Category Archive: On The Trail

Jan 30

NDOC Benefit Songwriter Round at The Bluebird Cafe February 14, 2014

The Toe Roaster trio

Calling all Cowboys at Heart! Please Join us at the world famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee, on Valentine’s Day for a songwriter round to benefit the National Day of the Cowboy non-profit organization. Our hit writing artists are Bryan Kennedy, Wynn Varble and Troy Jones. Head wrangler for the round is Bryan Kennedy. Reading a description of Bryan’s …

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Jan 21

Oklahoma artist, Tyler Crow, creates graphic for NDOC 2014 Hatch Poster

The western art world often ponders where its next generation of talented and committed artists might come from. One of those artists will certainly be from Apache, Oklahoma, and his name will be Tyler Crow, the young man who is contributing the artwork for the National Day of the Cowboy’s very special 10th Annual NDOC …

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Jan 06

Concho – Star of GoFundMe video for NDOC 2014 Hatch Fundraising Project

When you watch our informative and highly entertaining poster fundraising video at GoFundMe, you’ll notice that our newest NDOC Spokesperson, Concho, (Lee Anderson’s talented and beautiful rescued race horse), easily steals the show from the rest of us amateurs. As one of four co-stars, including Lee, Johnny Hotshot and Bethany Braley, I think you will agree, Concho …

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Aug 23

2013 National Day of the Cowboy Hatch has arrived

The 2013 National Day of the Cowboy Hatch posters have arrived and they are a stellar addition to our collectible series. World-renowned Utah artist, Don Weller’s western horse and rider graphic is dramatically displayed in Meadow Green, silhouetted inside a huge vintage Golden Yellow sunburst. We first began incorporating original art into our posters back in 2006, …

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Jul 26

2013 Cowboy Keeper Award Honorees

Six recipients honored with 2013 Cowboy Keeper Award® In 2006, the National Day of the Cowboy nonprofit began a tradition of formally recognizing individuals, organizations, and projects that contribute significantly to the preservation of pioneer heritage and cowboy culture. The six 2013 Cowboy Keeper Award honorees are Phil Spangenberger, R.J. Vandygriff, American Chuck Wagon Association, …

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Jun 28

Mississippi takes Lucky 7 spot

It’s OFFICIAL! On Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013, Mississippi joined the growing list of states that have awarded permanent status to the 4th Saturday in July as the National Day of the Cowboy! With its passage of HCR #3, Mississippi has become the seventh state in the country to formally recognize the importance of protecting our …

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Jun 13

Don Weller to illustrate 2013 National Day of the Cowboy Hatch poster

Utah Cowboy & Western artist, Don Weller

Even as a boy in Washington, renowned American illustrator and painter, Don Weller, was already drawing horses and cowboys. When he was out, exploring on his horse, he rode along the banks of the Palouse River or over the rolling hills that surrounded his home near Pullman. He roped calves in high school rodeos and …

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Mar 11

New Mexico honors its cowboy heritage

New Mexico National Day of the Cowboy posse.

On Monday, March 4th, 2013, the New Mexico State Legislature passed the National Day of the Cowboy bill in honor of New Mexico’s rich and diverse cowboy and ranching heritage. The bill was passed unanimously and in perpetuity, making New Mexico the third state in history to assure the National Day of the Cowboy a permanent …

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Feb 06

Arizona and Oklahoma take 4th and 5th Day of the Cowboy slots

Group in Senate chamber Apr 2013

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 10:30AM, the Arizona Senate held its final vote on the National Day of the Cowboy bill, SB1139, unanimously awarding permanent status to the 4th Saturday in July as an official day to celebrate cowboy culture and pioneer heritage. Arizona Senator Gail Griffin, from Hereford, Arizona, was the bill’s sponsor. …

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Jul 08

Gather the Herd – 2012 NDOC Hatch Poster Is Here!

2012 National Day of the Cowboy Hatch Show Pring

The Official NDOC 2012 Hatch is now in stock! “Gather the Herd”  on the 8th Annual National Day of the Cowboy Hatch Show print. Artwork for the 2012 was contributed by award winning Kansas artist, Jim Clements, and features a cowboy herding cattle. As most of you know, these posters are still made from hand-carved wood blocks …

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