The first of two sold out crowds enjoyed world class action on Friday night at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank and now the field is set for the Gold Medal Round on July 24.
It might have taken Orin Larsen 16 seconds instead of just eight to earn his spot in the Gold Medal Round but it was worth it. Larsen of Inglis, Manitoba, Canada, initially drew Powder River Rodeo’s Naughty Temptation but was given a reride. He came back and spurred Flying U Rodeo’s Talk Derby To Me for 86 points to move on to the finals knocking Garrett Shadbolt from the leaderboard with his 85.5 on Sankey Rodeo’s Silver Screen.
In 2019, Larsen won a bronze medal and is hoping to move up the medal podium on Saturday night and add to his trophy case.

It was a night full of dodging multiple rain storms that passed through the Salt Lake Valley on Thursday night for the third performance at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank. The performance was initially delayed 30 minutes due to lightening and then again in the middle of the team roping due to more lightening, high winds and torrential rain.
2019 PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Clayton Biglow took the first victory lap on Thursday night following the first weather delay after posting an 80.5 points ride aboard Legend Rodeo’s Smokey Bay. Biglow of Clements, CA, punched his ticket to the Gold Medal Round on Saturday night and will be looking to add a gold medal to his PRCA gold buckle already in his trophy case. Nate McFadden of Elsmere, NE, took second worth $1,200 after spurring Flying U Rodeo’s Gold Coast Jackie for 78 points.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 21, 2021) – A mix of top talent and those looking to become household names found their way onto the top of the leaderboard on night No. 2 at the at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City.
Trenten Montero of Winnemucca, NV and three-time PRCA World Champion Tim O’Connell of Zwingle, Iowa, duked it out on Wednesday night with Montero taking the win in the bareback riding. Montero rode Powder River Rodeo’s Rich & Fancy for 88.5 points to knock the recent Calgary Stampede champion off the leaderboard. O’Connell spurred Bar T Rodeo’s Lite My Fire for 85 points. Montero will now advance to the final round on Saturday night while O’Connell will have to wait it out to see if his ride will be enough to advance.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 20, 2021) – It was an action-packed opening night performance at the Days of '47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo presented by Zions Bank in Salt Lake City.
Richmond Champion gave the fans a show in the bareback riding spurring Sankey Rodeo’s Shoutin Shoes for 87 points to win the first performance and punch his ticket to the Gold Medal Round on Saturday evening. Champion of Stevensville, MT, has competed here in Salt Lake City in the past but has yet to land on the medal podium. He is hoping to ride the momentum into the final round with all eyes on the gold medal. Wyatt Denny, who won the gold in 2017 and again in 2018 finished in a tie for second with an 85 point ride aboard Flying U Rodeo’s Misplaced Insanity. He will have to wait to see if that ride holds up to advance to the final round following the fourth performance on Friday night.

Todd Crawford was draw four in a 16-horse Open Bridle Spectacular cow work field. He ignited the arena with a textbook, and thrilling, fence run, then waited to see if his 146 on the cow would keep him atop the class. When the final whistle blew, Crawford and Jerry Smoke (Dual R Smokin x Kool Arista Cat x Cats Merada), owned and bred by J Five Horse Ranch Management, marked a 435 (R:144/H:145/C:146) to earn the title and $2,940 at the Dom Conicelli Memorial Eastern Derby.

Ludwig QH - Schwantelhof-Bitz, Germany July 8-10, 2021

On July 8, the beautiful Ludwig Quarter Horses facility opened the doors to the 2021 ERCHA/NRCHA Bridle Spectacular held concurrent with the NRHA Germany Reining Masters.

The ERCHA and NRCHA approved all ages event is open to all breeds and  horses regardless of their show record. "Although the rain accompanied us throughout the week, the show went really well,” said ERCHA President Markus Schopfer.  “We enjoyed organizing this show concurrently with the NRHA Germany Reining Masters at Grischa’s [Ludwig] facility, and we have all the credentials to organize this event again next year.”

Wiener Neustadt, July 3–The $112,700-added Colonels Shining Gun NRHA European Open Derby finals closed the 2020 edition of the European event.
 
Draw #4 in the second section, Nico Sicuro and Quarter Dream’s Colonels Dancing Gun set the bar by scoring a 221.5. Twenty horses later, their score held, securing the $45,000-added Level (L)4 European Derby Open Championship as well as the $24.300 paycheck for first place.

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