Category Archive: On The Trail

Mar 08

National Day of the Cowboy Flag Video

The National Day of the Cowboy organization has been collecting pictures of the NDOC flag since 2005, when it was first created. The very first photo was taken at Cheyenne Frontier Days, when Senator Thomas and his wife, Susan, presented one to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Board of Directors and to the CFD Volunteer Organization, …

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Jul 25

16th Annual National Day of the Cowboy

Yes. July 25th, 2020, is indeed the 16th Annual National Day of the Cowboy! We started off our cowboy year last August, with the amazing support of the Pro Bull Riders organization, which not only hosted a fundraising sweepstakes for us, but also facilitated generous donations from some of their sponsors, such as Ariat, the …

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Aug 21

Six Incomparable Cowboy Keeper Award Recipients

Without question, the receiving and reading of nominations for its annual Cowboy Keeper Award is a highlight of every National Day of the Cowboy year. The nominations are always educational and truly awe inspiring. Here are the six incomparable recipients selected by the National Day of the Cowboy’s Board of Directors for its 2019 Cowboy …

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Jun 26

The Fencing Crew

The National Day of the Cowboy is proud to announce the artwork of Montana artist, David Graham, “The Fencing Crew,” which he created in 2010, will be the image for our 2019 Cowboy Keeper Awards. David is a Western and Wildlife artist whose depictions of the West spring to life through his canvas. He was …

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Apr 12

Breaking through

The National Day of the Cowboy has broken out of the gate in a big way to kick off 2019. At 9:27 AM on March 28, 2019, the Arkansas House of Representatives voted to pass the National Day of the Cowboy bill, which had already been passed by the AR senate. Volunteers Jennifer Michaels and …

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Jul 27

True Cowboy Keepers One and All

  The four individuals selected to receive the 2018 Cowboy Keeper Award© bestowed by the National Day of the Cowboy 501c3 and its Board, are; John Ware (Canada), Cindy Walker (Texas), John L. Sullivan (Arizona and Washington), and Bobby Kerr (Texas). These individuals respresent a broad diversity of achievements, skills, backgrounds, talents, goals, dreams, and …

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Oct 27

Cowboy, actor, performer, Will Roberts, joins National Day of the Cowboy

Internationally renowned cowboy, performer, actor, and speaker, Will Roberts, has joined the National Day of the Cowboy 501c3 Organization in the role of an Official Spokesperson. Roberts is well known for his high-energy entertainment, spiked with down-home humor and perceptive content, highlighted by his astonishing trick roping skills. As a former featured artist of the famed …

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Aug 07

2018 Raffle for Customized NDOC Henry Golden Boy 22 Long Rifle

The National Day of the Cowboy, in conjunction with Henry Repeating Arms, is proud to offer you the very rare opportunity to own a uniquely inscribed Henry Golden Boy rifle with a one-of-a-kind engraved receiver cover. We’ve teamed up with Henry to create this one, very special, commemorative NDOC rifle that is sure to be treasured …

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Jun 05

Indiana loves the NDOC

I am elated to tell you that on February 14, 2017 (Valentine’s Day), Indiana became the 12th state to award permanent status to the National Day of the Cowboy. Our number one volunteer there (and NDOC board member), the ever-tenacious Jerry Betley, worked on securing Indiana for over five years. In that time, he went through six senators and …

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Jul 18

Inspired by Cowboy Keepers

Each year, with its Cowboy Keeper Award©, the National Day of the Cowboy nonprofit organization has the great privilege of recognizing individuals, organizations, and projects that make or have made a significant contribution to the preservation of pioneer heritage and the promotion of cowboy culture. In 2016, those who have inspired such recognition are Glenn …

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