Category Archive: On The Trail

Nov 04

Henry .45 Long Colt Big Boy Rifle Auction

Henry .45 Long Colt Rifle

Anthony Imperato, CEO of Henry Repeating Arms, has donated two Henry .45 Long Colt Big Boy Rifles to the National Day of the Cowboy, in support of our work to establish a national day of recognition for cowboy culture and the preservation of pioneer heritage. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Bayonne, NJ, Henry Repeating …

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Jul 13

Recipients excel as 2015 Cowboy Keepers

Each year, as the National Day of the Cowboy approaches, members of the Board of Directors for the National Day of the Cowboy organization have the privilege of reviewing the many nominations submitted for its annual Cowboy Keeper Awards©. It is always an uplifting experience. The award is bestowed upon those who make a significant …

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Jun 30

Rifleman NDOC Offer

The Rifleman – The Original Series Special 2015 National Day of the Cowboy Rifleman Offer For a limited time — from July 20-25, 2015 — the authorized Collector Edition DVD boxed sets of The Rifleman will be available exclusively at The Rifleman official website at:  Get $10 off of the DVD boxed set for …

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May 19

Texas takes the bill by the horns

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In mid-May 2015, the Texas state legislature made Texas the tenth state to pass the National Day of the Cowboy bill, following the lead of  Wyoming, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi, Kansas, and Virginia. Former Texas Senator, Jeff Wentworth, started the wagon rolling in Austin when he first sponsored and achieved passage of …

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Apr 28

2015 National Day of the Cowboy Hatch, “Reel Heroes”

We’ve been working since 2005 to secure official status for the 4th Saturday in July as the National  Day of the Cowboy; a day to celebrate cowboy culture and pioneer heritage.  Currently, ten states have passed our bill permanently into law (WY,CA, NM, AZ, OK, OR, MS, KS, VA and TX). One of our main sources of funding …

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Mar 19

34 cents and a bit of fun!

We’d love to have your help the National Day of the Cowboy with a simple little media campaign. It will only cost you 34 cents, the price of a postcard stamp, to take part. Did you know cowboys Dusty and Lefty star in “The Lives of the Cowboys” segment every Saturday night on “A Prairie Home Companion” …

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Jan 07

Barb “Western Belle” Richhart joins National Day of the Cowboy Board

Barb Richhart & B KSJD

We’re proud to announce that Barb “Western Belle” Richhart has joined the National Day of the Cowboy 501c3 Board of Directors in the capacity of 2nd Vice-chairman. Cowgirl Richhart, who hangs her hat in Mancos, Colorado, has been a longtime supporter of the NDOC, including on-air at KSJD Dry Land Radio, as an NDOC volunteer, as an …

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Dec 15

Ruger Vaquero NDOC Benefit Raffle

One-of-a-kind Ruger Vaquero.

Darrell Wyatt of the Powhatan Peacemakers cowboy fast draw organization in Amelia, Virginia, has launched a Ruger Vaquero raffle to raise funds for Amelia’s inaugural National Day of the Cowboy celebration next July. The funds are targeted (no pun intended (:>) to sponsor the NDOC Executive Director to be the Grand Marshal of their NDOC event; a …

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Oct 30

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


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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