Due to unfortunate circumstances and lack of notice on those circumstances smart little Acres will be closing their doors January 1st until a new location is found. I apologize for any inconvenience this may bring my clients and I hope to be opened back up very soon.
Congrats JW. This is our farrier and our cow working instructor at SLA.
One of the many reasons to attend the Bluegrass Rockin' Rodeo at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena Nov. 17 & 18 is to witness reigning world champion stee...r wrestler J.W. Ery attempt to defend his IPRA title. A 23-year-old farrier from Springfield, Tenn., Ery won the International Professional Rodeo Association All-Region Finals in Lexington last year on his way to clinching the Rodeo World Championship title.
"As long as I’m alive, I’m probably going to be involved (in the rodeo) somehow,” said Ery. “It’s just what I love to do, it’s where my heart is.”
Ery was born into a rodeo family and has clearly followed in their footsteps. His father was a bareback rider and champion steel wrestler, and his mother was a barrel racer. Ery lives on his family’s farm, which breeds its own practice rodeo cattle, and trains several rodeo-bound horses.
While Ery hopes for a repeat winning performance in this year’s IPRA All-Region finals, he knows he’ll have to work hard for it.
"To get to the top, you’ve got to have the drive to go and that push behind you from your traveling partners and your family,” he said. “I couldn’t imagine another life, really.
"I’d like to do the best I can (in this year’s IPRA All-Region Finals)…the main thing is just enjoying that I’m there. I’d love to win again this year, but I also want to help all my other rodeo friends do the best they can too.”
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