Category Archive: On The Trail

Oct 30

The Sweetheart of the Rodeo joins the National Day of the Cowboy

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Legendary artist, Jo Mora’s iconic cowgirl image, The Sweetheart of the Rodeo, will grace a National Day of the Cowboy 2011 Hatch poster. That’s not a typo – it is indeed for the year 2011, the one year we had to skip in our series due to a lack of funds.  We were recently contacted …

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Jul 26

10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy sweeps the country

It’s been a big year for the National Day of the Cowboy as evidenced by the over 50 celebrations and events posted on our calendar with the tenth annual National Day of the Cowboys just hours away. With so many individuals, organizations and communities getting involved in these events, it’s clear more and more people are truly …

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Jul 10

Four recognized with Cowboy Keeper Award® in 2014

With its annual Cowboy Keeper Award, the National Day of the Cowboy 501(c)3 organization has been recognizing individuals, organizations, and projects that have contributed significantly to the preservation of pioneer heritage and cowboy culture, since its founding in  2005. The four exemplary honorees selected by the NDOC Board of Directors to receive a 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award …

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Jun 20

Kansas makes it eight!

Dodge City 2012

It’s official! The State of Kansas has become the 8th state to pass the National Day of the Cowboy bill in perpetuity. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the folks at the Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau, the NDOC bill actually passed in the Kansas Legislature in April. However, the date in the bill was inadvertently …

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Jun 02

June Roundup 2014

2014 NDOC Hatch Poster Status The historic Hatch Show Print Letterpress Shop is currently working on the draft layout for our 2014 National Day of the Cowboy poster commemorating the 10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy, coming up on July 26th, 2014. Hard to believe ten years have passed since we started this endeavor to …

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May 19

NDOC partners with Arizona Fry’s Food Stores

Arizona Residents – Fry’s Customers Great news for the National Day of the Cowboy organization! We were recently accepted into Fry’s Food Stores Community Giving Program in Arizona. This means that if you live in Arizona and shop at any Arizona Fry’s Grocery Stores, you can help us stay in business with no out-of-pocket expense whatsoever on your …

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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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