimed Cowtown of Calgary, Alberta, will soon be wearing standard-issue cowboy hats as part of their uniform. Chief Rick Hanson said the wardrobe change isn't related to the city's status as host of the world's largest annual outdoor rodeo event -- the Calgary Stampede -- but rather in response to the officers' comfort, the Calgary Herald reported. Hanson said 64 officers who work outside soon will wear wide-brimmed black cowboy hats to match their black...

2009-06-25 10:13:00

LOS ANGELES, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- "Challenge of the Champions" has won the coveted Wrangler Award for Outstanding Documentary Film given annually by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center. The "Challenge of the Champions" celebrates the lives and careers of professional bull riding's two greatest celebrities: 1987 PRCA World Champion bull rider Lane Frost and 1987 PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year, Red Rock. Red Rock was pro rodeo's most famous bull who went unridden for his entire...

2009-04-18 13:27:59

Rodeo star Ty Murray says he got a black eye while practicing for Dancing with the Stars, but insists it won't impact his dancing on the U.S. TV series. Murray said while preparing for the next episode of the ABC series' eighth season, he was struck in the face by partner Chelsie Hightower's microphone pack, E! Online reported Friday. What happened is that I threw Chelsie into the air during a group rehearsal and her mic pack fell off and hit me in the eye, the rodeo cowboy said in a...

2009-04-16 21:25:54

Ty Murray confirms he was hit in the eye with a microphone pack while rehearsing a group routine for Dancing with the Stars in Los Angeles Wednesday. Murray, a rodeo cowboy who is married to singer Jewel, is one of the seven remaining celebrities on this season of the show. He told People magazine the injury, which resulted when his dance partner's microphone pack struck him, wasn't serious. It was bleeding for a little while and is slightly back and blue, but I kept ice on it. It's not a big...

2009-03-29 18:10:00

Leading online telescope provider partners with International Year of Astronomy's 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project to bring the event to the worldwide web. RODEO, N.M./>, March 29/> /PRNewswire/ -- LightBuckets today announced their participation in the 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project as part of the International Year of Astronomy activities. Under the billing of "100 Hours of Remote Astronomy", LightBuckets will be offering 30 minutes of free observatory time to...

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2009-03-08 01:00:00

Eric Carl Timaeus, a regular competitor at a Texas rattlesnake roundup has his own code -- he catches no females, no young snakes and only the largest males. Timaeus has won the prize for longest snake for the past nine years at the Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Roundup, The New York Times reported Friday. These days, he usually drops off his snakes when the festival gets under way and then returns at the end to collect his prize. The roundup, scheduled this year for March 12-15, has been an...

2009-01-22 14:58:00

Whiskey Falls to Headline Concerts DENVER, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Jagermeister has been named the official Presenting Sponsor for live performances and Spike TV broadcasts of the 2009 "Toughest Cowboy"(TM) national tour produced by "World's Toughest Rodeo"(TM). Whiskey Falls, a rising star in the music world, will perform at the Party in the Dirt following "Toughest Cowboy" live events. "Toughest Cowboy" is a new eight-episode one hour series from world-renowned producer Mark Burnett....

2009-01-10 13:49:44

Many bull riders in the United States are trading their Stetson cowboy hats for helmets, sporting officials say. The New York Times reported Saturday that while helmets are not mandatory at rodeo competitions, their use is growing faster than many experts predicted a few years ago. The newspaper said that at a Baltimore rodeo last weekend, 23 of the 45 riders wore helmets, marking the first time that those with helmets outnumbered those without. It is huge, said Don Andrews, executive...

2008-12-16 12:24:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tough Enough To Wear Pink Founder Terry Wheatley announced on Wednesday at the 50th Anniversary Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, that the grassroots cowboy campaign to fight breast cancer has reached the $5 million dollar fundraising mark, mostly through the efforts of regional rodeos and western across the country. The monies raised stay locally to benefit community breast cancer charities and go to national breast cancer research...

2008-12-16 04:07:00

LOUISBURG, Kan., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Clouds of dust swirl. The sound of horses' hooves beat the dirt floor. Ropes fly. It's a rodeo, and it isn't just a way of life for Rebecca Garcia, it is her life. Since Garcia was just a toddler, she's been actively involved in the rodeo circuit. Today, at the age of 16, Garcia travels the country to compete in the rodeo. Since her schedule is booked from late spring through late fall, she was unable to attend a full week at her...


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Chilean Horse
2014-04-04 10:44:38

The Chilean horse, also known as the Chilean Corralero, is a breed of horse that originated in South America. This horse is the oldest registered breed in South America and the oldest breed of Iberian origin, as well as the oldest official breed of stock horse in the Western Hemisphere. It is thought that the breed was first developed in 1544 when Father Rodrigo González Marmolejo began breeding with the intent of producing high quality horses. By the early sixteenth century, horses bred in...

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