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More Than Horsin’ Around

Horses are Stoney Stamper’s bread and butter, and it’s been that way in his family since 1905. But climbing into the saddle is also a lot of fun. “If you can spend a lot of time by yourself, out in nature, just you and your horse, that’s a pretty darned good day,” he says. Oklahomans have a love affair with horses. “Working...

Fostering the Past

Bryant Rickman no longer teaches agriculture, but he’s far from retired. “It’s just kind of swallowed up my life, these horses and all,” says Rickman, who lives near Antlers and is devoted to saving heritage breeds of livestock from extinction. Rickman breeds colonial Spanish horses – also known in Oklahoma as Choctaw ponies because members of the Choctaw tribe acquired them...

Equine Adventures

If anyone’s in the market for an adventure this summer, ranches and stables around Oklahoma offer horseback riding courses and excursions.  Husband and wife duo Keith Remer and Jeanne Keffer Remer own Honey Lee Ranch in Jones, and the stable provides guided trail rides for guests above the age of six. In 2008, Keith bought the land that would later...

Hope and Healing with Horses

Nestled among farms and ranches on Canadian County’s prairie, there’s an area that simply looks like more barns and horses. But Savannah Station Therapeutic Riding Program isn’t your average horse ranch. “We are the only therapeutic riding program that serves special abilities youth and adults and their families west of Oklahoma City, all the way to the state border,” says...

Woodworking, Speakers and horse racing

Tulsa’s and Oklahoma City’s town halls offer intriguing speaking engagements this month. Enjoy environmentalist and activist Alexandra Cousteau at Tulsa Town Hall’s Sept. 13 event at the Performing Arts Center. Known as the father of supply-side economics, author Art Laffer speaks at the OKC Town Hall opener Sept. 19 at Church of the Servant. For those in search of some adrenaline,...

Bulls, Buckskins, Bays and Baseball

Catch the excitement when Professional Bull Riders fill Tulsa’s BOK Center for heart-pounding action Aug. 10-11. Equine competition is also on display Aug. 2-10 at Oklahoma City’s State Fair Park with the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship. Equestrians from all over the nation vie for prizes Aug. 25-Sept. 1 at the Tulsa Reining Classic at Expo Square. And...

All Things Equestrian

The Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals gallops into State Fair Park in Oklahoma City and features some of the world’s foremost youth riders and their Arabian horses July 21-27. Tulsa’s Expo Square plays host July 23-28 to the American Buckskin 32nd Annual World Championship, along with the Route 66 Morgan Horse Classic from July 25 to 27. Both offer numerous...