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Rodeo in Evergreen

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After 80+ years of rodeo in Evergreen, the team of volunteers seems to have it in good order.  "Fun days!" said Marty Unger, one of those who helped put on the latest PRCA-sanctioned rodeo in Evergreen.  "[We have] great volunteers - 89 at the rodeo - and that doesn't count the parade volunteers, the VIP tent volunteers, Security volunteers, the church youth group kids that did the clean-up, and all the folks who helped put up and take down the rodeo grounds."

Bobbie Marshall was named the 2018 Rodeo Queen Princess. Makayla Carrico was named Princess, and Abigail Barraclaugh was named Jr. Princess.  Joe Dittrich won the rifle in the drawing.

Informal rodeos in Evergreen date back to the 1920s and 30s when the former Lucille Counselman and Louise Hendryx participated in impromptu events for celebrities staying at the Troutdale Resort.  In 1935 locals began scheduling the rodeos for their own entertainment.  In 1947 Evergreen's rodeo went pro.  It is a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo, listed with more than 200 other rodeos across the country, including Cheyenne Frontier Days.


Saddlebred State Championships Dinner to benefit Colorado Horsecare Foodbank

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On Saturday, July 15, 2017, The Colorado American Saddlebred Horse Association and Colorado Horsecare Foodbank present a unique & elegant evening of dining and entertainment: a ringside dinner to watch the Colorado American Saddlebred Championship Stake Night performance.

Proceeds from this evening will help Colorado Horsecare Foodbank provide temporary grants of hay, grain, basic veterinary and hoof care, and emergency horse boarding, when Colorado horse owners are recovering from natural disasters, job loss & catastrophic medical expenses. Why send a horse away forever because of a temporary problem?

The event will be held at National Western Events Center, 1515 East Forty-Seventh Ave, Denver on July 15th from 5 to 9 pm. Cocktail attire recommended.

Individual seats cost $150, a portion of which will be tax-deductible. Corporate tables of 8 cost $1,300, again, a portion will be tax deductible.  The purchase of a corporate table includes an ad in the official horse show program.


Meet Ted Sells

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Ted Sells wasn’t actually born in Colorado, but he’s every inch an Evergreen native.

In point of fact, Sells was born at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, California. His dad flew fighter jets for the Corps before mustering out of the service and into a long tour with Johns Manville at its home base in New York. When Johns Manville moved its headquarters to Colorado, the Sells family flew west and made a three-point landing in Hiwan Country Club.

At Evergreen Senior High School young Ted was more interested in sports than anything else, batting, tackling and wrestling his way into the heart of the class president, a lovely Cougar named Karen. Completely uninterested in math-related fields, after graduating with Evergreen’s Class of 1976 he snapped up a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, married Karen, and enrolled in the law school at the University of Denver. It was during Ted’s freshman year at DU that his legal career got a boost from a decidedly unexpected direction.